Native American Winter Gathering at Dickson Mounds Jan. 27

Release Date: 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

ISM Location: 

Dickson Mounds
For Immediate Release:

LEWISTOWN, IL – Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting the annual Winter Gathering on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  Participants may enjoy storytelling, drum music, and traditional dancing from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  A pipe ceremony honoring the ancestors will also be held outdoors in the afternoon.  Vendors will be open with a variety of hand-made crafts and objects for purchase from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Lunch featuring traditional Native American fry bread will be available from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Admission is free; however, donations are appreciated.  Registration is not required.   

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