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Castle Clinton to Welcome Annie Oakley (aka Little Sure Shot)

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Date: March 4, 2014
Contact: Mindi Rambo, 212-668-2208

NEW YORK -- In honor of Women's History Month, Castle Clinton National Monument will welcome Kim Hanley of the American Historical Theater, as she portrays Annie Oakley on March 18 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. 

Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Moses on August 13, 1860, in Ohio. She is remembered as one of the leading women of the American West. 

She gained fame by joining the Buffalo Bill Wild West show with her husband Frank Butler. She adopted the stage name Annie Oakley and a legend was born. 

Later in life Moses supported philanthropic endeavors that helped promote safe working conditions, fair and equal pay for a day's work regardless of gender or heritage, and for a first-rate show that presented good solid family entertainment. 

What:  Annie Oakley: Aim for a High Mark
When: 11:00am – 11:45 & 12:15pm – 1:00pm
Where: Castle Clinton National Monument, Located in Battery Park in lower Manhattan
When: Tuesday, March 18, 2013
Cost:   Free, Space is limited. Reservations required call 212 344-7220
Web:   www.nps.gov/cacl
Twitter: @CastleClinton 

About Castle Clinton National Monument
The Southwest Battery was constructed on the rocks off the tip of Manhattan Island between 1808 and 1811. Although fully armed, the fort never had occasion to fire upon an enemy. In 1817, the fort was renamed Castle Clinton in honor of DeWitt Clinton, Mayor and later Governor of New York. After the army vacated the fort in 1821 the structure underwent a number of incarnations as a restaurant, theater and immigration station – even an aquarium. Saved from demolition in 1946, the Castle was restored to its original look as a fortification. Now the fort built to keep out the British serves to welcome visitors to America.

How to Get There
Castle Clinton is located in historic Battery Park and all public transportation options are located outside the park. Take #1 train to South Ferry, #4/#5 trains to Bowling Green, or R/ W trains to Whitehall Street and walk to the Battery. Other options include the Staten Island Ferry to Battery Park and the M1, M6, or M15 bus to Battery Park.            

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Did You Know?

Dutch windmill

Martin Van Buren was the first bilingual president. He was raised in a community where Dutch was more common than English reflecting New York’s beginning as a colony of Holland. As a boy he spoke Dutch at home with his parents, siblings, and throughout the Village of Kinderhook.