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Contact: Kelly Roman, 315-338-7730
Rome, NY – National Park Week 2015 takes place from April 18 –26, and Fort Stanwix has plenty of opportunities for you
to "Find Your Park" throughout the week!
Events begin on Saturday, April 18th, with the Earth Day Kite Party (in conjunction with the Rome Clean &Green)! This Backyard Rangers/Junior Ranger Day program will take place from 10 –11:30 am and 1:30 – 3 pm and will include an opportunity to make and fly your own kite out of recycled materials.
On Sunday, April 19th, Fort Stanwix National Monument will be participating in the first ever Find Your Park InstaMeet. Between the hours
of 2 and 4 pm, visit Fort Stanwix and showcase the park through social media using the hastags #FortStanwix and #FindYourParkInstaMeet. There will be a park image scavenger hunt, a special 2 pm Find Your Park tour, and plenty of opportunities to take some really cool photos!
The week will wrap up on Saturday, April 25th with the 2nd Annual Community Appreciation Day. Visit Fort Stanwix for special programs and tours,
including family friendly programs, living history, and historic weapons demonstrations in honor of the park's
Central New York neighbors!
New this year, park rangers will also be presenting a special National Park Treasure Box discovery series in conjunction with Jervis Public Library. These programs will be presented at Jervis Library and include: Glacier National Park on Monday, April 20th at 6:30 pm, National Mall &Memorial Parks
on Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:30 pm, and Saratoga National Battlefield on Thursday, April 23 at 2:30 pm.
Stop by during National Park Week 2015, and make Fort Stanwix National Monument your park!
Fort Stanwix National Monument is open from 9 am to 5 pm. Admission to the park is free. 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, or follow us on Facebook,
for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.
About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 407 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more