Annual Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres

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The 48th Annual Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres is fast approaching! On June 2 and 3, 2018, the  June Rendezvous will once again take its place as the Fort site’s signature event, attracting thousands of visitors and participants to the … Read More

Eclipse solaire

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For all of you interested in watching the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21 at Fort de Chartres, Site Specialist, Dr. Todd Hamilton created a Facebook event entitled Solar Eclipse 2017, with the following info: Currently, the Illinois Department of … Read More

Hear ye! Hear ye!

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Hear ye! Hear ye!  Illinois Bicentennial Celebration 100 Day Countdown event will begin Saturday, August 26, at the Kaskaskia Bell and the day’s events will conclude at Fort de Chartres State Historic Site! Thank you to Illinois Bicentennial Commission, Fort … Read More

Busy Day at Fort de Chartres!

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Thursday, May 18th, 2017, former site supervisor, Darrell Duensing, and Kathy Janik, Fort librarian, welcomed the Fort de Chartres State Historic Site’s new Site Services Specialist, Dr. Todd J. Hamilton, Ph.D. Todd has a love for all things French and … Read More

Fort de Chartres Ghostings UPDATE!

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The interior appearance of Fort de Chartres State Historic Site has changed! The Fort’s interior Ghosting deconstruction project is complete and the interpretive Ghosting structures, for now, are a bittersweet memory, but the project itself is much more. It is … Read More