Congratulations to Fort Stanwix Superintendent Frank Barrows, this year’s recipient of the Rome Historical Society’s Medal of the Order of 1777. The medal is presented annually to a 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.”
Superintendent Barrows came to Fort Stanwix National Monument in 2015 and has over 18 years of experience inn the National Park Service.
From 200 Church St;. the Rome Historical Society operates a 3,700- square-foot museum with both permanent and rotating exhibits. The society was founded in 1936.
The medal will be awarded at the historical society’s annual dinner on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at Delta Lake Inn. A cocktail reception will be held in advance at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40, or $35 for society trustees. In addition the society will welcome New York state historian Devin Lander as keynote speaker.