Les Pays des Illinois
Colonial Trade Faire &
Musket and Rifle Frolic

Fort de Chartres State Historic Site
1350 State Route 155
Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277
618-284-7230 or e-mail: ftdchart@htc.net

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"such a settlement must afford an opportunity to collect & afterwards regulate the Indian Trade more Effectually than can be done in its present Situation for if a fair was appointed at the Settlement at a time when their Hunting Season was Over and they wanted to dispose of or barter the produce of their Hunting and if the Governor and Principal Gentlemen of the Place would attend ..."

Letter from Lyman to Dartmouth, ca. 1766
The New Regime 1765-1767, Alvord & Carter, eds.
To The Inhabitants & Travellers of the Illinois Country, We Extend an Invitation to Attend the Annual
April 4, 5, and 6, 2014
Fort de Chartres
Prairie du Rocher, IL

Presented by Chasseurs du Datchurat
Scheduled Events

~ Period Shooting Matches - Musket and Rifle
~ Period Shooting Matches - Musket and Rifle
~ La Bonne Epouse - Women's Contest for "The Good Wife"
~ Colonial Games
~ Participant Feast and Social
~ Period Music
~ Benefit Auction
~ Merchants, Artisans, and Craftsmen Displays
~ A Lottery to be held on Saturday Evening
This is a JURIED Living History Event depicting the Illinois Country  of 1750 - 1790.
All Participants must be Pre-Registered to Attend.
No Walk-Ins Allowed.
All Participants will be Subject to Rules and Guidelines as Established by the Chasseurs du Datchurat and their Accuracy and Authenticity Consultants.
For Additional Information, e-mail:
taddy1767(at)charter.net
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