The program will examine the several 18th Century eyewitness accounts regarding the fort’s location, review the 19th Century efforts to locate the fort by interested individuals, and detail a chronology of events in the 20th Century that led to the eventual determination of the fort’s footprint in Summer of 1968. This will be a hybrid presentation, both in-person and via Zoom. The Zoom link will be posted on our website the day before the program.
The discovery, investigation, and interpretation of Fort St. Joseph since 1998 has depended on collaboration with community groups at the local, state, and regional levels. In this presentation, Prof. Michael S. Nassaney, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Western Michigan University and Principal Investigator of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project, discusses the benefits and challenges of public archaeology and suggests some strategies for creating sustainable partnerships. The goal is to highlight best practices that may be applicable to other archaeological projects, including future work at Fort Ouiatenon.
This will be a hybrid presentation, both in-person and via Zoom. The Zoom link will be posted on our website the day before the program.