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July 2017

Open: Independence Day

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Preview Reception for the Contemporary Indian Art Show

July 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

6:30 - 9:00 pm.  Opportunity to purchase artwork before the show opens to the public. Ticketed event.  For reservations call 618-344-7316.

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Contemporary Indian Art Show

July 8 @ 8:30 am - July 9 @ 5:00 pm

25 Native American artist from across the Nation, selling paintings, prints, sculpture, basketry, metal work, pottery, jewelry, beadwork and other fine art.  Held inside the Interpretive Center.

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Cahokia Archaeological Society Meeting

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Summer Potluck Dinner, no artifact washing or program. 7:00 pm.

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July 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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August 2017

Archaeology Day

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ancient craft demonstrations, tours of excavations, artifact washing, screening of soils from dig, Indian games, spear throwing, archaeological methods, food & refreshments, and more.  10 am - 4 pm. Free.

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Lecture: “In the Shadow of the Moon: Solar Eclipses in the Cahokian Sky – AS 800-1300”

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free lecture on the Solar Eclipses by Russel Weisman. 2:00 pm.  Limited seating.

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Cahokia Archaeological Society Meeting

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Artifact washing from 6:30-7:30 pm, program at 7:30 pm followed by a business meeting.  Free.

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September 2017

Open: Labor Day

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

American Indian Educational Days

September 9 @ 9:00 am - September 10 @ 5:00 pm

Displays and booths with crafts, clothing, explanations of American Indian customs, culture and beliefs.  Activities. 10 - 4.  Free.

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Missouri Atlatl Association

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Missouri Atlatl Association will hold their annual competition with these ancient spearthrowing devices behind the Interpretive Center.  Visitors may observe.  9 am - 4 pm.

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Cahokia Archaeological Society Meeting

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Artifact washing 6:30, program at 7:30 followed by business meeting.

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Fall Equinox Sunrise Observance

September 24 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 am

Arrive by 6:30 am to hear an explanation of the discovery, form and function of this ancient post circle monument used as a calendar by the Mississippians.  Meet at Woodhenge.  No ceremonies will be conducted.  Free.

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October 2017

Fall Nature/Culture Hike

October 14 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Hike 3 miles through various ecozones with an archaeologist and a naturalist.  Bring water and insect repellent and dress for the weather.  Canceled in case of rain.  9:30 - 1:00.  Free.

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Artifact Identification Day

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Archaeologists identify Indian artifacts for public as to culture, time period, material and function.  No monetary appraisals will be given.  12 - 4 pm.  Free.

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Cahokia Archaeological Society Meeting

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Artifact washing from 6:30-7:30 pm, program at 7:30 pm followed by a business meeting.  Free.

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November 2017

Raptor Awareness Show

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about live birds of prey through a demonstration and flight show by the World Bird Sanctuary.  2:00 pm.  Free.

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City of the Sun 5K and 1-Mile Walk

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Annual City of the Sun 5K and 1-Mile Walk will be held on the Cahokia Mounds Trails on November 6.  The race begins at 9 am and registration begins at 8.  All registrants will receive a Cahokia Mounds cell phone/device armband.   All proceeds will fund the Support Group's mission of preserving and interpreting the site with outreach events, land acquisition, research, and educational programs.   The Run/Walk is a great way to enjoy the cultural and natural aspects of the…

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Open: Veterans Day

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cahokia Archaeological Society Meeting

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Artifact washing from 6:30-7:30 pm, program at 7:30 pm followed by a business meeting.  Free.

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Closed: Thanksgiving Day

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

14th Annual Native American Holiday Market

November 24 @ 8:00 am - November 26 @ 5:00 pm

30 American Indian artists, craftpersons and vendors sell crafts and artwork.  Friday 12-5 pm.  Sat-Sun 9-5.  Free.

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December 2017

Cahokia Archaeological Society Meeting

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Holiday potluck dinner and gift exchange.  7:00 pm.

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Winter Solstice Sunrise Observance

December 24 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Arrive at 7:00 am to hear an explanation of the discovery, form and function of this ancient post circle monument used as a calendar by the Mississippians.  Meet at Woodhenge.  No ceremonies will be conducted. Free.

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March 2018

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April 2018

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