June 04, 2015
2015 Fort Union Days Event June 20-21
Fort Union National Monument announces its annual Fort Union Days Event to be held on June 20 and 21, 2015. The event weekend is FREE to the public and runs from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm on Saturday, and 8:00 am to 4:30 pm on Sunday. This year, programs and activities will concentrate on the latter years of 1876-1881.
April 23, 2015
May 8 2015 Naturalization Ceremony
Fort Union National Monument is pleased to announce its first special event of the year. A Naturalization Ceremony to be held on May 8, 2015 from 1pm-2pm. This is an opportunity for some to become the first in their family to earn American Citizenship.
April 10, 2015
April 16 2015 Glimpses of the Past Presentation Creating a Choir of Birdsong Restoring Native Bird-Friendly Habitats to Northeastern New Mexico
The Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge is a nesting area for nearly one third of the documented bird species found in New Mexico. Join Debbie Pike of the Fish and Wildlife Service and discover how the wildlife refuge is working to restore bird-friendly habitats for the native species, as well what you can do in your own backyard to help make a habitat for these bird species.
April 02, 2015
Bells Across the Land Thursday April 9 2015
On Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm Fort Union National Monument will be joining national parks and communities across the country as bells will reverberate throughout the land as the country marks the symbolic end of the Civil War, and the pivotal beginning of freedom and civil rights.
March 12, 2015
March 19 2015 Glimpses of the Past Presentation- Continued Conflict The New Mexico Volunteers and the Revival of the Indian Wars 1863-1866
Join Ranger Greg Baker for a look into the service of the New Mexico Volunteers from 1863-1866. The New Mexico Volunteers fought to defend New Mexico Territory from invading Confederates during the American Civil War;afterward, they continued to serve in the absence of the regular US Army.
December 31, 2014
Fee Program Suspended at Fort Union National Monument
Superintendent Charles Strickfaden announced today that beginning on January 1, 2015 all park entrance fees for Fort Union National Monument (NM) will be permanently eliminated and that all visitors are now able to enter the park for free
November 06, 2014
November 20 2014 Glimpses of the Past
Come one, come all to McNeal’s Marvelous Medicine Show! Join Diana Enright as she brings to life the story of Violet McNeal, one of the few women to master the art of the medicine show.
October 03, 2014
October 16 2014 Glimpses of the Past Program - La Lloronoa The Wailing Woman
The story of La Llorona is one that children have heard from their elders for hundreds of years. It is a sad tale, but it lives strong in the memories of the people with many swearing it to be true. The famous ghost of Spanish folklore is a widespread legend in North and South America and is known throughout the world for her chilling cries as she searches for her loved ones.
September 11, 2014
September 20 2014 First Fort and Arsenal Tours
Fort Union National Monument announces its First Fort and Arsenal Tours on September 20. The public may visit the site of the original fort, and see the remnants of Fort Union's arsenal, which was crucial in keeping the army of the Southwest supplied with arms and munitions. Special focus will highlight the Red River War of 1874, as well Fort Union's impact on the Red River War, and other events during the Indian Wars period.
September 09, 2014
September 18, 2014 Glimpses of the Past
Route 66 was commissioned in 1926 as part of the first federal highway system. It followed the paths of pioneer trails such as the Old Santa Fe Trail, and later became a Dust Bowl migration route, WWII strategic military route, and vacation route. Today, it is still celebrated as an American icon through literature, film, and song.