Fort Massac State Park

Culture
4:51 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Frontier Illinois Comes to Life at Fort Massac Encampment

Fort Massac State Park Encampment
Credit dnr.state.il.us

A re-creation of the lifestyles and atmosphere of the late 1700's at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis draws people from all over the nation to the park's annual encampment this Saturday and Sunday. Featuring cannons, arts and crafts and historical demonstrations, the event pays tribute to Illinois' frontier history. Kate Lochte is joined by Neal Mankey, Fort Massac's Natural Resource Coordinator, and Chris McGinness, the fort's Site Superintendent, on Sounds Good to learn more about this event, expecting 200,000 visitors to the Metropolis area.

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Culture
4:33 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Replica Pioneer Village to Neighbor Fort Massac

Credit Smallbones, Wikimedia Commons

A non-profit group is moving ahead with plans to construct a replica 19th century pioneer village on recently acquired land near Fort Massac State Park. 

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Society
3:47 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Ft. Massac Awaits Property Acquisition Grant Approval

Credit Smallbones, Wikimedia Commons

The non-profit support group for Fort Massac State Park in Illinois is one step closer to purchasing a piece of property adjacent the fort on the Ohio River.

Friends of Fort Massac is looking to develop the former property of the Laidlaw coat hanger plant into a period village to accompany the colonial wooden fort. 

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