Meetings & Events

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The Ancient Earthworks Society of Wisconsin

Guest speaker Kurt Sampson, MS RPA – Saturday, May 20th from 10:30 am – noon

Elie’s Family Restaurant – Banquet Room 4102 Monona Dr. Madison, WI 53716‎ – (608) 223-2040

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Please join us on Saturday, May 20th as archeologist Kurt Sampson informs us about the mounds of the Rock Lake area of Lake Mills, WI.

Kurt Sampson is director and curator of the Dodge County Historical Society Museum in Beaver Dam, principal archeologist for Gathering Waters Archeology, and park naturalist for Aztalan State Park. Kurt also runs the facebook group, Effigy Mound Initiative. He is past president of the Wisconsin Archeology Society, a Board Member of Friends of Aztalan State Park Board of Directors, and archeological consultant for the Ancient Earthworks Society.

A small awards ceremony, discussion of plans for summer visits to mound sites and a few special surprises are also planned.  (Please note that this is the final lecture of our 2016-2017 season. Indoor meetings will resume in the fall. Summer event notifications will be posted and emailed to our friend and membership email list.)


The Ancient Earthworks Society of Wisconsin will host free Public Meetings every third Saturday from Autumn through Spring at Elie’s Restaurant, 4102 Monona Dr, Madison WI. (Weather permitting)

These meetings will typically start at 10:30 am in the back lecture room with a guest speaker or presentation, and will be followed by a move to the main dining area, where you are welcome to stay for lunch and lively conversation after the presentation. Attendees are welcome to join everyone at the table and enjoy making new friends and learning more about Wisconsin’s effigy mounds and other aspects of our great history.


We meet at Elie’s Family Restaurant at 4102 Monona Dr. Madison, WI 53716‎ – (608) 223-2040

We are an informal group with members from a great deal of backgrounds, and we welcome all to join us. Elie’s is a handicap accessible restaurant with a wide range of food choices and prices. Please let us know if you have any other considerations and would like to join us.

Please email us at ancientearthworks@gmail.com to be added to our email list to receive notice of upcoming events and activities!

We typically enjoy warmer summer months outside, and don’t meet at Elie’s, opting instead for completing field work and surveying and going on site tours and other events. If you are interested in helping us schedule an event, or would like our help at your event, please let us know!

Please check our facebook page in case of weather cancellations!