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July 2016

Mississippian Conference 2016

July 30, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Mississippian Conference is a full day event featuring 15-minute presentations on recent research related to the Mississippian culture or Cahokia Mounds.  This event will take place on July 30, in the Interpretive Center Auditorium.  Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registration begins at 8:30 with presentations beginning at 9:00.  Fee is $5.  The incomplete list consists of the following presentations: Don Booth (SCI Engineering, Inc.); Recent Investigations at the Mitchell Site (11MS30) Ken Williams…

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October 2016

Boeing Native American Culture Series

October 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The first event in the Boeing Native American Culture Series, presented by, Employees Community Fund of Boeing and Cahokia Mounds Museum Society will take place October 15 at 2 pm. Through personal stories and family photographs, Erin Kelley, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation and direct descendant of noted Shawnee leader, Tecumseh, shares her experiences growing up in a multi-cultural family, in her theatrical performance Portrait of My People.  She offers not only a personal glimpse into Shawnee and…

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November 2016

City of the Sun 5K and 1-Mile Walk

November 6, 2016 @ 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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Annual Holiday Market

November 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - November 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

A very special holiday shopping event is taking place at Cahokia Mounds beginning at noon on Friday, November 25 through Sunday, November 27.   Over 30 Native American artists will be here to sell their handmade arts and crafts.  Many different tribal affiliations and media will be represented.  Some will be old favorites that have participated in this event in previous years, but there will also be new artists.  Items include pottery, paintings, jewelry, mixed-media items, sculpture and more.  The hours are…

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February 2017

Winter Lecture Series

February 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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March 2017

Winter Lecture Series

March 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“Anthropogenic Transformation and Population Processes at Angel Mounds: The Founding, Flourishment and Final Days of a Mississippian Village” William Monaghan, PhD Indiana Geological Survey, Indiana University-Bloomington and Jeremy J. Wilson, PhD, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)   Abstract: Since 2005, archaeological investigations at Angel Mounds, a Mississippian village along the Ohio River in southwest Indiana, have tackled a series of questions related to anthropogenic transformation, the timing of fortification construction, and the use-life for various habitation components…

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April 2017

Trivia Night

April 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Annual Trivia Night, 7-10 pm.  Pre-register and tickets at 618-344-7316.

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May 2017

Kids Day

May 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kids Day is a family hands-on event.  Activities include flintknapping, making pinch pots, corn-grinding, throwing spears with atlatl, identifying animal pelts and tracks, face painting, storytelling, cordage making, and T-shirt making.   Tap Snap will have a free souvenir photo booth available in the lobby.   This is a free event.  Parking will be across the street in the Warehouse parking lot with shuttle service to the Museum.

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June 2017

Raptor Awareness Day

June 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about Native Birds of Prey through a demonstration and flight show by the World Bird Sanctuary.  Starts at 2 pm.  Limited seating.  No admittance after the show begins.  Free.

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Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe

June 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - June 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Demonstrations of traditional stomp dancing, stickball game, storytelling, games and social dancing for visitors.  Inside and outside the Intrepretive Center.  Free.  10 am to 4:30 pm.

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November 2017

14th Annual Native American Holiday Market

November 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 26, 2017 @ 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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