SUPPORT PRESERVATION EFFORTS AT CAHOKIA MOUNDS
Your support ensures that the Museum Society is able to continue such unique endeavors as:
Protecting the Site
Our Land Acquisition Program reacquires portions of this prehistoric city, protecting the land from being destroyed by urban development.
Supporting the Arts
The site offers a venue for Native American artists from across the country to display and sell their artwork and crafts and to teach visitors about traditional and contemporary processes.
- Contemporary Indian Art Show: A two-day juried art show and sale each July.
- Indian Market Days: Offers a unique holiday shopping experience over Thanksgiving Weekend.
Educating the Public
The Site serves as many as 350,000 visitors yearly from all fifty states and over eighty foreign countries. Here are just a few of our free programs:
- Kids Day: This event features numerous hands-on activities, crafts, games and Indian dancing to teach today’s youth of the culture that existed here over 1,000 years ago.
- Lecture Series: From January through April CMMS hosts a different lecturer each month to teach of Native Americans and archaeology.
- Nature/Culture Hikes: Offered in the Spring and Fall by a staff archaeologist and a botanical specialist.
- Equinox & Solstice Sunrises: Observed at the reconstructed Woodhenge, with an explanation of the discovery and function of the ancient calendar.