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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center



April 7, 2020

As part of the effort to slow the coronavirus spread, MVAC is doing the following until further notice: MVAC staff are telecommuting, and the building is closed to visitors. We will still be working on contract archaeology projects and will…

Volunteer Field Survey Cancelled!

March 17, 2020

Due to the rapidly developing Coronavirus situation, we have cancelled our May 2 (and rain date on May 9th) Volunteer Field Survey. Please check this web page and MVAC’s Facebook page for updates on upcoming MVAC events.

Jamison Lecture Cancelled!

March 12, 2020

Due to the rapidly developing Coronavirus situation, we will be cancelling our March 26, 2020 lecture with Gregg Jamison.  We will be rescheduling for a date to be determined in the future. Please check our website and Facebook page for…

New MVAC T-Shirts are now available!

March 3, 2020

You can pick up shirts at the Artifact Show this Saturday, March 7th at Valley View Mall.  Available in sizes small to XX-large for $15.00 They are available at the MVAC Archaeology Lab (link to campus map). Usual building hours…

La Crosse’s Riverside Museum Closed

January 7, 2020

La Crosse’s Riverside Museum has closed as of December 31, 2019.  MVAC is grateful to the city of La Crosse for providing a venue to display artifacts and share information about the area’s past for the last thirty years.  Limited…

Anonymous Donation to MVAC’s Education Endowment

December 26, 2019

MVAC just received some great news – a $3,000 anonymous donation has been made to MVAC’s Education Endowment!  In challenging economic times such as these, contributions to our Educational Endowment are particularly important and are especially appreciated.  Contributions such as…

MVAC Supporters

December 13, 2019

Dear Friend of MVAC: The Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center proudly engages in public outreach, education, and research that embodies the Wisconsin Idea—the University of Wisconsin’s commitment to service that extends beyond our college campuses. Our staff members are dedicated professionals…