Archaeology Day Features Family Fun Activities at Wickliffe Mounds Sept. 21

WICKLIFFE, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2019) – Family-friendly activities that include crafts, music and games will be part of Archaeology Day at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site on Sept. 21.

 

The day – part of Kentucky Archaeology Month -- will feature demonstrations and hands-on educational activities about archaeology for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Activities include a mock excavation for kids, artifact laboratory station, spear and atlatl throwing, stickball game area, flint knapping, bow and arrows, finger weaving, basket weaving, corn shuck dolls, a drum circle and make and take home a pottery craft. 

 

This event is sponsored in part by the Kentucky Heritage Council.  Entrance to the activities is included in the museum admission of $5 for adults and $4 for kids, seniors and military.  Parking is free. For more information, call the park office at 270-335-3681 or email carla.hildebrand@ky.gov

 

Wickliffe Mounds is an archaeological site of a Native American village of the Mississippian culture. The park features a museum, mounds, walking trail, picnic area, visitor center with tourism information and a gift shop.  The park is located along the Mississippi River’s Great River Road National Scenic Byway at 94 Green Street, Highway 51-60-62, Wickliffe, Ky. For more information about this and other Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov

 

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Contact: Carla Hildrebrand

carla.hildebrand@ky.gov

270-335-3681

 

 

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