Events Explore Archaeology Open House 11/4/2023 to 11/4/2023 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Program Location: Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 North Lombard St., Mahomet, IL 61853 Join museum staff, members of the East Central Illinois Archaeological Society (ECIAS), and archaeologists from the University of Illinois in exploring the wondrous field of archaeology. Enjoy special displays, dioramas, films, activities, and artifacts of interest to both adults and children. Both historical and prehistoric archaeology will be covered. Enjoy a presentation from Eve Hargrave of the University of Illinois and learn how private collectors can work together with professional archaeologists in order to benefit everyone. The presentation will focus on the importance of stone in tribal mythology and the daily lives of past peoples. The presentation will also features discussions led by Kim McGee who is presenting on Douglas County, Norman Emerick from the Galesburg area, and Laura Ayers who is talking about her family collection from Jersey County. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or email@example.com.