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    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

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  • Honor America Days

    Due to the Honor America Days Opening Day Parade on Saturday, July 26th, Fort Stanwix National Monument's regular programs will begin at 1 pm. We hope to see you then!

Junior Master Gardeners

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News Release Date: July 1, 2012
Contact: Susan Jones, 315-338-7730

Tour an oxygen factory! Make a "grow" greeting card. Become a garden detective and solve the mystery of "who's been in the garden?" Share progress in Growums Gardens at Steuben's garden and in your Growums Garden at home. Discover the secrets of the Sacred Grove. Junior Master Gardeners bloom where they are planted!

Start gardening now! Join the Junior Master Gardeners Program on Sunday, July 15th, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Steuben Memorial State Historic Site. The Junior Master Gardeners Program engages children in novel, hands-on learning experiences that instill a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind. The Junior Master Gardener Program also inspires youth to serve others through service learning and leadership development projects. The historic garden plantings at Steuben Memorial State Historic Site are part of an ongoing service project. The Junior Master Gardeners meet on Sundays once a month from March through August.

The next Junior Master Gardener meeting will be held on August 12, 2012, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Steuben Memorial State Historic Site, Monument Rd, Remsen, NY. For more information about the Junior Master Gardener Program, please call Fort Stanwix National Monument at 315-338-7730 and speak with one of the rangers. All programs and materials are free and no reservations are necessary.

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission to the park 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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Did You Know?

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In the 18th century it was possible to travel to the interior of North America almost entirely by water. Fort Stanwix was built to protect the largest break in this chain, the Oneida Carrying Place. This was a 1-6 mile long portage area situated between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek in New York. More...