Mitchell Museum
of the American Indian

3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Museum Events July 2017

Alternating Thursdays 6:00 - 7:45 PM

Flute Group
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Tuesday, July 4

Museum Closed

Friday, July 7, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Free General Admission Day

July Weekend Arts Activities:

Turtle Crafts & Stories

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

Free with general admission.

Many tribes' origin stories include the forming of land on the back of a turtle. Find out the role of the turtle and its' shell in different Native American cultures.

Crafts: Coloring Booklet, Turtle Bracelet, & Turtle Doll


"Heritage Markers: Local Native American History and Cultures"

Members & VIP Exhibit Preview Party

Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Public Exhibit Opening
Friday, July 21, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This exhibit will expand on and provide interpretation of the museum’s permanent installation of a fishing and hunting wigwam with a mural of the Skokie lagoons in the backdrop. From street signs to statues, Native American heritage is all around us. While Illinois no longer has any reservations, over 40,000 American Indian peoples representing over 150 tribes live in the Chicagoland area. Dotted throughout the area are markers of Native American heritage from yesterday and today.

The exhibit uses local heritage markers, contemporary Native organizations, street signs and town names, as a jumping off point to discuss the local Native history. The exhibit begins with arrowheads and chards found in the backyards of Evanston and Wilmette. In this section the exhibit explains the tribal presence throughout Illinois and this region highlighting the Illinois Nation comprised of seven tribes. Origin stories with be contrasted with archeological interpretation of regional sites like Cahokia, Aztalan and Dickson Mounds.

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

"Heritage Markers: Local Native American History and Cultures" Exhibit Tour by Kathleen McDonald
Friday, July 21, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Free with general admission.

Join Executive Director Kathleen McDonald on a tour of the museum's latest exhibit to learn new insights about local native history.


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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