A change at Fort Stanwix

Published Oct 15, 2018 at 4:00pm

We congratulate Fort Stanwix National Monument superintendent Frank Barrows and wish him well at his new job with the National Park Service: Program manager for visitor experience and community engagement for the Northeast. He will be based in Philadelphia.

Barrows came to Fort Stanwix about four years ago, having served
previously at the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park in
Massachusetts.

The life of a career National Park Service employee is a peripatetic one, so it’s not at all unusual to see superintendents at Fort Stanwix come here, stay a few years and then move on to other assignments. A temporary super will be named, and other NPS staff can apply for the Rome job.

Under Barrows the fort expanded its Honor America Days involvement and worked with the Capitol Theater and Rome Historical
Society. Also, an agreement was reached to “collaboratively manage” the Oriskany Battlefield and Steuben Memorial State Historic Site.

Barrows says he and his family will miss life in Rome but stresses that in his new job he’s “still going to work to support this place,
support Fort Stanwix.”

We’re sure he will meet the challenges in his future National Park Service career and look forward to meeting his replacement.