Entries by Alie Morgan

Link to our Market

You can access the market by going to this link. We apologize for any confusion and for the link on the home page not working.

Do you need to contact us?

The Cahokia.mounds@sbcglobal.net email account has been temporarily suspended until further notice. For site information or contacting personnel, use the following:  Site superintendent Lori Belknap (lori.belknap@illinois.gov); Interpretive Coordinator/Educator Linda Sinco (linda.sinco@illinois.gov); Acting Assistant Manager/public relations/photo use/artifact identification, Bill Iseminger (William.iseminger@illinois.gov); for Cahokia Mounds Museum Society executive director Alie Morgan (museumsociety@cahokiamounds.org); for gift shop manager Linda Krieg […]

Cahokia Mounds Interpretive Center will be closed beginning November 20

“Due to Governor Pritsker’s directive to move the State to Tier 3 mitigation, the Interpretive Center at Cahokia Mounds will be closed indefinitely.  This will begin on Friday, November 20, 2020.  The Site grounds will remain open daily, from dawn till dusk.  Thank you for your understand as we work together to control the pandemic.” […]

New Visitation Policy Beginning Wednesday November 18

Due to new COVID-19 restrictions we are altering the way we admit visitors. Beginning November 18 you need to have an appointment.  We will be allowing 10 visitors into the Interpretive Center every 30 minutes beginning at 9am and ending at 4pm. A mask must be worn while in the facility.Please RSVP by calling 618-346-5160.

Saint Louis Art Museum Shows Art Inspired by Cahokia Mounds

The Saint Louis Art Museum is featuring works by artist Elias Sime.  “On an unusually warm day in December 2019, Sime and his creative partner, curators and anthropologist Meskerem Assegued visited St. Louis in preparation for the exhibition Currents 118: Elias Sime. Their first destination was Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, where they viewed the […]

CMMS & PARC Host Virtual Trivia Night

On Saturday October 24, Cahokia Mounds Museum Society is partnering with Powell Archaeological Research Center to host their Annual Trivia night a little differently. Our normal trivia night was postponed due to COVID-19 and in person events will likely not be taking place any time soon so we are taking it virtual.  Powell Archaeological Research […]

Interpretive Center Closing on Wednesdays

Beginning the week of September 21, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site will reduce Interpretive Center open days to 4 days per week, Thursday through Sunday. Grounds will remain open daily from dawn until dusk. This is due to recent reductions in staffing as well as the effects of the pandemic on our human resources. We […]

Governor Pritzker Visits Cahokia Mounds

On Aug 27th we had the honor of hosting Governor J.B. Pritzker and the First Lady. They visited the Interpretive Center and received a tour led by Bill Iseminger. The Governor asked many questions about the history of the Mississippians and also asked many questions about the site. They also made the trip up Monks […]

Interpretive Center Opens July 15th

We are very happy to finally announce that we will re-open the Interpretive Center (IC) with restrictions on Wednesday July 15. In our effort to maintain progress in overcoming COVID-19 in our community, we ask that you adhere to the new protocols. If you are not willing to do so, we ask that you schedule […]

Interpretive Center to Open Soon!

“We are happy to announce that we will be opening our Interpretive Center on Wednesday, July 15. We will be open Wednesday through Sunday, from 9:00 am through 5:00 pm. We will have reduced staff and will limit the occupancy of the building to 50 people or less. On Monday I will issue a statement […]

Outdoor Tours To Be Offered

As we move towards fully reopening Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, we will now offer interpretive outdoor tours of 3 key areas of the site. Interpretive outdoor tours will begin on Wednesday 7/8/2020 and continue until the building reopens. Tours will be offered Wednesday through Sunday. There will be 3 tour offerings: The Grand Plaza, […]

4th of July

If your 4th of July plans include Cahokia Mounds, please be aware that there are no fireworks permitted on the grounds whatsoever. The grounds are open from dawn until dusk only. The pavilions are open for groups of 50 or less and are on a first-come, first-served basis. The museum, pit toilets, and water fountains […]

Update on Reopening

CLOSED: The Interpretive Center will remain closed at this time. IDNR is working closely with the IDPH to develop the proper safety protocols to open our facility as safely as possible. We had hoped we could open today when the Governor opens the state at the Phase 4 level of reopening but we will not […]

The Ground are Open

Welcome back! The grounds at Cahokia Mounds are now open from dawn till dusk. The Interpretive Center, Picnic Area, Playground, Toilets, and Water Fountains remain closed. As you enjoy the grounds, please adhere to the Governor’s 6 ft. social distance mandate and wear a face covering if a 6 ft. distance cannot be maintained unless […]

Grounds to Reopen on May 29th

We are happy to announce that the grounds at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site will reopen on May 29 with restrictions.    This includes all walking areas, Monks Mound, and Woodhenge.   Restrictions are: A face covering is required, physical distancing measures must be followed, picnic pavilions and playground remain closed, and water fountains will remain off.  […]

Deadline for Employment is May 1st

Cahokia Mounds is accepting applications for six month seasonal positions. Download the application from the Work4Illinois website and email to the site with the background check and a copy of your valid DL. Call 618-346-5164 with questions.      Lori.belknap@illinois.gov      

Exhibit Gets Much Needed Update

During the shutdown period our badly deteriorated outdoor mitigation porch received a facelift and a new sign. We received a generous donation to repaint and produce a sign for the outdoor feature exhibit. This area was inhabited by all four phases of occupation at the site beginning with AD 1050 through AD 1250. This is […]

CLOSURE – Superintendent Update

The health and safety of our community, visitors, and staff are of the utmost importance during this difficult time. To further prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation issued on March 9, 2020, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced the closure of all state parks, fish […]

WE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Effective immediately, all IDNR-owned properties are closed to the public to help stem the spread of COVID-19. All scheduled events on state property are effectively cancelled; patrons are encouraged to call IDNR’s Parks administrative line Monday through Friday at 217-782-6752 with questions.

Cancelations/Postponements

Due to COVID-19 and the recommendations of the Governor of Illinois the decision has been made to either cancel or postpone several events. We will continue to post these here and on our Facebook page. March 19 CAS mtg Canceled March 22 Winter Lecture #3 Canceled March 22 Spring Equinox Observance Canceled March 28 Flintknapping […]