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May 2017

Cahokia Archaeological Society Meeting

May 18 @ 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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Kids Day

May 21 @ 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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Open: Memorial Day

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
June 2017

Raptor Awareness Day

June 4 @ 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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Nature/Culture Hike

June 10 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

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

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Cahokia Archaeological Society Meeting

June 15 @ 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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Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe

June 17 @ 10:00 am - June 18 @ 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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Summer Solstice Sunrise Observance

June 18 @ 5:20 am - 6:00 am

Arrive by 5:20 am at the reconstructed Woodhenge to hear an explanation of the discovery, form and function of this ancient post circle monument used as a calendar by the Mississippians.  No ceremonies will be conducted.  Free.

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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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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

BicycleWorks Bike Drive at Cahokia Mounds

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cahokia Mounds is proud to partner with BWorks for a Bicycle Drive October 7.  Bicycle Works is one of the great programs offered by BWorks, St. Louis, a non-profit whose focus it is to empower St. Louis kids.  The Earn-A-Bike Program is a great resource where children are taught the basics about bicycle safety and maintenance as a means to build community awareness and personal responsibility.  This is a free program where kids attend a series of hands-on courses held…

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Closed due to Power Outage

October 11 @ 8:00 am - October 12 @ 5:00 pm

Grounds open dawn til dusk.

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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 5.  The race begins at 9 am and registration begins at 8.  All registrants will receive a Cahokia Mounds custom T Shirt.   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

Flintknapping Workshop

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Flintknapping Workshop by Larry Kinsella will be held on November 12th from 12-4 pm.  Fee: $30.  Preregistration is required.  For more information call 618-346-5160.

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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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