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Living history show devoted to Fort St. Joseph

March 20, 2009

KALAMAZOO--The effort to find and excavate Fort St. Joseph will be the theme for the 34th annual Kalamazoo Living History Show Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22, in the Kalamazoo County Expo Center at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds.

Several Western Michigan University faculty, staff and students will be making presentations during the event, which is the largest juried show in the Midwest that is devoted to living history and accoutrements.

WMU researchers located the Fort St. Joseph's remains near Niles, Mich., and the University holds its popular annual archaeological field school there. WMU-supervised teams have unearthed thousands of artifacts from the site. A large collection of these artifacts will be on display at the show.

Among those from WMU who will be making presentations during the event are: Dr. Jose Antonio Brandao, professor and associate chair of history; Dr. Michael S. Nassaney, professor of anthropology; Stephen Kettner, videographer in the Office of Information Technology; and Lisa Marie Malischke, Andrew Beaupre, Amanda Brooks, and Emily Powell, anthropology graduate students.

Visit kalamazooshow.com for presentation times, admission costs and other information about the Kalamazoo Living History Show.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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