Lecture Series: Unearthing the Driftless

2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd.
Blue Mounds, WI 53517

Lecture Series: Unearthing the Driftless

Discover the Driftless Area with its rich history, unique geologic features, and the people in this area. Proceeds of this event will go towards the Cave of the Mounds Restoration Area.

The Driftless Area is the portion of Wisconsin that was never covered by glaciers. This area has a Karst Landscape with sinkholes, disappearing streams, and caves. There is so much that has happened on this land in the last couple of million years that have shaped the state of Wisconsin both geologically and historically. Blue Mounds was once one of the biggest cities. Why was that? What happened that changed that? What drew people to this region? How did it impact the beginning of Wisconsin?

Come to our Historic Brigham Farm and learn about the many ways people are exploring, studying, and protecting the Driftless Area.
The proceeds go to the preservation of our restoration area.

June 8th, 2023 at 5 PM - Listen to a member of the University of Wisconsin GeoScience Department. They will talk about the scientific studies done here at Cave of the Mounds through their department.

June 22nd, 2023 at 5 PM - - We will have our on-staff geologists go through the geology of the area including the geology, speleology, and more. They can answer questions you might have about how the landscape has changed over the years.

July 20th, 2023 at 5 PM - - From Diggings to Discovery, learn about the history of the area from lead miners to the Brigham Quarry to the cave discovery from our on-staff historian. See what key moments have defined everywhere from Wisconsin becoming a state to the Blue Mounds community.

August 3rd, 2023 - TBD

August 17th, 2023 - TBD

*This event is after hours. The cave and gift shop will be closed during the presentation. We recommend coming beforehand to enjoy those experiences that are not included in the admission.


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