Re-enactors from Fort Garland Memorial Regiment have scheduled events through the weekend. Activities include drills, living history demonstrations, games and stories. We invite you to join them for a fun and educational weekend. No activities are planned on Memorial Day itself.
Business meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Mess Hall at the Fort. The program will begin at 6:30 pm. “Interpreting the Borderlands of Southern Colorado” presented by Dr. Nick Saenz, history professor at Adams State University. Dr. Saenz is one of the scholars working on the Borderlands project. He will be giving a presentation on how the borderlands concept alters the standard retelling of this region’s history and Fort Garland’s role in this retelling.
Business meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Mess Hall at the Fort. The program will begin at 6:30 pm. Angie Krall from the Rio Grande National Forest Service will present information on the archaeological work that has been done at the Bunker Site, a high potential Old Spanish Trail campsite.
The tour is limited to 25 participants so get your reservations in early. This site is on private land and is not open to the public. So sign up early for this special viewing. 4-wheel drive is else as recommended and we want to take as few vehicles as possible. Please plan to hitch a ride with someone else as the fewer vehicle the better. Price is $25.00 per member; $30 per non-member.
Business meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Mess Hall at the Fort. The program will begin at 6:30. A presentation of “Buffalo Soldier Historical Snapshot” by Dennis Moore and Willie Breazel, members of the Buffalo Soldier Memorial Committee from Colorado Springs. They will focus on the Buffalo Soldiers in Colorado.
Friends Appreciation Dinner and Annual Meeting for the Friends of the Fort members and volunteers. A wonderful dinner will be prepared by the Fort Director to say thank you and to honor the Friends and volunteers. Come and have a great meal and a fun evening. Reservations are required. Call 719-379-3512.
Business meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Mess Hall at the Fort. The program will begin at 6:30 pm. We wrap up the season with George Autobees’ presentation on “The Life and Times of Charles Autobees, 1812-1882. Charles Autobees was hired by the U.S. Army to build Fort Garland and was the brother of mountain man, Tom Tobin.
This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and a great time for us to get together for food, fun and fellowship!