Come out to celebrate our nation’s birthday 1860s style. Enjoy free ice cream, a music concert, farmhouse tours, a vintage rules baseball game and other fun family activities.
The Macon County Conservation District invites everyone to come out for the annual “Independence Day 1860” event to learn how the nation’s birthday was celebrated in the 1800’s at Homestead Prairie Farm located at Rock Springs Conservation Area in Decatur, IL.
“The Independence Day 1860 event is a great opportunity for the community to come together, enjoy the outdoors, learn about history and have some free family fun,” said Brent Wielt, Historic Sites Manager. “Every year we have had a great response.”
Bring your lunch basket to picnic on the lawn at the circa 1860 Homestead Prairie Farm. Date and time for 2013 TBA! Stay Tuned!
Admission is free. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Rock Springs bike and hiking trails as well as the Rock Springs Nature Center will be open.
Rock Springs Nature Center is located on the southwestern edge of Decatur. To get to Rock Springs Center from Decatur, go south on Route 48 and turn right onto Rock Springs Road. Watch for signs. You can also reach Rock Springs Conservation Area by going south on Wyckles Road, crossing the Sangamon River bridge and turning left onto Rock Springs Road.
Plenty of parking is available. For more information about the event or Macon County Conservation District, contact Brent at (217) 423-7708.