Mission Statement

The Fort at No. 4 is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to creating a greater understanding of the multi-ethnic, milti-layerd, messy history of the 18th century. To that end the museum employs static displays, living history and reenactment activities, classes/workshps, tours, presentations, and special events. With a better understanding of past actions, attitudes, and norms of behavior, one is able to make better informed decision about current and future issues:

"You are not judged by the height your have risen, but from the depth you have climbed."
Frederick Douglass

The Fort at No. 4's mission is:

“To professionally collect, preserve and authentically interpret both physical and intellectual resources which provide an educational understanding and appreciation for the 18th century heritage of the Connecticut River Valley.”

The Fort at No. 4 is not supported by any state or federal dollars.