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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center


In the field.


Updated June 2, 2020

  • Schedule of Events will be updated throughout the year.
  • Information about regional archaeology events sponsored by other organizations can be found by visiting MVAC’s Facebook page.

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  • CANCELLED - Experimental Archaeology - grades 4-6

    Monday, July 13, 2020
    9 am - 3 pm at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, room 312

    Due to the rapidly developing Coronavirus situation, we have cancelled our July 13, Experimental Archaeology class.

    Please check this web page and MVAC's Facebook page for updates on upcoming MVAC events.

    Learn how stone tools were made and how Native Americans used them. Take a nature hike through the marsh to explore food, shelter, and tools Wisconsin’s first people could have used. Try playing the chunky game and making pottery. Cancellations prior to June 29 will receive a full refund minus a $40 cancellation fee. No refunds for cancellations after June 29.

    Age: Students entering grades 4-6
    Fee: $80
    Note: Bring a lunch, drink, snacks and water bottle.

    For registration information please contact the:
    University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
    Office of Continuing Education and Extension
    Online registration at:

    For information on activity content please contact:
    MVAC's Public Outreach Program at 608-785-8454 or e-mail Jean.

    Link to MVAC youth scholarship information.  (PDF)