The Hills Fort Society is looking for reenactors, vendors, and living
history exhibitors to participate
in the anniversary of the attack at Hills Fort, the bicentennial
of Bound County and the involvement
of Hills Fort as the first county seat. The event will be held
September 15,16,17, 2017 at the reconstructed fort site in Greenville,
Illinois. For further information contact Bill Johnson at 618.664.0958.
The Hill's Fort Rendezvous will be part of the Bond County Bicentennial
and will be held September 15,
16, and 17th, 2017 at the Hill's Fort site on the grounds of the
American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville, IL. Click here
for a flyer.
for pictures from Living
The Hill's Fort Society is a federal non-profit historic corporation.
The American Farm Heritage Museum near Greenville, Illinois has offered
land on their site for the reconstruction of Hill's Fort. A cabin was
first building constructed, and the blockhouse
such as it would have looked around the time of the War of 1812 is now
complete. A smaller cabin and palisade walls are also complete (view our progress)
The Hill's Fort Society mission is to collect, preserve, and share an
important part of our nations' history. As a federal non-profit
historic corporation, we
focus on the history of Bond County and Early Illinois, as well as the
Forts of Illinois. Read more about the history of Hill's Fort here