Event Calendar

  • 02

    Weekend Knap-In

    All day
    Dickson Mounds
    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    The public is welcome to view flint knapping demonstrations during the Museum’s Fourth Annual Weekend Knap-In. Learn about the different techniques used by several craftsmen and see their stone tool creations.

    Flintknappers should call Christa Christensen at 309-547-3721 for information on how to participate.

    Admission is free.

  • 03

    Artifact ID Day

    All day
    Dickson Mounds
    Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds

    Museum staff and other experts will be available to identify your artifacts, rocks, fossils, animal bones, and perhaps anything else you may be curious about.  If you don’t have any items to identify, be sure to stop in any way to see these artifacts and live demonstrations.

  • 07

    Tot Time: Birds & their Homes

    9:30 am-11:00 am
    Dickson Mounds
    Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds

    Adults and their tots will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month in the Museum’s Discovery Center.  Spend quality time with your tot, while each of you makes new friends.  A different topic and craft will be featured each month. Registration is not required and admission is free.  Participants will enjoy light refreshments.  The program begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. with the program portion lasting approximately thirty minutes followed by crafts, snacks, and time to explore the Museum.

    On March 7th, the program will focus on birds.  Learn about a variety of birds and the importance of a bird’s home.  Tots and their caretakers may enjoy a story and the chance to work together to build their very first birdhouse!  Assembly requires no hammers, nails, or screws, just white glue! It’s as easy as building-blocks and can be finished in less than five minutes.  The birdhouse may be taken home and used in your own backyard for the Spring nesting season.

    The 2019 Tot Time program series is sponsored by Spoon River Electric’s Operation Round-up grant, Canton Chamber of Commerce, Havana National Bank, Lewistown VFW Post 5001 Auxiliary, Rusty Melhouse of Edward Jones, and Jeff and Linda Sisson of Havana.  The Tot Time program series continuously seeks sponsors.  Please contact Curator of Education Christa Christensen at 309-547-3721 for more information.

  • 09

    Maples Mill United Methodist Church Annual Pancake & Whole Hog Sausage Day

    11:00 am-2:00 pm

    All-you-can-eat, sausage available for sale, bake sale also. Event continues from 4 to 7 p.m.

  • 10

    You're Invited...Meet the New Director

    1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Dickson Mounds
    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    Join us for a welcome reception and have the opportunity to meet the new Dickson Mounds Museum Director Dr. Duane Esarey.  No stranger to Dickson Mounds, Dr. Esarey returns after a fifteen-year absence during which time he completed his doctoral work in Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and served as the Assistant Director of the Illinois State Archaeological Survey in Urbana-Champaign.

    Light refreshments will be served.  The event is free and open to the public.  No RSVP is required.