Category Archives: Special Projects

Introducing Angel Mounds Honey!

Just in time for Labor Day, our gift shop now has honey! 

This honey was produced at hives right on the Angel Mounds site by beekeepers Kelsey Gerhardt and Frank Weatherholt.  Each bottle has one pound of pure  honey, and sells for $10.  As with everything sold in the Angel Mounds gift shop, all proceeds go to support the mission of Friends of Angel Mounds.

Pick up a bottle today!

New Exhibits & Historical Marker Dedication

The new historical marker

On August 18, representatives of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at Indiana University, the Indiana Historic Society, and the Indiana Historical Bureau joined together to dedicate a new historical marker honoring Glenn A. Black, the first professional archaeologist to excavate at Angel Mounds. During a brief ceremony, speakers shared stories of Black’s legacy in Indiana archaeology. You can watch the ceremony on our YouTube channel!

In addition, Saturday also marked the opening of a brand new exhibit at the Angel Mounds Interpretive Center: the Glenn Black and Eli Lilly Experience, which looks at Black’s and Lilly’s collaboration in the 1930’s and 1940’s to begin scientific excavations at Angel Mounds. The new display combines amazing prehistoric artifacts from Lilly’s personal collection with authentic archaeological equipment used at Angel in the mid-20th century. There are also fun interactive displays that explain how Black’s excavations revealed the hidden past of Angel Mounds.

Survey equipment used by Glenn Black at Angel Mounds

The new exhibit highlights both sides of Angel Mounds’ story: the prehistoric Mississippians who lived here, and the dedicated archaeologists who helped us to recover their history. Come by and check it out soon!

Angel Mounds: Gateway to the Past

The Friends of Angel Mounds is proud to announce “Angel Mounds: Gateway to the Past,” a brand new short documentary exploring the history and culture of Angel Mounds!  This 15 minute film was produced locally by ThatPopSound Productions, and features interviews with several local scholars and experts.  It can be viewed right now on our YouTube channel, or right here on our Introduction to Angel Mounds page.

Check out the video, and then Contact Us to let us know what you think!

FOAM is on YouTube!

As our first big announcement in our new News section, the Friends of Angel Mounds would like to announce our official YouTube channel! In the coming weeks, we plan to upload our own videos of the exciting events here at Angel Mounds, but also to highlight other videos relevant to the mission of Angel Mounds.

Check out the channel, and be sure to subscribe to keep up with all the fun!