Hill’s Fort Rendezvous

The annual Hill’s Fort Rendezvous is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the fort replica on the grounds of the American Farm Heritage Museum.

Area residents are invited to the free event, which will give them a glimpse of life in the early 1800s, when Hill’s Fort active near Greenville.

Friday’s activities are pre-arranged for school children to visit the fort.

Ken Gaffney, representing the Hill’s Fort Society, said the youngsters are always excited to see the fort and demonstrations. Kids Day is held Friday. Bond County fifth graders and some home school classes come to the fort to see demonstrations. There are about a dozen stations the kids get to visit, each with a specific presentation.

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The rendezvous is open Saturday and Sunday to everyone.

Gaffney said the schedule is basically the same for both days. There will be an opening ceremony at 10 AM. Starting at 3 PM, various demonstrations will be held every half hour.

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There will not be a musket shoot on Sunday.

At 12:30 p.m. Saturday, the Booneslick Strings will perform music. Visitors can attend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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