Fort Stanton Historic Site

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Park Day Volunteer Opportunity

Park Day @ Fort Stanton Historic Site

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Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00 AM
104 Kit Carson Road
Fort Stanton, NM 88323

Join this site as a volunteer on Park Day 2018, the American Battlefield Trust’s annual hands-on event to help battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Share your photos and experiences on social media with #ParkDay2018 to highlight the battlefield preservation community. Learn more at


Meeting place: Visitor Center Museum

Meeting time: 10:00 AM

Planned Activities: Other

Other Activities: Educational activity for 1 hour then work on moving historical furniture for exhibit purposes.

Planned Low-Impact Activities: Education and picking up dead elm branches from around the 1860s hospital site

Bring Tools & Supplies: Work gloves, hat, long pants, wear sturdy shoes or boots. We have some work gloves to lend.

History or Educational Programs: Before starting the work, 1 hour of living history related to Fort history

Food provided: Yes, a meal will be provided

In the Event of Inclement Weather: Continue as planned

Please note: The meal will be a sack lunch If we have inclement weather, almost everything we have planned can be moved indoors. Work: Occupational Therapy Building (OTB): a 2-story adobe building built on the foundations of a mid 1860s hospital and was used during the tubercular and mental health hospital eras 1898-1995. 1855-1896 this was a U.S. Army frontier fort. 1898-1956 it was a tubercular sanitorium for for the Merchant Marine by the U.S. Marine Health Service. The plan is to work on the exterior grounds to remove quite a number of fallen branches from elm trees around the OTB, and also move some historical furniture from a 1938 tubercular hospital building to another tubercular era building in preparation for future exhibits.


Mike Bilbo

(575) 686-0931