Spring Volunteer Opportunities

While the weather may tell a different story, spring has sprung! This means that the site is busy with lots of programming and events. That also of course means we need our awesome crew of volunteers to mobilize! Please check out the upcoming opportunities below!

Spring Farm Fest (April 27th and 28th)

Join us as we explore the farming traditions of Indiana! Volunteer for an afternoon or volunteer for both days! This is so much to do and learn at Spring Farm Fest!

Click here to sign up!

Archaeology Crime Scene Investigation (May 10th)

Come help 5th-7th graders learn all about the field of archaeology and the many different STEM skills used in the field. Lunch is provided!

No previous archaeology experience is required! Sign up here today!

Who Lives at Angel Mounds?

Next Saturday, April 13, at 11:00 A.M., join us for another fun program for preschool and early elementary students!

We all know that the Mississippians lived at Angel Mounds many years ago, but who lives here today? Join Angel Mounds staff as we learn about the animals who call Angel Mounds their home and the habitats they live in!

Pre-registration is required. Contact Angel Mounds staff at (812) 853-3956 or via our contact form for more information.

Flint Knapping Workshop

Join us for this rare opportunity to learn from nationally renowned flint knapper Larry Kinsella! During this hands-on workshop you will learn about the ancient skill of flint knapping and be able to ask the Larry questions. Whether you are a complete beginner or a knapper looking to hone your skills, this workshop is for you! 

Where: Angel Mounds State Historic SiteWhen: March 30th, 2019; 2pm-5pm

Cost: $20/member; $25/non-members

**Pre-registration is required**
Please register by March 27th by calling 812-853-3956 or emailing ebostelman@indianamuseum.org

Native Tales & Destination Discovery

Coming up this Saturday: Native American Legends and Stories!

Stories are the backbone of any culture. These stories and legends pass down truths to future generations and inform children about their ancestors. Come learn some of the stories told by Native Americans and enjoy a story telling craft!

For Pre-school through elementary age. Pre-registration is required. Contact Angel Mounds staff at (812) 853-3956 or via our contact form for more information.

And later this month: Destination Discovery Spring Break Camp!

Campers will spend one day at each of Evansville’s five most exciting day camp destinations: Angel Mounds, CMOE, Mesker Zoo, Evansville Museum, and Wesselman Woods. They will spend the week exploring, adventuring, and discovering…indoors and out! Open to ages 5-11 (campers must be enrolled in kindergarten). Extended care available.

More information available at: https://bit.ly/2GjJHvz

Register at http://bit.ly/evvddcamp REGISTRATION DEADLINE MARCH 18

Spiders and Beetles and Ants, Oh my!

Bugs are everywhere! They can be scary or creepy but they are also fascinating creatures! 

On Saturday, February 9, at 11:00 A.M., come spend an hour with the Angel Mounds staff and learn about the bugs that you can find in your own backyard!  The program is specially designed for preschool and early elementary-aged children, but everyone’s invited to join in!

Pre-registration is required.  Contact the Angel Mounds staff at (812) 853-3956 or via our contact form for more information!

Attention: all Friends of Angel Mounds members!

If it hasn’t arrived already, you’ll seen be receiving an important mailing from F.O.A.M.  In it, you’ll find a ballot naming nominees for officer and board member positions for 2019.  Please complete the ballot and return it to us by January 9, 2019!  This is an important part of making sure that F.O.A.M. can fulfill our mission to promote the preservation and development of Angel Mounds!

Also in the mailing is your invitation to F.O.A.M.’s annual Holiday Party!  This year’s party will be in the interpretive center on Wednesday, December 12, at 6PM.  Friends members and their guests are invited, but please R.S.V.P. to (812) 853-3956 or angelmoundsshs@indianamuseum.org.  (You can also use the Contact Us form on this website to R.S.V.P.!)

And if you’re not yet a member of F.O.A.M., check out this page for instructions on how to join!

The first weekend in November is going to be AMAZING at Angel Mounds!

On November 2nd, the site will host “Cultural Beadwork of Indiana’s Native Peoples”, a hands-on workshop about the history, culture, and art of Native American beadwork. Led by award-winning artist Katrina Mitten, the workshop will guide participants through the history and process of traditional beadwork and how Katrina’s heritage and experiences as a member of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma influences her artwork. All supplies will be provided.
Cost: $30/non-ISMHS member; $25/ISMHS member
Registration is REQUIRED. Space is limited! To register, call or email Elizabeth Bostelman at 812-853-3956 or ebostelman@indianamuseum.org. Payment must be made at time of registration.

On November 3rd and 4th, continuing the tradition from the last 9 years, the site will be hosting award winning Native American artists from around the United States. The art ranges from fine silver-smithed Navajo and Santo Domingo jewelry to Miami bead work to Cherokee flutes to Potawatomi paintings.
There will be an opening night reception held on Friday November 2 from 6:00-8:00.

Also on Saturday November 3rd, Angel Mounds will be the hosting Evansville Dia de los Muertos’s Day of the Dead Celebration!
Honor the memory of the departed and experience our community’s cultural diversity as we celebrate this uniquely Mexican holiday. Enjoy dance performances, lectures, authentic food and hands-on activities. Admire our beautiful ofrenda room, where candles illuminate highly decorative, temporary altars to those we remember. This year we are proud to present the Chicago-based traditional Mexican folk music and dance ensemble, Sones de México, who, as part of their main performance at 3:30pm, will be working with local songwriters to create and perform a corrido, or tragic ballad.
The celebration will run from 10am-6pm.