All About Cape: Heading Back in Time

May 27, 2019

We’re honoring the past and looking to the future throughout the next few weeks. 

The time machine’s first stop is at 19th-century Bollinger Mill’s Summer Fun Day on Saturday, June 1. This four-floor gristmill will come back to life from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with self-guided tours, corn hole, lawn bowling, croquet and more. While you’re there, be sure to stroll across the covered bridge. It’s one of only four remaining in the state.

The time machine slides into Capaha Park for the very first Cape Catfish home game. This brand-new Prospect League team takes on the DuPage Pistol Shrimp on June 4 at Capaha Park in a family-friendly outing featuring food trucks, a kid’s zone and more.

The final stop in the time machine is Ivers Square. You may have heard how the courthouse grounds are named after James Ivers and his wife Harriet. James was a local slave who enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War.

On June 8, we are honoring the African American men who enlisted in the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War on these grounds; at this courthouse.  As part of the celebration, the dedication of a bronze statue that depicts an African American soldier in uniform and is one of only three sculptures from the same mold. The other two are located in Nashville, Tennessee, and Helena, Arkansas.

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