August Glimpses of the Past 2017

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Date: August 2, 2017
Contact: Lorenzo Vigil, 505-425-8025

“The Grand Ball: Life is a Party”

Watrous, NM: Come one, come all, to Fort Union’s Grand Ball! Dancing has long been a part of the social life and structure of civilization in its many forms. In the 19th Century, the Victorian ball or dance was the only opportunity for many to meet and socialize with other people outside of their home and life. In the Army, it might be your best and only shot at finding love on the frontier. Join Dance Master Ken Dusenberry, and waltz into the history of the Grand Ball.
This program will be held at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge Street in Las Vegas, New Mexico on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM. This program is free in partnership with the Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation and the New Mexico Humanities Council. You can find our free APP in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Search for Fort Union National Monument., or like on us on Facebook at

Last updated: August 2, 2017

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PO Box 127
Watrous, NM 87753


(505) 425-8025

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