Gayle Fritz is professor emerita at Washington University in St. Louis, having retired recently after more than three decades of teaching archaeology and ethnobotany. She has worked at archaeological sites ranging in age from the Archaic to the Historic period, and analyzed plant remains from sites as far west and south as Chihuahua, Mexico, and […]
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Cahokia Mounds Museum Society (CMMS) is one the recipients of a Digital Projects for the Humanities grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This $100,000 grant will be used to develop a functional prototype of an augmented reality application that will be available for smart phones and other platforms and an educational website, slated […]
Due to the weather and the condition of the trails, for the safety of our participants, we have cancelled the 5K this morning. A make up race will be planned next week. You can still pick up your packet if you like between 8 and 9 this morning, or all day on Wednesday, November 7. […]
Sparks will fly in this recreation of a dramatic debate between our Territorial Governor Ninian Edwards and Potawatomi Chief Gomo on Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 pm. The program will be held in the auditorium at Cahokia Mounds. Two hundred years ago, as the original thirteen colonies were bursting at the seams, as early pioneers […]
We are very happy to announce that the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society has received a generous grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing (ECF of Boeing) in support of our Native American Culture Series. This grant will fund a 2-day cultural event by The Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe. The event will take place October […]
Brought to you by the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition, this dance troupe will perform at Cahokia Mounds on August 8. There will be two 30-minute performances; at 1 pm and at 3 pm. This group was the first Native American youth group to perform at the Gallup Inter-tribal Ceremonial held at Gallup, NM in 2013. […]
The annual City of the Sun 5K Trail Run will take place on November 4, 2018. This is a unique opportunity to run a 5K Trail course on a US National Historic Landmark and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The course begins and ends at the Interpretive Center but traverses some of the cultural and natural […]
Cahokia Mounds is hosting a Mississippian Conference, which will take place July 28, 2018 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, at Cahokia Mounds, Interpretive Center Auditorium. Presenters should submit an abstract, with presentation title and your institutional or other affiliation, to Bill Iseminger (bill.iseminger@Illinois.gov or Mark Esarey (mark.esarey@Illinois.gov), or mail to us at 30 Ramey […]
Cahokia Mounds is hosting the Contemporary Indian Art Show July 14-15, 2018. 26 Native American artists from around the country will be here to submit two pieces of art into the Art Contest and sell their original art. Hours are 9-5 Saturday and Sunday. The Art Show is a free event to attend. The Opening Reception […]
Visitors are invited to Cahokia Mounds for a program by John Miller on Purple Martins on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10 – 11 AM. Local members of the St. Louis Audubon Society and the Purple Martin Conservation Association will talk about the natural history of the migratory birds, including their total dependency on human-provided […]
This Sunday, May 20 from 11 am through 4 pm, is Kids Day at Cahokia Mounds. Enjoy hands on activities such as making a clay pinch-pot, throwing spears with an atlatl, and playing Indian games like corn darts or Chunkey. Learn about the ancient city with demonstrations, storytelling, and activities. Get your free souvenir Kids […]
Gayle Ross will be at Cahokia Mounds on May 5 at 2 pm as part of the 36th Annual St. Louis Storytelling Festival. This Festival is sponsored by the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Gayle is a descendent of John Ross, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation during and after the infamous Trail of […]
Cahokia Mounds will be open Easter weekend, March 31 and April 1, regular hours of 9 am to 5 pm.
“Copper Working in the Eastern Woodlands of North America From the Prehistoric to the Early Contact Period” by Kathleen Ehrhardt, Ph.D. The final installment of the 2018 Winter Lecture Series will take place March 11, 2 PM in the Interpretive Center Auditorium. This is a free event. Space is limited. Native groups of the Eastern […]
The second installment of the series takes place on February 18 at 2:00 pm in the Interpretive Center Auditorium. In this presentation, Dr. David Dye, Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Memphis, will present, “The Lower Mississippi Valley Dark Ages: Deities, Rituals, and Trade”. When the Hernando de Soto expedition […]
The Winter Lecture Series is an annual winter event at Cahokia Mounds. One lecture is held per month in January, February, and March. These are generally one hour presentations on topics related to archaeology or Cahokia Mounds, followed by a brief Q&A period. The lectures are free and are held in the Interpretive Center auditorium […]
The First Nations women’s a cappella group Ulali will perform in Collinsville on March 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm. This performance will take place at the Collinsville High School Auditorium and is made possible by a grant from the Employee Community Fund of Boeing and the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society. Ulali is a First Nations women’s a […]
The Annual Fund Drive is the only general appeal for funds per year. The drive raises money for the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society (the support group at Cahokia Mounds). These funds are used to pay expenses for all events such as Kids Day, outreach efforts such as Archaeology Day, land acquisition, and the summer archaeology […]
Cahokia Mounds is listed as one of the featured destinations in the “Best Place for History Lovers” in Expedia’s “The Best U.S. Destination for Every Travel Style” list. Collinsville, Illinois is listed as the destination with the best places to visit for history lovers. Cahokia Mounds, Willoughby Heritage Farm and Conservation Reserve, and World’s Largest […]
As of today, the Interpretive Center will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 am through 5 pm. These hours will remain in effect through the winter months.