ABOUT Hill's Fort Society 


campfireThe Hill's Fort Society is looking for reenactors, vendors, and living history exhibitors to participate in the 200th anniversary of the attack on Hill's Fort. It will be held September 12-14, 2014 at the reconstructed fort site in Greenville, Illinois. For further information, contact Bill Johnson at (618) 664-0958.

The Hill's Fort Society is a federal non-profit historic corporation. The American Farm Heritage Museum near Greenville, Illinois (map) has offered land on their site for the reconstruction of Hill's Fort.  A cabin was the first building constructed, and the blockhouse such as it would have looked around the time of the War of 1812 is nearly complete. A smaller cabin and palisade walls are next (view our progress). The Hill's Fort Society mission is to collect, preserve, and share an important part of our nations' history. As a federal non-profit historic corporation, we focus on the history of Bond County and Early Illinois, as well as the Forts of Illinois. Read more about the history of Hill's Fort here.

    Collect:
        Fort Site Research
        Individual Research
        Personal Donations
   
    Preserve and Maintain:
        Research Data
        Maintain Fort Monument Site
        Displays of Historic Documents

    Share:
        School and Organization Presentations
        Informative Handouts
        Publish Historical Books

We are always looking for new members to join our society! With your support, the fort will be a place to teach the early history of Bond County and Southern Illinois.  If you are interested, please contact us.

You can download a Hill's Fort brochure here.
P.O. Box 682
Greenville IL 62246
618-248-5885 (Bill Wilson)
618-664-9408 (George Gobberdiel)

We can now accept donations through PayPal.  



Directions: I-70 to exit 45 south on route 127; then 100 yds south of the interstate turn east (left) on Museum Ave.  Follow this 1/4 mile to the reconstruction site.

officers

William "Bill" Wilson, President
618.248.5885

Jim DeGroff, 1st V.P.

Donna Walker, Secretary

Bill Johnson, Treasurer

Board Members
John D. Coleman, Sr.
George Gobberdiel
Don Jordahl
Linda Rosenthal
Hope Walker