Exhibitions

Visitors to Dickson Mounds Museum's more than 15,000 square feet of exhibits discover many different ways of interpreting the past, including innovative displays of artifacts, arts, and archaeology; exciting hands-on activities; and multi-media presentations.


Permanent
The River Valley Gallery at Dickson Mounds Musem
Explore the character of the Illinois River and trace the interaction between the river and the people who lived along it from the end of the Ice Age to the present day.
People of the Valley Exhibit
People of the Valley portrays a sequence of cultures -- from Ice-Age hunters to the tribal groups that left Illinois in the 19th century -- through artifacts, murals, photographs, and exciting hands-on exhibits.
Reflections on Three Worlds Presentation
Explore the world of Mississippian people whose 800-year-old sites surround the museum today.

Temporary
The partial skeleton of a bison found along the banks of the Illinois River is featured in a display about recent excavations at a bison kill site located south of Peoria, Illinois.