Members of the group will be on hand throughout the day to teach
visitors about the lifestyles, survival skills and rich cultural
history of the 18th- and 19th-century inhabitants of Illinois.
The public is invited to visit the primitive encampment at the
museum's picnic hill, engage in blanket trading and knife-hawk
throwing, and view demonstrations of wooden spoon carving, fiber
arts, fire making with flint and steel, and more. Admission is free.
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, or visit
www.experienceemiquon.org. Also check out "Illinois State Museum
-- Dickson Mounds" on Facebook.
[Text from file received from
Dickson Mounds Museum]