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Dickson Mounds Museum

Havana, Illinois. This re-designed museum interprets its rich pre-historic Native American site in the Central Illinois River Valley through various media exhibits, including Reflections on Three Worlds. As visitors descend the ramp around the perimeter of the space, they experience the three spirit "worlds" of pre-historic Mississippian Indian belief. Combined with theatrical lighting effects, images projected onto scrims seem to float in space, while natural sound effects, Native American words and music, and sound design elements combine to create an "other-worldly" atmosphere. DLP also produced ambient sound environments for the facility, as well as Legacy, an orientation video which traces the succession of cultures which have thrived in the area over thousands of years.