Aztalan Day set Sunday

July 11, 2018

AZTALAN -- The Lake Mills/Aztalan Historical Society Inc. will host its 51st annual Aztalan Day Sunday at the museum site from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The site is located at the corner of county highways B and Q, two miles east of downtown Lake Mills at N6284 County Highway Q, Jefferson. Attendees can experience historic craft/trade demonstrations and vendors as well as educational displays of historical tools and artifacts, ancient Indian artifacts and more.

The feature lecture, “The Indian Mounds of Rock Lake,” presented by archaeologist Kurt Sampson, will begin at noon in the large tent. Sampson’s program will highlight the mound groups that once existed around Rock Lake and the types of effigy mounds, as well as conical and linear-type mounds. He will also expound on what these types of mounds might have meant from an ideology standpoint as it relates to the meaning of the mounds in the Lake Mills general area. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for the lecture and slide presentation.

Food will include the long-standing tradition of various homemade pies and ice cream located in the admissions cabin, as well as a variety of lunch options.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students ages 6 to 18. Children ages 5 and younger are free. Annual and lifetime members will get free admission when the member card is presented.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/LakeMillsAztalan, email lakemillsaztalanhistorical@gmail.com or call Robin Untz, LMAHS president, at 920-728-2685.

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