Cahokia Mounds is hosting the Contemporary Indian Art Show July 14-15, 2018. 26 Native American artists from around the country will be here to submit two pieces of art into the Art Contest and sell their original art. Hours are 9-5 Saturday and Sunday. The Art Show is a free event to attend. The Opening Reception is a ticketed event that will take place Friday, July 13 at 6:30 pm, before the show opens to the public. During the reception, you will be able to mix and mingle with the artists while enjoying music, drinks, and light hors d’oeuvres. Vote for the People’s Choice Award, which will be given during the Award Ceremony. Tickets for this can be purchased on Eventbrite, on our website page, by phone, or by visiting the Gift Shop. A list of the artists can be found on the event page of the website, or on our facebook event page. For more information, call 618-344-7316. Tickets are $17 for Society Members, and $20 for Non Members.
On Sunday, October 8, at 3PM Doug George (Mohawk Iroquois) and Grammy award-winning singer Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida Iroquois) will give the presentation titled, “Honoring the First People of this Land.” This will be a spoken presentation, with song, taking place in the lobby of the Interpretive Center. After the address, those in attendance will be invited to reconvene on Monks Mound for closing statements. This is part of the SIUE Native Studies Cultural Series, October 7-9, 2017. For more information, contact Lori at 618-344-7316 or Greg Fields at 618-650-2461.
From now until the end of July you have a great opportunity to join the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society and support our preservation efforts as well as enter to win some fantastic prizes from Cahokia Mounds! The rules are simple, each NEW membership and each UPGRADE to the next level from an existing membership will earn one entry into a drawing. August 1st we will draw the winners of your choice of these great prizes!
- One seat on the member-only Ancient Ohio Excursion (all expenses paid – value $257). This bus trip includes The Great Serpent Mound, Ohio, the live outdoor drama TECUMSEH!, Hopewell Culture National Park, and Seip Earthworks, Ohio. This trip takes place September 2-3, and hotel accommodations are included.
- Custom-framed, limited-edition, signed print by artist Herb Roe, Falcon Dancer Priest (value $227).
- $50 Gift Certificate for the Museum Gift Shop
- Cahokia Mounds Coffee Mug
- Cahokia Mounds Art Show T-Shirt
Join us in our mission of preserving and interpreting Cahokia Mounds. Your dues support; research, land acquisition, educational events and outreach efforts at Cahokia Mounds! For more information call 618-344-7316.
You can join at https://cahokiamounds.org/product/membership-level/
John Kelly has been added to the lineup of presenters with his presentation Contextualizing the Ongoing Excavations at Cahokia 2015-2016.
We offer a great Groupon offer to visit Cahokia Mounds! There are two offers; one is for 2 iPod tours plus a souvenir guide book and tote for $10, and the other is for 4 iPod tours plus souvenir guide book and tote for $13. These offers are transferable, and we will honor them after the expiration date. We have sold over 1300 of these offers and have a 94% positive feedback rating on the offer. Simply go to Groupon.com and search for ‘Cahokia Mounds’ to get yours! It’s a great way to experience the site and includes outdoor audio tours to augment the Interpretive Center Gallery.