We are dedicated to the discovery and the dissemination of what we are learning to the modern peoples who live on the land.  By doing this, we greatly expand the knowledge and appreciation of our own surroundings.  In turn, we also gain insights into the peoples in the past were and we pass this understanding on to our children.

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The mission of Cultural Landscape Legacies, Inc is to provide education, protection and preservation of the cultural heritage of the indigenous people who left their legacy on the landscape of the Upper Midwest.

The mission statement that accompanied our application for nonprofit status in Wisconsin is simple and straight-forward, but it is motivated by three implicit premises.  These underlying concepts need to be made explicit since they reflect our visions – our concerns for the past and our hopes for the future......

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You are invited to join us!

We are CULTURAL LANDSCAPE LEGACIES, a nonprofit corporation that is dedicated to education, preservation and protection of the heritage of indigenous peoples in the Upper Midwest.  We are also incorporated as a land trust.  But we need your help to accomplish our mission.  As a member, you will also receive our annual LEGACIES NEWS which contains information on the work that we are doing along with other features of interest.

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Take a tour!

A self-guided tour of mound sites in Southwestern Wisconsin has been developed by CLL, Inc.  Information on the tour is available by contacting the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board office at 1-800-221-3792.

You can also pick up the Effigy Mounds Grand Tour brochure from the following locations:

  • Tower Hill State Park
  • Governor Nelson State Park
  • Wyalusing State Park
  • Dodgeville DNR Service Center
  • State Historical Society
  • Effigy Mounds National Park, Harpers Ferry, Iowa