Upcoming Events

Dickson Mounds Museum offers a wide range of public programs throughout the year -- on archaeology, Indian cultures of the Americas, natural history, and rural life and culture. Programs include workshops, demonstrations, performances, conferences, and festivals -- many of which are held outdoors. Most events are free to the public.

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All ISM Events
Oct 1 2020 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
On October 1, the program will highlight the importance of the Illinois native white-tailed deer.
Oct 17 2020 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
For more than 20 years, people have gathered at Dickson Mounds on the third Saturday of every month for an evening of musical entertainment.
Image is of event flyer.  Text is listed as it is in the web site event posting.
Nov 5 2020 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
The topic will be "Down on the Farm” presented by Tara Ricker, owner of Within Walking Distance Homestead, in Little America, Illinois (Fulton Co.). Tara will make her annual visit with a variety of live farm animals.

Illinois State Museum Online Events

Hector Duarte with work "Como Te Ven Te Tartan (As They See You, They Treat You)"
Oct 14 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Associate Curator of Art Doug Stapleton will facilitate a discussion with artist Hector Duarte in conjunction with the Figurism exhibition currently on view at Aurora University.
black and white photo of a young woman, Caroline Sutherland
Oct 20 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
In the 1930s, a young boy discovered a crumbling stone vault with a metal burial casket inside. Eighty years later, a trunk full of that young woman's clothing was donated to the Illinois State Museum.
Oct 22 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Social Justice in Museums Series
The Museums are Not Neutral movement sparks conversation and thinking and challenges us to question why museums are perceived as neutral though they never have been.