Calendar of Special Events 2013
One Lewis and Clark Trail
(GPS 3500 New Poag Rd.)
March 23-24 Garrison Days
Interpretation of Camp River Dubois by military reenactors.
March 24 Women Come-by
Sun. only Women perform daily tasks, such as cooking over the hearth.
May 11-12 Point of Departure
The Expendition, having spent the winter at their first encampment , are ready to head west up the Missouri River. The Detachment will execute marching and shooting skills. In addition, early American artisans will be demonstrating activities, such as woodworking and candle making.
July 27 Hummingbird Festival 9:00 till noon only
In conjunction with Illinois Audubon Society, hummingbirds will be caught and banded. For a donation to the Illinois Audubon Society, banned birds are eligible for adoption and release.
Sept. 7 Music festival
Sat. only Musicians will perform traditional music of the 1700s and 1800s, along with bluegrass…some musicians in period dress. Local favorites are to be announced.
Oct. 12-13 Flags Over the Mississippi/ Struggle for Empire
European nations fought for control of the rich resources of the Mississippi River Valley. Native Americans, French, Spanish, English and Americans will be represented in military and civilian period clothing. On Saturday evening, Camp River Dubois will close at 4:00 pm and reopen from 6:00-7:00 pm for the night firing of the cannons.
Dec. 14-15 Arrival at Camp Dubois
The event will feature exhibitors of vintage tools, guns, rocks and minerals, artillery and Native American artifacts. Camp River Dubois will be open for guided tours on the bottom of the hour.
Events and parking are free. Donations are appreciated.
For more information, call 618-251-5811.
The site is located at Route 3 and New Poag Rd.
GPS: 3500 New Poag Rd.
www.campriverdubois.com email: email@example.com
Reenactors shooting at Camp Dubois special event.
Photograph courtesy of L & C SHS