Rusty Ayer enjoys a pipe as a Revolutionary War re-enactor during the Elm Grove July 4 Celebration at Village Park.
Credit: C.T. Kruger
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The Revolutionary War group represented the New York 3rd Regiment in the year 1775.
Dan Eagan of Chicago Heights, Ill., prepares for an activity.
Rusty Ayers of Huntly, Ill., reads a copy of Dunlap's Pennsylvania Packet, a newspaper of the era.
Dressed in layers of period clothing, Revolutionary War re-enactors set up in the shade.
The personal equipment of a Revolutionary War re-enactor.
With the unit's flag moving in the breeze, Marvin Rasch talks about the Revolutionary War encampment.
Rusty Ayers (right) demonstrates how a flintlock rifle works for Carter Ulschmid and William Jungbluth.
Rusty Ayers pours boiling water into his black powder musket as he and Marvin Rasch clean their weapons.
Re-enactors portrayed members of the New York 3rd Regiment in 1775 in an encampment at the Elm Grove 4th of July celebration.
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