Upcoming Events

Dickson Mounds Museum offers a wide range of public programs throughout the year -- on archaeology, Indian cultures of the Americas, natural history, and rural life and culture. Programs include workshops, demonstrations, performances, conferences, and festivals -- many of which are held outdoors. Most events are free to the public.

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All ISM Events
Image is of tree planting.
Apr 22 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
In celebration of Earth Day, pick-up and plant a free native Illinois tree seedling in your own yard as part of a community-wide event.
Image of Smooth Aster (Symphyotrichum laeve) Photo © Illinois Department of Natural Resources
May 6 2021 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Each tot will receive a native plant and fun craft to take home.
Image is of map
May 8 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
We will visit the present and former locations of several important earthworks located in the Lewistown-Havana area and discuss what is known about them.

Illinois State Museum Online Events

girls working at long tables in a radium factory
Apr 27 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
The young women who worked at the Radium Dial Company in the 1920s were told that the radium they were using was harmless. Dive into this fascinating and tragic tale of the brave factory workers whose quest for justice forever changed US Labor laws.
Setting the Foundation speaker headshots
Apr 29 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Global Conversations on the Return of Cultural Heritage Series
Join Indigenous peoples, museum professionals, and human rights experts from across the globe for a series of conversations regarding repatriation and the return of cultural tangible and intangible heritage.
Hazel Biggs Palmer with her collection
May 6 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Starting in the late 1800s the Oliver S. Biggs' family passed the knowledge of taxidermy from one generation to the next, with Oliver’s daughter Hazel creating a natural history museum and library from the families collection.