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Fort Union National Monument: December 4, 2014
Holiday Open House
Watrous, NM: 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 Thursday, December 4, 2014 between 2:00 PM –4:00 PM at the monument's Visitor Center. Join us as we share the stories of the fort's endearing and continuing relationship to the citizens and friends of the local communities and find out our most recent efforts to bring the story of Fort Union and the local communities to a world-wide audience.. "In addition to telling its military history, the staff of Fort Union has made it paramount to incorporate the integral success of the fort due to its close connections to the local communities." Said park Superintendent Charles Strickfaden, "For without these local connections, the fort would have failed miserably."
The highlight of the Open House will be a 2:30 PM ranger led presentation entitled "Fort Union: Beyond the Fort Walls and in to the Local Communities." Additional activities will include: Free refreshments, a Gift Basket (courtesy of Western National Parks Association) will be given away in a drawing, along with a 3:00 PM tour of the historic remnants of Fort Union. As an added measure, all merchandise in the park book store will be given a 15% off discount during the Open House.
Fort Union (1851-1891) was the largest military post and supply center of the southwest. The National Park Service preserves and tells the story of Fort Union and the Santa Fe Trail. Fort Union National Monument is located near Watrous, exit 366 off I-25, 8 miles on NM-161. For further information contact Fort Union National Monument at (505) 425-8025, or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/foun.Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FortUnionNM.