Illinois Bicentennial Tour – The Land Before Lincoln


Saturday, August 25, 2018


USDA Forest Service - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, 30239 S. State Route 53, Wilmington, Illinois


9:30 am - 12:30 pm


In this bicentennial year of Illinois statehood we hear a lot about things that happened downstate in 1818. But what was going on right here on Midewin? This tour will visit several sites on the USDA Forest Service’s Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie to talk to educators and interpreters that will help us to understand that era; learning about the Potawatomi residents, French-American fur traders and the early surveyors who paved the way for European-American agriculture. We will also visit prairie restored to what the Illinoisans of 1818 would have experienced, and which Midewin is working to bring back!

Cost of Admission: $Free

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