Over 70 members of 17 lineage societies gathered in East Peoria for the third annual Illinois Heritage Weekend.
Heritage Weekend continues to be a fun time for us to gather from all corners of the state for our respective society meetings, and, we have fun getting together.
This year we tried something different. We were unable to secure a color guard because of conflicting events, so we had a page serve as flag bearer and the various State Presidents processed in for the opening ceremonies.
Our lunch speaker was Dale Phillips who spoke on "The American Revolution in Illinois".
Our dinner speaker was Eddie Price, who came in costume, and talked about "Illinois from the Colonial Frontier to the Civil War. He had several utensils from the time period and had us guess what they were.
After a day and a half full of meetings, we all drove home, tired, but already looking forward to Heritage Weekend in 2016.
Thanks to John and Jane Schleinzer for some of the photos.