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MEDIA ADVISORY: Exhibit opening and marker dedication at Angel Mounds State Historic Site

EVANSVILLE (Aug. 2, 2018) – On Aug. 18, Angel Mounds State Historic Site will unveil a new experience for its visitors. The new exhibit will guide visitors through the life of noted Indiana archaeologist Glenn A. Black, who conducted fieldwork for many years at the site’s location.

Also on the Aug. 18, a historical marker from the Indiana Historical Bureau will be dedicated in honor of Black. 

What: The grand opening of a new experience at Angel Mounds State Historic Site and a historical marker dedication to historical archaeologist Glenn A. Black. In the new experience, visitors can see Black’s real desk, tools he used in the field, and rare and never-before-seen artifacts discovered at the site. An interactive area will also allow visitors to reconstruct a broken clay pot like an archaeologist would; explore a recreation of Black’s desk; experiment with a simulated, tabletop magnetometer (an instrument used for measuring magnetic forces) to uncover hidden objects in the ground; and more. The historical marker dedication will feature several speakers and an unveiling of the marker. 

When: Aug. 18, beginning at 10 a.m. CST

Where: Angel Mounds State Historic Site, 8215 Pollack Ave., Evansville, IN  47715

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Angel Mounds State Historic Site is located in southern Indiana in Evansville. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Angel Mounds was a thriving ancient metropolis for Mississippians more than 500 years ago. Today, it is an important site for excavation and research on one of Indiana’s native cultures. For more information, call 812.853.3956 or visit indianamuseum.org/angel-mounds-state-historic-site. 

Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 8:00 AM