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January 2018

Lecture on Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Center

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Quality Inn & Suites Riverside, 70 E. First St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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Illuminating World Refugee Day with a lecture by Paul Lear on the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter in WWII

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April 2018

Fort Ontario History and Archaeology Conference

April 21 - April 22
Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center, Best Western Hotel, 26 East 1st Street
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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Fort Ontario will once again host renown international historians at the Fort Ontario History and Archaeology Conference to be held at the Great Lakes Event and Conference Center in Oswego April 21-22. Sunday's event is a bus tour of the War of 1812 battle sites along Lake Ontario. Look here for more information as the speaker list is confirmed and arrangements are finalized.

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Fort Ontario Conference on History and Archeology

April 21 @ 8:00 am - April 22 @ 5:00 pm
Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center, Best Western Hotel, 26 East 1st Street
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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"Reflections on the Great War, 1914-1918" is this year's theme for the Fort Ontario Conference on History and Archeology. Most of the presentations will center on World War I, but there is a variety of topics. Saturday Speakers Paul Lear - Fort Ontario in the War of 1917 George A. Bray III - Bradstreet's 1758 Raid on Fort Frontenac Rene Chartrand -  Canadian Army Uniforms and Equipment 1914-1918 Timothy J. Abel, PhD - Lake Ontario's Forgotten War of 1812 Naval…

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May 2018

I Love My Park Day

May 5 @ 8:30 am
Free

I Love My Park Day, the 6th annual Parks and Trails New York event to improve the state parks and prepare them for summer is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2018. Show your support for your Park and Historic Site! Volunteers help ready Fort Ontario for the season by doing general cleaning, sweeping and dusting buildings, painting, raking, planting and landscaping. Coffee and breakfast items, pizza lunch and a tee-shirt are provided. Any area businesses who would like to donate…

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Opening Day

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fort Ontario, 1 East Fourth St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States

Fort opens for the summer

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June 2018

Bemelmans Festival

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fort Ontario, 1 East Fourth St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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Did you know that Ludwig Bemelmans, the author of the Madeline Book Series, was a private in the US army in WWI, stationed at Fort Ontario in 1917? Then, he wrote a book about it called “My War with the United States?”

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July 2018

“Last Post” Lantern Tour

July 4 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fort Ontario, 1 East Fourth St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States

The ‘Last Post’ Lantern Tours feature a guided tour of the old stone fort, gournds and post cemetery with descriptions about the history, myths, and legends of who, how, why, and where hundreds of officers, soldiers, civilians, and Native American died at Fort Ontario since 1755

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August 2018

Lecture: “The History of Fort Fremont; an Endicott Period Coast Defense

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fort Ontario, 1 East Fourth St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States

Lecture: "The History of Fort Fremont; an Endicott Period Coast Defense

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Revolutionary War Reenactment

August 24 - August 26

Revolutionary War Reenactment Troops from around the country assemble at Fort Ontario for a weekend of living history. 18th century games, musketry, cooking, colonial crafts, antique muskets and artillery, camp life and demonstrations. Plus scheduled battles!

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October 2018

Ghost Reveal and Hunt

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fort Ontario, 1 East Fourth St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States

Ghost Reveal and Hunt Pre-sale Only! One night only! Tours start every half hour from 6 pm to 10 pm. $20 tickets are on sale now. Not handicapped friendly because of ramps and stairs. For ages 8 and up, only. Call 315-343-4711 to buy tickets. Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes, as there are stone steps and grassy slopes.  Dress for the weather (plus a layer for the wind at Fort Ontario!) Bring a flashlight.

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