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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

Indigenous Peoples’ Day honors the culture and history of Native people past, present, and future. Join us at the Mitchell Museum to celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of Indigenous cultures with FREE admission to the museum all day. Bring your friends and your family to enrich your understanding of Indigenous histories and cultures, enjoy guided craft activities, and shop at our pop-up market featuring local Native American vendors. 

Adam Kessel (Lakota)

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

We are thrilled to have local Indigenous author, educator, naturalist, and Director of the Trailside Museum of Natural History, Adam Kessell (Lakota), who will provide hands-on activities for visitors to touch animal pelts and skulls and learn about regional wildlife and their names in English, Spanish and local Native languages.

Guided Tour

Our wonderful docent Laura will lead a 60 minute tour of our exhibit “A Regional Tour of American Indian Cultures

  • 11:00 AM
  • 2:00 PM

All Day Craft Activities

Our wonderful volunteer Miriam will be leading arts & crafts activities in the library from 10am-4:30pm.

Indigenous Artists 

Sundri Beadwork, LLC

Sundri Beadwork, LLC is a Native owned and operated business in Chicago from the Oneida Nation reservation. https://sundribeadwork.com/


IG: chachabeads_

Fox Way Designs

Fox Way Designs is a Native owned family business representing Odawa, Omaha and Arikara tribes. https://www.facebook.com/FoxWayDesigns/


October 9, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT


Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
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Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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