Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Special Week June 12-17 at the Museum! Archaeology Open House (June 13 & 14), Research Exhibit, and Free Museum Admission!

Free Museum Admission from June 12-17!  Extended Hours 10:00-5:00.  Bring family and friends!

Research Exhibit! A large display showing the last six years of archaeology research in the form of maps, posters, videos, artifacts, and handouts will be available.  See how archaeology is helping us learn more about the Battle of the Wabash and the Battle of Fort Recovery.

Archaeology Open House on Mon June 13 and Tues June 14. A Ball State University archaeological field school (May 16 to June 17) is taking place adjacent to the Fort Recovery State Museum grounds. This field school is investigating a parcel that is thought to hold archaeological remains of the original Fort Recovery. A public open house will be held on Monday June 13 from 10:00 to 2:30 and Tuesday June 14 from 10:00 to 6:45 at the field school site. Come visit with archaeologists as they excavate, help screen dirt, and learn from our posters and maps how archaeology is influencing our interpretation of the Battle of the Wabash (1791) and the Battle of Fort Recovery (1794).

This archaeology field school is made possible in part by a grant from the Ohio History Connection’s History Fund. The History Fund is supported exclusively by voluntary donations of Ohio income tax refunds and designated gifts to the Ohio History Connection.