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Start Date: 4/30/2010
End Date: 4/30/2010
Event Times: 9:30 am-3 pm

Contact Info

E-mail: villalouis@

Phone: 608-326-2721
Fax: 608-326-5507

Local History and Museums Workshop: Wisconsin Archaeology and Your Collections

The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Federation of Museums are proud co-sponsors of this workshop, one in a series of spring workshops for local history organizations and museums.

This workshop presents an overview of Wisconsin archaeology in which you'll learn to identify and care for artifacts in your collections. Attendees are invited to bring examples from their collections and to work with professional archaeologists to help identify collections. Wisconsin preservation programs and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act issues will also be covered. Workshop limited to 35 participants.

Instructors: Danielle Benden of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Anthropology, Robert Boszhardt, president of the Wisconsin Archaeological Survey, and John Broihahn, Wisconsin State Archaeologist

Add'l Contact Info: Rick Bernstein, 608-264-6583 or via email

Ticket Info: $35 for Wisconsin Federation of Museums members or Wisconsin Historical Society affiliate members, $60 for non-members. Download a registration form (PDF 77KB).

Registration Deadline: 4/21/2010

Location Description: The historic Villa Louis mansion is the centerpiece of a grand Victorian estate built by the family of Hercules Dousman, a frontier entrepreneur who amassed a fortune in the fur trade and other frontier investments. The mansion has just undergone a top-to-bottom documentary restoration that has returned the Dousman home to the splendor of its 1890s heyday, using British Arts and Crafts interior designs inspired by famed designer William Morris.

Venue: Villa Louis

Address: 521 Villa Louis Rd
PO Box 65

City: Prairie du Chien

Accessibility Info: Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.

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