November 2020 – La Junta, CO – Although the Traditional Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site was cancelled this year due to precautionary measures, the park staff wanted to reach out to our community and share the experience of one of the park’s most popular annual events.
On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 6:00 pm MST the park is partnering with the Pueblo Library and the Pueblo Archeological and Historical Society to provide an exciting opportunity to “virtually” tour the fort and learn from the staff and volunteers the ways residents of the fort would have celebrated the holidays on the southwestern frontier in 1846.
The event will be aired on the following sites:
Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site Facebook:
Rawlings Library Facebook:
Rawlings Library YouTube Page:
Pueblo City-County Library District YouTube Page:
(Here guests can find links to all the branch YouTube pages by looking under the “Channels” tab.)
Pueblo City-County Library District Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pueblolibrary
Other virtual tours of Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site can be viewed at https://www.nps.gov/beol/learn/photosmultimedia/index.htm. Videos are also available on the park’s YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/user/bentsfortnps, and the park’s Junior Ranger page, https://www.nps.gov/beol/learn/kidsyouth/self-guided-activity-book.htm, offers activities.