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Schedule an Archaeology Lecture or Classroom Presentation

Inquire about in-person presentations by archaeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show
Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886
Classroom Material

Archaeology Activity Boxes

With our archaeology activity boxes, students will learn using the same tools and techniques employed by archaeologists.
Classroom Material

Life in La Crosse - Traveling Exhibit

Borrow a traveling exhibit about community life in a Native American village 500 years ago.
Historical Essay

Underwater Archaeology: Learning from Sunken Ships

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks
Historical Essay

Conservation in Underwater Archaeology

Learn how artifacts are conserved after they have been excavated from their underwater resting places
Historical Essay

Underwater Archaeology: Searching for Shipwrecks

Discover how sunken ships are found
Historical Essay

Documenting Shipwrecks in Underwater Archaeology

Learn how archaeologists document their discoveries when they are examining a shipwreck
Historical Essay

Lighthouses and Lifesaving

Underwater Archaeology
Learn about the importance of lighthouses on the shores of the Great Lakes.
Historical Essay

Shipwrecks, Shipwrecks Everywhere

Underwater Archaeology
Learn about why there were so many shipwrecks in the 1800s off Wisconsin's shores.
Historical Essay

Exploring the History of Aztalan

A Middle Mississippian Settlement
Learn the history of Aztalan.

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