Fort Stanwix Announces "School's Out" Programs for 2011
Contact: Val Morgan, 315-338-7730
Rome, NY: The staff and volunteers at Fort Stanwix National Monument invite families with children ages 5 to 12 to join in the 2011 "School's Out at the Fort" series. The first program is on Monday, January 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Willett Center. We will be discovering together how the Earth is changing. This year the series is titled "The Backyard Club" and will encourage participants to make a mark on the world – starting in their own back yard!
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Did You Know?
Fort Stanwix has two names. Named for Gen. John Stanwix, this was the fort's name under the British. When rebuilt by the Americans, it was then named for Gen. Phillip Schuyler. However, there were several other Fort Schuylers in New York at that time, so the name never stuck due to the confusion.