Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site will host an instructional "Living History Encampment" June 5 -9, 2013. This popular living history event will provide pre-paid and registered participants the unique opportunity to learn about 1840s life by living it! You will be immersed in the role of trader, trapper-hunter, laborer, blacksmith, carpenter, Army Topographical Engineer or domestic cook. You will gain a much deeper understanding of the realities of the fur trade era in the American West. Participants will be provided study materials and lessons on interpretive skills, fur trade and living history. Living historians will teach and direct participants in use of 19th century work techniques and social skills. Visitors are encouraged to come and visit on June 8.