Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Old Fort Steuben Project Inc

  • Steubenville, OH
  • www.oldfortsteuben.com

Mission Statement

The Old Fort Steuben Project is chartered to preserve, develop, and interpret the original historic site and the cultural heritage of the Upper Ohio Valley. Located in the downtown area of Steubenville, Ohio, Old Fort Steuben offers educational opportunities to residents of all ages within the city as well as to visitors from surrounding communities. As part of the Ohio River Scenic Byway, Old Fort Steuben and the Fort Steuben Visitors Center is an important part of the tourism industry in the area. By transforming a blighted area of the city, Old Fort Steuben is inspiring much-needed community development. In the past year, the Old Fort Steuben Project took over the First Federal Land Office, an original 1801 structure that is adjacent to the Fort, an important site that fulfills our mission.

Service Areas

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Ohio

Steubenville, Ohio and the neighboring communities in the three states of the upper Ohio Valley; also travelers along the Ohio River Scenic Byway.

ruling year

1986

Principal Officer

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Mrs. Judith Bratten

Keywords

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fort, history, military, education, culture, American, travel, tourism, archaeology

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EIN

34-1530076

 Number

6679709033

Physical Address

120 S Third St

Steubenville, OH 43952 2920

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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This past year, Fort Steuben provided educational programs to all the 5th and 8th grade students in the Steubenville City Schools as well as to students from seven other schools in the region, offered public exhibits on the Underground Railroad and Abraham Lincoln, and sponsored a Summer Concert Series which drew from 300 to 1000 people each week. Goals for the coming year are to raise funds to complete construction of the Guardhouse, develop a permanent Native American display, and plan for upcoming Civil War and Quilt exhibits.

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Program 1

Old Fort Steuben is open daily for interpretive tours. School groups, travel groups, civic organizations, and local clubs meet and tour the Fort from May through October. Every summer the Old Fort Steuben Project hosts the Fort Steuben Festival where over 3000 people experience life on the 18th century Ohio frontier. A Summer Youth Educational Program provides a more in-depth and hands-on educational opportunity to 4th - 6th graders. During the Fall Field Days, all the 5th and 8th grade students in the city schools participate in activities at the Fort. An archaeological dig, under the direction of Franciscan University of Steubenville, is on-going and open to the public. Historical exhibits and programs are on display in the Visitors Center; concerts and other cultural programs are presented throughout the year in the newly constructed Louis Berkman Amphitheater. The Fort Steuben Park with the Veterans Memorial Fountain provides a green space in the city for local citizens and travelers off the Ohio River Scenic Byway (Rt.7).

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Service Areas

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Ohio

Steubenville, Ohio and the neighboring communities in the three states of the upper Ohio Valley; also travelers along the Ohio River Scenic Byway.

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OLD FORT STEUBEN PROJECT INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Judith Bratten

BIO

In 2004, Judith Bratten, M.A. became the first paid Executive Director of the Old Fort Steuben Project, bringing 30 years of experience in the educational field as teacher, tutor, and curriculum developer. With her interest in history, her concern and skills for educational programming, and her commitment to enhancing and promoting the downtown area of the city, Mrs. Bratten has made the Old Fort Steuben Project, Inc. an important and appreciated part of Steubenville.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Steubenville, Ohio is a city in transition, trying to recreate itself after the demise of the local steel industry. There is great community spirit in the area and the development of Historic Fort Steuben has become an impetus for a renewed interest and pride in the history and culture of the region. Fort Steuben is not only a historic site of which the citizens are proud, but also a venue for cultural activities, such as our annual Summer Concert Series which draws large crowds every Thursday evening."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Gerald Barilla

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