Beetle Program at Dickson Mounds Tot Time on August 1

Release Date: 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

ISM Location: 

Dickson Mounds
For Immediate Release:

LEWISTOWN, Ill. – At Dickson Mounds Museum’s Tot Time on Thursday, August 1at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time program will be “Beetle Mania…as in the Bug.”  Lewistown resident, 4-H member, and entomology enthusiast Max Johnson will present information on a variety of beetles.  Learn what beetles eat, how they survive, and where they live.  Max will showcase his beetle collection. Specimens from the Illinois State Museum’s collection will also be on display.  Participants will also make arts and craft projects to take home.  Tots, their caretakers and older siblings are all welcome to join in the fun.

Admission to Tot Time is free and registration is not required.  Light refreshments will be served.  Groups of eight or more should call Dickson Mounds Museum in advance to ensure the availability of supplies.  The program begins promptly at 9:30 a.m., with the program portion lasting approximately 30 minutes, followed by crafts, snacks, and time to explore the museum. 

The 2019 Tot Time program series is sponsored by Spoon River Electric’s Operation Round-up grant, Canton Chamber of Commerce, Havana National Bank, Lewistown American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Bishop Post #1, Lewistown VFW Post 5001 Auxiliary, Rusty Melhouse of Edward Jones, and Jeff and Linda Sisson of Havana.  The Tot Time program series continuously seeks sponsors.  Please contact Curator of Education Christa Christensen at 309-547-3721 for more information.

The Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds is located between Lewistown and Havana off Illinois Routes 78 and 97. The museum is open free to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day. Tours and special programs are available for groups with reservations. For more information call 309-547-3721 or TTY 217-782-9175. Also visit us on Facebook at Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds or online at the Dickson Mounds link on the Illinois State Museum website at www.illinoisstatemuseum.org.

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Contact Person: 

Christa Christensen

Contact Email: 

christa.christensen@illinois.gov

Contact Phone: 

(309) 547-3721