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?
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...