Introduction to Night Photography – Methods and Practice
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Is night photography in a beautiful setting on your learning bucket list? The Friends of Pecos National Historical Park is hosting this unique workshop. Park volunteer Stan Ford will lead an introductory night photography session for a limited number of participants. Participants should plan to bring their own manual mode-enabled cameras, tripods, red-bulb flashlights, and weather-appropriate clothing. Reservations are required and space is extremely limited; please email Stan Ford at email@example.com to make reservations. The class will cover basic methods of nighttime photography at the Pecos Room by the Visitor Center starting at 7:00 and will be followed by practice at the Church area around 8:00.
The park entrance gate will open at 6:30 p.m. and will shut at 7:00 p.m. Please note that after 7:00 no further entry will be permitted. NPS/PECO requires the use of masks, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors.
From I-25: Due to upcoming road construction, it is recommended that you take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
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 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 ->firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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.