Books- Giant books in the gallery tell of the excavation and
archeologists that study the mounds. They also had pamphlets and brochures.
Models/Displays- Site models are located in the main lobby.
They show different site features and the 4, 800 acres which the United Nations
Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization designated a World Heritage Site in 1982.
The Interpretive Center has a winter, summer, spring
and fall Woodhenge display.
The Interpretive Center also has a mask display showing how
they painted their faces.
Miniature Village- Wax people doing daily village
activities, making fires, preparing food, cleansing body in sweathouse, building shelter
and children are playing with each other.
Movies- City Of The Sun informational movie
shown in cinema. 15-minute award winning introduction to the history of Cahokia. Shown
Murals/Maps- Mural of village then on wall leading into the
gallery. One of Cahokia Mounds around A.D. 1200.
Sculptures/Tablets-Birdman tablet is located at the entryway to the
gallery. The Birdman has been adopted as the symbol for Cahokia Mounds and the image can
be seen on some of the areas Interstate overpasses.
Sculptures/Tablets-Birdman tablet is located at the
entryway to the gallery. The Birdman has been adopted as the symbol for Cahokia
Mounds and the image can be seen on some of the area's Interstate overpasses.
The Bronze doors- Designed and sculpted by Preston Jackson
of Peoria IL. The original work was produced in beeswax. The sections were then cast in
bronze and welded together and burnished. Scott Medals of Indianapolis, Indiana cast the
exterior doors that show birds flying over monks mound. Each door weighs 800 lbs. The
interior doors depict people, The Stockade Monks Mound and birds. Art Castings of Oregon,
IL cast them.
Gift Shop & Café Cahokia- Café Cahokia has
refreshments and snacks. The Gift Shop has postcards and souvenirs.