The Milice de Ste. Famille is an interpretive living history group for the historic sites in the French Heritage corridor of Illinois and Missouri. The Milice promotes and educates the public about French culture and history of the early settlers of Upper Louisiana, focusing on the day-to-day living and lifestyles. We portray the villagers of Holy Family Parish, including farmers, bakers, hunters, craftspeople, doctors, and merchants who answered the call to join the militia and defend their homes when the need arose.

We are open to men and women and their children and grandchildren of all expertise and experience. Please contact Capitaine Albert Ponciroli at for information about joining.

Fort de Chartres French & Indian War Encampment and Competition

The Milice du Sante Famille, photo

                           Saturday, October 13, 10 AM-4 PM

Photo provided by Ted & Dianne Mueller

Sunday, October 14, 10 AM-2 PM

Military Event  Saturday, 10 AM-4 PM and Sunday, 10 AM-2 PM

Team & Individual Competitions Both Days

1750s historically dressed Native American, soldier, militia, and camp follower re-enactors participate in everyday camp activities and military drills. This event is presented by the Sainte Anne Militia, The Milice du Sante Famille, and Les Amis du Fort de Chartres.

                               More event information is available here on Downloadable F & I Flyer.