Leave a Legacy Bench at Langwood

Honor yourself or a loved one with a custom engraved bench at Langwood!  These benches are made in Iowa Falls out of recycled plastic and will be used to renovate the amphitheater!  The first row of five benches has been installed!  Three of them are engraved: "In Memory of Ernie & Judy Gerst", "Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation" and "Community Foundation of Louisa County."  This is a great gift for that special someone!

Benches are $400.  Checks can be mailed to: 

Louisa County Conservation

12635 County Road G56, Suite 101

Wapello, IA  52653

** Don't forget to let us know who's name yould like on the bench!!



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

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

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






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Conservation Office

12635 CR G56, Suite 101

Wapello, IA 52653


Office Hours:

M - F, 10:00 - 3:00

Other times by chance or appointment