Who are we?
Rendezvous Ohio is a publication - both print and online - devoted to news
and information of interest to people in Ohio and surrounding states who
rendezvous or are otherwise interested in pre-1840 living history.
The publisher and editor is Vicki Johnson. She and her family have been
involved with the rendezvous scene for more than 12 years. She has a
bachelor's degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and
more than 25 years of experience in newspapers as a writer and editor. She
currently is a writer for a local newspaper and often writes for other
newspapers and magazines as a freelance writer.
Feb. 1, 2009
Hello fellow rendezvous-ers and living historians.
Welcome to the Rendezvous Ohio website.
This website is a companion to the new Rendezvous Ohio magazine, which is
being designed to provide news and information for people interested in pre-
1840 history. The focus will be on Ohio, but much of the information will be of
If all goes well (which mainly means I get enough advertisers to cover my
costs), the first print issue of the newsletter will be published this spring
(April, May, June) and will continue with summer, fall and winter.
The print edition will include an events calendar, feature stories on people
who live the rendezvous lifestyle, historical sites of interest to pre-1840
enthusiasts, and columns from knowledgeable people on topics such
sharpening your competition skills, craftsmanship, hosting a good event,
etc. etc. The possible topics are almost limitless.
Help from you
If you know someone who might make a good subject for a feature story,
please email me with information. Please include your phone number.
If you have an idea for a subject you would like to read about, please let me
know and I'll try to find an expert on that subject. If you would like to write
about a subject, please email me with your idea and qualifications. Or if you
know someone who might be a good person to write a column (but is too shy
to suggest it themselves), please send me his or her subject of expertise,
phone number and/or email address and I'll make the contact.
The purpose of this website is to provide a place where information can be
regularly updated. By its nature, print publications are limited to the
information available at the time it is scheduled to be printed. Whereas,
websites can be updated as needed.
The website and print editions will work together to provide the most
complete and up-to-date news and information of interest to people who live
or attend events in Ohio and the surrounding area.
But I can't do this alone. I'm providing the space and my ability to report
information. I'm asking you to share information on your local clubs and
organizations and your local events. Email or mail photos of your events and
I'll add some to the website photo album.
After much consideration, I decided the website and print editions both
should be free. But I must cover my costs. I'm accepting advertising for the
website and the print version of the magazine. Please email me for rates and
I'm also accepting donations. Please mail them to Rendezvous Ohio, 4636
County Road P, McClure, OH 43534.
Look for the print editions this camp season at various rendezvous. I'll have
it available at my lodge at the events I attend. Anyone interested in
distributing the newsletter, please contact me.
A special thanks
I would like to thank everyone who has assisted me so far in this endeavor.
But I would especially like to thank my dear friend Tom Miller, a very talented
man who provided the artwork for the Rendezvous Ohio logo. He also
provided his ears as a sounding board for my ideas and contributed his
ideas to the project. Thanks!
As a final note … I want to say the information in this welcome letter is the
beginning of my vision of Rendezvous Ohio. I have a few more ideas. If they
work out, you'll hear about them on these pages. So please check back
In addition to my vision, I would like to hear your ideas. This is really your
publication. I am only the conduit. What information would you like to see on
Have a great day!
Feb. 28, 2009
I finally broke down and added a picture of myself so you will know who am I
when I see you at events. If you see me, please say hello.