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Second Sundays at Macktown

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"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



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.

Second Sundays at Macktown
  • February 1, 2019 - December 1, 2019
  • Macktown Living History Educational Center
  • Free admission
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st