The site of Aztalan at Aztalan State Park was named by Nathanial Hyer in 1837 for the place Aztec people of Mexico identified as their original homeland. Although the site has nothing to do with the Aztecs, some scholars believe that the broader culture, the Mississippian, had contacts with ancient Mexican societies. In honor of the name and possible Mexican influence, the Friends of Aztalan State Park have invited the spectacular Aztec dancers from the Ballet Folklorico Mexico to perform at Aztalan State Park on Sunday July 15 at 1:00 PM.
The event itself is free but is being used as fund raiser for a planned new visitor’s center at the park, so donations will be gladly accepted. A Wisconsin state park vehicle sticker will be needed but can be purchased at the park.
For more information, contact Friends of Aztalan executive director, Bob Birmingham at 608-516-3421 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Aztalan State Park is located near the intersection of County Highways B and Q, 1 mile east of Lake Mills.