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  Events on Saturday, October 13, 2012, Dickson Mounds   

Rendezvous at Spoon River Encampment
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, October 13, 2012 - Sunday, October 14, 2012, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the annual “Rendezvous at Spoon River” – a living history re-enactment, during October 6, 7, 13, 14, 2012 of the Spoon River Scenic Drive weekends.  Members of the Mackinaw Valley Longrifles Association will be on hand to teach the public about the lifestyles, survival skills, and rich cultural history of Illinois 18th and 19th century inhabitants.
 
The public is invited to visit their primitive encampment on the museum grounds and engage in blanket trading and knife-hawk throwing; view demonstrations of wooden spoon carving, fiber arts, and much more.  The event is open to the public from 8:30 am - 5:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Life as a Student in a One Room School
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

What was it like to attend a one-room school?  As part of the Spoon River Reads project, Dickson Mounds Museum and the Fulton County Arts Council present Life as a Student in a One Room School on Saturday, October 13, 2012.  Visitors will learn about the history of one room schools in Fulton County.  Participants may come dressed in 19th century or early 20th century garb and enjoy a hands-on craft projects.
 
Both the East and West Waterford schools on the Museum Grounds will be open to the public to view the exhibits between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., with ongoing children’s activities held only in the East Waterford School.  Admission is free, but donations are welcome.  This program is a collaborative effort between Dickson Mounds Museum, the Fulton County Arts Council, and the Spoon River Reads project.  The Fulton County Arts Council is partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
 
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   

Weekend Knap-In
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Sunday, March 01, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the Second Annual Weekend Knap-In Saturday and Sunday, February 28 and March 1, 2015 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Find out more ...


Artifact Identification Day
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, March 01, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the 33rd Annual Artifact Identification Day on Sunday, March 1, 2015 between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Find out more ...


Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture: The History, Theory, and Application of Carbon 14 Dating
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, March 04, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Michael Conner, Curator of Archaeology, will present a talk titled: “The History, Theory, and Application of Carbon 14 Dating” at the Wednesday, March 4, 2015 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, March 05, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be “Wild Mammals”. Find out more ...


Kid's Day: Wild about Animals in Illinois
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 07, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a Kid’s Day: Wild About Animals in Illinois on Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Find out more ...


Dickson Mounds Museum offers Bus Trip: Day of the Drum Festival
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Participate in a day-long bus trip to Champaign-Urbana for the Day of the Drum Festival at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, April 02, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be "Trees."

Admission is free and registration is not required. Find out more ...


Bird Watching at Emiquon
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, April 04, 2015, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Meet at the Emiquon Wetland Observatory for a morning of bird watching. Novice and seasoned birders are welcomed. Find out more ...


Ben's Bubble Show
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for this unique form of family entertainment. See Ben use his bare hands to create beautiful, humorous, and mind boggling soap bubble sculptures. Find out more ...


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

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