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SUMMER IS HERE!

Those lazy, crazy days of summer have arrived!  That means extended hours for the Village!  We now open at 8:00AM and close at 7:00PM , Monday - Saturday, and 10:00AM - 6:00PM Sundays.  Join our outstanding staff as they guide you through the Village and Archeodome to learn the mysteries of the past.  Audrey's Garden and the new Sculpture Garden are abloom with spring flowers!  This year's guides are Dennis, Joseph, and Thomas.  The Shoppe Antiquary and admissions desk have Kristina and Jordan to welcome you and help you with any purchase.  Our archaeology interns are Olivia and Jenna.   Our spokesdog, Cricket, is here weekdays to welcome any friendly dog that brings its human for a visit!  And, as always, Lynette and Cindy are making sure everything runs smoothly for your excellent adventure!

 

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3200 Indian Village Road
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301
605.996-5473

Just 5 minutes northwest of the Corn Palace!

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ARCHAEOLOGY DAYS!

JUNE 30 AND JULY 1

 

Our biggest event of the year is Archaeology Days, 2 fun-filled days of learning and just plain, old fashioned family fun.  This year's lineup includes:

  • Dr. Linda Hurcombe, University of Exeter - Dr. Hurcombe is an Experimental Archaeologist whose area of expertise is textiles.  She will be giving a fascinating presentation on early skills.
  • Jack and Jane Webster, from Nebraska, will be demonstrating flint knapping and beading techniques.
  • Dave Huebner, Bushnell, SD, will let everyone make their own pottery just as pottery was made 1,000 years ago.
  • Mike Marshall, Sicangu Lakota, Rosebud, will return for the sixth year to teach the games that were played by his ancestors.
  • Jerome Kills Small and Belinda Joe, Lakota, will present stories and legends of their ancestors - learn how to dance and play hand games.
  • The archaeology team from the University of Exeter and Augustana University will continue the excavations, teach atlatl throwing and supervise the Kids Dig.
  • Water and softs drinks will be sold under the picnic shelter.
  • Our staff will will be on hand to give tours and answer all your questions.

AND WE'VE SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST:  THIS YEAR'S ARCHAEOLOGY DAYS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!!