Mendota, MN 55120
The Sibley Historic Site has partnered with the Friends of the Sibley Historic Site and the French-American Heritage Foundation of Minnesota to throw a rendezvous in honor of the Fete de St. Jean Baptiste.
Traditionally, June 24 is the Feast of St. Jean Baptiste, a French-Canadian holiday celebrating the patron saint of Canada. To celebrate French Canadian/American heritage this rendezvous will be held on the Sibley Historic Site grounds where Jean Baptiste Faribault’s house stands. Born in Quebec, Faribault worked at multiple fur posts around the Midwest and first settled in Minnesota around 1805.
On-site activities will include live music, guided dance, costumed interpreters, children’s games, an evening fire with marshmallow roasting, and historical guides will be stationed around the site to answer questions.
2018-06-24 17:00:00 2018-06-24 17:00:00 America/Chicago Fête de Jean Baptiste Rendezvous Sibley Historic Site