Archeology Day

Saturday, July 17, 2021
10 am-4 pm

COVID-19 Update (12 November 2020)

We are currently accepting enrollments for our 2021 programs. Program enrollment numbers are limited to current coronavirus pandemic guidelines. Pandemic guidelines may change for better or worse in the coming months. We will post updates and notify those enrolled as necessary.

Archeology Day guests learn to shoot a bow.

You’re invited to spend a day exploring the fascinating 12,000-year history of west central Illinois through fun, hands-on activities, informational exhibits, and presentations about the current research being done by CAA archaeologists.

All ages are welcome! Archeology Day is a family-friendly event.

Archeology Day guests help screen soil from the excavation at the Kamp House.
CAA Legacy and Archeology Day demonstrator Larry Kinsella demonstrates stone tool-making for guests


Kampsville is located on Highway 100 in Calhoun County, Illinois; it takes approximately 90 minutes to reach us from either St. Louis, MO or Springfield, IL.

Use the map below to plan your route. The route on the map begins at Alton and is routed through Carrollton so that you arrive at the ferry. Click the map and enter your own starting point to get the best directions for you.

Check in at the CAA Museum, located at Route 100 & Oak Street, for a schedule of activities and event map. Activities will be located around town.

Painted gourds drying in the sun on Archeology Day.

For additional information, email or call 618-653-4316