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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…

Collaborative national research

November 26, 2019

Dr. David Anderson, UWL Archaeology & Anthropology Department, is part of a trio that conducted assessment on the psychosocial occupational health status of archaeologists. Link to read the article in Capstone, UWL College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Newsletter,…

O’Shea Lecture Well Attended

November 11, 2019

MVAC was pleased to host a presentation by John O’Shea, the Curator of Great Lakes Archaeology at the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology, and the Emerson F. Greenman Collegiate Professor of Archaeology in the university’s Department of Anthropology.  Over…