Fort Stanwix National Monument

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fort.stanwix.nps “…the Duty being so Very heavy in the Garrison the Commandt is Reduced to the Necessity to Direct that Wherever there is two officers in A Room together; one waitor must be Detailed in his proper tower to do Duty Only on Covouring parties.” - From the Orderly Book of the 4th NY, Dec. 2nd, 1780 #FortStanwix #AmericanRevolution #RevolutionaryWar #History #OTD #OnThisDay #TDiH
fort.stanwix.nps "Welcome, winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless. " -Terri Guillemets Beginning today, the fort will remain closed, except for tours, available at 10 am & 2 pm weather dependent, until April 2018. You can also take advantage of park offsite programs available throughout the season. #winter #nature #NoFilter #NationalParks #snow #picoftheday
fort.stanwix.nps #TBT to sunnier days at Fort Stanwix! Thank you, @transam28 for the lovely shot and hopes of spring!
fort.stanwix.nps From the Orderly Book of the 78th Regiment of Foot: Nov. 27, 1758 “Parole: PLYMOUTH – The Serjeants and Corporals of all the companys; being now so Settled in their Different Barracks; that some of them can always See what fires the Men Keep in their Chimneys, therefore the Major orders that they shall take Particular Care that no Such great fires be kept as that Any Danger may happen by them to the Barracks, and how Soon the Taptoe is beat the fire shall be put out and all the Men go to bed. The Serjeants and Corporals of the Patrols are often to look into the Barracks to see that the Above orders be Obeyed…The Officers are to Inform their Servants very Strictly to Keep very Moderate fires in their Hutts in Absence of their Master’s, for if one Hut should take fire all the next must be Consumed; Besides very much Indangering the Whole Fort.” #History #OTD #OnThisDay #TDiH #FrenchandIndianWar #FrenchandIndianWarFiles #FortStanwix
fort.stanwix.nps "Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher 'standard of living' is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free. For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television." - Aldo Leopold Every year, Canada Geese such as this one become part of the #greatmigration of snow birds moving up and down the coast for the #winter. This goose and its flock were spotted pruning themselves near the #ErieCanal. #FaunaFriday #Fall #photooftheday#FindYourPark #NationalParks #NoFilter #picoftheday #nature #orinthology #birding #UrbanWildlife #Wildlife
fort.stanwix.nps On behalf of the staff at Fort Stanwix and the National Park Service, have a #HappyThanksgiving! The photo shows a festive place setting utilizing objects from varying time periods in the Fort Stanwix #MuseumCollection. As a reminder, in honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday, #FortStanwix National Monument will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd. Please visit again when we reopen on the 24th.
fort.stanwix.nps From the Orderly Book of the 78th Regiment of Foot: Nov. 22, 1758 “Parole: GOOD WINTER QUARTERS TO THE FIRST GARRISON OF FORT STANWIX - How soon the Men have dined to Day, The Officers are to march the Company’s Regularly into the Fort, and take Possession of the different Barracks Drawn for the Company’s…After the Company’s have march’d in, the Quarter Guard is to follow, and the present Guard in the Fort is to Join it, to Compose the New Fort Guard…Particular care to be Taken to Keep good order, and the Barracks clean. The Cooks of the Day to take care of this; that all Nastiness whatsoever be Carried out of the Sally Port and thrown at a Distance into the Swamp below the Well…The Sally Port to be left Open night & Day, for the Convenience of the Men; till Such time as the Necessary House be up. But it Is Expected that no body will be Slovenly as to Dirty the Fort within the Palisadoes after this Night. No men Married or Unmmarried to Sleep out of the Fort…” #FortStanwix #AmericanRevolution #RevolutionaryWar #OTD #OnThisDay#TDiH #History
fort.stanwix.nps Happy birthday to Philip Schuyler, who served as commander of the Northern Department Army during the early Revolution. In 1776, the rebuilt Fort Stanwix was named in his honor. Schuyler resigned from the Continental Army in 1779 and went on to serve in two Continental Congresses, become an investor in the Western Inland Lock Canal (predecessor to the Erie Canal), and serve as one of New York State’s first senators under the new United States Constitution. #OTD 20 November 1733 #TDiH #OnThisDay #HappyBirthday
fort.stanwix.nps "When a dragonfly flutters by, you may not realize, but it's the greatest flier in nature. It can hover, fly backwards, even upside down." -Louie Schwartzberg Dragonflies were some of the first winged insects to evolve, some 300 million years ago. Modern dragonflies have wingspans of only two to five inches, but fossil dragonflies have been found with wingspans of up to two feet. Some scientists theorize that high oxygen levels during the Paleozoic era allowed dragonflies to grow to monster size. Their lifespan, like the seasons can be fleeting. Some adult dragonflies live for only a few weeks while others live up to a year. #FaunaFriday #photooftheday#FindYourPark #NationalParks #NoFilter #picoftheday #nature #DragonFly #SnapDragon #BugsoftheBattlefield #Insects
