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Friends of Wickliffe Mounds Appreciation Day Sept. 28

Wednesday, 08 14, 2013

Carla Hildebrand, carla.hildebrand@ky.gov
270-335-3681

 

WICKLIFFE, Ky. – September is Kentucky Archaeology Month, and the significance of Kentucky’s archaeological sites will be celebrated across the Commonwealth with special events, programs and presentations. 

 

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site will feature special exhibits about archaeology and the importance of preserving sites as part of the Friends of Wickliffe Mounds Appreciation Day on Sept. 28.

 

The park will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and visitors are invited to view the museum exhibits and participate in an organizational meeting for a Friends of Wickliffe Mounds group. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center.

 

The event is held in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Free Day (http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/), and there will be free admission to the site and museum.

 

Wickliffe Mounds, a registered archaeological site, has been open to the public since 1932. The important scholarly research conducted at Wickliffe Mounds has contributed significant information to the study of Mississippian culture, the science of archaeology and knowledge of Kentucky’s prehistory as well as providing educational resources for teachers, students and site visitors. 

 

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is operated by the Kentucky Department of Parks and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The park is located at 94 Green St., Highway 51-60-62, in Wickliffe, along the Mississippi River’s Great River Road National Scenic Byway. For more information, contact Carla Hildebrand at carla.hildebrand@ky.gov, or call the park office at 270-335-3681. Visit www.parks.ky.gov for information on this and other Kentucky State Parks.

 

 

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov