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Archaeology Day features family activities at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site on Sept. 21


Family-friendly activities that include crafts, music and games will be part of Archaeology Day at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site on Sept. 21.

The day — part of Kentucky Archaeology Month — will feature demonstrations and hands-on educational activities about archaeology for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Activities include a mock excavation for kids, artifact laboratory station, spear and atlatl throwing, stickball game area, flint knapping, bow and arrows, finger weaving, basket weaving, corn shuck dolls, a drum circle and make and take home a pottery craft.

Family-friendly activities that include crafts, music and games will be part of Archaeology Day at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site on Sept. 21.

This event is sponsored in part by the Kentucky Heritage Council. Entrance to the activities is included in the museum admission of $5 for adults and $4 for kids, seniors and military. Parking is free.

For more information, call the park office at (270) 335-3681 or email carla.hildebrand@ky.gov.

Wickliffe Mounds is an archaeological site of a Native American village of the Mississippian culture. The park features a museum, mounds, walking trail, picnic area, visitor center with tourism information and a gift shop.

The park is located along the Mississippi River’s Great River Road National Scenic Byway at 94 Green Street, Highway 51-60-62, Wickliffe, Ky.

For more information about this and other Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov.

From Kentucky State Parks


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