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Buckley Homestead

Equestrians call for more trails at Lake County parks

CROWN POINT | Equestrian groups trotted out plans Thursday to make Lake County parks more horse friendly.

January 09, 2014 10:00 pm
BLIZZARD BUSTING: Get outside and live wintertime!

BLIZZARD BUSTING: Get outside and live wintertime!

Snow crunches underfoot and every breath is a bite from the cold, crisp apple of air.

January 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Buckley Homestead festival offers historical fun

Buckley Homestead festival offers historical fun

LOWELL | Grinning broadly in his wet t-shirt, 2-year-old Travis Marlow of Hebron rushed to explore more after panning for gold.

October 12, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Buckley Homestead festival offers historical fun

Buckley Homestead festival offers historical fun

Seth Nichols, a local blacksmith from Lowell, cuts a piece of steel to make a knife Saturday at the Buckley Homestead Festival.

October 12, 2013 1:18 pm
Buckley Homestead festival offers historical fun

Buckley Homestead festival offers historical fun

Children try their hand at panning for gold Saturday afternoon at the Buckley Homestead Fall Festival in Lowell.

October 12, 2013 1:18 pm

Buckley Homestad readies for annual fall festival

LOWELL | Visitors to Buckley Homestead County Park's annual Fall Festival this weekend will be welcomed by autumn colors and lots of old-fashioned activities.

October 10, 2013 12:00 am

'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' provides entertainment for all ages

For more than a decade, September visitors to Buckley Homestead have traveled back in time to 1790s Sleepy Hollow, to experience the legend first hand.

September 06, 2013 12:00 am

Chambers can't muster help to keep Cobe Cup rolling

CROWN POINT | A popular century-old local tradition may be coming to an end.

April 25, 2013 6:30 pm
Jerry Ross fourth graders go back to past

Jerry Ross fourth graders go back to past

CROWN POINT | The fourth grade class at Jerry Ross Elementary School visited Buckley Homestead in Lowell on April 22. Students spent the day in the past experiencing the culture and heritage of farming life during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

April 25, 2013 12:23 pm
Man with history of abusing animals charged again

Man with history of abusing animals charged again

CROWN POINT | A man with a history of sexually abusing animals has been charged again — this time in Lake County — with sexually abusing a guinea fowl at Buckley Homestead County Park in Lowell.

March 08, 2013 7:30 pm
Buckely Homestead festivalgoers show pioneer spirit by attending in downpour

Buckely Homestead festivalgoers show pioneer spirit by attending in downpour

Members of the Coles County Regulators re-enactment troop perform for visitors Saturday at Buckley Homestead County Park's Fall Festival. Re-enactors provided a glimpse of what life was like on the turn-of-the-century living history farm.

October 13, 2012 4:23 pm
Buckely Homestead festivalgoers show pioneer spirit by attending in downpour

Buckely Homestead festivalgoers show pioneer spirit by attending in downpour

Blacksmith Seth Nicholas, of Lowell, demonstrates the drawing of a point on a tent stake Saturday during Buckley Homestead County Park's Fall Festival. The event will continue from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

October 13, 2012 4:22 pm
Emulating pioneers

Emulating pioneers

Lauren Ludwig, from Hebron, dips string into boiling wax to make some homemade candles Saturday morning at the Buckley Homestead during it annual Fall Festival. The festival continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The cost is $4. Those traveling U.S. 41 should note that Ind. 2 (Commercial Av…

October 08, 2011 6:45 pm

C.P., Lake Co. sites awarded IDNR history grants

The former Lake County Nurses' Home and the Buckley Homestead are among 14 historic places around the state to receive federal grants aimed at preservation through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

June 27, 2011 10:43 am
Rendezvous with history

Rendezvous with history

David King and Shaeghlyn Gifford, fife players with the Theatiki Fife and Drum Corps, based in Bourbonnais, Ill., perform several period pieces Saturday at the Voyageurs Rendezvous at Buckley Homestead.

May 14, 2011 6:36 pm
Rendezvous with history

Rendezvous with history

Brandon Scott, left, and Gavin Davis, re-enacting Delaware Indians, sell various items to vistors at a trading post tent Saturday during the Voyageurs Rendezvous at Buckley Homestead in Lowell.

May 14, 2011 6:34 pm
Rendezvous with history

Rendezvous with history

Joseph Plummer, portraying a French soldier from the French and Indian Wars era, describes for vistors to Buckley Homestead Park the different types of firearms and warfare common to the 18th century.

May 14, 2011 6:29 pm

Slideshow: History comes alive

Sandy Basala, Superintendent of Visitor Services for the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department talks about this weekend's World War II re-enactment at the Buckley Homestead in Lowell.

June 30, 2009 4:30 pm
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