NMHS | June 2023

Opera Singer at Fort Stanton Historic Site.

Fort Stanton Historic Site
Fort Stanton hosted a Mother’s Day tea on Saturday, May 13. The Commanding Officer’s Quarters were turned into a warm and inviting place, decorated with vintage Mother’s Day cards, flowers, and sundries. Guests enjoyed refreshments while they visited with each other, getting to know one another through a series of icebreaker cards featuring facts from the Victorian era. In the mid-afternoon, an opera singer performed in the chapel. The performance was well attended and beautifully done. Those in attendance reported having a marvelous time.

Lincoln and Fort Stanton Historic Sites staff continue to imagine and reimagine programming for the public. In the following months, we are continuing our Lincoln Lecture series. June’s lecture will feature Scott Smith’s talk on the 135th anniversary of the Lincoln County War, held Saturday, June 3 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the San Juan church in

Lincoln. July will feature Interpretive Ranger, Javier Trost, giving a talk on the pop culture of Billy the Kid, held Saturday, July 1st from 1 to 2 p.m. in the San Juan church in Lincoln.

We continue to offer Living History at Fort Stanton on the second Saturday of every month, with a new lineup of events including infantry rifle drills (non-firing) open for public participation, as well as the history of Victorian games and toys, which is interactive, and a demonstration of the Howitzer cannon (non-firing), also open for public participation. The Henn Exhibit will be making its debut in Lincoln, opening in June.

Fort Stanton Live is coming back this year, being held on the second Saturday of July 8. The event will be held from 10 to 4 p.m. We are also looking forward to Old Lincoln Days on August 4, 5, and 6. We also have some new tours also starting at Fort Stanton, those being the flashlight tour and the photography tour. Stay tuned for more information. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!