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Saturday in the Park: Snakes of Alabama (July 13)

Saturday in the Park is a series of demonstrations and presentations at Moundville Archaeological Park related to Native Americans, archaeology, natural history, sustainable gardening, and more! On Saturday, July 13, 2024 from 10 am until 2 pm, Dylan Taylor of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will be giving a talk about the snake diversity of Alabama with a focus on snake conservation, identification, and safety around venomous species. The program will be held inside the Jones Archaeological Museum. Immediately following the […]

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Saturday in the Park: Three Sisters Garden (June 29)

Saturday in the Park is a series of demonstrations and presentations at Moundville Archaeological Park related to Native Americans, archaeology, natural history, sustainable gardening, and more! On Saturday, June 29, 2024 from 10 am until 2 pm, visitors are invited to join Rosa Hall inside the Jones Archaeological Museum for a Three Sisters Garden presentation. Admission This program is free with paid park admission. Location Moundville is located 13 miles south of Tuscaloosa, off Alabama Highway 69 and the physical address is 634 […]

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Saturday in the Park: Tools and Weapons

Saturday in the Park is a series of demonstrations and presentations at Moundville Archaeological Park related to Native Americans, archaeology, natural history, sustainable gardening, and more! On Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 10 am until 2 pm, Bill Skinner will be demonstrating the use of several types of tool and weapon technologies. These demonstrations will include the atlatl and the bow and arrow as well as ancient toolmaking traditions, such as flint knapping. Participants can take turns practicing with ancient tools. Anyone […]

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Saturday in the Park: Pottery

Saturday in the Park is a series of demonstrations and presentations related to Native Americans, archaeology, natural history, sustainable gardening and more! On Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 10 am until 2 pm, Tammy Beane will be demonstrating Native American pottery firing techniques and teaching the craft of replicating Southeastern pottery traditions. Make your own piece of pottery to take home! Pottery materials will be available while supplies last. All are welcome to observe. Admission This program is free with paid park admission. […]

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Saturday in the Park: Gourd Painting

On Saturday, March 30, 2024 from 10 am until 2 pm, Betsy Irwin will be painting gourds at Moundville Archaeological Park inside the Jones Archaeological Museum! Betsy will be demonstrating and offering hands-on learning with limited supplies on a first come basis. This program is free with park admission. Admission Location This program will take place inside the Jones Archaeological Museum. Moundville is located 13 miles south of Tuscaloosa, off Alabama Highway 69 and the physical address is 634 Mound State […]

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UA Museums’ Thanksgiving 2023 Hours of Operation

Moundville Archaeological Park

Each of our museums has its own holiday schedule so we’d like to help make it easier to know when they are closed and when they will be reopening. The Alabama Museum of Natural History The Alabama Museum of Natural History will be closed November 23 through November 26 and will reopen on November 27. The Gorgas House Museum The Gorgas House Museum will be closed November 22 through November 26 and will reopen on November 27. The Paul W. Bryant Museum The Paul W. […]

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Native American Heritage Month 2023

Mary Smith holding a woven mat

November is recognized as National American Indian Heritage Month! The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. This year, Moundville Archaeological Park is celebrating Native American Heritage Month with award-winning Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma artist, Mary Smith, and her apprentice for the month, Nancy Spain (Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma), as […]

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