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August 2018

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

August 3, 2018 @ 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, 2018 - August 26, 2018

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, 2018 @ 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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December 2018

Holiday Model Train Display at Fort Ontario

December 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - December 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Fort Ontario, 1 East Fourth St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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Free Admission - Holiday Model Train Exhibit at Fort Ontario

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March 2019

Fort Ontario Conference on History & Archaeology

March 30 - March 31
Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center, Best Western Hotel, 26 East 1st Street
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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Saturday, March 30: 8:00am – Registration 8:30am – 5:00pm – Lectures – Lunch included Sunday, March 31: 8:30am – Bus Tour of Historic Sites – Lunch included Go to our registration page to see pricing options and to register for the event. Saturday Speakers Corey S. King History of the Fort Ontario Post Cemetery Arthur L. Simmons III Fortifying the Oneida Carrying Place (1755-1759) Dr. Richard Barbuto December 1813: the Burning of the Niagara Frontier L. Paul Beers Fort Pork…

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June 2019

Madeline Festival

June 1 @ 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?” The first few chapters are all about Oswego and the Fort.

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75th Anniversary Refugee Reunion & Commemorative Event

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fort Ontario, 1 East Fourth St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States

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. Reservations required by 1 July 2019. Contact Judy Rapaport 315-591-1050 or email jcrap53@gmail.com. Schedule of Events 7:30 AM Church Bells Ring! 8:15 AM Bus Tour to Refugee Gravesites. Limited to Refugees, their Families, Officials & Press. Reservations Required. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Free Admission to the Safe Haven Museum.…

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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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