Fort Stanwix to Host Book Signing This Weekend
On Saturday August 16th, Fort Stanwix National Monument will host a book signing by author Joan Zenzen PhD from Rockville, Maryland. Zenzen, a historian, will discuss her newly published book "Reconstructing the Past, Partnering for the Future: An Administrative History of Fort Stanwix National Monument."The book is a comprehensive account of the establishment of Fort Stanwix National Monument and its history and management to the present. Zenzen recounts how local people fought to have Fort Stanwix National Monument authorized and reconstructed on its original site. She goes on to reflect on the contributions of the park to the community and vice-versa. The discussion and book signing will take place at the Marinus Willet Visitor Center located at 100 S. James St. from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday August 16, 2008.
Did You Know?
Construction of the Erie Canal began near Rome, NY after the first ceremonial shovel full of earth was turned on July 4, 1817. This canal, located only a few miles away from the ruins of Fort Stanwix, would soon overtake the Oneida Carry as New York's prinicple waterway. More...