Big Trucks Are Coming to Dickson Mounds for Tot Time on June 3


Adults and their young learners can experience a variety of big trucks up close

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Friday, May 21, 2021

ISM Location: 

Dickson Mounds
For Immediate Release:

LEWISTOWN, Ill. -- The Illinois State Museum will hold the monthly Tot Time event at the ISM Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown Thursday, June 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with the theme “BIG TRUCKS!” 

What: Tot Time: BIG TRUCKS! 

When: Thursday, June 3, 2021, from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 

Where: Dickson Mounds Museum, 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542 

Toddlers (1-2 years of age),  preschoolers (3-5 years of age), and their caretakers may enjoy viewing various BIG trucks, including a fire truck, dump truck, and the Barko, used in forestry management. Additionally, participants will receive an opportunity to meet the individuals who operate these vehicles. Adults and their young learners are welcome to take a self-guided tour through the Museum’s grounds to visit each truck.

Young learners may receive giveaway items, such as Big Truck toys, stickers, and other trinkets, to take home. Giveaway items are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Older siblings are welcome to participate in the morning activities.

Tot Time takes place at Dickson Mounds each month. Adults and their young learners will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month. A different topic is featured each month. Registration is not required. All participants must observe health and safety protocols.

Illinois State Museum’s 2021 Tot Time program series at Dickson Mounds is sponsored by the Canton Chamber of Commerce, Havana National Bank, Jeff and Linda Sisson of Havana, and an anonymous donor.

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Established in 1877, the Illinois State Museum is a dynamic institution that inspires the exploration of Illinois' past and present to inform and enrich everyday life and promote stewardship of cultural and natural resources. Headquartered in Springfield with branch facilities in Lewistown and Lockport, ISM is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and a proud member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Learn more at


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Jamila Wicks

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