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Upcoming Macktown Events: 
May 18 & 19 - It's All About the Fiber
June 1 - Work Day
June 2 - Ice Cream Social
June 8 & 9 - The Gathering
July 14 - Daily Chores/Fun Times
Aug. 11 - Farm Animals/Farming Then & Now
Aug. 31 - Sept. 1 - Mack Family Reunion
Sept. 8 - Archaeology
Oct. 13 - Cider Making
Oct. 19 & 20 - Frenchman's Frolic
Nov. 2 & 3 - Liberty & Lincoln at Macktown
Nov. 10 - Native American
Dec. 7 - Macktown Christmas Walk
Dec. 8 - Christmas at Macktown

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Macktown Sundays...

Macktown Sundays are brought to you by Macktown Living History. These Sundays are a family-friendly way to present aspects of living on the site; both prehistoric and historic.


Reenactors, guest presenters, and Macktown volunteers will present a variety of topics including aspects of archaeology, native culture, gardening, farming, and fiber arts, to name but a few.


These Sundays will span the cultures from prehistoric times through 1850. Visitors will be able to participate in many of the activities. The goal of Macktown Sundays is to help the public understand the history of the area.


Please add these dates to your calendar, watch for flyers, and check our website and Facebook page for updates.

We look forward to exploring the past with you every month of the year.  

Coming in October 2024:

Frenchman's Frolic
Experience a pre-1850s Rendezvous Camp, featuring:

  • Historic Games & Contests
  • Black Powder Shooting
  • Period Crafts
  • Historic Skills and Lifeways
  • Traders & Trade Blankets
  • and much more!

Instructor bios for It's All About Fiber 2024

Belinda Carson: Tunisian crochet

I have always had a fascination with the fiber arts. I learned how to knit and crochet as a child. Once I became an adult, I was introduced to beautiful yarns and various fiber arts. This exposure increased my love and curiosity for the fiber arts. This enthusiasm is what I enjoy sharing with others.

Holin Kennen: Beginning Drop Spindle & Which Wool for Which Project
Holin is an award winning spinner and wool judge. She has been spinning for over 35 years and teaches spinning with flax and animal fibers. She is the coordinator of the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival Fleece Show and the author of the blog The Victorian Technology Institute. She enjoys cooking on her wood cook stove and lives by oil lamp and internet.

Mildred Olson: Beginning Drop Spindle

Mildred has been knitting for most of her life. She learned to spin in order to ensure a constant fiber supply. She justifies her fiber stash as “insulation.”

Diane Mate: Rug Hooking

Diane is a rug hooker and reenactor at historical events for 20 years. She is also a participant at Midwest Fibre Fairs and has taught at the Grove in Glenview.


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