Museum hosts primitive encampment during annual scenic drive
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[September 29, 2012]
-- Dickson Mounds Museum will host the annual "Rendezvous at
Spoon River," a living history re-enactment, on Oct. 6, 7, 13 and 14
during the Spoon River Scenic Drive weekends. Members of the
Mackinaw Valley Longrifles Association will be on hand to teach the
public about the lifestyles, survival skills and rich cultural
history of the 18th- and 19th-century inhabitants of Illinois.
The public is invited to visit their primitive encampment on the
museum grounds and engage in blanket trading and knife-hawk
throwing; view demonstrations of wooden spoon carving, fiber arts,
and much more. The event is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. and 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 the museum's website at
www.experienceDicksonMounds.com. Also check out weekly updates
on Facebook at "Illinois State Museum -- Dickson Mounds."
[Text from file received from
Dickson Mounds Museum]