*Event* – Bent’s Old Fort NHS – La Junta, Colorado

50th Anniversary Celebration

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site

June 4-6, 2010


Fort with Flag 2 Living history, stagecoach rides, Indian dances and a fandango fill the weekend of June 4-6, 2010 at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site. Festivities celebrate the 1840s fur trading fort on the Santa Fe Trail becoming a part of the National Park Service on June 3, 1960. The weekend includes movies, music, re-enactments and cannon salutes. Guest speakers will address topics from “Frontier Women” to “Bent’s Fort in the Movies”. The reconstructed fort has been used in movies and television productions including “Centennial,” “How the West Was Won,” “Dream West,” and “The Chisholms II.”


Koshare Dancer

The Koshare Indian Dancers will appear Friday evening at the Koshare Indian Museum Kiva and Saturday afternoon at the fort.

Check the schedule of weekend events.

Additional 2010 Special Events

  • Kid’s Quarters – July 10
  • Hispanic Heritage Celebration – Sept. 18
  • Fur Trade Encampment – October 9
  • Holiday Celebration – December 3-4

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