Wilkinson County mounds to be part of new exhibit at Woodville museum

(June 27, 2019)

A brand new exhibit that highlights two of Wilkinson County’s sites on the Mississippi mound trail will be on display at the Wilkinson County Museum in downtown Woodville starting Saturday.

Attendees may also bring their own collections of Native American artifacts, such as pottery pieces, projectile points and stone tools, and receive more information about them from on-hand archaeological experts.

Exhibit curator, Megan Kassabaum, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, said the exhibit has been in development since last year as she and her students were doing excavation projects at the Lessley and Smith Creek mound sites west of Woodville.

Kassabaum said the exhibit was made possible by grants, donations and support from the Mississippi Development Authority’s Visit Mississippi, the Mississippi Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Hassenfeld Foundation Social Impact Research Grant and the Penn Museum and Penn Department of Anthropology.

Natchez Democrat