May 23, 2007
Mike Kusch, 315-336-3126
Veronica Murphy, 315-338-7730
On Saturday May 26th, Eastern National in conjunction with Fort Stanwix National Monument will host a book signing by author Robert Wilczak at the Marius Willett Center. Wilczak will discuss his newly published historical novel, “Eye of the Eagle”, which looks at Benedict Arnold from a different perspective. Mr. Wilczak explores the possibility that Arnold, long reviled as a traitor – was a patriot whose manipulation of the British and their army helped turn the tide of war for the struggling new nation. Backed by meticulous research and a carefully constructed timeline, Wilczak makes a compelling case for his conclusion.
The discussion and book signing will take place at the Marinus Willet Visitor Center located at 100 S. James St. from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday May 26, 2007. Refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by Eastern National. Eastern National is a not for profit company that provides quality educational products and services to America’s national parks and other public trusts.
An avid lover of history, Wilczak has spent more than a decade meticulously researching letters and timelines that support his new perspective on many of the controversial events that occurred during the Revolutionary War. Mr. Wilczak majored in Criminal Justice at Hilbert College in Hamburg, NY, and has worked in the financial field for a highly respected Wall Street firm for the past 19 years. He lives in Clarence, N.Y., with his wife Lea Ann and son Bobby.
Fort Stanwix National Monument will host a French and Indian War Encampment this weekend May 26 & 27, 2007. A variety of programs and demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend.
The park is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from April 1 through December 31. Admission to the fort 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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