Snakes in the Snow with the Backyard Rangers
Contact: Kelly Roman, 315-338-7730
Long ago, what did people of different cultures do to stave off boredom during the long winter months? Come to Fort Stanwix National Monument's Backyard Ranger Program on Saturday, January 19, from 10 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 3 pm to learn from special guest Ron Patterson of the Shako:wi Cultural Center about the Haudenosaunee game of snow snake and other traditional winter games. Act as a History Detective and discover clues in the park about other cultures that lived in Central NY during the American Revolution. While hunting for history, you'll discover the story of the lyrics to some songs you know, play winter games, and make a toy of your own!
You can join the Backyard Rangers every third Saturday of the month, there is no cost, and no reservations are necessary. The next Backyard Rangers will meet on February 16, 2013. For more information about this and other programs, please call 315-338-7730 and ask to speak to a ranger.
Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9 am to 5 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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