Beginning April 9, the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum have events planned throughout the month to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Gen. U. S. Grant, marking the end of the Civil War. Activities include theatrical performances, walking tours and exhibits, a Civil War fashion show, concerts and more. Go to the website for full details.
Join Master Naturalist Anne Parmley on a birding walk at Cache River State Natural Area, Michael Wolff Memorial Wetland. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at Marshall Ridge Access, located ¾ of a mile north of the Cache River State Natural Area headquarters, 930 Sunflower Lane, Belknap, IL 9-11a.m., contact 618-657-2064 for more information.
Ttalk with voyageurs, trappers, Native Americans, militiamen, settlers and craftsmen who have gathered to trade news and goods. Demonstrations of blackpowder shooting, skirmishes, tomahawk throwing and fighting, and early crafts and lifeways. Period foods and crafts will be available for purchase. Admission is $7.00, Students $5.00, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or macktownlivinghistory.com or call 815-624-4200.
Come join the fun of the annual relay race held in Southern Illinois. The race stretches from the Mississippi River by Wolf Lake, covering over 80 hilly and curvy miles of 2-way highways to Golconda on the banks of the Ohio River. 240 eight-member teams compete running 3 cycles of approximately 3.3 miles. Contact http://river2river.net/ or 618-727-1892 for more information.