Honor America Days
Due to the Honor America Days Opening Day Parade on Saturday, July 26th, Fort Stanwix National Monument's regular programs will begin at 1 pm. We hope to see you then!
Archeology Survey Informs Preservation Management
Contact: Amy Fedchenko, 315-338-7738
During the summer of 2011, the Division of Cultural Resources at Fort Stanwix National Monument began a long-term archeological resource study to determine the best procedures for preserving the park's buried cultural resources. The initial field season included a systematic archeological survey of the west lawn area of the park. Six volunteers provided over 500 hours between May 25th and August 7th during which shovel test pits were excavated. The Division of Cultural Resources at Fort Stanwix National Monument partnered with the Public Works Cultural Resources Division of Fort Drum Army Base in Watertown, NY in order to use ground penetrating radar to detect cultural anomalies below the ground surface.
Did You Know?
Wampum are white whelk & purple quahog clam shells. Strung together, they are reminders of past events. Wampum belts may serve as a message or letter of introduction. Treaty agreements can be preserved in wampum. These belts are more sacred & valuable to the Haudenosaunee than paper documents. More...