The Rome Historical Society Annual Dinner is set to be held on Saturday, October 13 at the Delta Lake Inn, 8524 Fish Hatchery Road in Rome, NY. Cocktail hour begins at 6 pm with the Dinner and Program beginning at 7 pm.
At this year’s dinner the Society will award the Medal of the Order of 1777 to Frank Barrows, Superintendent at Fort Stanwix National Monument. The Medal of the Order of 1777 is the Society’s highest award and given annually to the person who “in conduct of life and effort, exemplifies the highest charter purposes of the Society, the finest virtues of citizenship and the ever-reliant qualities of the true patriot. This person is as worthy as the unconquered defenders of Fort Stanwix were in their time and circumstances.”
Barrows, who came to Fort Stanwix in 2015, is also Project Lead for the newly established Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, NY. He has over 18 years of experience with the National Park Service and began his career as an intern at the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park. His experience also includes roles as Park Ranger, Youth Program Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Chief of Interpretation and Education.
In addition to this year’s medal winner the Historical Society will welcome New York State Historian Devin Lander as its Keynote speaker. Lander who served previously as Executive Director of the Museum Association of New York (MANY) has also worked in the New York State Assembly for the Chair of the Tourism, Arts, Parks and Sports Development Committee. Lander has published work on the 1960s-era Millbrook commune located in Dutchess County, NY.
Tickets to this great event are available at the Historical Society or from any one of our Trustees at $35 for members or $40 for nonmembers.
The Rome Historical Society is located at 200 Church Street, Rome, NY and is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. For more information, call (315) 336-5870, like them on Facebook, or visit their website.