From left: Butch Hower, Paul Ruane and James Kollar arrange a newly made box for the reconstructed storehouse at Fort Necessity National Battlefield. Park staff created items to show visitors what the storehouse would have looked like during the battle.
Butch Hower (left) and Paul Ruane carry boxes and kegs into the storehouse at Fort Necessity National Battlefield along Route 40 east of Uniontown. Park staff recently added items to the reconstructed storehouse so visitors could see what it looked like during the battle.
This reproduction of Fort Necessity is a circular stockade that surrounds a storehouse. It replaced a diamond-shaped reproduction after an archeological project in the 1950s discovered remains of the original fort. The National Park Service continues to study Fort Necessity to learn about this pivotal event in the nation’s history.