Toolesboro Touchstones: Twelve Monthly Events for 2020

Toolesboro Touchstones: Twelve Monthly Events for 2020


Toolesboro Mounds National Historic Landmark includes some of the best-preserved and accessible remnants of Iowa’s Hopewell Culture, a Middle Woodland people who hunted, gathered, and gardened. The Toolesboro Mounds date from 200 B.C. to 300 A.D. and are an incredible resource located in Louisa County.

Louisa County Conservation and Nancy Hayes will be presenting twelve monthly events in 2020 to highlight the cultural resources represented at Toolesboro and throughout Louisa County.

Toolesboro Touchstone events will range from hands-on, family friendly events to guest speakers. Some events will take place at Toolesboro Mounds & Museum while others will take place in nearby communities.

We invite you all to the Toolesboro Touchstone Events. Click on the event name for more information. 


Event Date Event Name Event Location Status

January 18th

10:00 am - Noon

Winter Celebration

Hands-on activities, family friendly

Toolesboro Mounds and Museum  

February 24th

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Burial Mounds and Their Protection in Iowa

Guest Speaker: Lara Noldner, Bioarchaology Director for the Office of the State Archaeologist

Columbus Junction City Hall  

March 27th

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Prairie Fire

Guest Speaker: Dr. Julie Courtwright, ISU Dept. of History. Author of Prairie Fire: A Great Plains History

Oakville Community Center


Hopefully being rescheduled for later this summer! 

April 19th

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Discovering Burial Mounds

Hike along all 7 existing burial mounds while learning about these ancient remnants. Information will be provided for both adults and families with children

Toolesboro Mounds and Museum

Program Cancelled: QR Hike availabe at outside the Toolesboro Museum beginning 4/17/20. 

Virtual Hike available by clicking on the 'Discovering Burial Mounds Link"


Nov 21st

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Geoarchaeology Walk and Talk Toolesboro Mounds and Museum