Pioneer craft day and Revolutionary War reenactment at Forest Glen

September 22 and 23, Forest Glen Preserve will host the Vermilion Valley Encampment – the Revolutionary War Reenactment.  

The hours of this free event are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the 22nd; and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the 23rd. 

Camps will be open for visitors to tour, fashion shows, drills and demonstrations will available throughout the day.  The reenactment will feature a battle each day.

A highlight on Sunday will be Pioneer Craft Day in the Homestead Cabin area.  Activities such as cider pressing, spinning, and rope making will be demonstrated and children may dip candles to take home. 

There will be a hayride through the park, and sassafras tea and fry bread to sample. 

Period craftspeople will be set up on the lawn around the log cabin. 

All activities are free.

Concessions will be available both days from Oakwood Boy Scout Troop #224.

Call 662-2142 for more information.


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