Join Tomás Herrera of Cochiti Pueblo on June 26th and 27th for a demonstration of how traditional Cochiti-style drums are made! Herrera will showcase his methods and materials, including tools and processes, at the Pecos National Historical Park visitor center between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on both days. For more information, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
The Economic Development Department – Outdoor Recreation Division, is a partner with the Friends of the Pecos National Historical Park. Please enjoy this informative Wilderness First Aid 101 video.
Whether you grew up hiking and hunting or you’re just venturing into the backcountry for the first time this spring, a few basic self-sufficiency skills are just as important as any piece of gear. If you’re more than a few miles or a few hours from medical help, it’s important to know how to deal with some of the most common wilderness injuries. Thankfully, New Mexico is rich in resources to educate all of us on better risk management. Join the Economic Development Department and its Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD) for this month’s Dispatches from New Mexico speaker series. The March event — co-sponsored by Base Medical, Western New Mexico University’s Center for a Sustainable Future and Outdoor Programs, Cottonwood Gulch, and the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps – will educate participants on how to mitigate risk when getting outdoors and the best resources to continue your backcountry education.
The New Mexico Geological Society hosts has hosted an annual fall field conference since 1950. It’s three day technical conference in different part of New Mexico each year. While it’s targeted at geoscience practitioners and highly technical in nature, there are often papers included in the published guidebook that are of general interest. In the 1983 Fall Field Conference in the Socorro area, an excellent paper was published that gives good overview of the Civil War in New Mexico. In light of the fact that we’ve spent the past week looking at the Civil War at the Pecos National Historical Park, this article offers a review of some of what was presented.
Thank you for joining the Friends of the Pecos National Historical Park and the Park staff during this past week commemorating the Civil War in New Mexico. As promised, each of the four presentation recordings is now available. They’ve been posted on a permanent webpage , or for your convenience they are listed below. Each recording includes the speaker presentation and the chat window. Enjoy!
Night 1 – The Illinois 29th United States Infantry Colored Troops in the Rio Grande Valley – Video
The third video in this Civil War Encampment series shows the Sharpshooter’s Ridge that overlooks the Glorieta Pass Battlefield site on the Pecos National Historical Park.
This evening, the third of the Virtual Civil War Encampment presentations starts at 7 PM MDT and will feature
“Free Land for Free Men”: The Civil War and the Homestead Act of 1862
Homestead National Historical Park’s historian Jonathan Fairchild will explore the interconnected story of the Homestead Act of 1862 and the Civil War via a live Zoom program. He will share the events and legislation that led up to both the Civil War and the passage of the Homestead Act, which granted 270 million acres of free land in 30 states across the country. The program will also examine the impact and legacy of that law on Civil War veterans. Hosted by the Friends of the Pecos National Historical Park. Registration required; Register by noon Mountain time, 3/23 ->email@example.com
The second video in this Civil War Encampment series shows the Cañoncito site on the Pecos National Historical Park.
This evening, the second of the Virtual Civil War Encampment presentations starts a 7 PM MDT and will feature
Civil War Medicine
Join Fort Scott National Historic Site Park Ranger Barak Geertsen for an interactive Zoom program about Civil War medicine. Participants will learn how Fort Scott provided care to the sick and wounded, discover aspects of medical treatments of the time and compare them to modern methods, and discover how many medical items at the time were used in diagnosing and curing illness. Hosted by the Friends of the Pecos National Historical Park. Registration required; Register by noon Mountain time, firstname.lastname@example.org
The first video in this Civil War Encampment series shows the Camp Lewis site on the Pecos National Historical Park.
This evening, the first of the Virtual Civil War Encampment presentations starts a 7 PM MDT and will feature
The Illinois 29th United States Infantry Colored Troops in the Rio Grande Valley
Join Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Education and Community Engagement Coordinator Jorge Hernández live on Zoom for the screening of the new short film: The Illinois 29th United States Colored Troops in the Rio Grande Valley. Following the Confederate surrender at Appomattox, African American soldiers of the Illinois 29th USCT continued their military service in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. There the fight for freedom and equality took on a different meaning and experience. Ranger Hernández will introduce the video and host a live question and answer session afterward.
Pecos, NM: Pecos National Historical Park announces the upcoming release of videos showcasing unseen areas of the Glorieta Pass battlefield as part of this year’s Civil War Encampment. The videos highlight areas protected by Pecos National Historical Park that were integral to the 1862 battle including Camp Lewis, Sharpshooter’s Ridge and Cañoncito. They will be shared on social media during the week of March 22nd.
Fort Union National Monument will also be producing and distributing videos that explore the importance of the fort and its soldiers in the battle. These videos will highlight the New Mexico Volunteers and the Fort Union Star Fort, and will include an historic weapons demonstration showing artillery used during the campaign at Glorieta Pass.