Events on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, Dickson Mounds
Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Dr. Duane Esarey, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, will present a lecture titled: Untangling the Piasa's tale: A revised interpretationat the Wednesday, December 4, 2013 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society.The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.This lecture is free and the public is invited to attend.
Lost accounts and contradictory details have made painted images on the rock bluff at Alton, Illinois an enduring source of mystery.Jolliet’s original 1673 drawing was supposedly lost, the paintings disappeared before authoritative renderings were captured, and local accounts of the images’ meaning were badly confused.This presentation verifies a contemporary drawing fitting the description of Marquette’s account as coming from Louis Jolliet and uses a Peoria Indian culture-hero account to decode the long-lost meaning of the Piasa.In the process a new supernatural character shows how related imagery in Mississippian and earlier iconography must be reinterpreted.
The Illinois State Museum—Dickson Mounds is located between Lewistown and Havana off Illinois Routes 78 and 97. Find out more ...
Please note that event dates are subject to change. To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.
Events, Dickson Mounds
Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture CANCELLED
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum Wednesday, January 07, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Due to the threat of severe cold weather forecast for Wednesday, January 7, 2015, the monthly IVAS meeting at Dickson Mounds is cancelled. Find out more ...
Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum Thursday, January 08, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be “Magic”. Find out more ...
Kid's Day: Winter in Illinois
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum Saturday, January 10, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a Kid’s Day: Winter in Illinois on Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Find out more ...
Hickory Ridge Concert Series: The Shanites
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum Saturday, January 17, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Hickory Ridge Concert Series welcomes the return of the driving sounds of “New Irish” music as The Shanites take the stage Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm. This Bloomington based celtic group has been performing around the state creating an atmosphere reminiscent of a party below deck of the Titanic.
In 2001 The Bloomington Pantograph named The Shanties “Best Local Irish Band”. Find out more ...
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Participate in a traditional Native American Winter Gathering. Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations, including storytelling, music, group games and dances, doll making, and beading.