Early America in Illinois
Date, Time, & Location
About the Event
Follow the route of Fr. Jacque Marquette and Louis Joliet! Join the Bourbonnais Township Park District to visit a little stone church, one of the oldest active churches in IL. Enjoy a presentation at a pioneer cemetery with head stones dated back to the days of George Washington. Learn more about the influence of the I&M Canal and railway on early and current structures and commerce when Lemont was known as Athens. We will lunch locally at the Old Town Restaurant and enjoy a small, well appointed museum that connects the fur traders, pioneers, voyagers and natives within the context of our Early American theme.
We will visit St Cyril and Methodius, Isle a la Cashe Museum, St. James at Sag Bridge and it's cemetery.
Transportation from Bourbonnais Township Park District Recreation Station: 770 E Franklin St, Bradley IL 60915
Register with Rhonda at the Park District: 815-933-9905. Please be sure to let her know if you would like to meet the group at the first stop: St James at Sag Bridge.
Would you like to take this tour on another date? Just let us know! We take groups as small as 5 up to bus loads: 312-869-2286