Stories-n-Stones Program for Kids on Nov. 4 at Dickson Mounds

Release Date: 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

ISM Location: 

Dickson Mounds
For Immediate Release:

LEWISTOWN, IL – Dickson Mounds Museum will host an afternoon of Native American storytelling accompanied by demonstrations of the creation and use of ancient tools and crafts on Saturday, November 4 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Experimental Archaeologist Larry Kinsella and his wife, professional storyteller Marilyn Kinsella, have combined their talents to produce this informative, entertaining, hands-on program.  Kids may enjoy activities such as cordage making, pottery, using hand micro-drills, flint knapping, and spear throwing. 

Kid’s Day programs are geared toward children ages 5 and up with an adult.  Registration is not required.  The show begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Museum’s auditorium.  Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Museum’s lobby.  Space is limited.  Admission is free; donations are appreciated. 

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