The Backyard Club Digs into History at Fort Stanwix National Monument, Saturday, January 21
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.
Did You Know?
The Six Nations, or Haudenosaunee, was based in what is now northern New York and was initially comprised of the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Mohawk Nations. In 1720, the Tuscarora fled north from a series of decimating inter-tribal wars and became the sixth nation of this confederacy. More...