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Holy Boulders competition

The Illinois Climbers Association is proud to present "Holy Boulders: The Pilgrimage" Nestled on a Southern Illinois hillside, the Holy Boulders is a world-class bouldering area offering classic lines of all grades on perfectly textured sandstone. Help us to continue to raise funds for the Holy Boulders and the newly Read more…

Birding Hike

Giant City Visitor center 235 Giant City Road, Makanda

Winter is a great time to look for birds at Giant City! Join Vicki Lang-Mendenhall, park volunteer and Southern Illinois Audubon Society member, as she guides participants along the 1/3 mile accessible Post Oak Trail. Registration required.

Elizabeth Keckley Living History Program

Giant City Visitor center 235 Giant City Road, Makanda

Join Marlene Rivero, a local first-person heritage interpreter and storyteller, as she reenacts “Elizabeth Keckly (Lizzie) of Dinwiddie County Virginia, an intimate freed person of color witness accounts of the Lincoln presidency. “Marlene will bring Lizzie to life and highlight the relationship between herself and Mary Todd Lincoln. Registration required.

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