• large wooden spikes jut out from a large wooden angular wall lit by sunlight. verdant grass surrounds it.

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

Make a Difference - Go Fly a Kite at Fort Stanwix

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Date: April 16, 2010
Contact: Val Morgan, 315-338-7730

Rome, NY:Is your family looking for something fun to do outdoors on an afternoon during Spring Break? On Wednesday, April 21, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. grab a kite and join park staff on the west lawn of Fort Stanwix National Monument for an hour of outdoor fun at the next "School's Out at the Fort" program. "The goal of the program is to get families out into the fresh spring after being indoors for a long, cold winter, and make a difference in their health," says Park Ranger Valerie Morgan. 

Do you need a kite? Families will also have the opportunity to make a kite at the park to fly in addition to learning the history of kites in the United States and from around the world. There is no registration for the program, and as with all of the programs offered at the park, it is free of charge. In the event of rain, the program will be cancelled.

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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/fostfor additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.

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Did You Know?

A light blue flag with golden trim. On it stands ladies liberty and justice with a British crown beneath their feet.

The modern New York State flag was modeled after the regimental flag of the Third New York. This flag was given to these troops as a gift by Col. Peter Gansevoort for their service during the Siege of Fort Stanwix in 1777. Photo courtesy of Sons of the Revolution, Virginia Society More...