Rather than attending a lecture or sitting in a really boring classroom as the teacher drones on and on about generals and dates of battles…try a reenactment.
Visiting a Revolutionary War Reenactment may give you or your kids a whole new perspective. You may even enjoy yourself. Gasp!
If you live anywhere near Chicago or central Illinois, jump on route 57 and head towards Kankakee this weekend. It’s only 60 miles south of Chicago, and about 60 miles north of Champaign. We’ll be there Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th in the morning and afternoon.
Klash on the Kankakee (that’s the event’s official name) will be held at Governor Small Memorial Park. Use the map below (you can click on it to make it bigger) or plug this address into your GPS or Google Maps: 801 South 8th Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901.
You might think this is a country thing. I guess that’s the stereotype. Plus my website is all about moving to the country from the big city, so I’m probably not helping that. But I was reenacting long before I met Thomas. In fact, most of our unit members live in Chicagoland. And as an organization, the NWTA has members from all over the Midwest.
Interested in reenacting yourself? We’re always looking for new recruits! Send me a message on my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/sweetpeasandsoybeans. You can try out a couple of reenactments and see what you think. Or visit NWTA.com for more information about our organization.