Special Exhibits

Glenn Black (l) and Eli Lilly (r)
(Photo courtesy of the Glenn A. and Ida Black family)

The newest exhibit at Angel Mounds is the Glenn Black and Eli

Survey equipment used by Glenn Black at Angel Mounds

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.

Artifacts from Eli Lilly’s collection

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!



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