HORICON - The Rock River Archeological Society will hold its annual archeology weekend May 5 and 6.

It will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily at the Horicon Marsh International Education Center, located between Mayville and Horicon on Highway 28.

The weekend is focused around the archeology, history, and pre-history of the Horicon Marsh and surrounding area.

A drum /flute circle and Native American pipe ceremony will be held on May 5 at approximately 6 p.m. 

A buck skinners encampment featuring Dirty Kettle and friends will educate young and old about the customs of the Native Americans and early frontiersman. Walk into the tepee, sit around the fire, and listen to the drums as Dirty Kettle and friends share information and answer questions.

The archeology weekend is a free family event with something for all ages, and will be held both outdoors and inside the center. Other event activities include tepee story telling, old railroad songs with fiddle and guitar, tomahawk throwing, sovereign nations flag display, atl-atl demonstrations and a chance to try throwing at a target, local collectors with museum quality artifacts, corn grinding, fire starting techniques, corn husk doll making (11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m.), bake sale, children’s “archeology passport” activity, and effigy mound workshop.

An additional event can be visited at Nitschke Mounds County Park west of Horicon on Highway E. An archeological dig by UW-Milwaukee can be witnessed on both Saturday and Sunday, and visitors are often allowed to give archeology a try.

Visit www.co.dodge.wi.us/landresources/recreation/nitschke.html for more information.

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