Illinois State Museum (ISM) - Land, Life, People & Art.  
www.museum.state.il.us

Bruce Rauner, Governor
ISM System :Public Events
Dickson Mounds
Visitor Information
Exhibitions
Programs & Events
Teachers & Students
Shops & Artisans
Staff Directory
Job Opportunities
Members & Donors
Volunteers
ISM Museums & Galleries
Online Exhibits
Research & Collections
Publications
Public Museum Grants
About ISM
News/Press Room
Search/Site Map




Join Our E-Mail List
For Email Marketing you can trust





  Events on Sunday, March 02, 2014, Dickson Mounds   

Weekend Knap-In
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 01, 2014 - Sunday, March 02, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host our first ever Weekend Knap-In Saturday and Sunday, March 1, 2, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.  The public is welcome to view flint knapping demonstrations and ask questions about this ancient form of technology.  Participants may learn about the different techniques used by several craftsmen and see their stone tool creations.  Blades from the Mackinaw-Aldrich Cache discovered in 1916 near Mackinaw in Tazewell County will also be on display. Find out more ...


Artifact Identification Day
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, March 02, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the 32nd Annual Artifact Identification Day on Sunday, March 2, 2014 between 10:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, Dickson Mounds   

Weekend Knap-In
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 01, 2014 - Sunday, March 02, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host our first ever Weekend Knap-In Saturday and Sunday, March 1, 2, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.  The public is welcome to view flint knapping demonstrations and ask questions about this ancient form of technology.  Participants may learn about the different techniques used by several craftsmen and see their stone tool creations.  Blades from the Mackinaw-Aldrich Cache discovered in 1916 near Mackinaw in Tazewell County will also be on display. Find out more ...


Artifact Identification Day
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, March 02, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the 32nd Annual Artifact Identification Day on Sunday, March 2, 2014 between 10:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mr. Robert Mazrim, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, will present a lecture titled: Archaeological Reflections of the American Frontier in Illinois 1815-1840 at the Wednesday, March 5, 2014 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tots and their Big Person: Duck, Duck, Goose
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, March 06, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be Duck, Duck, Goose.  The Illinois Natural History Survey-Forbes Biological Station will show live birds and share information about each species.  Following the program, tots will enjoy hands-on crafts.

Admission is free and registration is not required.  Light refreshments will be served. Find out more ...


Museum Movie Matinee—The Indiana Jones Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 08, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a monthly Movie Matinee series featuring Indiana Jones.  On Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., participants will enjoy complimentary popcorn and beverages while viewing “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”.  This 1989 classic is the third movie in the Indiana Jones series and is set in 1938.  It depicts archaeologist Indiana Jones searching for his missing father, a Holy Grail scholar, who had been kidnapped by the Nazis.  Following the movie, participants may embark upon a non-competitive scavenger hunt through the Museum.     

This program is free and registration is not required.  Donations are welcomed.  Children ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Find out more ...


Nature Exploration
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum presents Nature Exploration on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 11 & 12, 2014 for kids ages 9-12 years old. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Andrew & Casey Calhoun
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Performing at the Saturday, March 15, 2014, Hickory Ridge Concert Series will be Andrew & Casey Calhoun. Find out more ...


Nature Exploration
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bugs, wetlands, trees, plants, mammals, birds, flowers, and more! Explore various aspects of nature in two days. Find out more ...


Bird Watching at Emiquon
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a bird watching opportunity at the Wetland Observatory at the Emiquon Preserve on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mr. Richard L. Fishel, Senior Research Archaeologist, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, will present a talk titled: “Recent Investigations at a Probable 1820s Potawatomi Winter Homestead along the Spoon River” at the Wednesday, April 2, 2014 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, April 03, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds Museum on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be "From Garbage to Art." The program will emphasize the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling garbage. Find out more ...


Museum Movie Matinee—The Indiana Jones Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, April 05, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Enjoy the Indiana Jones movies once a month on a Saturday afternoon January-April in the Museum's auditorium. Find out more ...


Nature Exploration
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Friday, April 18, 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum presents Nature Exploration on Thursday and Friday, April 17 and 18, 2014 for kids ages 9-12 years old. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Small Potatoes
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Award winning folk duo Small Potatoes is known for their outstanding talents as performers, songwriters and instrumentalists. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, May 01, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be “Go Fly a Kite”. Find out more ...


IVAS Lecture Series: Shadows of the Past: The Results of Remote Sensing Surveys at Morton Village
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Please Note — Presenter and topic change due to a scheduling conflict.

Due to a scheduling conflict the May 7, 2014 presenter will now be Dr. Find out more ...


