Annual Crossroads of Culture Encampment Weekend at Fort Stanwix National Monument
Contact: Susan Jones, 315-338-7730
On this 259th anniversary of the French and Indian War, Fort Stanwix National Monument presents "Crossroads of Culture," a historic immersion experience for the entire family. Be escorted to fort headquarters by a military guard to be issued your passport back in time.Explore how the English and French battled for colonial domination and set the stage for the American Revolution. The fun begins Saturday, May 25th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and continues through Sunday, May 26th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
·Volunteers will guide you through colonial life and military operations at Fort Stanwix. Visit the fort's surgeon and you may get a bleeding with leeches. Experience soldier's life in the barracks and crime and punishment in the Guard House. Swap recipes from the 18th century. What are you willing to trade for a trade bracelet?
·See Oneida cultural demonstrations in the Willett Center.
·Vote for your favorite Robert Griffing painting that depicts Eastern Woodland Indians in their struggle to survive the encroachment of Europeans.
·Support our troops today and sign a Quilt for Valor.
·Sample the city's Farmers' Market next to the Willett Center.
·AND, what Encampment would be complete without cannon and musket firings?
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Did You Know?
The Six Nations, or Haudenosaunee, was based in what is now northern New York and was initially comprised of the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Mohawk Nations. In 1720, the Tuscarora fled north from a series of decimating inter-tribal wars and became the sixth nation of this confederacy. More...