Hill’s Fort To Host Second Living History Weekend

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The second annual Hill’s Fort Society Living History Days are being held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the replica site of the fort on the American Farm Heritage Museum grounds.

On Friday, fifth graders will be attending from 9:00 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m. They will tour the fort and participate in many activities from the early 1800’s such as butter churning and doll making with corn husks.

The public can attend School Day on Friday. Bill Johnson, representing the society, told WGEL the activities Saturday and Sunday will begin each day with a flag raising around 9:00 or 9:30 a.m. Activities will last until about 3:00 or 4:00 p.m. each day. Several groups will be camping on-site each night.

On Saturday and Sunday, volunteers will portray each of the individuals that were at the fort on the day of an Indian attack in 1814 and will tell the story of the event.

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The fort replica site consists of a stockade with a large main cabin, a blockhouse and small cabin inside of it.