Native American history talk asks 'What If?'

Fred Christensen, a history lecturer at downstate Parkland College, will lead a discussion at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian on published theories about what contemporary North America might look like today if Native Americans had prevailed over early European settlers and their descendants.

Mitchell offers summer youth book club

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston will launch its first-ever book club for young readers this summer, with six weekly meetings from June 27 to August 8.The free program for third, fourth, and fifth grade students will center on a six-book series about a Nez Perce Indian girl.

Mitchell Museum to celebrate birthday with free party for public

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian will host a free program of special events Sunday afternoon, May 20, to celebrate its 30th birthday.The Evanston institution’s first-ever, admission-free “Community Open House” is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m., its regular Sunday hours.The Mitchell Museum is located at 3001 Central Street (at Central Park Avenue) in northwest Evanston.The celebration includes birthday cake, special activities for families, and guided tours of the permanent and temporary exhibits, including the museum’s birch-bark wigwam (led by the volunteer who built it) an

Kids Can Learn Native Crafts This Summer at Mitchell Museum

Children can learn about Native culture at "Kids Craft Mornings" this summer at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St. (at Central Park Ave.) in northwest Evanston.  Workshops will be offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through August 9.

Children's author to speak at mothers' event

Children’s literature specialist Esmé Raji Codell will be the featured speaker at the annual “Honor Thy Mother” luncheon to benefit Literature for All of Us. The afternoon will include a reading from young poets in the agency’s book group programs. This year’s event is Saturday, May 5 at Monastero’s Ristorante, 3935 W. Devon, Chicago from 11:30am to 3:30pm.

Author to discuss Black Hawk War at Mitchell

Chicago author Ben McLaughlin will discuss his regional guidebook, In Black Hawk’s Footsteps, on Sunday, April 29, at 1 p.m., at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St. (at Central Park Avenue) in northwest Evanston.