Our Gallery area features the Harry A. Mortensen collection of Native American artifacts.

Harry A. Mortensen with his collection.
His collection now resides in The Gallery at New Lisbon Memorial Library
The Gallery is open for viewing during the library’s usual hours.
Harry A. Mortensen was awarded the Lapham Medal of the Wisconsin Archaeological Society in 1984 for his contributions to Wisconsin archaeological research.
A self-educated engineer and naturalist, Increase A. Lapham was Wisconsin’s first scientist and one of its foremost citizens. He wrote the first book published in Wisconsin, made the first accurate maps of the state, investigated Wisconsin’s effigy mounds, native trees and grasses, climatic patterns and geology, and helped found many of the schools, colleges and other cultural institutions that still enrich the state today.

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