Fort Stanwix Winter Lecture Series: “Divided Ground”
Contact: William Sawyer, 315-338-7730
Rome, NY: Did you know that several treaties were negotiated and signed at Fort Stanwix? Land treaties signed in the time before and after the American Revolution carved boundaries throughout Upstate New York between various federal, state, and Native American groups. These treaties established a peace many called “uneasy” since it divided land, and in many cases, families and friends. Yet, others considered these treaties to have secured their futures as individuals and as a nation.
Come and learn how treaties affected the people and boundaries of New York State and consider the land you stand on today. The final installment of the Fort Stanwix National Monument Winter Lecture Series will take place on Sunday, February 9th, at1 pmin the Marinus Willett Center, located on James Street.
Fort Stanwix National Monument is open 5 days a week, Wednesday-Sunday, 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?
In the 18th century it was possible to travel to the interior of North America almost entirely by water. Fort Stanwix was built to protect the largest break in this chain, the Oneida Carrying Place. This was a 1-6 mile long portage area situated between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek in New York. More...