Rock Springs Conservation Area will be holding a special Fourth of July Festival this year. Independence Day 1860 will be taking place on June 25th from 1-4 PM. All activities are free and open to all ages. See how the 4th of July would have been celebrated in the 1860s.
From 1-4 PM, visit the Homestead Prairie Farm and its gardens. Master Gardener volunteers from the University of Illinois Extension Office will be there to answer questions about the gardens. The Rock Springs Dulcimer Club will play at 2 PM at the stage. Children’s toys from the 1800s will also be available to try.
Picnic lunches are welcome. There will be shaded tables and benches or you can bring your own lawn chair or blanket. All activities will take place rain or shine and if there is inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the auditorium inside of the Rock Springs Nature Center.
For more information visit www.MaconCountyConservation.org.