fort.stanwix.nps "Approximately 20 men (more or less, depending on the day's job and the weather) can be seen at work on the foundation walss, the bastions and the curtain walls connecting the four bastions." -Kay Urtz, Rome Daily Sentinel, Evening Edition Friday, August 23, 1974 This photo was taken during the early construction phase of #FortStanwix. Many people don't realize that the modern fort used cement foundations in order to stabilize it against the rot that the original wooden forts suffered and collapsed from. #NPS101 #photooftheday #picoftheday #DidYouKnow #DYK #History #WaybackWednesday #WBW #NationalParkGeek
fort.stanwix.nps #Repost Happy National #PickleDay! As much as we love pickles here at @NMSC_nps, we may love pickle #jars just a bit more. Gothic or cathedral style #picklejars were fairly common in 19th-century #American households. #Pickles may not seem fancy to you, but what about these #beautiful #bottles?! #artifacts #history #foodfacts  #museums #museumcollection
fort.stanwix.nps Our summer NCPE Intern Kim is all finished here at the fort, but before she left she was able to partake in a staff tradition of signing the tunnels under the fort. Kim was a fantastic help to the park and brought her own knowledge of museum studies and library sciences to help in the preservation of the park’s museum collection. We know she will go on to do great things! #Intern #NCPE #FutureVolunteer #VIP #MuseumMonday #NationalParkGeek
fort.stanwix.nps #FortStanwix #FortFactFriday The Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, located just across the street from the park, was designed by Lorimar Rich; the same man responsible for the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, VA. #RomeNY #FunFactFriday #VeteransDay 🇺🇸
fort.stanwix.nps "Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath." -Michael Caine Every year, #mallardducks become part of the #greatmigration of snow birds moving up and down the coast for the #winter. This gal and her friends were spotted pruning themselves near the #ErieCanal. #Fall #FaunaFriday #photooftheday#FindYourPark #NationalParks #NoFilter #picoftheday #nature #orinthology #birding #UrbanWildlife #Wildlife
fort.stanwix.nps "Set your heights more than what you see around you, see beyond." - Anthony Anderson In preparation for the #winter months, the superb maintenance team at Fort Stanwix recently sealed the park flagpole with linseed oil. Clearly a precarious but amazing task! Look at that view! #picoftheday #photooftheday #WOW!
fort.stanwix.nps It’s #ElectionDay in Virginia! One of our Rangers has already voted. Have you? #getoutthevote #makeitcount #everyvotecounts Have you gotten out to vote today? 📸 : @maggiewalkernps
fort.stanwix.nps From the Orderly Book of Marinus Willett: “Fort Schuyler Nov:r 7th 1777 Parole Leonidius C Sign Intrepredity The Retreat to be beat as usual, Likewise the Revallee and the Troop to be beat as soon as its light enough to call the Roll The Tattooe to be beat at Eight oClock for the future. The Guard to mount at long Roll beating at nine, and the Fatigue men to turn out at 8 oClock, when the Pioneers March is beat – Officer for the Day Tommorrow Capt. Bleeker – Rob:t Cochran Maj:r Com:t” #FortStanwix #AmericanRevolution #RevolutionaryWar #OTD #OnThisDay #TDiH #History
fort.stanwix.nps Here NCPE Intern Kim helps to carefully remove clear tape from archival documents. These notebooks were donated to the park by Orville Carrol, former NPS Historical Architect who designed the reconstructed fort. While the tape may have been needed at the time, it can damage paper and is not ideal for documents you are attempting to preserve forever. Luckily, the glue had dried and the tape could be safely removed. Now these notebooks, along with a number of other documents, can be preserved for future researchers and as a part of the park’s history! #NCPE #Intern #Preservation #Concentration #MuseumMonday #NationalParkGeek
fort.stanwix.nps Happy Birthday to Sir John Johnson, the 2nd Baronet of New York. John was the son of Sir William Johnson, land baron and Indian Affairs Superintendent in the Mohawk Valley. John inherited the title in 1774 after his father’s passing. Although John was a member of the Tryon County Militia as the Revolution began, he was forced to flee the valley as his continual support of the British crown put him at risk. John led the contingent of the King’s Royal Regiment (KRR) of New York during the Siege of Fort Schuyler/Stanwix and the Battle of Oriskany. He supported many loyalist-led campaigns through the Mohawk Valley in the following years, but was never able to reclaim his family land. Johnson settled in what is now Ontario, Canada after the war. #OTD #OnThisDay 5 November 1741 #HappyBirthday #OnThisDay #TDiH
fort.stanwix.nps "The bottom line is that time travel is allowed by the laws of physics." - Brian Greene This is a reminder that at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 5 you need to change your clocks to #fallbackwards one hour. What will you do with your "extra" hour? The image shows a porcelain clock from 1895 housed in the #FortStanwix #museumcollection. #DaylightSavings #time #TimeTravel
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