Families Enjoy The Gathering at Macktown

ROCKTON (WIFR) -- French traders, British soldiers, and American settlers have taken over the Macktown Settlement in Rockton for The Gathering at Macktown.

This is the 22nd year for the event. Organizers say more than 150 re-enactors are on site to show visitors what life was like in America from the mid-1600s up to the Civil War era. Kids could get interactive with the tools that settlers used, even listen to music from that time period. There were multiple demonstrations on Saturday, including a shooting contest that was a popular pastime for early settlers.

For more on the event visit: http://www.macktownlivinghistory.com/

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 256849881 - wifr.com/a?a=256849881
Gray Television, Inc.