This free and family friendly event takes place in the beautiful historic site at Macktown Forest Preserve. Living History interpreters will gather in a historic encampment to visit with one another, play games and learn new skills.
The public is invited to strike up a conversation with any of the interpreters. A visit with Ben Franklin is always great! Enjoy period craft demonstrations, including rope making and blacksmithing. Visitors can also observe black powder shooting.
Frenchman's Frolic is a wonderful way to spend an autumn weekend.
Directions: Macktown Living History Education Center / Macktown Forest Preserve - 2221 Freeport Rd., Rockton, IL 61072 - From I-90, exit at IL-173/West Lane Rd. Go west on IL-173, which becomes Ralston Rd. Continue to IL-2/N. Main St. Turn right onto N. Main St. 4.3 miles. Turn left onto N. Main Rd. Stay straight to go onto N. Main St./Wagon Wheel Rd. Turn left onto Freeport Rd. /IL-75.