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 event flyer.  Text is listed as it is in the web site event posting.
Dec 3 2020 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
On December 3rd, Santa's brother, Hugo Kringle, comes to Tot Time.
Dec 19 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

"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.
Nov 19 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Social Justice in Museums Series
Museums are increasingly employing numerous strategies for engagement of previously underserved or marginalized audiences, but there is a very long road still to travel.