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"The Effigy Mounds of Waukesha County" — lecture, Robert Birmingham

  • Delafield Public Library 550 Genesee St. Delafield, WI 53018 (map)

Egypt has pyramids and we have Indian Effigy Mounds. “More mounds were built by ancient Native American societies in Wisconsin than in any other region of North America”.

Attend and be fascinated as Robert Burningham discusses Wisconsin’s animal-shaped mounds and the society that built them.


Robert Birmingham served for many years as Wisconsin state archaeologist at the Wisconsin Historical Society. He now teaches at the University of Wisconsin–Waukesha and writes from his home in Madison. He is the recipient of the 2005 Merit Award for history from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association for 'Aztalan: Mysteries of an Ancient Indian Town,' written with Lynne G. Goldstein; the Increase A. Lapham Medal from the Wisconsin Archeological Society; and a 2007 Wisconsin State Park Hero Award for his work promoting Aztalan State Park. His latest book is Spirits of Earth: The Effigy Mound Landscape of Madison and the Four Lakes (UW-Press).


Thurs July 17th at 7:00pm at the Delafield Public Library

550 Genesee St

Delafield, WI  53018

Register 262.646.6230 or

contact person:  Marcy Gibbons

Later Event: July 20
Man Mound Day