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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center


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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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  • Archaeology Festival

    Saturday, September 10, 2016
    10 am - 4 pm at Whitewater State Park
    Adult/Family, Teachers, Youth

    atlatlW-300x238MVAC’s Connie Arzigian will be demonstrating the atlatl at the Whitewater Valley Archaeology Festival between noon and 3 pm. Come and practice your skills with the atlatl.  The festival will celebrate the unique human history of the Whitewater River. Throughout the day there will be special speakers and presenters offering a variety of programs and activities for all ages to enjoy. Some activities will include tours of the former camp of the CCC and German POWs, try your hand at archery and atlatl throwing, observe traditional fire starting and flintknapping techniques, visit the Marnach pioneeer house and Smokey Bear at the Elba Fire Tower.

    Directions: Located 3 miles south of Elba on State Highway 74.

    More Information: call 507-932-3007 or visit