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Aurora
Blackberry Farm Pioneer Village
100 South Barnes Road
Aurora IL 60506
Phone
630 892-1550
Web Site
http://www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/pages/facility/blackfrmFS.html
Description  54 acres with museum buildings, lake, pond, gardens and arboretum, carriage house, farm, Streets museum with 11 Victorian stores, crafts demonstrations, miniature train ride
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Village
Kind of Activity Living History
Field of Study/Science Facility Arboretum
Owner/Operator Fox Valley Park District

Lerna
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
Lockport IL 60441
Phone
815 838-5080
Web Site http://www.canalcor.org/WillCounty.html
Alt Web http://www.canalcor.org/WillCounty.html
Description former I&M Canal HQ, now holds museum and adjacent Pioneer settlement
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Village
Building Type Canal
Kind of Activity Living History
New or Updated: 06/30/2003

Illinois
Metropolis
Fort Massac State Park and Historic Site
1308 East Fifth Street
Metropolis IL 62960
Phone 618 524-4712
Web Site http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Education/INTERPRT/Frtmass.htm
Description  reconstructed 1754 French fort, active weekend programming with living history events
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Military
Building Type Fort
Kind of Activity Living History
Era 1750

Naperville
Naper Settlement
523 South Webster St
Naperville IL 60540
Phone 630 420-6010
Web Site www.napersettlement.org/
Description
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Village
Kind of Activity Living History

Illinois
Petersburg
Lincoln's New Salem SHS
RR 1 Box 244A
Petersburg IL 62675
Phone 217 632-4000
Web Site http://www.lincolnsnewsalem.com/
E-mail mailto:newsalem@lincolnsnewsalem.com
Alt Web http://www.petersburgil.com/p_newsalem.html
Description  reconstruction of New Salem, where Abraham Lincoln lived as a young man in the 1830's
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Village
Kind of Activity Living History

  Rockton
  Macktown Living History Site & Whitman Trading Post
 
Macktown Forest Preserve
  MAIL PO Box 566
  Rockton IL  61072 
  Phone  815 624-4200
  Web Site  http://www.macktownlivinghistory.com/pages/1/index.htm
  E-mail  mailto:wcfpd@wcfpd.org
  Alt Web  http://www.wcfpd.org/Preserves/GetEducated/edulist.cfm
 
Description two remaining buildings of 1830s town restored, archaeological site, open                         by appointment, events, ongoing development
 
Type of Resource  Museum
  Kind of Activity  Living History
  Field of Study/Science Facility  Archaeology
  Era  1830
  New or Updated:  07/24/2003

Illinois
Schaumburg
Volkening Heritage Farm - Spring Valley
Plum Grove Road
mail: 234 E Beech Drive Schaumburg 60913
Schaumburg IL
Phone 847 985-2100
Alt Phone 847 095-2115
Web Site http://www.parkfun.com/volkhtgfm.html
E-mail mailto:info@parkfun.com
Description  costumed interpreters invite you to participate in daily activities of German farm of the 1880s
Type of Resource Museum
Kind of Activity Living History
Nature of Group or Site Nature Center
Group Identity German
Era 1880

Winfield
Kline Creek Farm at Timber Ridge Forest Preserve
County Farm Road
Winfield IL
Phone 630 876-5900
Web Site http://www.dupageforest.com/EDUCATION/klinecreek.html
Description  original farm structures, re creations, livestock & activities on 1100 acre preserve
Type of Resource Historic Place
Building Type Farm
Kind of Activity Living History
Era 1890

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