April 10, 2013
National Park Week
Come and enjoy America’s Best Idea – the national parks - in a National Park as the National Park Service and Fort Union National Monument celebrate National Park Week and like national park units around the country, Fort Union will recognize National Park Week by waiving entrance fees April 22 - 26, 2013.
April 08, 2013
Glimpses of the Past The Gallinas Watershed
On April 18, 2013 - This month Kent Reid, senior forester at the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute (NMFWRI) at New Mexico Highlands University, will bring to light some issues that have affected Las Vegas’ Gallinas River Watershed as well as share research and work efforts that have been done to protect this most vital resource.
October 05, 2012
Glimpses of the Past October 18 2012
Following routes that had been established by American Indians and traversed by Spanish colonists, William Becknell has been referred to as the "Father of the Santa Fe Trail". In the fall of 1821, with the hope of acquiring funds to pay off old debts, William Becknell bravely ventured into relatively unknown territory to find a direct route to Santa Fe. When Becknell returned to Missouri in January of 1822, he was able to pay off all of his debt; it would be this idea of trade for riches that would inspire future travels along the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico. Join Santa Fe Trail Association Director, Allan Wheeler, as he gives us an up-and-close chance to meet the traveler who braved the dangers along the Santa Fe Trail.
September 22, 2012
National Public Lands Day September 29 2012
Fort Union National Monument announces the 19th annual National Public Lands Day, where all 397 national parks will waive their entrance fees on Saturday, September 29, 2012.
September 06, 2012
First Fort Tours 150th Civil War Anniversary 2012 September 22 2012
Watrous, NM: Fort Union National Monument announces the annual First Fort Tours on September 22, 2012. The public may visit the site of the original fort and see the ruins of the third fort arsenal.
September 05, 2012
Glimpses of the Past September 20 2012 Taos Revolt of 1847 The Murder of Governor Bent
Las Vegas, NM: “Taos Revolt of 1847: The Murder of Governor Bent” will be featured on Thursday, September 20, 2012, at 7:00PM at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge Street, Las Vegas, NM.
August 01, 2012
Glimpses of the Past August 16 2012 Who is Alexander Doniphan
Las Vegas, NM: “Who Is Alexander Doniphan?” will be featured on Thursday, August 16, 2012, at 7:00PM at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge Street.
July 18, 2012
Candlelight Tours August 11 2012 Fort Union The Civil War Years
Fort Union National Monument, announces the annual “Candlelight Tours” on Saturday, August 11, 2012. During this free evening event, visitors guided through the fort will discover the intimate stories of those who fought and served at Fort Union during the Civil war, as portrayed by costumed interpreters in historic vignettes.
July 09, 2012
Glimpses of the Past July 19 2012 The Battle of Glorieta Pass A Shattered Dream
Las Vegas, NM: The “Battle of Glorieta” will be featured as part of the Fort Union National Monument Civil War 150th Anniversary Series on Thursday, July 19, 2012, at 7:00PM at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge Street.
July 02, 2012
1st fort and Arsenal tours july 14 2012
Watrous, NM: Fort Union National Monument announces the annual First Fort Tours on July 14, 2012. The public may visit the site of the original fort and see the ruins of the third fort arsenal
June 12, 2012
Cultural Encounters 150th Civil War Anniversary 2012
Watrous, NM: Fort Union National Monument announces the annual Cultural Encounters, a free event on June 23 and 24, 2012 from 8am to 10:45pm on Saturday, and 8am to 4:15pm on Sunday.
June 05, 2012
Glimpses of the Past June 21 2012
Las Vegas, NM: Fort Union National Monument announces its monthly Glimpses of the Past presentation, “The Long Walk” as part of our Civil War 150th Anniversary Series.
May 17, 2012
New Military Pass for Active Duty Service members
As part of the Joining Forces initiative to support our nation’s service members and their families, Fort Union National Monument announces an annual pass to active duty service members and their dependents, granting free access to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests, and other public lands around the nation in the coming years.
May 16, 2012
The Sun- Moon- and Stars Above the Santa Fe Trail
Come join the rangers at Fort Union National Monument on Sunday, May 20, 2012 between 6:00PM and 9:30PM for a special astronomy program entitled "The Sun, Moon, and Stars Above the Santa Fe Trail."During the program, visitors will have the opportunity to witness the first solar eclipse that will be observable in the United States in over 18 years.