The Isle a la Cache Brigade will bring insight into what life was like in the Illinois Territory during the mid-18th century during a “Living History Demonstration.” Sponsored by the Forest Preserve District of Will County, this family program will be Sunday, November 10, 12:00-3:00 p.m., at Isle a la Cache Museum, in Romeoville. The “Living History Demonstration” is free of charge and open to all ages.
The Isle a la Cache Brigade is a volunteer group that demonstrates skills used in the 18th-century fur trade. The Brigade consists of re-enactors who represent voyageurs, courier du bois, French women, Metis and Native Americans. On any given Living History Sunday you may find potters, musket shooters, cooks, seamstresses or craftsmen sharing their talents.
Demonstrations will be ongoing from noon until 3:00 p.m., so the public can arrive at anytime to observe the demonstrations and talk with the Brigade about life in the wilderness.
The program is offered inside the accessible building or outdoors (weather permitting). Outdoor programs will be held on unpaved areas with uneven ground.
While at Isle a la Cache, visit the museum devoted to the fur-trade era, open from 12:00-4:00 p.m. on Sundays.
Isle a la Cache Museum is located at 501 East 135th Street (Romeo Road), 0.5 mile east of Route 53, in Romeoville.
For information, call the museum at 815/886-1467.