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August 2019

Civil War Union Army Garrison Weekend

August 3 - August 4

Regular Admission: $4.00 Adults, $3.00 Seniors & Students, 12 & under Free! Living History, Ceremonies, Drills, Sutlers, Guard Detail, Skirmish Drill, Manual of Arms, Bayonet Drill, Fatigue, School of the Soldier, Games, Dress Parade, Retreat, Casemate Firing.

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75th Anniversary Refugee Reunion & Commemorative Event

August 5

On Monday, August 5th, we will be celebrating the arrival of the 982 Holocaust Refugees at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter on August 5th, 1944 starting at 7:30 am. New York State Parks, Friends of Fort Ontario, and the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum will be hosting a program of events to commemorate the August 5, 1944 arrival of the nearly 1,000 European refugees of the Holocaust at Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY.  The Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee…

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Civil War Lecture – “William Henry Seward: New York Leader, American Patriot”

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"William Henry Seward: New York Leader, American Patriot." By Historian Tom Ebert Enlisted Men's Barracks-No charge

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September 2019

Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter 75th Anniversary Open House Event

September 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter 75th Anniversary Event Commemorating the 3 September 1944 Open House, marking the end of the 30-day Quarantine. No charge.

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October 2019

Last Day of 2019 Season

October 14
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Ghost Reveal and Hunt

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 6:00 pm -10:00 pm Tours every 25-30 minutes $20.00 per person (Pre-sale only) Rain or Dark event Call: 315-343-4711 or Stop in During regular business hours: Wednesday-Saturday: 10 am-4:30 pm Sundays: Noon-4:30 pm 8 & up (not for small children) Bring a flashlight & Ghost Hunting Equipment Dress for the weather & add a layer. Stairs and uneven grounds, you’ll need good footwear. No refunds for this fundraiser. Proceeds to benefit Programming & Restoration at Fort…

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December 2019

Wreaths Across America

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ceremony at Noon. To sponsor a wreath or Volunteer for our Post Cemetery go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

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January 2020

First Day Hike

January 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Historical Hike around the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter. Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter 75th Anniversary Event.

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