Mitchell Museum
of the American Indian

3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Museum Events November 2016

Alternating Thursdays 6:00 - 7:45 PM

Flute Group

Alternating Thursdays  
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Friday, November 4, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Free General Admission Day

November Weekend Arts Activities

A Whale's Tale

Every Saturday from 11:00AM-12:00 PM and Sunday from 12:30PM-1:30PM

The month of November will feature the Whale. This month's activities will include a felt killer whale, model kayak, and coloring whale art project for all ages.

Wednesday, November 2nd

Dr. Carlos Montezuma Honorary Lecture & Awards
5:30–8:00 PM

This year ’s Montezuma Lecture will honor Susan Shown Harjo. Harjo is the  founding president of The Morning Star Institute and policy advocate who has dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of Native Peoples. She has worked tirelessly for the enactment of key federal laws to protect tribal sovereignty, cultures, languages, religious freedom, sacred places, and burial grounds. She has worked on tribal identity issues and exercises personal control and tribal sovereignty over tribal imagery.

The “Woody” Woodrow Crumbo Award will be presented to Rhonda Holy Bear (Cheyenne River Lakota). Rhonda is known for her unique and highly detailed dolls and bead work. Her work embodies traditional Lakota world view, and simultaneously expands the art of doll making for future generations.

The Elizabeth Seabury Mitchell Award will be presented to Fr. Peter Powell, director of the St. Augustine’s Center for the American Indian, for his 55 years of service to Chicago’s American Indian Community and national scholarship.

The VIP Awards Ceremony begins at 5:30pm in the Mitchell Museum Library. The Lecture will be held at the Mitchell Museum’s 3009 Central Building at 6:30 pm with a reception to follow. at 3009 Central St, Evanston.

Museum Members: $12 /non-members $15.

VIP Ceremony and Lecture: $30.

Thursday, November 10th

First Nations Film and Video Festival

6:00 - 8:00pm

First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. (FNFVF Inc) is a grassroots Native American film festival whose mission is showcasing works produced by Native American film and video makers and artists of all skill levels and to provide an appropriate venue for their works.

First Nations Film and Video Festival is to advocate for and celebrate the works of Native Americans filmmakers and new works and films that break racial stereotypes and promotes awareness of Native American issues. All films screened are written and/or produced and directed by Native American artists from the United States, Canada, Central and South America, and Mexico.

Free Admission


November 25th - 27th

Indigenous Cuisine and the Foods of Thanksgiving and the Fall Season Special Spotlight Tours.

2:00-2:30 PM

Join us over the holiday weekend to learn about Indigenous food culture found throughout the museum's exhibits, along with the various storage containers, hunting implements, harvesting tools, and cooking methods.

Free with regular museum admission

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Connecting Cultures

40Years of the Mitchell Museum

Tuesday – Saturday:
10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

Adults: $5.00
Children, students, teachers,
Mitchell Members: FREE
Tribal Members: FREE


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