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. The story is told through innovative displays and Legacy, a large-screen video production that captures the panorama of the past and leads one to a real-life view of the river valley today. Also located here are exhibits relating to the Emiquon Preserve and restoration of this section of the Illinois River Valley to a more natural state.
Join us Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Dickson Mounds to hear Joe Felisko and Eric Noden are expert practitioners of harmonica and guitar styles that defined the blues in its earliest days but are now all too rarely heard.
Dickson Mounds Museum offers a wide range of public programs throughout the year -- on archaeology, Indian cultures of the Americas, natural history, and rural life and culture. Programs include workshops, demonstrations, performances, conferences, and festivals -- many of which are held outdoors. Most events are free to the public.