LEWISTOWN, IL –Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a variety of activities October 7-8 and 14-15, 2017 as part of the Spoon River Scenic Drive. Learn what life was like on the Illinois frontier at the Rendezvous Encampment at Dickson Mounds. View flint knapping demonstrations and learn about the different techniques these craftsmen use to create various stone tools. Enjoy live music by the Bug Trotters, a group of friends who get together to play Old-Time Square Dance music. They will provide lively tunes played on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica. Admission to the Museum, as well as all Scenic Drive Weekend event activities, is free. Donations are appreciated. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather as many of these activities will be held outdoors.
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.