Native American Skills Workshop for Kids at Dickson Mounds May 11

Release Date: 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

ISM Location: 

Dickson Mounds
For Immediate Release:

LEWISTOWN, IL – At Dickson Mounds Museum on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., a new Kid’s Workshop “Native American Skills-From Forest to Food” will focus on implementing ancient Native American skills for hunting.  Participants will learn to track animals, create and throw a spear using an atlatl, and cook food over an open fire.  The program will include a flint-knapping demonstration as well as a fire-starting demonstration to showcase the primitive skills required to survive.

Registration is required by May  8 and space is limited.  The workshop is for kids ages 9-16 years old and parents/adult guardians are welcome to participate.  Activities and topics are subject to change depending on weather conditions.  Dress appropriately for this outdoor activity.  Call the Museum at (309) 547-3721 to register or 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 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



Contact Person: 

Christa Christensen

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 

(309) 547-3721