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The North American Voyageur Council (NAVC) is a nonprofit educational organization for individuals interested in various aspects of the fur trade era. Our membership includes researchers, reenactors, living historians, and history buffs, all with the common love of the fur trade.

NAVC invites you to join us in our exploration of this important part of history.

Membership

See what a membership to NAVC can do for you!

Fall Gathering

Check out our annual Fall Gathering – fun and educational!

The Voyageur Journal

Interesting articles on a variety of topics – so much great information!

The NAVC Board has made the decision to proceed with plans to host an in-person Gathering this fall. The dates will be November 4-6, at Camp Lakamaga in Marine on St. Croix, MN. Look for communications with more details coming in the next few months. Huzzah!On behalf of the NAVC Board,Berit Allison ... See MoreSee Less
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i might just have to try this pattern 😍There's a new featured item on "Patterns of Perfection": a glorious tie-on pocket design from the July 1772 Lady's Magazine (detail below) featuring some rather adorable squirrels. I really would like to make this some time soon. For more details on this pattern and many others, please do check out the website below and let me know what you think! ladysmagazine.omeka.net ... See MoreSee Less
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Daylight saving time begins tonight at 2 a.m. The person who owned this watch when it was new, between 1700 and 1720, didn't have to worry about "springing forward." The custom is a more recent practice, tied to industrialization. What do you think of daylight saving time? ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you visited the bread oven at Colonial Michilimackinac? #thisismackinac ... See MoreSee Less
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Save the Date!

Fall Gathering 2022 is happening!

November 3-6

We will be gathering at Camp Lakamaga,

located in Marine on St. Croix, MN.

        2022 Events

Here are some events our members enjoy!

May

3-8       Bloody Lake Rendezvous, Woodford, WI Booshway Steve Frazier 608-293-0913 frazier@tds.net www.facebook.com/Bloody Lake

12-15     The Past Passed Here, Chippewa Falls, WI  invitation only, call for invitation,  Jim Schuh at 715-726-2376.  www.thepastpassedhere.org

13-15      Voyageur Rendezvous at Grand Kankakee Marsh – Grand Marsh County Park, Hebron, IN; Rick Narjes, 219-921-9516, narjesclan@gmail.com

June

4-5      Annual Rendezvous, Fort de Chartres – Prairie de Rocher, IL contact Fort de Chartes 618. 284. 7230 or ftdchart@htc.net www.fortdechartres.us

16-19      Prairie Villa Rendezvous, Prairie du Chien, WI Facebook: Prairie Villa Rendezvous

17-19     The Gathering at the Two Rivers (formerly The Gathering At Macktown) – Macktown Historical Site, Rockton, IL Mike Bost 815-978-8090 www.macktownlivinghistory.com

23-26        Yellow River Echoes, Forts Folle Avoine Fur Post, 1800-1805, Danbury, WI  715-866-8890  fahp@centurytel.net  www.theforts.org  call Derrick Johnson for invitation derrick48johnson@gmail.com  320-405-7161

July

20-24     The Great Folle Avoine Fur Trade Rendezvous, Danbury, WI 715-866-8890 www.theforts.org

August

10-14       Grand Portage Rendezvous,  Grand Portage, MN 218-475-0123 www.nps.gov/grpo   

September

15-18       Festival of the Voyageur – Pine City, MN www.mnhs.org/furpost   320-629-6356

October

1-2      Big Island Rendezvous – Albert Lea, MN www.bigislandfestival.org 800-658-2526 email: pvining@smig.net

1-2       Feast of the Hunters’ Moon, Lafayette, Indiana Leslie Conwell 765-476-8411 http://www.tcha.mus.in.us/

14-16      Frenchman’s Frolic, Macktown Historical Site, Rockton, IL Mike Bost 815-978-8090 michaelgbost@gmail.com