Entries by Lori Belknap

Thanks for the great 5K!

Thank you to our runners for making this year’s City of the Sun 5k Trail Run a success. It was a beautiful day for to enjoy the foliage on the trails. All the proceeds are going to fund outreach and education for Cahokia Mounds.

The City of the Sun 5k Trail Run is coming soon!

It’s coming right around the corner! Join us for our annual City of the Sun 5k Trail Run on November 7 at 9 am. This fundraiser will give you the opportunity to run along our beautiful site and take in the fall air. Proceeds go to making the site great, improving the programming we offer, […]

Jingle Hike Challenge

2021 Jingle Hike Challenge The Jingle Hike Challenge is back for another year! The staff at Heartlands Conservancy have come up with 12 very special places in southwestern Illinois to explore this winter. About the Jingle Hike Challenge Jingle bells will be tied to 12 trees in parks throughout the Metro East from Thanksgiving Day […]

Guest Speaker Carrie Wilson

On October 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm in the Iseminger Auditorium, Carrie Wilson, Quapaw, will give a talk titled “Quapaw Robes and Cahokia: Insights by Carrie Wilson, Quapaw.” In this talk Ms. Wilson will describe bison robes from the 1700s and discuss their significance and relationship to Cahokia based on the design. Reservations are not […]

FREE Members Only Augmented Reality Event

FREE Membership Only Event Make your reservations today by calling 618-344-9221 Sunday, October 17th & Monday, October 18th (10:00 am – 3:30pm)   Back to the City of the Sun, an Augmented Reality Experience Be one of the first to view and review the NEW Augmented Reality project going on NOW at Cahokia Mounds World Heritage […]

Heartlands Conservancy Jingle Hike Challenge

Looking for something fun to do between November 25 and January 1? If you like to hike, we invite you to take part in Heartland Conservancy’s Jingle Hike Challenge. Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, as well as many other parks in the St. Louis Metro area, will be hiding jingle bells in the trees for […]

COVID Mask Mandates In Place

Per CDC COVID-19 guidelines, all visitors to the Interpretive Center are required to wear masks. Please ensure your mask covers both your nose and your mouth to help us keep our visitors, staff, and volunteers safe. Thank you. Masks are available at our Welcome Desk.

FREE MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

FREE Membership Only Event Make your reservations today by calling 618-344-9221 Sunday, October 17th & Monday, October 18th (10:00 am – 3:30pm)   Back to the City of the Sun, an Augmented Reality Experience Be one of the first to view and review the NEW Augmented Reality project going on NOW at Cahokia Mounds World […]

Flip Book Gets an Update

2019 Spring Intern Katie Engelmeyer spent her time here updating the Flip Book “Previous Mound Builders.” It was installed yesterday afternoon. Included in the new book are several sites not in the previous flip book. Stop by and learn about Watson Brake, Poverty Point, Grave Creek, Newark, Albany Mounds, Effigy Mounds, and Toltec Mounds. Congratulations […]

City of the Sun 5K Canceled

Just a reminder that the City of the Sun race scheduled for tomorrow November 3rd has been canceled. We look forward to seeing you at next years race which has been tentatively scheduled for November 7th!

New Executive Director Joins CMMS

The new Executive Director of the CMMS is here, help welcome Alie Morgan as she leads the Society in its mission of interpretation and preservation of the Site! Alie began at Cahokia Mounds in February as a Volunteer and worked through the summer as a Seasonal Interpreter. She was previously an Instructional Aide with the […]

Photographic Exhibition by Daniel Seurer

A new photographic exhibition Enduring Earthworks of the Western Great Lakes and Beyond, by Daniel Seurer, will be on display at Cahokia Mounds from September 23 through November 18. The Enduring Earthworks photographic exhibit explores the long history of mound building in the Western Great Lakes, and the Mississippi River region.  The photographs show the variety of […]

Archaeology Day

Join us for Archaeology Day Saturday August 2 from 10:00 am through 4:00 pm.  Learn about primitive technologies, archaeology, and cultural preservation from experts.  Excavations will be open for viewing and discussion with archaeologists.   This is a free event.

Mississippian Conference

On July 27th at the Illinois State Museum – Dickson Mounds, professionals convene for a day of presentations relating to the Mississippian Culture.  Presentations will begin at 9:00 am and end with the final presentation at 3:50, with breaks throughout the day.  Poster presentations will be on display near the Auditorium entrance.  This event is […]

City of the Sun 5K 2018 Make Up Race

The 2018 City of the Sun race was cancelled due to storm activity.  The race is rescheduled for March 24, 9 am.   If you did not pick up your packet in November, you can do so on Friday the 22nd between 9 and 4 (or by special appointment by calling Lori at 618-344-7316).  The […]

Robert Lewis – Native American Storyteller

As part of the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, now in its 40th year, Robert Lewis will enchant with his storytelling at Cahokia Mounds at 2 pm, on May 4.  Robert is an award-winning Native storyteller, author, and artist of Cherokee, Navajo, and Apache descent.  While researching and gathering stories from elders, storytellers, books, and magazines, […]

Guest Symposium: Anthropocene. Archaeology of the Present, by Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany

On March 10, we will be hosting a public symposium by Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany titled:  Anthropocene. Archaeology of the Present. “The site of the ancient city of Cahokia is a place where different time regimes of settlement, cultivation, ecological transformations and […]

March 3 Lecture CANCELLED

Due to the possibility of more weather on Sunday March 3, the scheduled lecture by Julie Zimmermann, PhD titled, “Hoping for Hopewell but Settling for Mississippian:  SIUE Investigations at the Gehring Site” is cancelled.  It has been rescheduled for March 31, 2 pm.    

Winter Lecture Series

The second installment of the 2019 Winter Lecture Series is “The Embedded Nature and Context of Symbols in the Cahokia Cosmogram,”  by John E. Kelly, PhD, Washington University.  This will take place February 10, 2019, 2:00 pm in the Interpretive Center Auditorium. “Cahokia and other Mississippian towns not only mirror the multi-layered nature of the […]