In 2019, a group of archaeology students led by professor Dr. John Triggs made a stunning discovery when they found the remains of Ontario’s oldest British military fort. Hear the story of how modern archaeology pieced together the history of the first Fort Erie constructed in 1764. Join Dr. Triggs as he shares some of his team’s incredible findings and learn what life was like for the British and Indigenous inhabitants of this early Ontario community.
About the speaker: For over 30 years, Dr. John Triggs has served as a professional archaeological consultant on military, domestic and fur trade sites across Ontario, including several Canadian National Historic Sites. He has also worked on international projects in the Kingdom of Jordan, the Paleolithic rock shelters of the Periogord region, France and Bermuda. Currently, Dr. Triggs is a professor at Waterloo’s Wilfred Laurier University where he teaches historical archaeology and cultural heritage management.
Tickets are $15 per event, or gain access to the entire series for $35. As an added bonus, all series-pass holders will also receive an Old Fort Erie season pass for unlimited admission to the fort in 2021. All sessions begin at 7:00 PM.