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  Paul Mickey Science Series: Recent Archaeology at the Fort de Chartres Locale   

Paul Mickey Science Series: Recent Archaeology at the Fort de Chartres Locale

  • Location: ISM Research & Collections Center, Springfield
  • Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Robert Mazrim, Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Late last autumn, Dr. Margaret Brown and Robert Mazrim discovered and excavated the buried remains of a small portion of the third Fort de Chartres, a wooden structure that was occupied from 1732 to 1751. This presentation will discuss how the site was found, as well as the artifacts and initial interpretations of the Randolph County French colonial site, one of the predecessors to the stone fort that was built in 1754.

One of our Paul Mickey Science Series

Discover Illinois' rich prehistoric and historic past by attending an ISM Paul Mickey Science Series Program. A different speaker and topic are featured each month. For more information on upcoming topics and speakers, please contact Nina Walthall at (217) 782-0061 or 217-785-0037.

  • Second Wednesday of Each Month
  • 7:00 to 8:30 PM
  • Held at the ISM Research & Collections Center, 1011 East Ash Street (enter the building from 10 ½ Street between Ash & Laurel Streets), Springfield, Illinois
  • Free Admission 

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