54th Annual Effigy Mounds Film Festival

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Date: December 2, 2016
Contact: Sheila Oberreuter, 563-873-3491 ext. 123
Contact: John Delaney, 563-873-3491 ext. 123

The Effigy Mounds Winter Film Festival is celebrating its 54th anniversary beginning Saturday, January 7th, 2016. The free film festival has been in existence since January of 1963 and through the years there has been great support from the community. Great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, and children have visited the monument and attended the films. The films are shown on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm. There will also be a 1:00pm showing on Mondays.

Jan. 7-9 Climbing Redwood Giants - Learn more about these massive trees and explore the hidden environment of the redwood forest canopy 300’ from the ground.

  • Art display by: Carl Homstad
Jan. 14-16 Bees: Tales from the Hive - A fascinating look at a working bee colony, with amazing up close footage from inside the hive.
  • Art display by: Carl Homstad
Jan. 21-23 Making North America: Origins - Follow the geologic developments of the North American continent and the evolution of life over the course of the Earth’s first 3 billion years.
  • Art display by: Sally Marshall
Jan. 28-30 Secrets of Lost Empires: Inca - Experts analyze theories on how the Incas constructed their architectural wonders using only traditional tools.
  • Art display by: Sally Marshall
Feb. 4-6 Untamed Americas: Deserts - See how wildlife survives in these extreme environments.
  • Display by: John Delaney
Feb. 11-13 Operation Sawfish - A team of conservationists capture two sawfish and attempt to breed them in captivity.
  • Display by: Sheila Oberreuter
Feb. 18-20 Making North America: Humans - See how human settlement of North America progressed over the past 40,000 years.
  • Art display by: East, West & Waterville Elementary Schools
Feb. 25-27 American Serengeti - Showcases restoration efforts to bring back iconic prairie fauna back to America’s plains.
  • Art display by: MFL MarMac School
Mar. 4-6 World’s Toughest Fixes: Giant Telescope - A team of engineers work to clean and move a 23 ton telescope mirror.
  • Art display by: Waukon Middle and High Schools
Mar. 11-13 Ancient Indian Culture of Northern Arizona - Learn about the prehistoric cultures of northern Arizona and the structures they built.
  • Art display by: Prairie Catholic School
Mar. 18-20 The Savage Edge - Explore the wilderness of North America’s coastal areas.
  • Display by: Michael Douglas – Seth Eastman Prints
Mar. 25-27 Asteroids: Deadly Impact - What are the chances of another catastrophic asteroid strike like the one that may have wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago?
  • Display by: Michael Douglas – Seth Eastman Prints
This visitor center is open daily all winter from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Trails remain open from dawn until dusk. For more information on the annual film festival and other upcoming events visit us online at www.nps.gov/efmo or call the visitor center at (563) 873-3491 ext. 123. Effigy Mounds National Monument’s Visitor Center is located three miles north of Marquette, Iowa and 22 miles south of Waukon, Iowa on HWY 76.

Last updated: December 1, 2016

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