At contemporary rendezvous, a community of weekend time-travelers steps aside from everyday life by donning historical dress and erecting an ephemeral tent village. There, they exchange goods, enter competitions with their black powder muzzleloading rifles, and celebrate life.

More than 1000 medium and large format negatives and 200 interviews were taken at many rendezvous, thanks to two grants from the Wisconsin Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project resulted in a traveling exhibit and several regional publications. Currently, a book is in development.