Canoecopia is presented by
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Ages 17 and under are FREE
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||Mark Neuzil is professor and chair of the Department of Emerging Media at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author or co-author of several books, including Canoes: A Natural History in North America, written with Norman Sims and a foreword by John McPhee. He has worked as a journalist for the Associated Press, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and several other media outlets. His freelance work on environmental issues has appeared in Audubon, the Saturday Evening Post, American Forests, Smithsonian, the BBC and many others.
Ancient records of canoes are found from the Pacific Northwest to the coast of Maine, in Wisconsin and Mexico, in the Southeast and across the Caribbean. If a person of distant times would encounter today's canoe - whether birch bark, dugout or Kevlar and carbon fiber - its silhouette would be instantly recognizable. This is the story of that singular American artifact, so little changed over time, of canoes old and new and the people who made them.