"Second Sundays" are a family-friendly way to present aspects of living on the site - both prehistoric and historic. Reenactors, guest presenters and Macktown volunteers will present a variety of topics including aspects of archaeology, native culture, gardening, farming and fiber arts, to name but a few.
These Sundays will span the cultures from prehistoric times through 1850. Visitors will be able to participate in many of the activities. The goal of Second Sundays is to help The public understand the history of the area.
Please check our website and Facebook page for more information.
2019 dates January 13 February 10 March 10 - Atlati Sunday April 14 - Tinker Sunday May 11-12 - Two days - Fiber Arts Event June 9 - Horse-Drawn Plowing Demonstration July 14 - The First Surveyors August 11 - The Ho-Chunk Nation: Past, Present & Future September 8 - Archaeology at Macktown October 13 - Preserving the Harvest November 10 - Getting Ready for Winter December 8 - Christmas in the 1800s
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.