Principal Investigators: Christine Thompson, Kevin C. Nolan, and Cailin Murray

Project Summary

The Applied Archaeology Laboratories (AAL) at Ball State University (BSU) is proposing to develop and submit a comprehensive and detailed preservation planning document for the battlefield that encompasses the Battle of the Wabash (1791) and the Battle of Fort Recovery (1794). The preservation planning document will detail short and long term planning goals (1 year, 5 year, 10 year, and beyond) for future community development and battlefield preservation. Based on current community input, these goals will be focused on mitigating site destruction and creating an interactive space within the battlefield area dedicated to public education.  Additional preservation and protection goals and plans will be determined and developed through a series of community consensus and planning meetings.  In addition to the preservation planning document, a web site will be created that details all past research on the battlefields including the 2010 ABPP grant results, 2012 ABPP grant results and NRHP nomination amendment, and all bibliographic and historical sources. The ease of availability of these resources will increase public awareness of the historical significance of this site and create additional interest in the preservation and protection of the battlefield.