Summer Activities at the Mitchell Museum

This summer the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is expanding its activity offerings for the whole family. In addition to their regular weekend craft schedule, they are offering bi-weekly tours of our Ho-Chunk ciporoke lodge, Sunday trivia, and a weekday DIY craft program August 18-21 to fill the void between camps and the start of the school year. Activities are free with regular admission.

Thirty minute tours of the ciporoke will be held every Wednesday at 4pm and every Saturday at 1:30pm.

On Sundays from 2-2:30pm, visitors can test their knowledge on facts and figures about American Indian history, art and culture with a staff lead Native trivia game.

Kid’s crafts are offered Saturdays 11:00 am-noon and Sundays 12:30-1:30 pm, as well as all day during regular business hours the week of Aug. 18-21. Kids can make simple versions of traditional Native American items including Talking Feathers, Button Blankets, Quill Boxes, and more.

The complete summer Craft Program Schedule is as follows:


6-7 Woven Wall Hanging
13-14 Talking Feathers
20-21 Moccasins
27-28 Cherokee Book of Words
31 Bolo Ties


5 Button Blankets
11-12 Snow Goggles
18-19 Zuni Fetish Statues
25-26 Plains Parfleche


1-2 Quill Boxes
8-9 Concho Belts
15-16 Coyote Crafts
22-23 Seminole Patchwork
29-30 Lakota Star Quilts

ALL DAY DIY CRAFTS: August 18-21

Kid’s craft activities are recommended for children ages 5 and up, but there is no minimum age requirement. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. No pre-registration is necessary.

For more information about The Mitchell Museum of The American Indian, visit or call 847-475-1030. The museum is open Tuesday- Wednesday 10 am- 5 pm, Thursday 10 am-8 pm, Friday- Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sunday noon to 4 pm. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, students and children and FREE for Mitchell Museum members and Tribal members.

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