New Footbridge at Dickson Mounds to be Celebrated on Dec. 9

Release Date: 

Monday, November 26, 2018

ISM Location: 

Dickson Mounds
For Immediate Release:

LEWISTOWN, IL – At Dickson Mounds Museum on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held to commemorate the completion of a new footbridge on the Museum’s grounds.  Dickson Mounds staff worked with Havana resident and Eagle Scout Isaac Snider and members of Boy Scout Troop #166 to construct the 30-foot bridge to connect walking trails on the Museum’s property.  The project began in the fall of 2017 and was completed in August 2018.

As part of the event, the Museum will recognize Isaac Snider, the Snider family, members of Boy Scout Troop #166, and sponsors including La Crosse Lumber, Steve’s Electric, Havana National Bank, Diane and Donna Stelter, Snedeker Risk Management, Havana VFW Post #6408, Bleem Family Chiropractic, Havana Ace Hardware, Kennedy-Sarff Real Estate, David and Denise Stoddard, Hurley Funeral Home, Armitage Collision and Tangles Hair Salon, and many other volunteers for their contributions toward this project.  A commemorative plaque will also be placed at the bridge site the day of the event.

Light refreshments will be served.  Museum staff will lead a nature hike after the ceremony. Registration is not required.  Dress appropriately for the outdoors.  Activities will be held at the Eveland Village Site on the Museum’s grounds.

The Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds is located between Lewistown and Havana off of 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

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