Monday, June 20, 2011

Las Golondrinas Civil War Weekend, May 14-15, 2011

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The Las Golondrinas Civil War Weekend is held the first weekend of May
each year at Rancho De Las Golondrinas, a living history farm near Santa Fe, NM.This rancho has been active since the 1600s.  There are many acres available for Federal
and Confederate camps as well as a large field for the battle.  The two battles that are reenacted
are the battle of Glorietta Pass and the battle of Val Verde, both of which took place not far from there.
The New Mexico Civil War Congress and the New Mexico Civil War Ladies League, sponsors of the event are planning an even larger event next year.  Next year will be the 150th anniversary of the two battles that took place here in New Mexico.  Check these websites for updates and
Consider attending this wonderful event next year as either a participant or a spectator.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fort Garland Living History, May 28-29, 2011

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Fort Garland Museum held its Living History Days on Memorial Day weekend 2011.  Fort Garland is a very nice museum/fort built of adobe near Ft. Garland, CO. Kit Carson was the commander there in 1866-67.  The fort was invaded by soldiers, cavalry troopers, artillery, and ladies.  On Saturday, there was a ladies tea, dinner and dance.  Sunday saw a pass in review flag raising and period church service.  There were many visitors to observe Ft. Garland to come alive that weekend.