Museum Open Year Round

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. JACKSONPORT COURTHOUSE MUSEUM

Have you visited your museum today? Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The museum is open to the public year-round, and is free to all visitors.

Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. (Inquire at the Visitor Center) Meeting place: Visitor Center – Admission: Free

Friday, September 26

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. WHITE RIVER HUNTERS AND TRAPPERS

Hunting and trapping served an important role on the White River, and to Jacksonport’s economy. Join a park interpreter and learn which animals were hunted and trapped in this area and see some of the special techniques used to do it. Meeting place: Campground

Admission: Free

 

Saturday, September 27

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. MAKING NATIVE AMERICAN PINCH POTS

Archeologists tell us that all Native American peoples made clay pinch pots to use as storage containers. Join Park Interpreter Vicky at the picnic area to make and decorate your own authentic pinch pot to take home with you. Meeting place: Picnic Area

Admission: Free

 

6 p.m. – 7 p.m. THE FOODS OF OUR FATHERS

Explorers, pioneers, and Native Americans that settled in this area of the White River found an area rich in natural resources including wild game, native fruits and edible plants. Join a park interpreter to discover the richness that was found in the area and helped the settlers survive until their first crops came in. Meeting place: Campground

Admission: Free

 

Sunday, September 28

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. HIKERS AND SNAKES SHARING THE TRAILS

Join a park interpreter for some entertaining insight into the lives of snakes you may meet on the trails of near the White River. Learn about venomous and non-venomous species and how to tell the difference. Learn the skills to peacefully share the trails with snakes. Meeting place: Picnic Area

Admission: Free