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Cahokia Mounds: A Prehistoric City and Indian Culture

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5 Days | 4 Nights
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Itinerary for Oct 19 — Oct 23, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Located on 45 acres, Toddhall is a people and wildlife sanctuary where the integrity of each of God's creatures is respected.

Contact info:
320 Todd Center Drive
Columbia, IL 62236-0941 USA
phone: 618-281-8180
web: www.toddhallrc.org

Room amenities: 2 twin beds, private bath, individual heater/AC control

Facility amenities: On-site chapel, walking trails, labyrinth.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $60/ Single; $72/ Double
Subject to Availability - Call 618 2818180

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 19 - Arrival/Orientation
Afternoon: Plan to arrive at conference center 3:00-5:00 PM.

Dinner: 5:30 pm in the conference center dining room.

Evening: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Introductions, overview of program, and orientation to the grounds of Toddhall.

Lodging: Toddhall Retreat and Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located on 45 acres, Toddhall is a people and wildlife sanctuary where the integrity of each of God's creatures is respected.

Contact info:
320 Todd Center Drive
Columbia, IL 62236-0941 USA
phone: 618-281-8180
web: www.toddhallrc.org

Room amenities: 2 twin beds, private bath, individual heater/AC control

Facility amenities: On-site chapel, walking trails, labyrinth.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $60/ Single; $72/ Double
Subject to Availability - Call 618 2818180

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 20 - Cahokia Mounds- What have we learned with instruc...
Cahokia Mounds- What have we learned with instruction from "Mr Mounds" Bill Iseminger, the renowned archaeologist and Discovery Channel expert of Cahokia.

Note: Discussion on Prehistoric Indians of Southern Illinois. After dinner: "Bones tell the story"

Breakfast: 8:00 am in the conference center dining room.

Morning: Home to possibly 20,000 native pre-historic Americans, the secrets of Cahokia are becoming more and more apparent. Bill Iseminger narrates the Cahokia Mounds program and presents most of the classes. His involvement with Cahokia dates back to 1971. His ability to convey information in an interesting fashion has led virtually all previous Participants to comment on his professional presentation as excellent with an inspiration to learn more.

Lunch: 11:30 am in the conference center dining room.

Afternoon: Fabric of Mississippi Culture: Learn of the rich textile heritage and skillful use of natural materials including quill work, beading, weaving and dying from professional Finger weaver and Spinner; Enjoy hands-on opportunity!

Dinner: 5:30 pm in the conference center dining room.

Evening: 6:30 pm Storytelling - Marilyn Kinsella

Lodging: Toddhall Retreat and Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located on 45 acres, Toddhall is a people and wildlife sanctuary where the integrity of each of God's creatures is respected.

Contact info:
320 Todd Center Drive
Columbia, IL 62236-0941 USA
phone: 618-281-8180
web: www.toddhallrc.org

Room amenities: 2 twin beds, private bath, individual heater/AC control

Facility amenities: On-site chapel, walking trails, labyrinth.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $60/ Single; $72/ Double
Subject to Availability - Call 618 2818180

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 21 - Morning instruction from "Mr Mounds" on Monks Mou...
Morning instruction from "Mr Mounds" on Monks Mound, the Stockade, and Woodhenge followed with lunch then a bus excursion to Cahokia Mounds. Orientation movie in the Interpretive Center.

Note: Flintknapping and Fire Starting - highly rated evening event.

Breakfast: 8:00 am in the conference center dining room.

Morning: More Cahokia from Bill Iseminger, Public Relations and exhibit coordinator of Cahokia Mounds who has appeared in numerous television programs to include Discovery Channel, BBC, and History Channel.

Lunch: 11:30 in the conference center dining room.

Afternoon: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Cahokia mounds. Orientation movie at the Interpretive Center and self-guided tour of the Interpretive Center.

Dinner: 5:30 in the conference center dining room.

Evening: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Evening flintknapping program presented by Larry Kinsella.

Lodging: Toddhall Retreat and Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located on 45 acres, Toddhall is a people and wildlife sanctuary where the integrity of each of God's creatures is respected.

Contact info:
320 Todd Center Drive
Columbia, IL 62236-0941 USA
phone: 618-281-8180
web: www.toddhallrc.org

Room amenities: 2 twin beds, private bath, individual heater/AC control

Facility amenities: On-site chapel, walking trails, labyrinth.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $60/ Single; $72/ Double
Subject to Availability - Call 618 2818180

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 22 - Day long excursion back to the United Nations san...
Day long excursion back to the United Nations sanctioned Cahokia grounds and museum with Dr. John Kelly, Senior Lecturer with the Dept. of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. He has been involved with Cahokia Mounds archeology since 1969.

Note: Drive-by tour narrated by Dr. Kelly of several locations where mound-builders lived in areas around the Cahokia Mounds. Sandwich lunch at the Mounds.

Breakfast: 8:00 am in the conference center dining room.

Morning: Cahokia Mounds classroom with Dr John Kelly. Walk to the top of Monks Mound and spend time on the grounds of Cahokia Mounds and the Interpretive Center, visit Woodhenge

Lunch: Catered sandwiches delivered to Cahokia Mounds.

Afternoon: Classroom continues with Dr Kelly. 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm self-guided tours of museum/grounds of Cahokia

Dinner: 5:30 in the conference center dining room.

Evening: Evening free time, games will be available.

Lodging: Toddhall Retreat and Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located on 45 acres, Toddhall is a people and wildlife sanctuary where the integrity of each of God's creatures is respected.

Contact info:
320 Todd Center Drive
Columbia, IL 62236-0941 USA
phone: 618-281-8180
web: www.toddhallrc.org

Room amenities: 2 twin beds, private bath, individual heater/AC control

Facility amenities: On-site chapel, walking trails, labyrinth.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $60/ Single; $72/ Double
Subject to Availability - Call 618 2818180

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 23 - Cahokia experience expanded, culminating with pot...
Cahokia experience expanded, culminating with potential answers on disappearance of such a vibrant culture. Departure

Note: Hands-on artifacts and discussion about Mound 72.

Breakfast: 8:00 am in the conference center dining room.

Morning: 9:15 - 11:00 am presentation on what may have happened to such a vibrant culture with summation.

Lunch: 1130 am checkout. BOX LUNCH under refrigeration available in conference dining room from 10am till checkout.

Lodging: Toddhall Retreat and Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences

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