"Goshen Trail" Godfrey by toemayn

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Heritage Days

2006 was the 27th year of Heritage Days on the Goshen Trail an annual living history festival at Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL. The Goshen Road was part of the old trail leading from the Cumberland Gap to St. Louis, MO. The event is a living class room that shows how early settlers and Native Americans lived as they traveled west on The Goshen Road. Always on the last weekend in September. www.altonheritagedays.org

Products of the period

Apples, banjo&dulcimer making,baskets,bow&arrow making,broom making,bull whips,candles,canoe paddle making,clay oven,clog dolls,coopering,dog leashes, dried flowers,drop spindles,flour milling,gourd crafts,gun smith,hide tanning,lamps,lanterns,limb saw&lathe,map making,natural dyeing,period clothing,funiture making,pottery,quilting,rope making,rug hooking&braiding,soap making,Shaker funiture,spinning,straw hats,triangle loom,weaving,wood drums & wooden bowls.

Traditional musicians

Several bag pipers and 3 fife & drum corps roam the grounds. There were two more exibits of period music.

  • Last visit to Godfrey: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated Oct 5, 2006
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