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August 2023 Luncheon | What’s Canoe With You? The Lake Mendota Canoes.

  • August 08, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Madison Club


Tuesday, August 8, 2023

The Madison Club

In-person Networking: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Livestream and Program:  12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m

Join us on Tuesday, August 8 for a presentation by Dr. Amy Rosebrough, staff archaeologist Wisconsin Historical Society. 

For thousands of years, Lake Mendota's clear waters held a secret. A chance encounter—one of the few divers with expertise in ancient canoe design stopping right over the exposed end of one canoe—revealed the astonishing truth. Dugout canoes, lost and abandoned, lay along ancient shorelines several hundred feet off of the lake's south shore. These canoes, painstakingly fashioned from elm and oak trees using stone or copper tools, were sailed on the lakes between 3,000 and 800 years ago. They testify to the deep history of Wisconsin's Native peoples, and their enduring connection to Wisconsin's waterways. Two canoes have been recovered to date by the Wisconsin Historical Society, and will represent a centerpiece of Wisconsin's planned History Center.

About. Dr. Rosebrough:

Dr. Amy Rosebrough is a Staff Archaeologist with the Office of the State Archaeologist at the Wisconsin Historical Society. A native of the Missouri Ozarks, she has long had an interest in burial monuments and archaeology. She is an alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she received her doctorate for region-wide re-analysis of Wisconsin's effigy mounds and mound builders. She has worked as an archaeologist in the academic, private, and public sectors. In her current position at the Wisconsin Historical Society, she manages archaeological and burial sites data, assists Wisconsin's citizens with archaeological questions, and serves as a subject matter expert.

Attendance Options:

Our speaker will be appearing in-person at the Madison Club. Members can choose between attending in person or virtually. Guests are welcome to attend in person or virtually. 

In Person Luncheon Choices for August:

Regular Entrée: Coriander-Orange Rubbed Chicken ThighsSummer succotash, heirloom beans, sweet corn, chimichurri sauce

Vegetarian Entrée: Roasted Mushroom and Spinach Strudel Grilled asparagus, toasted brown rice pilaf, balsamic reduction sauce

If you plan to attend in-person, you must register by Wednesday, August 2.

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