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/

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