Cabinetmaking and Woodworking at Macktown Living History


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Free admission.

Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • Experience tavern life in the 1800's at Whitman's Trading Post.

Sunday: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

  • See what working as a late 18th - early 19th century joiner/cabinetmaker was like.
  • Learn about the processes of felling, splitting, riving, trying, laying out, sawing, joining, assembling, and finishing a simple wooden piece.
  • View the tools, glues, nails, wooden pegs, and screws that old-time joiners used, and a lot more!
  • Bring your family and friends.

Please note that social distancing and masking protocols for outdoors will apply to this event.



or call 815-624-4200

Upcoming 2nd Sunday events:

  • Sept. 11: Archaeology
  • Oct. 9: Making Cider

Macktown Living History
2221 Freeport Rd
Rockton, IL 61072
United States

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