Since 2004, the Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Open House has been the culmination of Western Michigan University's field school, and the showpiece of its public education and outreach initiative. Free of charge, the public is invited to view ongoing excavations and to interact with the student archaeologists. To assist with interpreting the archaeology, past open houses have offered an Outdoor Museum with student-created informational panels and artifacts on display as well as a Living History Village with professional re-enactors interpreting 18th century life. Speakers, including WMU professors, have given lectures on the archaeology and history of the fort.
The Open House took 2014 off since Dr. Nassaney was on Sabbatical.