Celebrate the recent designation of Man Mound as a National Historic Landmark in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Exhibits, tours and speakers will inform guests about the mound, the history of the Native peoples of Wisconsin, and other local historic landmarks.
Presenting a Wisconsin Archaeology Month event opportunity at the Man Mound, near Baraboo, WI:
This event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Archeological Society. The event time is between 10 am to 3 pm at the Man Mound park on Saturday, May 20th.
Along with exhibits, George Christiansen and others will have artifact identification tables. This is the only mound of this type in the world.
Other nearby mound groups may also be available for touring on this date related to the event (TBD).
Keep an eye out for archaeological activities that pop up around the state of Wisconsin! The events page on this site may lead you to opportunities as well, check that calendar!
Any questions or suggestions? Email:
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