July 1, 2023
Celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the Illinois National Guard
Wheaton resident Capt. Marcellus Jones fired the first shot at Gettysburg 160 years ago, learn more about his fascinating story and honor local historians who keep this history alive.
Attend reenactors' displays in Adams Park, presentations at the Museum and explore tables with relics and artifacts.
10A-1P Reenactors' displays and partner tables in Adams
11A Tour of Marcellus Jones home
1P Marcellus Jones Presentation and awards ceremony at the Museum
The event is hosted by the Illinois National Guard, Illinois Military Museum, City of Wheaton Historic and Community Relations Commissions and the Museum.