Entries by Justin Smock

Upcoming Projects at the Interpretive Center – Lori Belknap, Site Superintendent

The lineup of approved projects at the site is moving forward, despite repeated delays. Several projects were approved to take place in recent years but the pandemic and the resulting budget crises within our State Agencies, production constraints, and inflation have impacted the planning and bidding processes in complex ways. These factors have impacted our […]

Local Podcast Series Features Cahokia Mounds Agriculture

“Uncovering Cahokia’s Food History & Forgotten Farmscapes.” Check out this new episode of the podcast series “Grounded by the Farm!” This week’s episode “Uncovering Cahokia’s Food History & Forgotten Farmscapes” features local anthropologist, Dr. Gayle Fritz, Professor emeritus from Washington University. Listen-in as Gayle and the host “uncover the mysteries of this once-thriving metropolis and […]

2023 Membership Drive! – Now through September 30!

The Cahokia Mounds Museum Society (CMMS) NEEDS YOUR HELP! Join, Renew, or increase your membership now through September 30, during our Annual Membership Drive. CMMS relies on donations, gift shop sales, and membership dues to fund the entire calendar year of events at Cahokia Mounds. Your gift supports the mission of preservation and interpretation at […]

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society Wins Prestigious 2023 AASLH Award of Excellence!

The Cahokia Mounds Museum Society (CMMS) is honored to announce the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has selected us as a 2023 Award of Excellence winner by the Leadership in History Awards Committee for Back to the City of The Sun: An Augmented Reality Experience. This year, AASLH conferred fifty-one national awards honoring people, […]

Indian Market Days Happening June 3 & 4, 2023

HAPPENING JUNE 3 & 4, 9AM-5PM at the GATEWAY CONVENTION CENTER 1 GATEWAY DR, COLLINSVILLE,IL 62234 *FREE ADMISSION & PARKING* Current List of Participating Artists: Noris Chee (Navajo) – Original Paintings & Prints Niles Aseret (Navajo) – Beadwork Patricia Baxter Shebola (Hopi) – Beadwork Ramona & Michael Frerichs (Northern Arapahoe) – Flutes & Dreamcatchers Emilio […]

Cahokia Archaeological Society (CAS) Meeting & Program

WHEN: May 18, 2023 @ 6:30 pm WHERE: Collinsville Memorial Library, Lower Level Meeting Room,                     408 W Main St, Collinsville, IL 62234 Autumn Melby, University of Pennsylvania, will give a presentation on current excavations at the Hawkins Hollow site near Old Valmeyer, in Monroe County, […]

Guided Tours Resume!

Guided Tours and Informational Talks will begin May 3rd on the grounds at Cahokia Mounds.  Tours and Talks are by appointment only and are as follows:   Wednesday at 1 pm:  Tour of The Grand Plaza.  Meet in front of Interpretive Center. Thursday at 1 pm:  Tour of Monks Mound.  Meet in MM parking lot […]

Cahokia Mounds Hiring Seasonal Staff

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is hiring seasonal ground maintenance and interpretive staff.  This is a great opportunity to gain experience in Parks Management and get a World Heritage Site on your resume. These are full-time positions for a 6-month duration. Pay is $15 per hour. Hours are 7 am – 3 Pm, days will […]

Spring Cover Photo Contest Results!

The Spring photo contest results are in! Thank you to everyone that participated, we had a total of 19 entries. First Place: Wayne Meriwether “Bee on Flower” Wayne’s photo will be featured on the cover of the Spring issue of our newsletter the Cahokian. Wayne will also receive a $50 gift certificate to our online […]

Cahokia Mounds hiring Conservation Education Representative

Cahokia Mounds is seeking a temporary seasonal position that will not exceed six months to augment permanent staff during the peak season.  This Conservation Education Representative position will fill the need of developing, executing, and presenting programs, activities and events to the general public, school groups, and special interest groups.  Prepares and delivers educational information […]