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

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

Contract Awarded for Willett Center

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Date: September 19, 2003
Contact: Michael Caldwell, 315-336-3113

Superintendent Michael Caldwell announced the $3.4 million Willett Center construction contract award to Structural Associates, Inc. of Watertown, New York. Structural Associates, Inc., a multi-disciplined firm, with corporate offices in Syracuse, New York, will undertake the construction of the 13,700 square foot Willett Center utilizing several local and regional subcontractors. The Willett Center will provide visitor education and interpretation activities as well as museum collections space for the over 400,000 artifacts in the park's possession. Construction preparation activities will start in October with actual ground construction to begin in Spring 2004 as weather and site conditions permit. The construction contract will be eighteen months. Upon building construction completion, interpretative exhibits will be installed and the museum collections will be relocated. The opening of the Marinus Willett Center is scheduled for May 2005.

Did You Know?

A large black triangular hat is right in your face. A man wearing it holds a flute like intrument, he wears a red coat with white facings.

Musicians in the Continental Army of the American Revolutionary War acted as the radios of their day. They wore the opposite colors of the other troops in their regiment so their officers could see them to relay orders and form lines around them quickly in battle.