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.