Coming Soon: New Exhibits!

If you’ve walked through the Angel Mounds Interpretive Center lately, you’ve no doubt noticed the construction!  We’ve been busily preparing for the opening of a new exhibit

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

that highlights the work of two of the biggest names in Indiana archaeology: Glenn Black—the first professional archaeologist to excavate at Angel Mounds—and Eli Lilly—one of the great patrons of early archaeological research in the state.


On Saturday, August 18, at 10AM, officials with the Indiana State Museum will dedicate a new historical marker commemorating the life of Glenn Black at his former home on Pollack Avenue.  Immediately after, the new exhibit will be unveiled in the Interpretive Center.  In addition to displays of artifacts collected by Eli Lilly, there will be a recreation of Glenn Black’s Angel Site office (with his original desk!), as well as interactive features that teach about archaeological methods pioneered by Black right here at Angel!

Come on out to Angel to see these exciting developments for yourself!

The Highland Games are coming!

The Southwestern Indiana Highland Games are coming to Angel Mounds this Saturday, August 11!  Come by the site on Saturday to see traditional Scottish competitions like the caber toss and weight throw.  

8AM: Braveheart Kilted 5K
10:00AM: Opening ceremonies with pipes & bands
10:30AM: The games begin!
5:00PM: 911 Gives Hope Guns vs Hoses Tug of War
6:00PM: Closing ceremonies with pipes & bands

Other activities: Beer garden, Music by Highland Reign, Kids activities, Food vendors, Athlete meet & greet

Admission to all events and activities is $10 per person.  All proceeds benefit the Hadi Highlanders or Evansville, IN.  For more information, see their Facebook page at

We’ll see you there!


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!