LEWISTOWN, IL – At Dickson Mounds Museum on Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, visitors to the Museum can receive a free tree sapling, while supplies last. The Museum has several species of native Illinois tree saplings from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Mason State Tree Nursery to give away throughout Earth Day weekend. Visitors are encouraged to choose a species to plant in their own backyards. Information about each sapling will also be provided.
Tree saplings are limited to one per visitor and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Saplings will be available both days from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. while supplies last. Admission to the Dickson Mounds Museum is free.
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.