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

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

The Backyard Club Digs into History at Fort Stanwix National Monument, Saturday, January 21

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Date: January 10, 2012
Contact: William Sawyer , 315-338-7730

You are invited to become a Junior Archeologist with the staff of Fort Stanwix and dig into history. You will become one of thousands of volunteers across America who study manmade objects from the long ago past for science and for fun. Become an artifact detective and track down the story of the Oneida Carry. Whatever happened to the hundreds of men, women, and children who once lived and worked at Fort Stanwix? Explore the effects of urban development on the site. You will learn how you can protect the artifacts in your own backyard, here at Fort Stanwix and in our National Parks. The Backyard Club at Fort Stanwix National Monument creates connections between youth and parks through diverse park programs and inspires kids to get outside and experience their America.

The Backyard Club will meet Saturday, January 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Willett Center. The Backyard Club will meet in 2012 on the third Saturday of each month. The next Backyard Club will be held February 18, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Willett Center. For more information about The Backyard Club, please call Fort Stanwix National Monument at 315-338-7730 and speak with one of the rangers. All programs are free and no reservations are necessary.

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/fost for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.
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Did You Know?

four men march in heavy woolen jackets. one wears a bright red one with a drum at his side, the others blue with muskets in their arms.

Out of the approximate 800 American Continentals and civilians inside the fort during the 3 week Siege of 1777, in the end only 21 were wounded and only 4 died. More...