Family Day-Shorebird Viewing Giveaway

Dickson Mounds Museum 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL

Dickson Mounds is encouraging families to get outside and view shorebirds!  Families may visit the Museum on Saturday, September 25th from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. to pick-up FREE binoculars, an identification pamphlet, and other items to enjoy viewing shorebirds at the Emiquon Preserve or Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge. Giveaway items are limited and available on a…

Free

Fall Colors & Nature Discovery

Dickson Mounds Museum 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL

Enjoy the fall colors and discover the variety of trees and other nature tidbits along the trails at Dickson Mounds!  Through the month of October, different points of interest will be highlighted along the trails.  This self-guided experience will be available daily, from dawn until dusk, October 1-31st and will begin at the Picnic Hill…

Free

Tot Time: Autumn Trees

Dickson Mounds Museum 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL

Tot Time is happening this month at Dickson Mounds!  Adults and their tots will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month. A different topic is featured each month. Tots and their caretakers may enjoy a self-guided tree walk on the Museum’s grounds and have fun finding and looking at…

Free

Kid’s Cache: Rocks, Minerals & Fossils

Dickson Mounds Museum 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL

To celebrate Earth Sciences Week, kids are welcome to pick-up a FREE Rocks, Minerals & Fossils activity bag on Saturday, October 16th from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.   Activities are geared towards kids five years old and up.  Giveaway items are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Free

New Trailhead Kiosks Celebration

Dickson Mounds Museum 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL

Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the new trailhead kiosks on the Museum’s grounds and to recognize local Havana resident and Eagle Scout candidate Karac Henderson, the Henderson Family, members of Boy Scout Troop #166 and project sponsors, including LaCrosse Lumber, Havana Chamber of Commerce, Havana’s Casey’s General Store,…

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Tot Time: Farm Frenzy

Dickson Mounds Museum 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL

Tot Time is happening this month at Dickson Mounds! Adults and their tots will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month. A different topic…

Free

Kid’s Giveaway—Make your own Pottery!

Dickson Mounds Museum 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL

As part of Native American Heritage month, celebrate a traditional practice that has been observed in Illinois for thousands of years! Kids are welcome to pick up a free activity bag containing clay to make their own Native style Pinch Pot on Saturday, November 13th between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Supplies are limited and…

Free

Mound Tour

Dickson Mounds Museum 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL

The most obvious evidence of the prehistoric past of the Spoon River area is manifested by earthworks built for a variety of purposes. We will visit the present and former locations of several important earthworks located in the Lewistown-Havana area and discuss what is known about them. Please dress appropriately for outdoor conditions. Participants will…

Free

Illinois Mounds & their Meaning

Dickson Mounds Museum 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL

Join Dr. Duane Esarey and Logan Pappenfort for a discussion of the earthworks which help shape the landscape of the Prairie State. Learn about the history of the mounds as well as the different perspectives and viewpoints surrounding these important sites. Come away with a better understanding and respect for the native land which we…

Free

Nature Trek: A Glacial Perspective

Dickson Mounds Museum 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL

Did you know glaciers contributed to the formation of the Illinois River Valley?  Learn about how the last Ice Age shaped the present-day landscape during this hike-n-talk program. Participants will…

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