Department of Parks
Wickliffe Mounds Offering Saturday Programs for Families In July, August

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, July 15, 2015  
Contact Information:  Carla Hildebrand,
270-335-3681
 


WICKLIFFE, Ky. – Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is continuing to offer special Saturday programming during the summer for educational and fun family experiences.

 

The state park will be offering hands-on programs and activities related to Mississippian Native American art, culture and prehistoric technology.

 

Here is a listing of events for July and August:

July 25.  Mississippian Field Day. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This field day is a great way for kids to burn off some energy before returning to school. The park will have activities set up around the park as well as a Chunkey (Native American game) tournament starting at 11 a.m. Program fee is $5 for adults, $4 for children, free for season pass holders. This includes a tour of museum, mounds, site and trails.

Aug. 1. Pottery Class at Wickliffe Mounds. Two sessions, 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m. This is a great program for parents/grandparents and children to do together. Attend a presentation on Mississippian pottery techniques and create your own pottery bowl to take home. Program fee is $5 for adults, $4 for children, free for season pass holders, and includes tour of museum, mounds, site and trails. 

Aug. 8. Mississippian Inspired Art Workshop. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wickliffe Mounds welcomes artists and aspiring artists alike to create a masterpiece! A presentation will be given on Mississippian art and decoration styles, and then artists are invited to let their imaginations run wild. Use our materials or bring your own to create beautiful works of art.  We will provide many different materials for your one-of-a-kind creation, including gourds, canvas, clay, and paint. Workshop will be for ages 14 and up. Program fee is $10 for each participant (10 percent off for season pass holders) and includes tour of the museum, mounds, site and trails.

Aug. 22. Mississippian Adornment Workshop. Two sessions, 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m. A workshop for children and parents/grandparents that presents Mississippian clothing and ornamentation. The program includes a presentation on Mississippian dress and adornments and an opportunity to make your own gorget out of clay. Program fee is $5 for adults, $4 for children, free for season pass holders, and includes tour of museum, mounds, site and trails. 

 Aug. 29. Primitive Technology. 10 a.m. to Noon. Visit the park for a presentation on Native American primitive technology. Learn what the Native Americans used in their sports and hunting and everyday life, and try out some of these prehistoric tools for yourself. Program fee is $5 for adults, $4 for children, free for season pass holders, and includes tour of museum, mounds, site and trails. 

For questions or workshop reservations please call Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site at 270-335-3681 or email carla.hildebrand@ky.gov.  Wickliffe Mounds is located at 94 Green St., Wickliffe, Kentucky, along the Great River Road National Scenic Byway. 

 

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov