Events on Saturday, September 14, 2013, Dickson Mounds
Be an Archaeologist for a Day
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum Saturday, September 14, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting “Be an Archaeologist for a Day” for kids ages 9-16 years old on Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Kids will work alongside professional archaeologists and learn excavation and artifact identification techniques, and how to process finds. The program will begin with hands-on preparatory activities indoors, and then, weather permitting, will be held outdoors for the afternoon.
The program fee is $2 for Illinois State Museum Society members and $4 for non-members per child. Registration is required with a deadline of Monday, September 9th. Space is limited with a maximum of 10 participants. Each participant is required to provide his/her own sack lunch, drink, and snacks, and must dress appropriately for the weather and outdoor work. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America encouraged to participate as this program may fulfill some badge requirements.
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. Find out more ...
Please note that event dates are subject to change. To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.
Events, Dickson Mounds
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.