The Ancient Mounds of Louisa County


Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 2:00pm


Wapello, IA
You may be familiar with the Toolesboro Indian mounds, but did you know there are many ancient mounds located throughout Louisa County? Cherie Haury-Artz of the Office of the State Archaeologist will come to talk on the mounds of Louisa County on Tuesday, June 17, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Center in Wapello, Iowa. Her talk will include speculation on why the mounds were built, what we know of the people who built them and how the mounds represent a sphere of influence that spread over what we now call the Midwest.

Cherie Haury-Artz works as an archaeological technician and education and outreach specialist at University of Iowa OSA. She specializes in making the day to day lives of ancient Iowans understandable. Her hands on demonstrations include having modern children try out toys and games that were used in Iowa for hundreds of years.

This program is an official Odessa Water Trail event cosponsored by Louisa County Conservation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The Odessa Water Trail is one of 19 official water trails in Iowa. For more information about this or other upcoming Louisa County Conservation programs, please visit or call (319)-523-8381


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