History comes to life at historical rendezvous

Prepare to step back in time as the Wapiti Historical Rendezvous gets under way in Nowthen.

John Kramer shows a bear skin to a visitor at the Wapiti Historical Rendezvous booth during the 2012 Nowthen Threshing Show. The historical re-enactment is set for Sept. 21 through 23 at the Nowthen Threshing Show grounds. File photo by Kelly Johnson

John Kramer shows a bear skin to a visitor at the Wapiti Historical Rendezvous booth during the 2012 Nowthen Threshing Show. The historical re-enactment is set for Sept. 21 through 23 at the Nowthen Threshing Show grounds. File photo by Kelly Johnson

The living history event is a re-enactment of early 1800s life staged at the Nowthen Threshing Show grounds.

It is set for Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 23.

Hours Friday and Sunday are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $3 per person. Admission for a family of six or more is $15. Children four and younger are admitted free.

Organizers call the event a fun, family oriented and educational experience for all.

There will be demonstrations all weekend long, including blacksmithing, rope making, wool spinning, hide preparation, wood carving, frontier cooking, story telling and beadwork.

There will also be blackpowder demonstrations, tomahawk throwing, leathercraft, early trapping, musicians and more.

Blackpowder, tomahawk and archery competitions will take place Saturday and Sunday.

There will also be traders plying their wares and food vendors.

The event is held rain or shine.

Kelly Johnson is at kelly.johnson@ecm-inc.com


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