• large wooden spikes jut out from a large wooden angular wall lit by sunlight. verdant grass surrounds it.

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

2010 "School's Out" Programs at Fort Stanwix National Monument

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Date: January 11, 2010
Contact: Valerie Morgan, 315-338-7730

"Make a Difference" is this year’s theme for the "School’s Out at the Fort" programs. As in past years, each of the six events will feature an activity and a take-home project that revolves around the purpose of that school break. "There are so many simple ways that we can make a difference in our own lives or the lives of someone else," says Park Ranger Valerie Morgan, "Come join us as we have fun along the way!"

Beginning in January, the programs include:

  • Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Make a Difference, Make a Friend
  • Wednesday, February 17 – February Break – Make a Difference, Get Outside: General Washington’s Snow Army
  • Wednesday, April 21 – April Break – Make a Difference, Get Outside: Go Fly a Kite
  • Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day – Remembering Those Who Made a Difference
  • Monday, October 11 – Columbus Day –Discover How You Can Make A Difference!
  • Thursday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day – Make a Difference for Someone in the Military


The programs are free, and start at 1 p.m. and end at 2 p.m. in or around the Marinus Willett Center at the intersection of James St. and Erie Blvd. Children ages from 5 to 12 are encouraged to participate with their families.

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission to the park is free. Activities are ongoing unless noted.  For more information about upcoming events please call the park at (315) 338-7730. Please visit the park’s web page at www.nps.gov/fost for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events. 

Did You Know?

four men march in heavy woolen jackets. one wears a bright red one with a drum at his side, the others blue with muskets in their arms.

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