Saukenuk Exhibit Completed!
After nearly two years in the works, the new Saukenuk exhibit has been
completed! The exhibit was unveiled to the public on Sunday
November 15, 2009 at the John Hauberg Birthday Bash held at the Site.
The exhibit tells the story of the Sauk and
Meskwaki—how they came to
live in the Quad
City area, why they no longer live here, and, as
piece de resistance, a four by eight foot
scale model of the city of Saukenuk. Our story
of the Sauk and Meskwaki is finally
The exhibit exceeds our wildest dreams!
Thanks to all who made this happen. Tom Wilcockson of
Mapcraft Inc. created the beautiful maps. Will Thompson of
Armidillo Arts created the model. Dan the Carpenter made the
which the exhibit is housed. Most of all thanks to
Ferrell Anderson and Site Historian Beth Carvey who had the dream of recreating
Saukenuk and to Steve Leonard of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency who
was the driving force in pulling all the artisans together and
to see that the exhibit was completed.
If you haven’t
yet been in to see the exhibit you must!