Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a Voyageur Canoe Experience as part of the Nature Trek series on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Led by Museum staff, participants will help paddle an 18 adult-passenger or an 8 adult-passenger Voyageur canoe on Thompson Lake at the Emiquon Preserve and learn what life was like for the French voyageurs that traveled through the area in the seventeenth century. We’ll also have 8 two-person canoes from The Nature Conservancy available for program use, and we welcome those with canoes or kayaks to join the flotilla.
Registration is required (309-547-3721) with an extended deadline of July 11, 2014. There is no fee to participate. All participants will be required to sign a waiver/liability form before canoeing. Meet promptly at 9:00 a.m. at the Wetland Observatory boat dock at the Emiquon Preserve along IL-Rte. 78/97. Participants should dress appropriately for the outdoors and have adequate water, sunscreen, sunglasses, large brimmed hat, and bandana. Life preservers will be available or you may prefer to bring your own. In the case of inclement weather, this activity will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
The Illinois State Museum - Dickson Mounds is located between Lewistown and Havana off Illinois Routes 78 and 97. The museum is open free to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day. Tours and special programs are available for groups with reservations. For more information call 309.547.3721 or TTY 217.782.9175 or visit the www.experienceDicksonMounds.com. Also check out weekly updates on Facebook at “Illinois State Museum – Dickson Mounds”.