• A quiet summer walk through the Marching Bear Group of effigy mounds

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

Schedule Of Events


May 10: International Migratory Bird Day

Bird walk at 10:00 a.m. call for more information.

June 14 thru September 1: Ranger / Interpreter Guided Programs

Hikes, walks and talks presented daily, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. There may be special talks / demonstrations throughout the day. Call for the day's activities/schedule and availability of programs.

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National Park Service

U.S. Department of the Interior

Harpers Ferry, Iowa

Effigy Mounds National Monument

Calendar of Events January –December 2014

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Teacher Workshop "Past Cultures of the Upper Mississippi River Valley." There will be five distinct Saturday programs that deal with American Indian culture, the natural environment, wildlife, and the arrival of the pioneers / white man: June 7, June 21, July 12, July 26, and August 9. For more information and a registration form contact Merle Frommelt 563..873..3491 ext. 251 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/efmo. Deadline March 15.



June 14 thru September 1: Hikes, walks and talks presented daily, 11:00 a.m.

Ranger / Interpreter Guided Programs and 2:00 p.m. There may also be special talks / demonstrations throughout the day. Call for the day's activities/schedule.

June 14: Junior Ranger Program Saturday at 1:00p.m., hiking and activities.

June 28: Moonlight Hike Reservations taken by phone starting Monday, June 23.

July 19: Junior Ranger Program Saturday at 1:00p.m., hiking and activities.

August 2: Children's Archeology Day 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Crafts, games, sandbox dig. Call for more information.

August 16: Moonlight Hike Reservations taken by phone starting Monday, August 11.

August 23: Junior Ranger Program Saturday at 1:00p.m., hiking and activities.

August 25: National Park Service Birthday (FoundersDay) Celebrate the birthday of the National Park Service (August 25, 1916). Special program / talk will be held at 1:00 p.m. Call for more information.

September 27: National Public Lands Day Please call for more information.

October 1 - 31: Iowa Archeology MonthSpecial programs are scheduled during the annual recognition of Iowa's archeological past. Please call for information.











 

 
Kids on trail

Enjoy the autumn weather and scenery by hiking along trails leading through Northeast Iowa's premier archeology site, Effigy Mounds National Monument. There will be special events and displays during October, Iowa Archeology Month.

Did You Know?

Great Bear Effigy Mound Group

In 1880, Alfred J. Hill and Theodore H. Lewis formed the Northwestern Archeological Survey for the purpose of surveying mounds in the Upper Mississippi Valley. Lewis spent eleven field seasons in Iowa and was the first to map mounds in the present Effigy Mounds National Monument.