The following projects, programs, and lectures are set for 2022! If you need any help or support please reach out.
2022 Archaeological Field School
Archaeology Summer CAMP Program
Sponsored by Western Michigan University and the City of Niles, the Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Summer Camp Program provides an opportunity for the public to investigate and interpret the history and archaeology of Fort St. Joseph, an 18th century mission, garrison, and trading post.
Campers will spend mornings at the Niles District Library learning about archaeology and the history of Fort St. Joseph. Afternoons will be at the site excavating alongside field school students.
Summer Camp Dates & Applications
July 18 - 22: Middle School (Grades 6-8)
July 25 - 29: High School (Grades 9-12)
August 1 - 5: Lifelong Learners and Educators
Registration information can be found at www.nileshistorycenter.org. For questions or more information about the camps, please contact the Project’s Public Education Instructor, Tim Bober, at email@example.com.
2022 SUMMER ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE SERIES
The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project will host its 11th annual Summer Archaeology Lecture Series in conjunction with Western Michigan University’s 46th annual archaeological field school on four consecutive Wednesdays in July at 7 pm in collaboration with the Niles District Library. Stay tuned for information regarding this year’s lineup and theme.
Amélie Allard, Assistant Professor in Archaeology, Rhode Island College, Fur Trading in the 18th-Century: The View from Réaume's Leaf River Post, MN
Cathrine Davis, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, College of William and Mary, People Beyond the Post: The Atlantic World of Fort St. Joseph
Michael McCafferty, Indiana University, On the Old French Trail from Fort St. Joseph to Fort Ouiatenon
James Paquette, Marquette Regional History Center, Marie Madeleine Réaume: Her Life at Fort St. Joseph from 1728-1780
For more information, and for links to join each program, please check out the Project’s Facebook events, or contact Niles District Library Program Manager, Andrea Burns, at 269-683-8545 ext. 116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE FOR 2022 SUMMER LECTURE SERIES FLYER
2022 Archaeology OPEN HOUSE
Come visit and explore the nationally recognized archaeological site of Fort St. Joseph during the Project’s annual Archaeology Open House! This year our event will be held on August 6-7 from 10 am to 4 pm, focusing on the theme “People of the Post.”
During the Open House, we will highlight the men, women, and children who resided at Fort St. Joseph and showcase artifacts from the collection that provide details about their daily lives. The public will be able to explore the site and our excavations, view recently discovered artifacts, learn about the people of the past through a living history village, enjoy a replica birchbark canoe ride, and much more! We look forward to seeing everyone there!
CLICK HERE FOR 2022 ARCHAEOLOGY OPEN HOUSE FLYER
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Videos of Public Archaeology at Fort St. Joseph
- See how University students and the community benefit from archaeology at Fort St. Joseph.
- Watch what happens when middle school students get involved in the project and get ready to get dirty.
- Watch project activities from a first person point-of-view.