Media Day 2021

Media Day for the 2021 field school season is set for August 5, 2021.

Fort Talk Thursdays: Winter Virtual Lecture Series

The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project, Niles History Center, and Niles District Library are partnering for a Winter Virtual Lecture Series. Starting January 28, join us on Thursdays at 7 pm for a series of programs focused on the theme of Archaeology and Outreach at French Forts. For more information, and for links to join each program, please check out the Facebook events, or contact Niles District Library Program Manager, Andrea Burns, at 269-683-8545 ext. 116 or

Archaeological Field School Camp Information

Sponsored by Western Michigan University and the city of Niles, the summer camp program provides an opportunity for the public to engage in history and search for evidence at the Fort St. Joseph archeology site. Led by Tim Bober, WMU public education instructor, participants spend a week discovering the extensive history of Fort St. Joseph and work alongside University students conducting on-site excavations, wet screening, mapping and analysis of recovered artifacts.

An approved continuing education program, the lifelong learner camps offer adult students three WMU graduate credits, nine State Board Continuing Education Units in Michigan, credits for recertification in Illinois, or credits applicable toward the Professional Growth Plan in Indiana.


Due to COVID-19, a decision on the 2021 Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Summer Camp Program will be made in March. Please check back for more information.


Days will be announced once available for the 2021 series.

2021 Open House

The 2021 field school open house is set for August 7-8.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!

2021 Application for the Archaeological Field School

Applications for the 2021 field school should be submitted by Friday, March 19, 2021.

2021 Field positions in archaeology

Applications for the 2021 field positions should be submitted by March 19, 2021 but application review will be ongoing until all positions are filled.

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