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December 02, 2015
December 12 2015 Holiday Open House
As the holiday season brings family and friends close together, the staff of Fort Union National Monument cordially invites you to enjoy an afternoon at Fort Union National Monument’s Holiday Open House. The Open House will occur on Saturday, December 12, 2015 between 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the monument’s Visitor Center.

October 07, 2015
October 15 2015 Glimpses of the Past - Women of the Santa Fe Trail
Join Dr. Jane Richter of Oklahoma Panhandle State University for a special and intimate look at the Santa Fe Trail and the women who braved the storied trail west.

September 22, 2015
Installation Artist and Photographer selected as First Fort Union Monument Artists-in-Residence
The National Parks Arts Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is pleased to be working with the National Park Service at Fort Union National Monument to provide the inaugural Fort Union National Monument Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program.

September 15, 2015
First Fort and Arsenal Tours September 19 2015
Travel across the Santa Fe Trail and discover where Fort Union’s history began, as Fort Union National Monument invites you to join our Annual First Fort and Arsenal Tours on Saturday September 19, 2015.

September 15, 2015
September 17 2015 Glimpses of the Past
Las Vegas, NM: Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a soldier in the Southwest during the late 1800’s? Join members of the Artillery Company of New Mexico as they lead an intimate and thought-provoking journey into the uniform, day-to-day duties, struggles, and achievements of America’s military men of the late 19th century.

August 27, 2015
Camp of Instruction September 12 2015
Join the men and women of the 3rd Regiment New Mexico Volunteers as they welcome new members, carryout company drill, interpret camp life, and conduct 19th Century small arms and artillery demonstrations.

August 11, 2015
August 20 2015 Glimpses of the Past Cleveland Roller Mill Feeding the Mora Valley
Join Donna Howell and step into the history of the Cleveland Roller Mill and discover how the people of the Mora Valley fed the West.

July 17, 2015
August 8 2015 Candlelight Tours
Fort Union National Monument announces its annual Candlelight Tours event on August 8, 2015. During this evening event visitors will be guided through the fort, and, through a series of skits performed by costumed interpreters, will discover the intimate and compelling stories of those that once lived and worked at the fort.

July 09, 2015
July 16 2015 Glimpses of the Past Presentation
The St. Vrain Mill was constructed in Mora, New Mexico in 1864 by the well-known fur trapper and trader Ceran St. Vrain. The mill was constructed due to increasing demands for flour from the nearby and expanding Fort Union; which was responsible for supplying the majority of Army in Southwest with food and supplies.

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.

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