Open house scheduled at Dickson Mounds Museum
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[August 14, 2012]
-- The public is invited to the annual open house at Dickson
Mounds Museum. This year's event will be on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.
At 3 p.m., there will be a presentation in the auditorium by the
museum director, Dr. Michael Wiant. He will outline plans for new
exhibits and research.
During the open house, museum staff will be available throughout the
building, including "behind-the-scenes" in the collection and the
archaeology laboratory, to talk about 2011-2012 accomplishments and
plans for future projects. There will also be "hands-on" activities
for all ages.
Among exciting developments are discoveries made
during the Morton site excavation, research on the Dickson Mounds
cemetery, new educational programs, plans for new exhibits that will
feature the history of Dickson Mounds Museum, exhibits that will
incorporate animal mounts and a more complete story of Native
American history in the Illinois River Valley.
Members of the Emiquon Partnership will also have displays and
activities throughout the afternoon.
Refreshments will be served from 1 to 3 p.m.
Admission is free.
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The Illinois State Museum at 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
For more information, call 309-547-3721 or TTY 217-782-9175 or visit
the museum's website at
www.experiencedicksonmounds.com. Also like "Illinois State
Museum – Dickson Mounds" on Facebook.
[Text from file received sfrom
Dickson Mounds Museum]