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Glimpse of the Past
Fort Union National Monument, National Park Service announces its' monthly "Glimpses of the Past" presentation "Las Vegas' Heroes of the Past: The 3rd New Mexico Volunteer Infantry." The program will be held at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St., in Las Vegas, Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. 150 years ago the United States of America and its territories found itself thrust into inner conflict and Civil War. Step back in time to those turbulent days of the Civil War and learn of the brave men from Las Vegas and its surrounding communities who donned the Union uniform to defend the New Mexico Territory. Afterwards, join in ranks with Fort Union National Monument's living history members of the 3rd New Mexico Volunteer Infantry and learn the basics of Civil War military marching and drill.
The "Glimpses of the Past" series are free in partnership withthe Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at (505) 425-8025, or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/foun.