October 16-17- McHenry County Conservation District's annual Trail of History.
The Trail of History, a living history reenactment of the northwest territory between 1670-1850 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Glacial Park, 6316 Harts Rd., Ringwood.
The Trail of History is an entertaining and educational living history re-enactment that features over 100 interpreters from across the country demonstrating trades and crafts common in the early settler days. Visitors to the Trail of History will enjoy making corn husk dolls, playing old-fashioned games, or dressing up in old-fashioned clothes. Other activities include a re-enactment of military tactics, Dr. Balthazar's traveling medicine show, jugglers, blacksmiths demonstrations, a variety of musicians, dancers and more. Souvenirs and authentic culinary treats are also available for purchase at the event.
Glacial Park is located on Harts Road, seven miles north of McHenry off of Route 31. Admittance gates close at 3:00 p.m. to allow visitors time to make the one-mile walk over hilly terrain to the encampment site. A limited special needs parking area is available. Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Advance discounted tickets may be purchased for $5 for adults; $2 for children ages 6-12 and seniors ages 60+; children 5 and under are free. Walk-in or mail-in requests to Brookdale Administrative Office, 18410 U.S. Highway 14 in Woodstock OR Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road in Crystal Lake. Ticket requests must be postmarked by October 6 for mail-in or purchased in person up to October 8. Regularly priced tickets will be available for purchase at the event: $7 adult, $3 child/senior. Tickets are non-refundable, cash or check only.
For more information, call at 815-338-6223 or visit www.MCCDistrict.org.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun