37896Fort Meigs Roundtable presentation: Recovering River Raisin battlefield
- Oct 1, 2008Contact: Rick Finch
Perrysburg, OH 43551
For Immediate Release
Fort Meigs Military History Roundtable Presents:
"Recovering the River Raisin Battlefield"
By Dr. G. Michael Pratt
Dr. G. Michael Pratt, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
and Dean of Graduate Studies and Professional Programs for Heidelberg
College, will speak on Thursday, October 16th at the Fort Meigs
Visitor Center. The title of his talk is "Recovering the River Raisin
Battlefield." The meeting starts at 7:30 PM and is free and open to
Join Dr. Pratt as he explains his role is rediscovering the River
Raisin Battlefield in Monroe Michigan through archaeological studies.
The River Raisin Battlefield is Michigan's largest War of 1812
battlefield and has recently been undergoing a major study and
assessment towards becoming the new site in the Nation Park Service.
Dr. Pratt has led an archeological study of recently acquired property
and will share with us the methods used in the dig and some of the
discoveries they made.
Dr. Pratt has a long record of public involvement in the early
history of Northwest Ohio. A native of Middletown, Ohio, Mike
completed his BA in anthropology at Miami University and received his
Masters and Doctorate in anthropology from Case Western Reserve
University. His 1995 archaeological survey determined the actual
location of the 1794 Fallen Timbers Battlefield and led Congress to
create the Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National
Historic Site. Recently, Pratt directed archaeological surveys at a
number of significant historic sites including Fort Laurens (1779),
Piqua Battlefield (1780), Mackinac Island Battlefield (1814), and the
Lathrop House- an Underground Railroad site in Sylvania, Ohio.
The Lecture takes place in the Fort Meigs Visitor Center on Thursday,
October 16th at 7:30 p.m. Fort Meigs is located at 29100 W. River Road
in Perrysburg. The program is sponsored by the Anderton Bentley Fund
in memory of Christopher Perky, who served at Fort Meigs during the
War of 1812. For more information, please visit www.fortmeigs.org or