Civil War  |  Park Day Volunteer Opportunity

Park Day @ Fort Stanton Historic Site

Upcoming Event
Saturday, May 6, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM MDT

104 Kit Carson Road
Fort Stanton, NM 88323

For More Information
Javier Trost
Meeting place
We will meet on the porch of the Visitor Center at 10:00 AM
Planned Activities
We anticipate fallen branches from elm trees around the Parade Ground that get blown off during April windstorms, and so we will gather up those. Water and work gloves will be supplied.
History or Educational Activities
We will give participants a tour of the Fort and discuss it's involvement in the Civil War as Texas Confederates came up the Rio Grande with the intention of capturing New Mexico and Colorado territories for gold and silver resources. After the Fort was ordered abandoned and burned, with federal troops concentrating at Fort Craig to meet the Texans, Fort Stanton was actually garrisoned for six weeks by Company H, 2nd Texas Mounted Rifles from Col. Baylor's command 170 miles away on the Rio Grande near old Mesilla.

Participants will start the day by assisting as a Color Party to hoist up Old Glory, an authentic reproduction of the 34-star version.
Should I bring any tools or supplies?
Is there a rain date?
In the instance of inclement weather, Park Day will continue as planned.
Please note
If we have significant inclement weather, such as strong winds, which is the norm out here, we have buildings to go inside and we will continue with site interpretation and perhaps light indoor work tasks that need done, to be determined.

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