HARTFORD – Sounds of the past will fill the air at the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site on Saturday, Sept. 6, when musicians gather to perform bluegrass and other traditional styles at the site’s 12th annual Music Festival.
The free music runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is available at no cost.
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, located at 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 $4.
The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center features exhibits depicting the important role Illinois played in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. A replica of the expedition’s 1803-04 winter quarters, near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, is just outside the Interpretive Center and lets visitors see what life was like as the explorers prepared for their momentous journey.
For information about the site, 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 Route 3 in Hartford, just a few miles north of Interstate 270. It is open for free public tours.