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March Program - Robert Ritzenthaler Chapter

  • Harrington Hall 845 Elmwood Avenue Oshkosh, WI, 54901 United States (map)

March 2018 Program

Location: Harrington Hall - UW-Oshkosh Campus

Speaker: Robert (“Ernie”) Boszhardt.

Title: Hidden Thunder: Rock Art of the Upper Midwest

Abstract: Rock art (petroglyphs and pictographs) exist around the world, but most Wisconsinites are unaware of the rich Native American artistic heritage in our state. In the award winning book Hidden Thunder: Rock Art of the Upper Midwest renown watercolor artist Geri Schrab and archaeologist Robert "Ernie" Boszhardt share their perspectives on rock art sites in this region. Beautifully illustrated with site pictures and Schrab's paintings Hidden Thunder contains historical overviews, geological contexts, stories of discovery and destruction along with reflections by a dozen contemporary Native Americans.

Boszhardt's program will synthesize Hidden Thunder by featuring a series of sites from the book. While including examples of Schrab's paintings, this talk will emphasize the archaeological perspective. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing