Mitchell Museum
of the American Indian

3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Museum Events September 2016

Spotlight Tours:

Wednesdays 4:00 - 4:30 PM & Saturdays 1:30 - 2:00 PM

Come join us on our weekly spotlight tours, every Saturday from 10:30- 11:00 am. This month will focus on Native American Legends. Bring the family out to the museum to learn about significant Native American legends in multiple regions of North America.

Flute Group

Alternating Thursdays 6:00 - 7:45 PM

Contact Museum for details

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

Free General Admission Day


Thursday, Sept. 8

Indigenous Peoples Day Public Forum


On Thursday, September 8, the Mitchell Museum will hold a brown bag dinner discussion in its library for educators and community members to learn more about Indigenous Peoples’ Day, ways to incorporate it into curriculum, and share thoughts and ideas on future museum programming. For more information or to RSVP, contact Visitor Services at or call 847.475.1030.

Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18th

American Indian Center Annual Powwow
Sept. 17-18th at Busse Woods.

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September Weekend Arts Activities:

When Beavers were Giants: Beaver Legends and Crafts:

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

The month of April will feature the Beaver. Learn about the origin of the Tsimshian Beaver Clan and how Koluskap defeated the giant beavers. Arts activities will include Koluskap and Giant Beaver Puppets, Tsimshian Beaver Rattle, and Beaver Tail Bag crafts for all ages.
Free with regular museum admission


Monday, September 19th

Honoring Mayor Tisdahl and Traveling Exhibit:
"De-constructing Stereotypes: Top Ten Truths About Native Peoples"


“Deconstructing Stereotypes: Top Ten Truths About Native Peoples” traveling exhibit will open at the Evanston Civic Center with a special program on Monday, September 19 from 6:00-8:00PM. The event is free to the public , and will include a special award presentation to Evanston, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl for her generous support of the museum during her tenure as Mayor.

The exhibit will be on display on the second floor gallery for one year, and explores the diversity and complexity of contemporary Native life. The museum surveyed Native American and Canadian First Nations Peoples about the Stereotypes they felt most impact their lives. The results identified the top ten stereotypes and misconceptions Native People encounter. Some of the topics include significant Native people, issues of Indian themed mascots, tribal economic development, Urban Indian life, and contemporary treaty rights issues.

The exhibit will also be traveling to other locations this fall. From September 26th - 30th, the exhibit will be featured in the lobby of the James R. Thompson Center (State Illinois Building) at 100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601. The exhibit will also be on view at the Evanston Public Library (1703 Orrington Ave) for the month of October.


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For more information, contact the Museum at 847.475.1030 or click here to email Visitor Services.



Contemporary Native Women Opening the Doors to Change

A special exhibit that showcases twelve leaders whose contributions make a difference in the lives of countless people. 

On Display
June 2016 to June 2017

Connecting Cultures

40Years of the Mitchell Museum

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

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Children, students, teachers,
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