• 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 Reads the Sky on Tuesday, November 1

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Date: October 16, 2011
Contact: Susan Jones, 315-338-7730

The staff and volunteers at Fort Stanwix National Monument invite you to join in the "Backyard Club" program on Tuesday, November 1st 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.

Why is the weather forecast so often wrong - come find out why! Examine primary source documents about forecasting the weather in the Mohawk Valley in the 1700's. Make a colonial weather vane! Take on the role of Walter the Water Molecule and become a cloud yourself. Learn how to read the sky so you can predict the weather from your own backyard.

Join the fun! Become a Backyard Club Buddy, today. For more information about "The Backyard Club", please call Fort Stanwix National Monument at 315-338-7730 and speak with one of the rangers. The next Backyard Club is Wednesday, December 28th. All programs are free. No reservations are needed.

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?

a line of men marching, muskets flask in sun pointing at you, they wear scarlet red

Out of the approximately 2,000 people who attacked Fort Schuyler/Stanwix, under the command of the British officer Barry St. Leger, only about 200 of them were actually British Regular troops, or "red coats." The rest were a combination of British allied colonists, Indians, and German Regulars. More...