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.
Connections in Stone: A Native Perspective on the Relation of Oral Tradition and Petroglyphs
Lobby Gallery - COMING SOON
The exhibition will present Mike Chervinko’s breathtaking photographic images of petroglyphs. The images illustrate the beauty and deep history that the place we now call Illinois holds. The examples of rock art shown in this exhibition are contextually framed by oral traditions of various contemporary tribal nations to tell a story which stretches back to time immemorial. These petroglyphs and oral traditions work together to tell the story of the indigenous people of Illinois and the ways in which native people interpret the landscape around us.