Tesoro Cultural Center’s 1840s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market
Hosted on the grounds of The Fort, the 1840s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market commemorates the historical blending of the American mountain men and Hispanic communities of Old Bent's Fort. A day at the 1840s Rendezvous & Market is a day in the Old West. Historical interpreters will demonstrate their wares, including trade silver, moccasins, beaver skin hats and buckskin period dress. They will walk guests through day-to-day skills from the 1840s, such as brain-tanning, primitive fire building, rope braiding, blacksmithing and scrimshaw. Oral history and music were very important to the culture of this era, and will fill the courtyard of The Fort, transporting guests back in time. The event also features a Spanish Colonial Art Market that celebrates Spanish Colonial artists demonstrating and selling retablos, bultos, tinwork, and encrusted straw appliqué throughout the weekend.
$5 – Adults
Free – Children 12 and under