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Museum of the Grand Prairie
Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Go back in time and experience what life was like in nineteenth century east-central Illinois! The day begins with artisan demonstrations (including blacksmithing featuring work from local blacksmith shops) and outdoor cooking. Hands-on activities like candle dipping and butter churning begin at noon. They also feature live American folk music and dancing with the Central Illinois English Country Dancers!
Don’t miss a special concert from the 33rd Volunteer Illinois Regiment Band from 2-4 p.m.!
Enjoy 19th century schoolhouse lessons and discover many methods of textile work!
All ages. FREE. Current public health guidelines will be followed; see CCFPD’s Covid Guidelines & Waiver for In-person Programs. Programs may be altered or cancelled due to weather or COVID-19 related concerns. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.