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Fort Meigs Roundtable presentation: Recovering River Raisin battlefield

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  • James Yaworsky
    Contact: Rick Finch Fort Meigs Perrysburg, OH 43551 (419) 874-4121 finch@fortmeigs.org For Immediate Release Fort Meigs Military History Roundtable Presents:
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2008
      Contact: Rick Finch

      Fort Meigs

      Perrysburg, OH 43551

      (419) 874-4121


      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
      the public.

      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
      call 800-283-8916.
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