At contemporary rendezvous, a community
of weekend time-travelers steps aside from everyday life by donning
historical dress and erecting an ephemeral tent village. There,
they exchange goods, enter competitions with their black powder
muzzleloading rifles, and celebrate life.
More than 1000 medium and large format negatives and 200 interviews
were taken at many rendezvous, thanks to two grants from the Wisconsin
Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The project resulted in a traveling exhibit and several regional
publications. Currently, a book is in development.