The Gays Mills Public Library will host a presentation about Effigy Mounds found in Wisconsin on Wednesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. in the Village Board Room of Gays Mills Community Commerce Center, located at 16381 State Hwy 131.
Mark Cupp will join us to discuss what he has learned in doing over 20 years of research in the field. Cupp is the Executive Director of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board, a position he has held since inception of the project nearly 25 years ago. He also serves as President of Cultural Landscape Legacies, Inc., a nonprofit organization devoted to protection of effigy mounds and rock art sites in the Upper Midwest and serves as Vice-president of the Three Eagle Foundation, another nonprofit that is devoted to protection of the unique mounds at Frank’s Hill in southern Richland County.
Cupp has worked on identification of archeological sites on public and private lands for over 20 years. He routinely leads tours of mound sites throughout the Riverway.
At the presentation on Wednesday, June 4, he will provide background on the different types of earthworks found in Wisconsin and will focus on the effigy mound building culture that flourished in Wisconsin roughly 1,000 years ago. Photos and maps of selected sites will be included in the presentation.
If you have been curious about the mounds found in the Driftless region, than join us for this free presentation.