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    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

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    Beginning September 15, the main bridge into the fort will be closed for repairs. Visitors will be able to access the fort through the sally port entrance. An accessible ramp will be available upon request. Visit the Willett Center for assistance on-site.

Fort Stanwix Announces “Backyard Club” Program for April 20, 2011

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Date: April 7, 2011
Contact: Susan Jones, 315-338-7730

Rome, NY: The staff and volunteers at Fort Stanwix National Monument invite families with children ages 5 to 12 to join in the 2011 "Backyard Club" program on Wednesday, April 20 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Willett Center. We will be discovering together how the Earth's climate is changing. Participants will be encouraged to make a mark on the world – starting in their own back yard!

Have you ever wondered about how you can help make the Earth a better place? We have too, and we need your help!

"What's All the Talk About?" There are a lot of people talking about climate change, but can we actually see it here at Fort Stanwix? Become a scientist and decide for yourself if our Earth's climate is changing. Participate in a national bird count and measure the distance birds have moved their homes. You may be surprised. Piece together the h abitat h istory of Fort Stanwix through interactive picture puzzles. Go undercover disguising yourself as an Alien Invader to h unt down the culp rits that may be destroying our forests.

Then let's get moving and get outside at Fort Stanwix. See what's in your backyard today. Become a Backyard Club Buddy, today.

For more information about "The Backyard Club", please call Fort Stanwix National Monument at 315-338-7730 and speak with one of the rangers. The other program dates are: Monday, May 30, Saturday, August 20, Friday, November 11, and Wednesday, December 28. All programs are free and no reservations are necessary.

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.

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Did You Know?

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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...