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History Revealed: Archaeology of Fort Snelling
January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ramsey County Historical Society Presents
Jeremy Nienow, Recent Archaeology at Fort Snelling
History Revealed Series
January 16, 2019
Free and open to all. No reservations needed.
Join RCHS for History Revealed, our program series featuring presentations and tours from the best of local historians, authors and archaeologists, with a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County.
Please join Jeremy Nienow, Ph.D., RPA of Nienow Cultural Consultants as he takes us through ongoing excavations at Fort Snelling’s Lower Post and near-by Visitor Center. Large changes are coming to the Visitor Center area in the years to come and the archaeology conducted this past summer is assisting the Minnesota Historical Society to better understand the area’s archaeological resources as well as plan for future development. Dr. Nienow will walk us through the processes leading up to the 2018 investigation, associated unit excavations, and how this information further adds to what we already know about the fort and its environs, with some surprising twists along the way.
Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
Image: Sketch of the Round Tower at Fort Snelling, c. 1862