Members of the public will have an opportunity to visit the past during Fort Drum’s Lost Villages History Tour on Nov. 8. Preregistration is required, and spaces fill up quickly. (Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Drum Garrison Public Affairs)
Fort Drum officials invite community members to join upcoming Lost Villages History Tour
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (Oct. 15, 2019) – U.S. Army Garrison Fort Drum officials invite the public to take part in the Lost Villages History Tour on Friday, Nov. 8.
The Lost Villages History Tour will offer participants a guided tour of the former villages of Lewisburg, Woods Mills, Sterlingville and LeRaysville, as well as their associated cemeteries.
During the rapid expansion of Fort Drum (then Pine Camp) in the early 1940s, these villages were purchased by the U.S. Army and their residents were relocated to surrounding areas. This tour will offer some insight into life in these North Country communities before and after the expansion and highlight the industrial and agricultural significance of the area.
Participants also will view LeRay Mansion, visit the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Museum, and walk through Memorial Park.
The tour will be a full-day event, with buses departing at 8:30 a.m. and returning participants to their vehicles by 4 p.m.
Seating is limited. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (315) 772-5463 no later than Nov. 1.
(Fort Drum Garrison Public Affairs)