Here's something fun for your and the kids this weekend.

You can experience the frontier life right here in Rockton, with the Gathering at Macktown - Living History Renactment.

This Saturday and Sunday from 9am - 4pm, you and your family can experience what it was like to being living on the frontier.

You'll step back in time to life on the American frontier and see the Native American culture of the 1650s through 1850s. There will be traders, trappers, voyageurs, and Native Americans. There will be food and mercantile vendors, demonstrations, militia maneuvers and skirmishes. Tour historic buildings on their original sites, and meet Stephen Mack and Hononegah as they share their home with you. Plenty of hands on activities, music and much more to see, smell, taste, and explore. Rain or shine, free parking.

Now that sounds like a fun time. A great history lesson right in our back yard of Rockton, IL. It sure beats reading that boring old history book.

For all the details visit: MacktownLivingHistory.com or GoRockford.com.