presented by The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
April 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM
How to Find a Lost French Fort (and What to Do with It Once You Do)
When Fort St. Joseph was first discovered by Western Michigan University archaeologists in 1998, they had no idea that the site would consume their efforts for more than two decades. Archaeological investigations, interpretations, and public involvement demonstrate that the site contains important information of broad interest to students, professionals, and history enthusiasts alike. In this presentation the principal investigator discusses how we located and excavated Fort St. Joseph, what we learned, and the need for partnerships to sustain our archaeological heritage for future generations.
Michael Nassaney, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Western Michigan University
Principal Investigator of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project