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March 21, 2016

Fort Ontario Hosts Dance-Off March 26


OSWEGO - Fort Ontario State Historic Site will host the Fort Ontario Dance-Off 2016 beginning at noon Saturday, March 26. The event will be filmed as part of an online museum-themed video competition.

All members of the community are welcome to participate. Participants are encouraged to wear historical clothing if they have it, but otherwise should dress comfortably in clothes they can move in and comfortable shoes. Refreshments will be provided. The event will last for two hours.

Fort Ontario intern Rachel Ruller is coordinating the event to create community involvement with the fort as well as bring the fort to the international museum scene via the online competition through whenyouworkatamuseum.com, which has historically seen competitors from around the world - from the USA to Australia to Mongolia and the United Kingdom.

Fort Ontario State Historic Site is located at the north end of East Fourth Street in the City of Oswego. The event is free and open to press and public, and there is plenty of free parking available in the main parking lot. For more information, please contact Rachel Ruller at (315) 343-4711, or ruller.rachel@gmail.com.

All ages and abilities welcome to participate in the Fort Ontario Dance-Off 2016 on Saturday, March 26. Pictured is an engraving of a lively dance in the 1860s by Philippe Jacques Linder entitled "Le Quadrille a Bullier."


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