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Fort de Chartres French & Indian War Encampment

Sat., Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
lesamisdufortdechartres@gmail.com

@ Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, at 1350 IL Route 155, 4 miles west of Prairie du Rocher. The event is open and free to the general public. For more event information, contact Les Amis du Fort de Chartres via email lesamisdufortdechartres@gmail.com. For additional site information call (618) 284-7230. 1750s historically dressed Native American, soldier, militia, and camp follower re-enactors participate in everyday camp activities and military drills. This event is sponsored by Les Amis du Fort de Chartres, with additional support from Illinois Historic Preservation, part of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. free

http://www.fortdechartres.us
Fort de Chartres (map)
1350 State Route 155
Outstate IL
phone 618-284-7230
Fort de Chartres French & Indian War Encampment

Art in the Park

Fri., Oct. 12, 6-9 p.m., Sat., Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
phone 618-558-0054
LSchuepbach@iscucc.org
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Join the Highland Arts Council as they celebrate the 15th Annual Art in the Park. Artwork in wide ranges of mediums will be exhibited and offered for sale in outdoor booths. This event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be available throughout the fair. Lindendale Park is handicap accessible and parking is free. Free

https://www.highlandartscouncil.org/
Lindendale Park (map)
2025 Park Hill Drive
Outstate IL

Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous & Woodswalk

Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
leamisdufortdechartres@gmail.com

This event features 18th and early 19th century camp life and re-enactors who participate in a muzzleloader woods walk shooting competition. Fort de Chartres State Historic Site presents a weekend of colorful clothing, hand-made crafts, period music and delicious food when the annual Winter Rendezvous returns November 5 &6. Soldiers, trappers, traders and Native Americans (as portrayed by historic re-enactors) will gather at the rendezvous. T free

http://www.fortdechartres.us
Fort de Chartres (map)
1350 State Route 155
Outstate IL
phone 618-284-7230
Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous & Woodswalk

Art in the Park: Preview Party

Fri., Oct. 12, 6-9 p.m.
phone 618-558-0054
LSchuepbach@iscucc.org
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The Preview Party is the opportunity to become a V.I.P. and attend the Preview Party on Friday, October 12th prior to opening the show to the general public. Anyone can become a V.I.P. The Preview Party is the only place you can see the art before the general public and get your own money back to spend on art at the show. Your pre-pledge dollars allow you and a guest to attend the Preview Party from 6 pm – 9 pm AND use that money to buy art! $100 minimum

https://www.highlandartscouncil.org/
Lindendale Park (map)
2025 Park Hill Drive
Outstate IL

La Guiannee at Fort de Chartres

Mon., Dec. 31, 7-9 p.m.
lesamisdufortdechartres@gmail.com

The Prairie du Rocher La Guiannee visits the site to play period music and sing. In a traditional celebration dating back to 1722, the La Guiannee singers will visit houses and Fort de Chartres in the early French town of Prairie du Rocher and sing for the residents. As part of the tradition, the residents provide refreshments for the singers at each stop. It is cosponsored by Les Amis du Fort de Chartre, Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, and the Prairie du Rocher La Guiannee Society. free

http://www.fortdechartres.us
Fort de Chartres (map)
1350 State Route 155
Outstate IL
phone 618-284-7230
La Guiannee at Fort de Chartres

Let the fancy

Thu., Sept. 27, 5:30-8 p.m.
phone 217-206-6506
alach3@uis.edu

“Let the fancy,” a group exhibit curated by Jeff Robinson and Allison Lacher, features a variety of mixed-media works, among them bejewelled Budweiser cans, a custom fragrance to be worn by gallery staff, fabric formalwear abstractions, fragmented crystals and a silky pink sari embellished with silky hair, among others. Exhibiting artists whose work will be part of “Let the fancy” include Matt Morris (Chicago, Illinois), Rose Nestler (Brooklyn, New York), Sherwin Ovid (Chicago, Illinois), Preetika Rajgahiah (Houston, Texas), and Elise Warfield (State College, Pennsylvania). free

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