After a successful inaugural event in 2018, the Crossroads Rendezvous Historical Reenactment will return the third weekend in May to Peninsula Park. Last year’s event raised over $2,600.00 for the Society, and Co-Organizers and SAHS members, Mary Boyle and Sara Dahmen, expect a larger event this year.
The theme of the event continues to be the Fur Trade in Wisconsin from 1750-1840, which the Crossroads played a very important part in. Participants are expected to double from last year, and over 500 school children are already registered for the School Day on Friday.
Last year, Society members managed the gate for the event, as well as selling fry bread and merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, and the book Memories From A Rural Ethnic Community at “the crossroads” – The Saukville, Wisconsin Area, by John Boatman), and we will be doing it again this year. Volunteers are still needed to help run the gate. If you are interested, please contact Mary at info@CrossroadsRendezvous.org.
While History is our passion, it’s important to keep our Society communication in the present! Society member and Crossroads Rendezvous Co-Organizer, Mary Boyle, has agreed to help us with our website and social media upgrades. Stay tuned for some website updates and, if you are a Facebook user, head over to the brand new SAHS Facebook Page! SAHS currently has a Facebook Group, which will not be going anywhere, but a Page works better for promoting the Society and its events, while a Group is better for discussions or the sharing of photos and memories among members. Be sure to “Like” the Page and share with other members of both the SAHS and the community!
From 1991 to 2006, the SHS ran the Crossroads Rendezvous historical reenactment at Peninsula Park every third weekend in May, bringing thousands of visitors to Saukville and providing an incredibly unique educational experience for area children and their families. Revenue from the event funded the restoration of the 1912 Firehouse, located on Mill Street in Saukville, that the Historical Society calls home.
In the fall of 2017, Mary Boyle and Sara Dahmen, two historical reenactors from Port Washington, decided it was time to bring the Crossroads Rendezvous back. Together, with their families and the Saukville Historical Society, they are excited to introduce a new generation of visitors to the magic of living history and the important part “the crossroads” of Saukville played in the history of our community, State, and Country. Join us at the Crossroads this May!
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Framing Saukville is a unique historical photo art collection sponsored by Oscar Grady Library & The Jim & John Peterson Collection. On Friday, March 31st 2017, there is a reception from 5-7pm at Studio 224 in Port Washington. The exhibition will be on display until June 3, 2017.
Please visit this page for more details about the reception on the 31st and on the exhibit itself.