Mitchell Museum
of the American Indian

3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Turquoise Jewelry by Mary Lovato (Santo Domingo Pueblo)


Museum Events December 2016

Flute Group

Alternating Thursdays 6:00 - 7:45 PM

Contact Museum for details

Friday, December 2nd, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Free General Admission Day

December Weekend Arts Activities

A Caribou's Journey: Caribou Inspired Stories and Crafts

Every Saturday from 11:00AM - 12:00 PM and Sunday from 12:30PM - 1:30PM

(No crafts Dec. 3 and 4)

The month of December will feature the Caribou. Caribou are known for their great migrations across the arctic and subarctic of North America. A major source of sustenance for Inupiag, Dene, Innu, Cree, Inuit, and other Native Peoples across Alaska and Northern Canada, caribou can mean life or starvation. Read stories of the caribou man who taught people how to hunt and honor caribou and the caribou footed boy who defeated a powerful giant and created the Canadian Rockies. This months arts activities will include antler jewelry, caribou ornament, and felt caribou doll crafts for all ages.

Annual Native Fine Arts Holiday Market & Artist Demonstrations

Saturday, December 3
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 4
Noon - 4:00 PM

The Annual Native Fine Arts Holiday Market is the first weekend in December, and is a wonderful opportunity to find unique gifts for friends and family. This year’s market will showcase a wide array of handcrafted items made by Native artists from across the country. Throughout the weekend, artist demonstrations will be held at the Museum. Come learn about traditional art techniques, resources, and material culture with demonstrations by Darlene Ortiz (Navajo), Betty Willems (Oneida), Judy Jordan (Oneida), Norma Robertson (Dakota), and Robert Wapahi (Lakota), and many others.

Holiday Market Event Details


3009 Central Street, Evanston (next to Museum)


Saturday, December 3, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 4, Noon - 4:00 PM


Market is Free
Artist demonstrations in the museum’s library are included with museum admission.

Winter Break DIY All Day Crafts!

December 20 - 23, Dec 27 - 30, and Jan 3 - 6, 2017
(Museum is closed Dec 24 - 26, Dec 31  and Jan 1-2)
10:00am - 5:00pm

Join us for all day crafts for youth and adults alike every weekday. Craft projects include God’s Eye, Dream Catcher, and jewelry craft.

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For more information, contact the Museum at 847.475.1030 or click here to email Visitor Services.



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