The creation of this website was the catalyst of the formation of the Friends of Fort Massachusetts, an all volunteer organization, founded in 2016 by Craig A. Chicoine, Wendy Champney, and Susan Watson; seeking to preserve, improve and help maintain the historic Fort Massachusetts site. However, Craig had severed ties with the other founding members because of fundamental differences. Wendy and Sue, in conjunction with the North Adams Historical Society, have since formed Save Fort Massachusetts Memorial.
While this website will remain a testament to the importance of this historic site, the fate of the site of Fort Massachusetts lies in the hands of the property owner.
We must strive to preserve our historic sites, for they are some of our most tangible, authentic links to our past. And when it comes to Fort Massachusetts, that is our primary goal––to draw public awareness to this historic site and educate the visitor about the history of Fort Massachusetts and the impact it had on the development of our community.
Friends of Fort Massachusetts is an online community who have the site's best interest at heart. We have created this website as a means to help educate the visitor and, through the use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and our blog), spread word of the history of this forgotten historical site.
Together, we can work at preserving this historical site––the origin of our community.
To preserve the site of Fort Massachusetts as a public park––Fort Massachusetts Memorial Park.
The mission of the Friends of Fort Massachusetts is to preserve, commemorate, and protect the site of Fort Massachusetts by drawing public awareness to this historic site, organizing volunteers for special projects, and of course, making new Friends for the Friends of Fort Massachusetts.
You may contact us via email at: Friends@FriendsofFortMass.org