“A Day in the Life” Homeschool Event
Contact: Valerie Morgan, (315) 338-7730
The staff at Fort Stanwix National Monument is delighted to announce its inaugural homeschool day, "A Day in the Life," on Wednesday, April 25.Throughout this six-hour, fee free, event homeschool families will be treated to interdisciplinary hands-on learning experiences provided by park staff and volunteers, highlighting daily life at the "fort that never surrendered."
From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., participants are invited to self-guide through eleven different learning stations within the Willett Center and fort structure. Throughout the day, learners will be encouraged to apply their math skills by rationing supplies to the soldiers, discover how science and math play an important part in constructing fortifications, journal with an officer, compare and contrast modern medicine with 18th century medical practices and much, much more. Learners of all ages will experience Continental Army life on the frontier of New York State for the men, women, and children of the American Revolution.
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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...