The Oneida Indian Nation, in partnership with Fort Stanwix and the Rome Historical Society (RHS), is planning a day of local history education events centered around the annual Battle of Oriskany Commemoration on Saturday, August 6th with New York State’s Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation agency. Each year, the Oneida Indian Nation joins with its neighbors to commemorate the noble service and sacrifices of our respective ancestors at the Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site. A significant turning point in the American Revolution, the Battle of Oriskany was fought on August 6, 1777, and is considered one of the bloodiest battles of the war.
Battle of Oriskany Commemoration on Saturday, August 6
The evening’s schedule of events is as follows:
4:00 p.m. | The Pivotal Role of the Great Oneida Carry (45 minutes) at the Oneida Carry Monument in Downtown Rome.
Arthur Simmons, Executive Director of RHS, and a representative of the Oneida Indian Nation will discuss the history of the Great Oneida Carrying Place during the Revolutionary War at 301 W. Dominick Street, Rome.
Please RSVP to Miranda Sherrock at email@example.com or 315-336-5870 by August 1.*
7:00 p.m. | Annual Solemn Commemoration of the Battle of Oriskany (1 hour) at the Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site.
This annual ceremony is held in recognition of those who fought in the Battle of Oriskany on August 6th, 1777. The event will be at 7801 NY Route 69, Oriskany, and it includes a re-enactment of the militia march, a musket salute in memory of the fallen, presentation of wreaths and ceremonial offerings, along with guest speakers.
8:30 p.m. | Oneida Indian Nation Movie Night @ Fort Stanwix (1 hour) inside the Fort.
The event will feature the award-winning animated film “My Home: An Oneida Legend,” as well as the documentary, “The People of the Standing Stone: The Oneida Indian Nation, the War for Independence, and the Making of America.”
Please RSVP to Valerie Morgan at 315-338-7730 by August 1.* Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets for your own comfort. Oneida Indian Nation Movie Night @ Fort Stanwix | Address: 200 N. James St, Rome
If you plan to attend the Pivotal Role of the Great Oneida Carry presentation, please RSVP to Miranda Sherrock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-336-5870 by August 1.
If you plan to attend the Oneida Indian Nation Movie Night @ Fort Stanwix please RSVP to Valerie Morgan at 315-338-7730 by August 1.
The annual Battle of Oriskany Commemoration is open to the public. No RSVP is required.