Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a Mountain Dulcimer Workshop Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m.-noon. Mike Anderson will conduct the song workshop for all levels of players. Christmas holiday music will be the focus of the workshop.

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a Mountain Dulcimer Workshop Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m.-noon. Mike Anderson will conduct the song workshop for all levels of players. Christmas holiday music will be the focus of the workshop.


Anderson is nationally renowned, appearing at the National Mountain Music Festival, holding a prestigious position on the faculty of the Mt. Dulcimer Workshops at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas, Appalachian State University and West Carolina University, as well as presenting workshops and concerts across the U.S.


For participants who do not have a dulcimer, nationally known instrument builder Steve Endsley will have several instruments on hand to loan or purchase. Instruments may be reserved by calling Dickson Mounds Museum by Nov. 14.


The fee for the 2–hour workshop is $25, payable by check or cash the day of the workshop. PayPal is also available through Mike Anderson’s website: www.dulcimerguy.com.


To register for the workshop, call Dickson Mounds Museum at 309-547-3721 or contact Mike Anderson by email at mike@dulcimerguy.com.


The Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds is located between Lewistown and Havana off Illinois Routes 78 and 97. The museum is open free to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Tours and special programs are available for groups with reservations. For more information call 309-547-3721 or TTY 217-782-9175. Also visit Facebook at Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds or online at the Dickson Mounds link on the Illinois State Museum website at www.illinoisstatemuseum.org.