Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, in Wickliffe, will hold their annual Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 28, 2013. September is Kentucky Archaeology Month and this event is a part of the state-wide effort to showcase the importance of preserving historical sites in the Commonwealth.
The Friends of Wickliffe Mounds will host this open house event from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The group will also hold an organizational meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center.
Wickliffe Appreciation Day is held in conjunction the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum Free Day; there will be free admission to the site and the museum for this event.
Visitors are invited to view the museum exhibits which will feature special exhibits about archaeology and the history of the area.
Celebrating 80 years as a park and tourist attraction, Wickliffe Mounds is the archaeological site of a Native American village of the Mississippian culture, dating back to 1100 A.D. and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also a common ground for Native American Indian cultures, past and present.
The bluff that overlooks the confluence of the Ohio River and the Mississippi River gives visitors a bird’s eye view from atop a ceremonial mound.
In the museum are displays of pottery, tools, architecture, and information on burial practices of the mound builders to help visitors imagine what life was like in the ancient village.
Wickliffe Mounds is located in far western Kentucky and about 230 miles from Metro Louisville. The directions are simple using Google Maps with most of the trip being on divided highways. Nearby resort parks include Kentucky Dam Village near Gilbertsville and Kenlake near Hardin.
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
94 Green Street
Wickliffe, KY 42087
Telephone: (270) 335-3681