Dickson Mounds Puppet and Storytelling Program for Kids on October 20

Release Date: 

Friday, October 5, 2018

ISM Location: 

Dickson Mounds
For Immediate Release:

LEWISTOWN, IL – At Dickson Mounds Museum on Saturday, October 20, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., the Kid’s Day program will be ‘Birds of a Feather’ presented by storyteller, educator, and puppeteer Marilyn Price.  The program will focus on a trio of stories using puppets and props, and stories from the Native American tradition including The Big Rain, The Raven and a gentle story of the wisdom of the sun and the moon. Price creates all of her puppet characters using everyday objects. Her audience can create their own and tell stories to make the learning their own.  Kids may enjoy crafts to take home.

Kid’s Day programs are geared toward children ages 5 and up with an adult.  Registration is not required.  Admission is free; donations are appreciated.  The program will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. in the Museum's auditorium.  Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.  Auditorium doors open at 12:00 p.m.  

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 5:00 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