New Mexico: The Civil War and More

Thanks to all of you who joined us for this 2016 Event.
We will be posting our 2017 Schedules soon.
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Travel back to the days of the Civil War with military drills, interactive camp life, lectures, hands-on demonstrations and reenactments of battles fought in New Mexico.

Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1

Time: 10am to 4pm
Adult Admission: $8
Seniors (62+), teens (13–18): $6
12 and under: FREE!

Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 30

Ongoing demonstrations and displays including wartime medical treatments, rare Civil War era documents and period games.

10:00–1:00
Living History presentations and activities in the Union and Confederate camps

11:00–12:00
Take part in Marching Drills

11:00
Audiovisual Presentation: “Veterans of the Civil War” by Dr. David Geary

12:00
Living History presentation: Capitán Rafael Chacón, leader of the valiant Company K by Dr. Enrique Lamadrid

1:00

Living History presentation: “Life as a Captain’s Wife”

2:00
Watch an exciting re-enactment of the Battle of Apache Canyon!

3:00
Living history presentation: “Women on the Trail” by Madeleine Quillen

Sunday, May 1

Ongoing demonstrations and displays including wartime medical treatments, rare Civil War era documents and period games.

10:00–1:00
Living History presentations and activities in the Union and Confederate camps

11:00
Hear Padre Polaco’s stories including his part in the Battle of Glorieta Pass by Larry Marken

11:30–12:30
Take part in Marching Drills

12:00
Enjoy music by the New Mexico Territorial Brass Band

1:00
Living History presentation: “ Mayday in the 1860s”

1:00-3:00
Try your hand at the period games of pitarilla and hazard

2:00
Watch an exciting re-enactment of the Battle of Glorieta Pass!

3:00
Living history presentation: “Mrs. Colonel Canby: The Angel of Santa Fe” by Madeleine Quillen

Please visit “The Swallow’s Nest” Museum Shop!

Enjoy a bite to eat in our food service area!

Support for this event provided by the Santa Fe Arts Commission and New Mexico Arts and Media Sponsorship by KFSR, KUNM, and KVSF.

New Mexico: The Civil War and More