Pioneer Christmas program at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

November 25, 2008
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Park

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Park

 

LAS VEGAS — Celebrate the season and Nevada’s historical heritage at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park. The park will be hosting two Christmas-themed celebrations in December.

On Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. the park’s hands-on history program for children continues with a Christmas at Los Vegas Rancho, the name of the fort in 1860s. Families will enjoy this authentic historical Christmas, and children will make old-fashioned tree ornaments to take home. A living history program will take place when O.D. Gass, an historic character from 1865, visits the Rancho like he did at Christmas many years ago.
 
The park is also hosting its second annual Pioneer Christmas celebration on Friday, December 12, 2008 from 5:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. Visitors will experience a 1860’s-style Christmas with Civil War soldiers, pioneer families, mountain men, spinners and weavers. This family friendly “Pioneer Christmas” celebration will include refreshments, live music, pictures with Santa, Dutch-oven cobblers and campfire marshmallows.                                                                                                                                        
The “Festival of Trees” and a Christmas train scene by the Las Vegas Railroad Club will be on display from Saturday, December 6 to Saturday December 13. The park will be collecting canned food for those less fortunate during this time.
 
Entrance fees to the park include all the featured program activities and are only $1 for visitors over the age of 12. Children 12 and under are free.
 
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is located on the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue at 500 East Washington Avenue. For more information, call 702-486-3511.

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Civil War currency display at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

March 5, 2008

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State ParkLAS VEGAS, Nev.–Join Peter Huntoon, one of the country’s most respected bank-note researchers, authors and collectors, at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park on March 25, 2008 from 6:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. to speak about Civil War currency.

Live accordion music will be performed by Dean Burt, while you enjoy refreshments.

Civil War currency will be on display from March 24 through April 3, 2008, courtesy of Sahara Coin.

Entrance fee to the park includes all of the featured program activities and is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children, ages 6 through 12. Children under 6 are free. Read the rest of this entry »