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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Living History at Isle a la Cache Museum

In southwest suburban Romeoville, history is very much alive at the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Isle a la Cache Museum. Experience this living history demonstration October 3rd, from 12pm-3pm! A "Living History Demonstration" is history up close and personal! On the first Sunday of each month, you may find soldiers, cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs or craftsmen sharing their talents.

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This program is led by the Isle a la Cache Brigade, a volunteer group that consists of re-enactors representing the fur trading community of the 18th century. Depending on weather, this program is offered indoors or outside. Indoor facilities are accessible; outdoor activities may take place on uneven terrain.

DID YOU KNOW?

The 101-acre Isle a la Cache was acquired between 1982 and 2014.  The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Prior to the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s acquisition of the land, it may have been used by French voyageurs in the 1700s to cache the supplies and goods they traded with Native Americans. 

Get more information by visiting https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/preserves-trails/preserves/isle-a-la-cache.