Visitors to Lecompton next week will be able to step back more than 150 years, into a time when traders, plainsmen and vendors might have camped along the Kansas River to conduct commerce.
The seventh annual Bald Eagle Rendezvous is set for free public viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Thursday, in Bald Eagle River View Park in Lecompton. The event follows the same schedule Sept. 24 and 25 at the park, which is at the east end of Second Street.
During the rendezvous, modern-day re-enactors will wear authentic, period clothing to portray mountain men, plainsmen, camp traders and others, all while living in primitive lodges and teepees — and demonstrating campfire cooking, hide tanning, gunsmithing and other skills and trades.
The event is sponsored by the First Santa Fe Trail Plainsmen, Lecompton Historical Society and Constitution Hall State Historic Site.