Effigy Mounds to host January 28 presentation

Effigy Mounds National Monument will be hosting a presentation Sunday, January 28 at 2 p.m. by Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The public is invited to attend. Dr. Tesdahl is a former park ranger at Grand Portage National Monument.

Dr. Tesdahl specializes in Native American history and the colonial borderlands as well as public history and is often found sharing his passion for the park and past with not only park staff and students but also interested audiences throughout the region. Recently, his work has focused on the Driftless region in the Nineteenth Century.

Effigy Mounds National Monument preserves prehistoric American Indian burial and ceremonial mounds, including some in the shape of animals. The monument’s main entrance is located three miles north of Marquette and 22 miles south of Waukon on State Highway 76. Visitor Center hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., but trails at the monument are open from dawn until dusk. For more information, call 563-873-3491 or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/efmo or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/EffigyMounds.