In 2017 Southern Illinois University at Carbondale archaeologists began excavations at Ft. Kaskaskia State Park for the first time in over 40 years. Over the past seven years we have discovered there are two Ft. Kaskaskias in the park, the one built by the French in the 1700s and a previously unknown American fort also named Ft. Kaskaskia. Learn more about this Fort in the very early 1800s and how this historic find is helping rewrite the early history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition!
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May 2, 2024 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm