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1832 Patriotic Picnic 
General Event Information
Event Category:
Art & Museum Exhibits
Price:
free admission  
Dates and Times:
July 6, 12:00PM-3:00PM
In 1832 Independence Day was one of the biggest holidays of the year. You and your guests are invited to celebrate in 1832 style at the Apple River Fort on Sunday, July 6 from Noon to 3 pm.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and lunch (there are several places in the Village of Elizabeth that provide carry-out lunch). Cookies and lemonade will be provided. Activities in and around the Fort will include a muzzle loading contest, games for all ages, period dancing, toasts, a Temperance Speech and a "Liar's Club" contest. There will also be a reading of the Declaration of Independence.
The flag raising ceremony will begin at Noon, with lowering at 3pm. . All other activities will be repeated throughout the afternoon.



Venue Information
Address:
P.O. Box 206
311 E. Myrtle (U.S. Route 20)  
City:
Elizabeth 
State:
IL 
Zip Code:
61028 
Country:
United States 
Telephone:
815-858-2028 
Presenting Organization
Telephone:
815-858-2028
Designation:
not-for-profit