ROME, N.Y. (AP) — A recreated 18th-century fort in central New York is marking a pair of anniversaries with a new two-part exhibit.

The Rome Historical Society and Fort Stanwix National Monument have teamed up to educate the public about the area's Colonial-era history and then about the building of the park.

The exhibit celebrates the 40th anniversary of the opening of Fort Stanwix and the centennial of the National Park Service, which operates the site.

The newly opened exhibit, called "From Memory to Monument," tells the story of how the city of Rome helped support the idea of turning the fort into a national park.

The site of the current fort was home to a British fortification during the French and Indian War and an American fort during the Revolutionary War.

[STORY BY: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]