Dickson Mounds Museum Reopens
The agreement that made possible the reopening of the Illinois State Museum in Springfield also allowed the state of Illinois' Dickson Mounds Museum to reopen in the west-central part of the state. Both had been put on a nine-month hiatus, due to the state budget impasse.
The museum serves as a portal to the Dickson Mounds Native American settlement site and burial mound located on a low bluff overlooking the Illinois River, near Lewistown in Fulton County.
With its reopening, the Dickson Mounds Museum promoting a few new things. In the accompanying audio, Rich Egger speaks with state museum director Michael Wiant about the new features, which includes the hashtag #backatDMM.
The Dickson Mounds Museum is open from 9 AM to 4 PM every day, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Unlike the Illinois State Museum, the Dickson Mounds Museum remains open with no admission fee.