Mother-Daughter Native American Craft Workshop
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mothers and daughters join us on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. for a special afternoon of learning about Native American beading/weaving. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker return to Hickory Ridge
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Historical folk musicians Sparky and Rhonda Rucker bring the songs of the American struggle for democracy to life in their performances. Find out more ...


Federal Junior Duck Stamp Display
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum and the Illinois River National Wildlife and Fish Refuges Complexes are pleased to bring this display to Dickson Mounds now through June 13, 2014.

A king eider will appear on the 2014-2015 Federal Junior Duck Stamp, the U.S. Find out more ...


Nature Track Series: Ancient Earthworks Tour
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a tour of ancient earthworks, as part of the Nature Track series, on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Find out more ...


A Taste of Archaeology for Adults
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - Thursday, June 05, 2014, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a summer camp experience for adults, A Taste of Archaeology, June 3 – 5, 2014 from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. Find out more ...


IVAS Lecture Series: From the Illinois to Ohio Valley and Back Again: Understanding the Mississippian Era
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Please note: this talk was rescheduled from May.

Dr. Jeremy Wilson, Director, Angel Mounds National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program, will present a talk titled: “From the Illinois to Ohio Valley and Back Again: Understanding the Mississippian Era” at the Wednesday, June 4, 2014 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, June 05, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Bringing history to life, Histories for Kids, Inc. presents “Pirate Stories” at the Dickson Mounds Museum, as part of the Tot Time program series on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 9:30am. Find out more ...


Father-Son Atlatl Creations
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, June 07, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a Father-Son atlatl making workshop on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Find out more ...


A Taste of Archaeology for Teens
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Thursday, June 12, 2014, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Gain experience as a young archaeologist. Work alongside professional archaeologists. Participate in an excavation, discover artifacts, and learn how to identify, clean, organize, and sort your finds. Find out more ...


Summer Fun Fridays!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Friday, June 13, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a new summer program series for kids ages 9 - 11 years old. Find out more ...


More than Bows-n-Arrows
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, June 15, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Dickson Mounds Museum presents More Than Bows and Arrows on Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Nature Adventure for Kids
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - Thursday, June 19, 2014, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting Nature Adventure, a summer camp experience, for kids ages 10 - 12 years old on Tuesday - Thursday, June 17-19, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Summer Fun Fridays!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Friday, June 20, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us every Friday at Dickson Mounds Museum from June 13 - July 25 for mini-adventures, hands-on activities, and fun while learning about science in the world around us. Find out more ...


Celebrate the Summer Solstice
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Wake up early on Saturday, June 21, 2014 to welcome the first day of summer at Dickson Mounds Museum, when the sun is at its highest point and casts the longest period of daylight in a twenty-four period. Find out more ...


Film Screening: "Green Fire"
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us at the Dickson Mounds Museum on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. for a screening of Green Fire! This screening is free. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Claudia Nygaard to Perform
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

New to the Hickory Ridge Concert Series is Claudia Nygaard who will be performing on Saturday, June 21, 2014, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Find out more ...


Nature Track: Geology Tour
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, June 22, 2014, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please Note: The Nature Track Geology Tour has been moved from Saturday, June 28 at 9am to Sunday, June 22 at 1pm.

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a Geology Tour of the Illinois River Valley as part of the Nature Track series on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Find out more ...


Nature Explorers Camp for Kids
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - Thursday, June 26, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting Nature Explorers, a summer camp experience, for kids ages 7-9 years old on Wednesday & Thursday, June 25 & 26, 2014 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Find out more ...


Summer Fun Fridays!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a new summer program series for kids ages 9-11 years old. Find out more ...


IVAS Lecture Series: Rediscovering Ogden-Fettie
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Michael Wiant and Kelvin Sampson of the Illinois State Museum – Dickson Mounds Museum will present a talk titled: “Rediscovering Ogden-Fettie” at the Wednesday, July 2, 2014 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, July 03, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be “Something is Fishy”. Find out more ...


Summer Fun Fridays!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a new summer program series for kids ages 9-11 years old. Find out more ...


Nature Trek: Experience a Voyageur Canoe
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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. Find out more ...


Summer Fun Fridays!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Friday, July 18, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a new summer program series for kids ages 9-11 years old. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

<- March 2014 ->
S M T W T F S

            1
2
3
4
5 6
7
8
9
10
11 12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25 26
27
28
29
30
31
         
There are more events
scheduled, use the calendar
to check next month

Museums\Galleries

ISM Springfield
ISM Dickson Mounds
ISM Lockport
ISM Chicago
ISM Rend Lake

Copyright © 2012 Illinois State Museum Site Map | ISM Privacy Information | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Webmaster| Illinois DNR
Last updated 2014-07-03, 16:20 by lc