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  • 48th Annual Fort de Chartres June Rendezvous
    6/2/2018 10:00 AM - 6/3/2018 5:00 PM

    48th Annual Fort de Chartres June Rendezvous

    The boom of cannons, the smell of campfires and a parade of colorful uniforms will transport visitors back to the 1700s on June 3 and 4 at Fort de Chartres State Historic Site’s annual Rendezvous, the largest gathering of its kind anywhere in the Midwest, attracting many thousands to the site during this 2 day special event.

    Saturday, June 2, 10 AM-5 PM
    Sunday, June 3, 10 AM-5 PM
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  • Fort Kaskaskia Public Archaeology Days
    6/8/2018 8:30 AM - 6/9/2018 5:00 PM
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    Fort Kaskaskia Public Archaeology Days

    Join Illinois archaeologists and “living history” re-enactors portraying members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and early French settlers for Public Archaeology Days at Fort Kaskaskia on June 8-9, 2018. Southern Illinois University Carbondale archaeologists will be there both days (Friday and Saturday) to give tours of their ongoing field school investigation of the newly discovered site of the American fort visited by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1803 as well as an earlier (1758-1763) French fort contained within the park. The existence of the American fort visited by Lewis and Clark within the park had been completely unknown until discovered by SIU archaeologists last summer. 
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  • Fort Kaskaskia Public Archaeology Days
    6/8/2018 8:30 AM - 6/9/2018 5:00 PM
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    Fort Kaskaskia Public Archaeology Days

    Join Illinois archaeologists and “living history” re-enactors portraying members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and early French settlers for Public Archaeology Days at Fort Kaskaskia on June 8-9, 2018. Southern Illinois University Carbondale archaeologists will be there both days (Friday and Saturday) to give tours of their ongoing field school investigation of the newly discovered site of the American fort visited by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1803 as well as an earlier (1758-1763) French fort contained within the park. The existence of the American fort visited by Lewis and Clark within the park had been completely unknown until discovered by SIU archaeologists last summer. 
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  • 29th U.S. Regiment: Colored Troops from Illinois
    6/14/2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    29th U.S. Regiment: Colored Troops from Illinois

    29th U.S. Regiment: Colored Troops from Illinois presented by Larry Werline and Bob Davis, 1st Person Presenters.
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  • History Sparkles!
    6/14/2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    History Sparkles!

    We call it history, but Illinois’ First Ladies participated in activities their contemporaries could have considered scandalous! Enjoy an evening with our historians, Director Alan Lowe, Dr. Samuel Wheeler, Ian Hunt and Dr. Christian McWhirter, as they share the seldom told anecdotes of four First Ladies that point to the validity of this popular refrain: "Well-behaved women seldom make history" by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.
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  • Quincy's Lincoln Legacy
    6/16/2018 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Quincy's Lincoln Legacy

    Abraham Lincoln will be back in Quincy on Saturday, June 16, at Lincoln in the District, a festival celebrating the life and times of the 16th President of the United States. George Buss of Freeport, Illinois, will again portray Mr. Lincoln. Starting with an 8 a.m. Johnny Cakes and sausage breakfast, festival goers can start their day by greeting and getting their picture with Mr. Lincoln at the Lincoln Selfie Booth (8 to 9 a.m.). Then enjoy living history theater, demonstrations by period artisans, music and much more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival is held at Washington Park in downtown Quincy.
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  • DeWitt County Museum Tractor & Gas Engine Show & Ice Cream Social
    6/16/2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    DeWitt County Museum Tractor & Gas Engine Show & Ice Cream Social

    DeWitt County’s agricultural roots will be highlighted this summer during the DeWitt County Museum Tractor Show. The public is invited to this event which will take place on Saturday, June 16th from 9am to 3pm on the museum grounds, 219 E. Woodlawn, Clinton. 
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