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The Chert Quarry Near Grand Meadow: Mower County 1000 Years Ago

October 7, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

FREE

The Seventh Annual Terry Dilley Symposium will take place at the Mower County Historical Society on Saturday, October 7, 2023 with the presentation The Chert Quarry Near Grand Meadow: Mower County 1000 Years Ago.

Archaeologist Tom Trow has been working for three years with the Mower County Historical Society an the Dakota Community of Prairie Island at an extraordinary archaeological site east of Austin. Tom will present the latest research about how numerous tribal communities, a thousand years ago used the “chert” or flint from this quarry for making tools-and why this once was the most important place in southeastern Minnesota.

Starting at 11:00am in the Pioneer Building, this talk is FREE and open to the public. A related MCHS museum exhibit in the Administration Building will be open both before and after the presentation.

2023 Dilley Symposium Poster 8.5×11

 

Details

Date:
October 7, 2023
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Website:
mowercountyhistory.org

Organizer

Mower County Historical Society
Phone
5074376082
Email
director@mowercountyhistory.org

Venue

Mower County Historical Society – Pioneer Building
1303 6th Ave SW
Austin, MN 55912 United States
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Phone
(507) 437-6082
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