President Lincoln and the Civil War

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State ParkReenactment of Nevada statehood conversation April 18 and 19 at Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

LAS VEGAS—Join the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park on Friday, April 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 19 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. for a once-in-a-lifetime reenactment of President Lincoln and Secretary of War, Charles A. Dana’s conversation regarding Nevada’s statehood and the end of the Civil War.

This prologue will be presented by Michael Green, respected author and historian of the College of Southern Nevada. Live music with a choir will also be performing.

Entrance fees to the park include all the featured program activities and are $1.00 for adults. Children under 12 are free.

Join us for a continuing celebration of history at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park at 500 E. Washington Ave. in Las Vegas. The park is open 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. daily.

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is dedicated to the first permanent, non-native settlers in the Las Vegas Valley—a group of Mormon missionaries who built an adobe fort along Las Vegas Creek in 1855. They successfully farmed the area by diverting water from the creek. Today, the park includes a remnant of the original adobe fort, with 12 informational displays. Other portions of the original walls have been reconstructed in their historic location, and a modern visitor’s center features more extensive history and an ongoing focus on historic interpretation. The park is located in downtown Las Vegas, at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue, and is open year-round.

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