Fort Massac Encampment is Oct. 17-18

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Saturday-Sunday, October 17-18, 2015
42nd Annual Fort Massac Encampment
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis

The people and activities of the Encampment give a general picture of the area from roughly 1750 to the early 1800s.  Included are colorful sights, tantalizing smells, fabulous tastes and stirring music. Historical re-enactors and skilled craftspeople gather at the Encampment to demonstrate the skills and lifestyles of early residents in this area.

Participants in the Encampment include French, British, Colonial, Spanish and other military units; buck skinners and traders who dealt in the exploration and fur trade of the early territory; Native Americans; music groups; crafters and food vendors; and others. Re-enactor groups represent different time periods and areas in early Illinois history, and all groups that camp stay in tents or teepees that are historically accurate for the time period and people represented by that group.

Battle re-enactments will again be held…

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