The Niagara Parks Commission has invited ASI’s managing partner Rob MacDonald to present a lecture marking the 30th anniversary of the excavation at Snake Hill, where the remains of 28 US soldiers who perished during the 1814 American siege were discovered. Now that many years have passed since the 1987 excavation, Dr MacDonald will reflect on the significance of this site, and its overall impact it has had on our understanding of the War of 1812. For more information about the Snake Hill cemetery, check out our feature on the project here.
He will be followed by Dr. John Triggs who will be discussing more recent excavations related to the war of 1812, specifically he will be describing the findings uncovered through multiple field schools he has supervised in the Fort Erie region.
The talk will take place at the Old Fort Erie Welcome Centre Theatre on Wednesday, June 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m, and is free to the public.