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Angel Mounds To Undergo "Transformation"

Angel Mounds

2-year long renovation planned for historic site

Big changes are coming to Angel Mounds. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

Officials say Angel Mounds State Historic Site on Evansville’s Southeast Side will undergo a two-year, $6.5 million transformation.

In a release, the state says the renovation will “better share the story of the Native American people of both the past and the present.”

It will be funded by $4 million from the state of Indiana and a $2.5 million grant from the Lilly Endowment.

The work will close the Angel Mounds interpretive center until October 2024.

During renovations, the outdoor space will remain open to the public at a reduced cost and the staff will offer more outdoor programming.

Site Director Mike Linderman says he’s looking forward to incorporating research at the site that’s been “conducted over the last 10 years.”

The settlement was built between 1000 and 1450 A.D., was occupied by more than 1,000 people who were part of the Mississippian culture, and included earthen mounds built to elevate important buildings.