GODFREY – Learn about The Nature Institute’s past from those who know it best; John M. Olin, Aune Nelson, James John Audubon and more.
Dozens of local historians will participate in Living History: A Walk through Time at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at TNI, 2213 S. Levis Lane. Admission is $10 per person. Proceeds from the event will assist in TNI’s mission of preservation, restoration and education.
Some speakers will be in full costume with in-period artifacts by their side. Guests will be allowed to move along the eight historical stops of the trail at their leisure. A map will be provided.
Historical stops include: Larry Reid, WBGZ’s “Outdoors with Larry Reid,” as John M. Olin; Brad Winn, Lewis and Clark State Historic Site No. 1, as an expedition re-enactor with the full-size keel boat replica; storyteller and author Brian “Fox” Ellis as John James Audubon and Prince Maximillian; and Eric Robinson, Underground Railroad Tours, talking about the property and its important role in the road to freedom.
Alton Museum of Art and History volunteers will assist visitors throughout the program and talk about the history of Godfrey and Alton.