Entries by Cody Slauson

IDNR Recognizes Bill Egan

The Illinois Department of National Resources recently recognized Bill Egan as a 2021 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. These volunteers spend thousands of hours assisting staff and visitors at IDNR sites. Bill Egan has dedicated his volunteer service to a variety of duties at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Mr. Egan welcomes visitors to the […]

Nature/Culture Hike

Join Dr. Julie Zimmerman for the Cahokia Mounds Nature/Culture Hike on October 17. You’ll learn about native plants and animals and how the Mississippian culture interacted with them and the environment.  This is a 2-hour hike through some of the less commonly traveled trails, so make sure to wear appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes suitable for […]

NPS Meeting with Congressman Mike Bost

Congressman Mike Bost visited Cahokia Mounds yesterday to discuss the Bill he introduced in April to make Cahokia Mounds and surrounding Mississippian Complexes into a unit of the National Park Service.  The proposed Bill will designate Cahokia Mounds and the other complexes as ‘Cahokia Mounds Mississippian Culture National Historical Park.’ The Bill is currently at […]

Summer Solstice Sunrise Tomorrow!

The Summer Solstice Sunrise observance will be held tomorrow, June 20th, at 5:20 am. Meet at the Woodhenge reconstruction. Atop a stepladder at the center post, Bill Iseminger will discuss the discovery and significance of the ancient calendar. Welcome the rising sun with Bill as he has done four times each year, during each solstice […]

No More Masks and Brand New Shirts

We’re excited to report that masks will no longer be required to enter the Interpretive Center. Further, we have a new shirt celebrating Woodhenge at the shop for $18.00. If you join us for our Sumer Solstice Sunrise on June 20 at 5:20 am, the shirts will be on sale for $15.00

COVID Reminder

Hello all! This is just a reminder that, due to loosening COVID restrictions, you no longer need to make reservations to visit the Interpretive Center. However, masks are still required in the building. Come for a fun and safe visit!

Indian Market Days were a huge success!

We are so grateful to all of our artists for sharing their time and their work with us. We couldn’t have made this happen without them and without all of those who came to shop! For three days the Interpretive Center buzzed with activity as people came from all over came to see both traditional […]

The Nature/Culture Hike is almost here!

This year’s Nature/Culture Hike is taking place Saturday, June 12th. The event starts at 1:00 pm and is free to attend. Join volunteer and SIUE Archaeology professor Julie Zimmerman on a 5.4 mile hike through most of the site. You’ll learn about the mounds and their cultural significance and hopefully spot some of the beautiful […]

Indian Market Days are underway!

Come join artists like Quintin Quam today and tomorrow for Indian Market Days at Cahokia Mounds. We welcome Quintin as one of six brand new artists who’ve come to share their beautiful work. It’s gorgeous outside, so come down to Cahokia Mounds for a great day!

Indian Market Days are here at last!

Indian Market Days are here! 21 Indian artisans from many different tribes have joined us to show their beautiful hand crafted wares. Come join us today from 12 to 5, and if you can’t make it today, we’ll be here from 9-5 on Saturday and 9-4 on Sunday. Bring a friend!

No Reservations Required for Indian Market Days

Due to the lifting of COVID restrictions by the site, a reservation will not be required for the Indian Market Days.  Masks will still be required.  The Indian Market Days will take place June 4 from noon – 5:00, June 5 from 9:00 – 5:00, and June 6 from 9:00 – 4:00.  This event is […]

COVID Restriction Change

“Phase 4 restrictions that have been in place at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site have been lifted.  We are now following CDC and IDPH guidelines for Bridge Phase to Phase 5 which include a greater capacity inside the Interpretive Center as well as loosening mask protocols.    Effective immediately, visitors will no longer be required to […]

Appointments required to visit

An appointment is required to enter the Interpretive Center at Cahokia Mounds. Please call 618-346-5160 to schedule a time to visit. If you don’t have a reservation, there is a chance you will not be permitted to enter until a time is available. This is to ensure we are following the Restore Illinois protocols and […]

Interpretive Center to reopen on January 28

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site will reopen on Thursday, January 28. We invite you to come and visit the site with the following restrictions: *Visits to the Interpretive Center will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY. *Walk-in visits to the Interpretive Center are not permitted at this time. * Masks will be required to enter the facility […]

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 […]