2010  Calendar  2010

Chaplin Creek Historical Site - Open to the public from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend from noon to 4:00 on Sundays.  The site can be open by appointment at other times and is available for special events.  For further information call .

Franklin Creek State Natural Area and Grist Mill.  Mill Spring day use area open year round from sunrise to sunset.  Norwegian Hill day use area open seasonally sunrise to sunset.  Grist Mill open Saturday and Sunday Noon to 4:00 pm April through October.  Open November through March by special arrangement only.
To schedule an appointment:
    email: fcpac@essex1.com.
  NOTE: Grinding is done the last Saturday of the month.

H. I. Lincoln Building - National headquarters and interpretive center of The Lincoln Highway Association open weekdays 10:00 - 4:00, Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00 and Sundays 12:00 to 4:00.  Closed Christmas day. 

Nachusa Grasslands - Open 24 hours a day year round. 


Third Friday of the Month

Music at the Lincoln Building  -  Bluegrass - Folk - Blues - Country and more.  Bring your instrument and join in or just enjoy the entertainment.  For information call 815-456-3030.  Festivities start at 7 PM and continue until the last note is played.  Musicians are encouraged to arrive early to sign in.

Summer schedule - June, July & August to be held at Chaplin Creek Village at the Scott Barn
Bring your own seating
In case of bad weather we will be at the Lincoln Building



* * * * *    SPECIAL EVENTS    * * * * *


Chaplin Creek Hobo Visit
August 24, 2010

6 PM

An evening of Hobo Music, Tall Tales, Hobo History and Hobo Stew,

Bring your own seating and a desert or salad to pass.