The public is encouraged to attend a special screening of the 2014 Emmy-winning film, “Mysteries of the Driftless,” on Saturday, February 21st, at 6:30 p.m. at the Galena Territory Owners’ Club, 2000 Territory Drive, Galena. Parking is ample, and the event is free.
The film will be presented by Executive Producer Tim Jacobson. In this 27-minute science adventure, a team of movie-making scientists kayak, rock climb, go caving, hike and hop a prop plane in order to experience the natural wonders of the unique geology of the driftless region and the habitats for plants and wild life it provides. Jo Daviess County is at the southern end of the driftless, or unglaciated region.
After the showing, Jacobson will be joined by University of Dubuque geologist Dale Easley and Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) Executive Director Steve Barg for a Q&A and to identify locations close to Dubuque and Galena where some of the “mysteries” can be experienced. Popcorn, cookies and coffee will be served and wine, beer and soda will be available for purchase. The evening is co-sponsored by JDCF and the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society. To help defray the cost of this free event, two Mississippi River Cruises, donated by the owners of the Twilight Riverboat, will be auctioned.