The Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site invites the public to come out to the site to view an archaeological survey and learn about the practice of archaeology.
The survey will be conducted on Fri., April 9, and Sat., April 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of the site’s grounds. This is a collaborative effort by southeast regional archaeologist Dr. Rob Mann, the site’s interpretive ranger Kathleen Mocklin, the City of Plaquemine, and volunteers from the Louisiana Archaeological Society. In this survey, they will explore the areas where the community of Irishtown had once lived. They hope to find some remnants that will shed further light on this passed community.