Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sunday June 12, 3:00 - Speaker Christine Thompson "What Recent Archaeology Tells Us about The Battle of the Wabash and the Battle of Fort Recovery"

Just when you think you know all there is to know about the battles, discoveries are made on the battlefield that reveal more information about the Battle of the Wabash and the Battle of Fort Recovery.  With the support of National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) grants, many acres of the battlefield have been studied by diverse teams of archaeologists, and these studies have provided new and interesting information about different aspects of the battle.

In addition, the discovery of the Burbeck papers held at the Clements Library at the University of Michigan, for the very first time "showed" the plans and layout of the fort. The second Ball State University field school is underway, and it may reveal new evidence about the location of the 1793 fort! If you attend this June 12 presentation, you can see the artifacts that have been found in these battlefield and fort investigations and hear/see the theories of how the fort was likely situated!

A large display pertaining to the archaeology of the battlefield and fort will be available for viewing before, during, and after this presentation and during the following week (the community's 225th Celebration. This presentation will be held on Sunday June 12 at 3:00 in the Museum's community room and is free.

This speaker/presentation is scheduled to coincide with the community's 225 year celebration. An outdoor drama of the town's history - including the battles - will be held this same evening.  See