What says “Tiskilwa in the Summertime” better than a Native American program (presented in air-conditioned comfort) followed by an old-fashioned picnic? On Sunday afternoon, July 14, Tiskilwa Historical Society will host that very combination, and the whole community is invited to join in the fun.
Beginning at 4:00, the society will present Reverend Dan Lybarger, a Methodist minister with a special knack for sharing the legends and music of his Cherokee heritage. His presentation will be in the community room upstairs at the museum, followed by a picnic under the shade trees on the lawn of the Museum on Main.
If Mother Nature doesn’t cooperation – providing too much heat or liquid sunshine, the Tiskilwa Library will graciously give us shelter – air-conditioned, dry – across the street. This whole event promises to be a perfect fit for youngsters, oldsters, and in-betweeners.
Around 5:00 p.m., the board members will begin serving a picnic supper to celebrate the Tiskilwa Historical Society’s thirteenth birthday and give a tip of the cap to all the volunteers who make it happen. The menu will feature all-beef hot dogs with fixin’s, baked beans, chips, lemonade, and ice cream. A free-will offering will be accepted to defray the cost of the picnic spread. Last year, more than 75 attended the event, so don’t be shy. Come on down!
Tiskilwa Historical Society will hold its annual picnic on Sunday, July 14, at Museum on Main, beginning at 4:00 with a program of Native American legends and music.