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. […]
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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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Join us for the second of three in our Winter Lecture Series Sunday February 9th at 2pm. This is a free event. “ARCHITECTURAL ALIGNMENTS AND LUNAR LANDSCAPES: TRACING THE CONSTRUCTION OF ANGEL COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWESTERN INDIANA” Elizabeth Watts Malouchos, Research Scientist at Indiana University’s Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology Angel Mounds is one of […]
Beginning February 1 please consult the Illinois Department of Transportation’s website for planned detours while parts of I-255 are closed for a major overhaul. “While this project will require a complete closure of the interstate to all traffic for one construction season, it enables the project to be completed cheaper, faster and safer. * Significantly […]
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced today that $30.9 million in grants to support 188 humanities projects is awarded to expand access to the country’s wealth of historical resources. Cahokia Mounds Historic Site is among the recipients for the second year. The site is awarded a Digital Projects for the public grant from […]
Our Winter Lecture Series will begin on January 19 at 2 pm in the auditorium. It will feature Paul Welch, PhD who is the Anthropology Chair at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. The title of his lecture is “Fluorite Workshops and Bead Making at Kincaid Mounds, Illinois.” Kincaid, contemporary with Cahokia, is a large, multi-mound palisaded […]
Thursday December 19th has been declared Bill Iseminger day this year at Cahokia Mounds. Assistant Site Manager Bill Iseminger will be retiring on December 31st after almost 49 years at Cahokia Mounds. He started his career at Cahokia Mounds fresh out of grad school at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and never left. He will […]
Heartlands Conservancy has included us in their 2019 Jingle Hike which continues through New Year’s Day. There are 12 area sites participating. You will take a picture with the bells hanging on the tree and share via Instagram or Twitter using #jinglehike. On Facebook tag @heartlandsconservancy AND use #jinglehike. Stop by and pick up a […]
A new article on the History Channel’s website features Cahokia Mounds along with Chaco Canyon as “Bustling Urban Centers.” http://ow.ly/5MpV50xmkas