Travel back to the Civil War era with Living History Open House April 14
Step back in time to the 1850s and Civil War-era at McHenry County Conservation District's "Living History Open House: Civil War Sons" from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Glacial Park's Powers-Walker House Historic Landmark, Route 31 and Harts Road in Ringwood.
Volunteers in historical attire will be on hand to answer questions, offer tours and demonstrate skills appropriate to the era.
April's open house centers on the Powers family and their contribution to the Civil War since two of their sons served the union. Mounted Civil War re-enactors will be on hand to share stories and practice their cavalry course. A special presentation is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Be sure to take advantage of the first opportunity of the season to tour the historic farmhouse, which is open to the public only a handful of times a year.
"There are always changes to the house with the ongoing restoration," says Gail Brown, volunteer restoration coordinator, "We have been busy spring cleaning to get this wonderful historic home ready to share with you. Come on by and see what is new … or old."
Admission is free. Drop in anytime. For more information, call Prairieview Education Center at (815) 479-5779 or www.MCCDistrict.org.