Mounds, Mysteries and Marketing – A History of Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, presented by Carla Hildebrand, Park Manager of Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site.
The archaeological site of Mississippian Indian mounds in Wickliffe, Ky., has fascinated and intrigued visitors and archaeologists for more than 80 years. First opened in 1932 by Paducah businessman Fain King the site has gone through various transitions, challenges, hundreds of thousands of visitors and is still open to the public as a valuable educational resource. Carla Hildebrand will present an overview of the site's history, mysteries and tourism through the decades.
Hildebrand has been with the site for nearly 15 years. She received her master’s degree in anthropology/archaeology at the University of Mississippi (‘Ole Miss) and her bachelor’s degree in anthropology at Southeast Missouri State University. She is a member of the Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists and a board member of Kentucky’s Western Waterland. She resides in Paducah with her husband, Christopher.
This program is free and open to the public.
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