Starved Rock Native American Artifact Show returns to Grand Bear

July 14 event will feature exhibitors from across the country

Scott Carruthers shows off displays planned for the 18th annual Starved Rock Native American Artifacts Show scheduled 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at the Grand Bear Resort.

The Starved Rock Native American Artifact Show will return for its 21st year.

The show will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock, 2643 Route 178, south of Utica.

There will be exhibitors from around the country as well as many local displays.

Only authentic Native American artifacts are allowed. Organizer Scott Carruthers encourages the public to bring in their finds for a free evaluation and identification from archaeologists with the Illinois State Archaeological Survey.

There is no admission fee to view the artifacts from thousands of years ago. The show is sponsored by two nonprofit organizations: the Illinois State Archaeological Society and the Genuine Indian Relic Society Inc.

For information, call Carruthers at 815-252-1322.

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