Sackets Harbor, NY â€“ The Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor, NY, has announced its summer hours. The three-story, nine room interpretive center at Ray and West Main Streets on the Sackets Harbor village waterfront will be open daily 10 am to 5 pm from July 1 through Labor Day, and thereafter Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Columbus Day.
Special events include the July 15th 10th Anniversary celebration of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center as a travel and tourism attraction. The 10am-5pm event includes free admission, giveaways, gift shop discounts, refreshments, and the opportunity to win prizes.
On Friday, July 30, at 6:30pm decorated soldier, retired U.S. Army Colonel and military historian David Fitz-Enz will present the â€œHeroes of the War of 1812â€ in the Discovery Centerâ€™s third-floor former ballroom. Fitz-Enz, a 30-year army veteran, earned the Soldierâ€™s Medal for Heroism, the Bronze Star for Valor with four oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal, and three-leaf Legion of Merit honor. The $5 admission fee benefits the educational programming of the Seaway Trail Foundation.
On Saturday, July 31 from 1-3pm, Fitz-Enz will sign copies of his books: â€œWhy a Soldier,â€ â€œThe Final Invasion,â€ â€œOld Ironsides,â€ and â€œRedcoatsâ€™ Revengeâ€ at the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center at Ray and West Main Streets overlooking the Sackets Harbor village waterfront.
For more information, call 315-646-1000 or check the website at www.seawaytrail.com. The Seaway Trail Foundation operates the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center in the former Union Hotel built in 1817-18 and today owned by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.