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
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Nov 5 2020 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
The topic will be "Down on the Farm” presented by Tara Ricker, owner of Within Walking Distance Homestead, in Little America, Illinois (Fulton Co.). Tara will make her annual visit...with special guest baby donkey Jacky.
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Nov 14 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Join us for an action-packed afternoon of learning about primitive survival skills. Participants will construct and learn how to use their own atl atl (spear thrower) to “hunt.”
Nov 21 2020 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
For more than 20 years, people have gathered at Dickson Mounds on the third Saturday of every month for an evening of musical entertainment.

Illinois State Museum Online Events

Nov 5 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Social Justice in Museums Series
The museum is a colonial enterprise, designed to be the keeper of what’s important and precious for society at-large. These institutions were often built on the bodies and belongings of Indigenous people and oppressed communities.
"Line Up" by Frank Trankina
Nov 11 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Associate Curator of Art Doug Stapleton will facilitate a discussion with artist Frank Trankina in conjunction with the Figurism exhibition currently on view at Aurora University.
Unfinished remade 19th century dress
Nov 17 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn how clothing was washed, mended, and made over to prolong its life, and how it was recycled when worn out.