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C e m e t e r y L e c t u r e & T o u r
Sunday, October 16, 1:00 p.m.
Spend an afternoon learning about prehistoric and historic burial practices as the
Historic Preservation Agency’s Human Skeletal Remains Protection Act Coordinator, Dawn Cobb and the Department of Natural Resources Archaeological Cultural Resource Manager, Hal Hassen illustrates these unique customs. Changes in both cemeteries and grave markers through time represent transformations within society. The lecture will run approximately one hour and participants must transport themselves to
Cemetery in Lewistown for the second part of the program. Please allow the entire afternoon for this program. Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Bathrooms may be unavailable for an extended period of time.
All about Genealogical Resources
Thursday, October 27, 7:00 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to get started on your family’s history research and felt stuck? Learn about the resources you need to help you with your research. This lecture will provide tips on how to navigate the genealogical universe.
Pioneer Day for Kids!
Saturday, November 5, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Children ages 5 through 12 spend an afternoon learning about pioneer times and what kids were doing back then! From chores to toys, participants will enjoy hands-on activities, crafts, and fun like it is the 1800s! Snacks and drinks provided for a brief break. $2.00 fee per participant. Pre-registration required by October 31 by calling the museum at 309-547-3721.
The Dickson Mounds Branch of the
Museum is located between Lewistown and
Havana off routes 78 and 97. The museum is open free to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day. For more information call 309/547-3721 or visit the museum’s web site at www.experiencedicksonmounds.com.
This program series is co-sponsored by the Fulton County Arts Council. The Fulton County Arts Council is partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.