BELVIDERE, Ill. (WTVO) — Visitors at the Boone County Conversation District stepped back in time to the 1800s for the Autumn Pioneer Festival.
Volunteers dressed in traditional clothes and showed how people caught and cooked food, made clothes and even what games they played during the living history event.
The fest draws people from all over the Stateline to see what life was like in Northern Illinois for their ancestors.
“When the public comes out they get to interact with all these different demonstrators that have a great deal of history and back ground with all the things that relate to that time period,” said Executive Director of the Boone County Conservation District, Dan Kane. “They can see things happening that you wouldn’t see in normal everyday life today.”
This is the Fall Pioneer Festival’s 38th year.
- Exploring the rich athletics history of Beloit College as it marks 100 years in the MWC
- Fourth grader in New Mexico forced to walk to school for internet
- New report says Byron power plant shutdown would cost over 2,300 jobs
- Rockford applying for new bike path grant, but not all residents are on board
- Russia and Iran made ‘desperate attempts’ to interfere with election, US officials say