Kids’ Day features 18th century games, contests and crafts for children. FREE to the general public.
The Colonial Trade Faire features costumed historic interpreters, shooting matches, and period games depicting the Illinois Country ca. 1750-1790. Craftspeople and merchants will sell reproduction period goods. The Trade Faire is hosted by the Kaskaskia Company and is open and free to general public.
Saturday, April 7, 10 AM-5 PM
Sunday, April 8, 10 AM-3 PM
Fort Sheridan Historical Society
On Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Fort Sheridan Historical Society will host a tour of many of the historic homes at Fort Sheridan. There is no better way to immerse yourself into the history of Fort Sheridan than to walk through these beautiful historic homes.
Peoria Riverfront Museum/Peoria Historical Society
Join us for a special panel discussion about Peorians who changed the way people think and advanced society globally - from Betty Friedan to Richard Pryor - by the Peoria Journal Star journalists who interviewed and covered them! Our local journalists have been on the beat through the years as the ultimate daily keepers of our Peoria area history. This event, moderated by Journal Star Executive Editor, Dennis Anderson, provides an opportunity for public Q&A on these world-changing Peorians.
Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society
Historical actor Betty Kay tells the story of the Lincolns through the eyes of Elizabeth Todd Edwards, sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, who was among the people most closely acquainted with the Lincolns.