Native American Heritage Celebration

November is National Native American Heritage Month

On November 12th, 10 am-5 pm, Burpee Museum invites you to our celebration of Native American Heritage.

In conjunction with our newest contemporary exhibition, “Of This Place,” a collaborative effort between the Burpee Museum and Native American people from the Sac and Fox, Potawatomi, and Ojibwe Nations, we will have special guests, learning and interactive stations, and opportunities to grow as a collaborative community.

Be inspired by contemporary and traditional artworks and learn about the histories of the represented Nations from their own cultural educators and artists. Experience the living cultures, languages, and history of Native American people who are “Of This Place.”

Cost: $14 Adults | $12 Youth | FREE Children Under 3 | Members are FREE!!


Preregistration may be done online through Eventbrite or by calling Burpee’s visitor services department (815-965-3433). Walk-ins are welcome to attend as well.

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Demonstrations by Indigenous People

Learn history and view demonstrations, music, and dance passed from elders in the community.

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Special Stations

Learn about ecosystem maintenance, furs, and Beattie Park Mounds at special education booths!

Hands On Activities

Meet various ambassadors of technique to try your hand at tomahawk throwing!