Fort Creve Coeur holds Annual Fall Gathering

By WEEK Producer

September 16, 2012 Updated Sep 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM CDT

CREVE COEUR, Ill. -- Perfect for those looking to learn a bit of History in Central Illinois, Fort Creve Coeur welcomed the public to it's annual Fall Gathering.

Homemade knife making, buffalo burgers, and Native American drumming are some of the main features at the gathering. Kids can make their own rope key chains and learn a bit of history of the settling at Fort Creve Coeur in the 1700's.

Volunteers at the Fort say attendance numbers have dwindled over the past years and now they're trying to rebuild the strong turnout they once had.

"We're trying to get people back here so the Fort will stay for next generations. We want the people that are gonna come out to enjoy it and get a little history learning, learn how to do this stuff and become part of the system. It's all good," said Fort Volunteer Ben Casey.

The gathering continued on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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