First Nation Peoples in Madison’s History: Earthen Mounds


Saturday, May 29, 2021
3:00–5:30 p.m.

More than 2000 years ago, First Nation peoples built earthen mounds on the landscape of what is now Dane County. Built in a variety of shapes and sizes, they tell stories about the first inhabitants of the Four Lakes region. Join George W. Christiansen III, President of the Wisconsin Archeological Society, for a guided tour of the mounds at the Mendota Mental Health Institute. Bring your umbrella and sturdy walking shoes. Reception at the historic Herfurth Cottage overlooking Lake Mendota.

Refreshments: Light hors d’oeuvres, beverages

Sponsors: George W. Christiansen, III, Beth Kubly, Ann Lindsey & Chuck Snowdon, Don & Barb Sanford

Location: Parking lot at 400 Muir Drive, Madison

Casual Dress with walking shoes

$65 per person ($35 tax deductible)

Registration opens Monday April 5, 10:00 a.m., limited places

Thank you for your interest, however this Party has reached its attendance capacity. It is possible that seats will open up in the future. Please email Jessica Yehle if you would like to be added to the wait list for this Party. Thank you!


Parties of Note Reservations

All parties are limited in the number of guests and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Last year, most parties sold out very quickly.

This year’s Parties of Note include several parties postponed from 2020 as well as some new parties. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the schedule for 2021 may change depending on the County and State safety measures recommended at the time of each party. New registrations for parties carried over from 2020 may be limited since those who previously registered and deferred attendance or donated their places will be given first refusal of rescheduled parties. All registration will be online and registration will open on a rolling basis to allow for any changes or cancellations.