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May 2018

I&M Canal Mule Pulled Boat Rides

May 12 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
I&M Canal National Heritage Area

Explore the I&M Canal National Heritage Area by stepping Back in time on the Illinois & Michigan Canal! Climb aboard a replica 19th century mule-pulled canal boat and ride the…

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Mules, Mansion & Mimosa Boat Tour

May 18 @ 8:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm
I&M Canal National Heritage Area

Combine an afternoon brunch at Lock 16 Café, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion.…

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July 2018

Illinois Bicentennial Passport Program

July 1 - November 30

 The I&M Canal National Heritage Area, the nation's first National Heritage Area, in conjunction with the Looking for Lincoln National Heritage Area has teamed up with the Illinois Office of…

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August 2018

Mazon Creek Fossil Tour

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - August 19 @ 7:00 pm

Join us on Saturday August 18th OR Sunday August 19th for our annual Mazon Creek Fossil Tour in Morris, IL! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the…

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Doors Open: Lincoln & the Canal Exhibit

August 25 - August 29
Lock 16 Center, 754 First Street
LaSalle, 61301
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Explore architectural treasures throughout the state as they open their doors to the public during four weekends in August.  Coinciding with the Illinois Bicentennial in 2018, Doors Open Illinois will see iconic historical…

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September 2018

I&M Canal Clean Up

September 1 - September 3

The Canal Corridor Association is coordinating a canal-wide cleanup this year Saturday, September 1st - Monday September 3rd. The Illinois and Michigan Canal State Trail, a popular recreational trail enjoyed…

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A River Thru History Rendezvous

September 8 @ 10:00 am - September 9 @ 4:00 pm
Columbia Woods, Willow Springs, 8424 Corcoran Rd
Willow Springs, IL United States
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Join us for A River Thru History - The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous on September 8th & 9th 2018 at the Columbia Woods Forest Preserve in Willow Springs!   A…

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Dinner & A Little History: Highways Through Time

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gaylord Building, Lockport, 200 W. 8th Street
Lockport, IL 60441 United States
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Join us, Thursday September 20th 2018, at the Gaylord Building for our Dinner Lecture Series: Highways Through Time! The story of this region is best understood not as the impact…

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Discovery of Chicago Bus Tour

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chicago Portage, 4800 Harlem Ave
Forest View, IL 60402 United States
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Enhance your knowledge of Chicago with the Discovery of Chicago Bus Tour! Join us for a historic tour of Chicago presented by the Chicago Portage & The Canal Corridor Association.…

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October 2018

Lincoln Day on the I&M Canal

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
I&M Canal National Heritage Area

Join Mary Todd Lincoln as she hosts this very special canal boat tour!     Climb aboard a replica 19th Century canal boat and step back in time to 1848…

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