Years of Napoleon



June 13-14, 2015



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2221 Freeport Road, Rockton, Illinois 61072

2221 Freeport Road, Rockton, Illinois 61072

Type of Event:


YoN is a narrow Time-line, 1775-1815 encampment.

Open to those reenacting civilian & military, with educational demos



Who is invited:


We had and are looking for: Military, Civilians, Blacksmiths, Artisans, Period Musicians, Arms Merchants, Weavers, Native Americans, Interactive Quarters (i.e. The Black Horse, Widow Black Coffee, Ox Bow Tavern), Fur Traders and Tinkers.


All Napoleonic, War of 1812, Am Rev War reenactors are invited.

Reminder, this is the weekend of the 200th Waterloo event in Europe.

Last year we had 95 participants, approx 20 of them were soldiers, we understand most of the military will be in Europe.


The period covers both Europe and the Americas, to celebrate the effects that Napoleon had on both the Old and the New World.



Cavalry Friendly?


Horses are allowed. If you need to rent, contact Dave St Germain.



Family Friendly?


We are a family friendly event, but period dress is required for

those staying in camp.





This event is a celebration of military and civilian culture. Period weapons demos,  Artisan demos, 19th century games, blacksmiths and more


Link to photo album in Napoleonic Reenactments - Midwest on facebook



No meals are provided.  Cooking in camp is encouraged. Firewood will be provided.  Food Vendors will be available.  There are plenty of restaurants in the area.





Period tents for camping or you may build your own abris. There are a few motels nearby.

Straw, Water, Wood:

Firewood provided, potable water, straw bales, bathrooms, water for horses  -

YES to all



Weapons, Powder, etc.:

Bring musket and approx 50 cartridges, battles will depend on number of military in attendance, but we are scheduling firing demos. Powder is not provided.

Can we cross Sabers and Bayonets - Yes, as long as it is planned in advance.




Music, dancing, singing, bring your period musical instrument, performances, demos, dance instructions provided, gambling, games, contests of skill, etc


All of these are encouraged and welcome. If you have the skill and know how and are willing to share, let me know and we can

include it in the schedule.



Special Preparations:

Please use our online Registration at;


Closest Airport:


O’Hare International Airport - ORD

Fees or Stipends:


No fees for participants, no stipends available.



Contact Info:

For more Information regarding this event, please contact:

Irene Klapper