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  Events on Saturday, October 19, 2013, Dickson Mounds   

Family Programs at Dickson Mounds Museum: Stories and Music from the Dust Bowl Days
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM

As part of the Spoon River Reads project, Dickson Mounds Museum and the Fulton County Arts Council are hosting a day of family programs at Dickson Mounds Museum on Saturday, October 19, 2013.  At 1:00 pm, join storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis as he travels the back roads of America, meets the folks who built this country and hear the stories and songs sung by the Oakies. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Woody Guthrie Songs
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Songwriter and guitarist Bucky Halker will return to the Hickory Ridge Concert Series to perform the songs of Woody Guthrie and the dust bowl era as well as a selection of his original songs this Saturday, October the 19th at 7:30 pm.   A longtime favorite at Hickory Ridge, Halker has been called “The living heir of Woody Guthrie”.  He performs Woody’s music with a rare passion as well as a deep understanding of the dustbowl era. 

Bucky Halker was born in 1954 and grew up in Ashland, Wisconsin, a declining blue-collar, iron ore, lumber town on Lake Superior with fish fry Fridays, country music, Swedes, polkas, Finns, Indian reservations, Poles, 12-foot fishin’ boats, girls with transistor radios, and 40 bars on Main street. 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 ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Filisko and Noden Return to Hickory Ridge
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Hickory Ridge Concert Series welcomes the return of Filisko and Noden with their acoustic blues guitar and harmonica Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm. The blues and roots music duo— Joe Filisko and Eric Noden make an unforgettable impression.

Joe and Eric are expert practitioners of harmonica and guitar styles that defined the blues in its earliest days but are now all too rarely heard. Find out more ...


Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture: Ogden Family Reflections
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, April 01, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Marion Ogden, former Fulton County resident, will be sharing his recollections of the Ogden mound at the Wednesday, April 1, 2015 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. at Dickson Mounds Museum. 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. To welcome the spring season, tots and their caretakers will help plant two trees on the Museum’s grounds. Find out more ...


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

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting its first Nature Trek program of the 2015 season. Join Museum staff and representatives from The Nature Conservancy for a bird watching opportunity at the Wetland Observatory at the Emiquon Preserve on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. 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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