Fort Sumner Historic Site Staff, are pleased to announce that this December, the in-person Winter Letters from the Reservation is returning to Bosque Redondo Memorial. Letters from the Reservation is a live event at the Memorial that happens three times a year. Through this program, the history of the fort and reservation unfolds by way of storytelling using archival military correspondence and oral stories. Staff are currently recruiting volunteers to read letters or oral histories (in-person) during the event. If you wish to volunteer to read a letter, you can click on this LINK or call the Memorial directly at 575-355-2873. There is a limited amount of stories to tell, so sign up quickly.
The evening will begin with a traditional New Mexico dinner of pork posolé, tortillas, tortilla chips, salsa, and a winter cake served with coffee or hot chocolate from the hot chocolate bar. Dinner will be followed by a journey into the Memorial’s storyteller’s room where volunteers and staff will tell the story of life on the reservation through archival letters and oral histories from the months of November, December, January, and February (1863-1867). There is no admission fee for this event and the food is free. Please join us and listen to history unfold.