Mitchell Museum
of the American Indian

3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201


Museum Events March 2018

Flute Group

Alternating Thursdays 6:00 - 7:45 PM

Contact Museum for details

Friday, March 2, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Free General Admission Day

March Weekend Arts Activities: Plains Crafts & Stories of the Bison

Saturdays from 11:00am - Noon & Sundays from 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Delve into the Plains tribes' cultures with a focus on some of the objects and animals that are most significant to the native peoples from the region. Free with museum admission.

Crafts: Ledger Art, Parfleche Bag, and Bison Doll



2018 Annual Benefit Gala: "The Funny Side of Indigenous Life"
Saturday, March 10, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Wilmette Golf Club

3900 Fairway Dr, Wilmette, IL 

"The Funny Side of Indigenous Life” featues renowned Yaqui-Zapotec Native comedian Larry Omaha. Omaha’s unique point of view on multi-ethnic America has garnered numerous TV appearances and places him in great demand on the casino and corporate circuit. Born on the banks of the Missouri river, Larry’s childhood was spent fighting flood waters, snakes, and coyotes on the Midwestern plains. The rest of his days were spent battling his 20 siblings and cousins for space and food in a two bedroom house built by his uncle. His comical stories about his youth are hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "Refreshing, funny and universal."

In addition to Larry Omaha’s comedy performance, the benefit gala will feature a served dinner with elegant cuisine, full bar, silent auction, raffle, and flute music.

Individual tickets are $145 or a table of 8 attendees for $1040 (a $120 saving). For more information and to purchase tickets, please call (847) 475-1030 or email



Native Myths: About Stereotypes
Sunday, March 25, 2018 & Friday, March 30, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Education Coordinator Ernest M. Whiteman III will talk about the common stereotypes surrounding Native American peoples. Free with museum admission.

School's Out Spring Break Crafts
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Come to the museum over Spring Break to learn about Native cultures and make a Beaded Necklace, a small Moccasin, or a Talking Stick. Free with museum admission.



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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