Hills Fort Anniversary A Successful Event

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The Hills Fort Society held a living history weekend Friday through Sunday to mark the 200th anniversary of a significant battle that occurred at the fort.

“Friday was our school day and that was great; probably the best thing we’ve ever done out there,” Bill Johnson, a Hills Fort re-enactor and member of the Hills Fort Society, who told WGEL. “We had 150 students along with their chaperones and teachers and I know the kids had to have enjoyed it because I saw quite a big number of them that came back Saturday with their mom or dad or both, telling them all about Hills Fort.

“Saturday we had our main program at noon and again at 3:00 p.m. and that came off very nice; we had a lot of good, good comments on that.”

Johnson said the Hills Fort Society is considering holding similar events in the future. If you’d like to get involved with the group, call Johnson at 664-0958.

The Hills Fort replica is located on the grounds of the American Farm Heritage Museum, just south of Greenville near the I-70 exit.