Dickson Mounds Hosts Mound Survey

Release Date: 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

ISM Location: 

Dickson Mounds
For Immediate Release:

LEWISTOWN, IL –Dickson Mounds is hosting a Mound Survey on Saturday, June 24th  from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.   The most obvious evidence of the prehistoric past of the area is manifest by earthworks built for a variety of purposes.  The program will be led by Illinois State Museum Interim Director Dr. Michael Wiant and will make stops at several earthworks located in the Lewistown-Havana area. 

Participants will receive a field guide for the trip and must provide their own transportation and lunch.  Meet at the Museum promptly at 9:00 a.m.  The program is free and registration is not required.  Participants should dress appropriately for the outdoors and bring lawn chairs or camping chairs if desired. 

The Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds is located between Lewistown and Havana off Illinois Routes 78 and 97. The museum is open free to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Tours and special programs are available for groups with reservations. For more information, call 309-547-3721 or TTY 217-782-9175. Also visit us on Facebook at Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds or online at the Dickson Mounds link on the Illinois State Museum website at www.illinoisstatemuseum.org.

Contact Person: 

Christa Foster

Contact Email: 

christa.foster@illinois.gov

Contact Phone: 

309-547-3721
Mound Survey Poster

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