HARTFORD — Sounds of the past will fill the air at the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site Saturday, Sept. 5, when musicians gather from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to perform bluegrass and other traditional styles at the site’s annual music festival.
Both the music and the parking are free at the event.
Performers, some in period clothing, will play traditional music throughout the site. The Harmans bluegrass band, a local favorite, returns to the Interpretive Center Theater at 11 a.m. and noon.
The nearby Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive in Hartford, will feature music in the morning from Nancy Lippincott on the dulcimer and Charlie Poole on the fiddle. The music is free, and tower tours are just $4.
Visitors may also enjoy the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center with its exhibits depicting the important role Illinois played in the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
For information, visit www.campdubois.com.
Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, is located at 3500 New Poag Road at the intersection of Illinois 3 in Hartford, just a few miles north of Interstate 270. It is open for free public tours.