Dickson Mounds Museum will host our first ever Weekend Knap-In Saturday and Sunday, March 1, 2, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. The public is welcome to view flint knapping demonstrations and ask questions about this ancient form of technology. Participants may learn about the different techniques used by several craftsmen and see their stone tool creations. Blades from the Mackinaw-Aldrich Cache discovered in 1916 near Mackinaw in Tazewell County will also be on display.
Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. Flint Knappers interested in participating may contact Christa Christensen at 309-547-3721 for information regarding food and lodging. No fees are required.
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 5:00 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 or visit the museum's web site at www.experienceDicksonMounds.com. Also check out weekly updates on Facebook at “Illinois State Museum – Dickson Mounds”.