Free concerts, activities and performances are scheduled for the Greenville Bicentennial celebration on Saturday and Sunday, September 5th and 6th.
Highlighting the musical entertainment will be concerts by the Bellamy Brothers on Saturday night and the Little River Band on Sunday night.
Two historic re-enactors, Kathryn Harris and Brian “Fox” Ellis will perform on the south grounds of the courthouse on Saturday. Fox will portray Black Jack Logan, a Civil War hero and Illinois U.S. Senator, and Harris will portray Harriet Tubman, who was the conductor of the Underground Railroad.
Cowboy Randy Erwin will entertain on Saturday with music, folklore and rope tricks.
The Kahok Dancers from Collinsville, an interpretive dance group specializing in Native American story dancing will give two performances on Saturday.
A historic Greenville geocache tour will be available from dusk to dawn on both days. Researched and coordinated by Greenville High School students, a GPS device will be needed for the tour which will have nine stops.
Several museums in Greenville will be open for the celebration. They include the American Farm Heritage Museum, railroad and Hill’s Fort plus the One Room School Museum, on Saturday only. Open both days will be the Bond County Historical Society Museum, DeMoulin Museum and the Bock Sculpture Museum.
A tour of Montrose Cemetery will be offered Saturday afternoon with local residents, in period dress, stationed at various locations, portraying several early Greenville residents.
A trolley will shuttle passengers, for free, to the museums and Montrose Cemetery on Saturday.
Click HERE to view the Greenville Bicentennial website.