Emiquon http://tspr.org en New Exhibits & Research at Dickson Mounds http://tspr.org/post/new-exhibits-research-dickson-mounds <p><a href="http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/dickson/" target="_blank">Dickson Mounds Museum</a> near Lewistown will begin installing some new exhibits that should change the look of the facility within the next year. In addition, the museum's staff continues conducting research into the Illinois River Valley's long history.<br><br><strong>New Exhibits</strong><br> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:25:03 +0000 Rich Egger 20413 at http://tspr.org New Exhibits & Research at Dickson Mounds World Recognition for the Emiquon Complex http://tspr.org/post/world-recognition-emiquon-complex <p>Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon recognized two wetlands along the Illinois River for their importance to conservation.&nbsp;<br /><br />The Emiquon Complex near Lewistown and the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge near Hennepin received the Ramsar designation this year.&nbsp; The honor highlights efforts to restore both sites to their natural states.<br /><br />Before a ceremony at Dickson Mounds Museum, Simon said the international designation can help boost tourism for the region.<br /> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 23:19:32 +0000 Rich Egger 19638 at http://tspr.org World Recognition for the Emiquon Complex