1510 46th Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201

 
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Quad Cities Museum Week

Twelve Moons Curriculum
Updated Fur Traders Curriculum
New: The Long House

School Bus Grant
To help schools meet the transportation costs associated with field trips to Black Hawk State Historic Site.

Field Trip Opportunities

Audio Tour Now Available at the Museum

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   Twelve Moons:
   A Year with the
   Sauk and 
   Meskwaki,
   1817-1818


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 Black Hawk
 Historic Site


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Imagine!

Pause a moment and picture a forest in the middle of the city
-- an urban paradise...
Hiking trails that wind deep into the woods, up ru
gged hills and along the banks of a gentle river, remote spots where nature wraps around you...
the songs of birds...scampering squirrels...

oaks that were here when the first pioneers
came...


And more!

Picnic shelters with stone fireplaces,
a museum of Native American life, a nature center where children can learn the values of the natural world,

playgrounds, a
rustic lodge that a duke would envy...

It's not a fantasy--it's all real, and it's all right here
in the middle of the city of Rock Island!

The forest at Black Hawk State Historic Site is a dedicated Nature Preserve. Visitors are expected to stay on the designated trails. There is no hunting at the Site. Please view the Information page.

Black Hawk State Historic Site - is a wooded, steeply rolling 208-acre tract - bordering the Rock River in Rock Island County. Prehistoric Indians and nineteenth-century settlers made their homes here, but the area is most closely identified with the Sauk nation and the warrior-leader whose name it bears - Black Hawk. The site, which is also noted for its many natural features, is managed by the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources. The Rock River Trail is a loop again, thanks to the new bridge funded by a River Action grant.


  Black Hawk State Historic Site Book Wins Award  

  Twelve Moons received a Superior Achievement award from
  the Illinois Association of Museums!  This is the highest
  award available and, according to IAM, "A Superior
  Achievement award recognizes achievements that are
  models for the profession and reaches a greater audience
  than is normally reached by the nominating institution."

 

Quad Cities Museum Week

Explore art, history and culture    

June 9-17, 2018

Museums from across the Quad Cities region will come together for the fourth annual Quad Cities Museum Week. Enjoy this celebration of our region’s museums and participate in special activities, exhibits and promotions during this fun-filled week.

Museum Week is the perfect opportunity for families and friends to get out and explore. Each museum features its own unique theme, history, galleries and exhibits. Come and discover these wonderful Quad Cities attractions.

We encourage you to tweet and post on your Facebook page about your Museum Week experiences using #QCMUSEUMWEEK.  To find out more about Museum Week, please go to www.qcmuseumweek.com


Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation belongs to the Quad City Visitors and Convention Bureau. All our events are listed on the QCVCB website.

Want to know what events are happening at other Historic Sites in Illinois?  Check out the new Historic Preservation Agency website at:
https://www2.illinois.gov/ihpa/Pages/default.aspx