Guides House

At the Rendezvous, the guides and interpreters were the only voyageurs allowed to live inside the palisade. This building was reserved for them because of their seniority and importance in the transportation system. They also had the privilege of eating in the Great Hall along with the gentlemen.

The voyageurs on the whole were an ostentatious lot. The higher up the social ladder the more flamboyant their clothing. Reflecting this cultural trait are the colourful items of dress displayed in the Guides' House, including the beaver felt top hat decorated with coloured plumes.

Games Table
As the guides were permitted greater leisure and freedom at the Rendezvous, a great deal of time was spent gambling. Games such as Draughts (similar to checkers), Shut the Box, and a variety of dice and card games served to amuse and entertain.