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53rd Annual Effigy Mounds Film Festival – Bears in Our National Parks

Event Details

January 23, 2016 10:00 AM — January 25, 2016 3:15 PM
Location: Effigy Mounds National Monument
151 Highway 76
Harpers Ferry, IA 52146-7519
Contact Name: Bob Palmer
Phone: (563) 873 3491 ext. 202

Event Description

The Effigy Mounds Winter Film Festival is celebrating its 53rd anniversary beginning Saturday, January 9th, 2015. The free film festival has been in existence since January of 1963 and through the years there has been great support from the community. Great-grandparents, grandparents, parents and children have visited the monument and attended the films. The films are shown on Saturday and Sunday at 10:00, 11:00 a.m., 12 noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. There will also be a 1:00 p.m. showing on Monday.

January 23, 24, 25,  Bears in Our National Parks – In this fascinating program, learn about one of the most feared and respected members of the animal kingdom – Bears !  See a side of these magnificent animals that few rarely see – a bear ripping apart a log; cubs playfully exploring the treetops; a grizzly bear tracking his prey. From the Black Bears of the Great Smoky Mountains, Sequoia and Yosemite, to the Grizzlies of Yellowstone and Glacier, America’s national parks contain the last safe havens of bear habitat in the lower 48 states. Art by local artist Suzy Tegge.

For more information on the film festival and other upcoming events, visit us online at www.nps.gov/efmo or call the visitor center at (563) 873-3491 ext. 202.  Effigy Mounds National Monument’s Visitor Center is located three miles north of Marquette, Iowa and 22 miles south of Waukon, Iowa on HWY 76. Building hours are 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday and 9:30-4:30 on weekends.  Admission to the festival is free