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Schedule of Events for 2008-2015


This is a partial listing of major events currently scheduled
for the Topographical Engineers for 2008-2015


June 3-8
2015
Living History Encampment. Training courses for educators and interpreters. Two hours college credit available.  Military camps of instruction for officers of topographical engineers, dragoons, and associated civilian contract workers.  (Further information and application)  (article about 2007 event)  Training for civilians in trade, smithing, carpentry, trapping, etc.  Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010 or 719-383-5023
Mar 14
2015
Frontier Skills Day. Adult Living History Event.-- Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010 or 719-383-5023 (depending on interest)
Mar 6-8
2015
7th Annual Surveying, Cartography & Engineering School of Instruction. A talk by Don Erickson on "Astronomical Instruments of the Corps of Topographical Engineers." Cacapon State Resort, West Virginia.
Dec 5-7
2014
An 1846 Christmas.  Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010
Oct 3-5
2014
Las Golondrinas Mexican War Event. Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Sept 26-28
Battle of Pilot Knob. Fort Davidson State Historic Site, Pilot Knob, Missouri.
August 15-17
2014
Mapping the Gettysburg Battlefield. Gettysburg National Battlefield.
July 13
2014
John C Fremont and Mapping the American West. A talk by Kevin Reddy at 1:00pm, Sunday, July 13, at the Historic Trails Center in Casper, Wyoming.
June 6-8
2014
Santa Fe Trail Encampment. Army of the West arrives at Bent's Fort. Bent's Old Fort NHS, La Junta, Colorado. For information, call Bent's Old Fort NHS, 719-383-5023.
Mar 15
2014
Frontier Skills Day. Adult Living History Event.-- Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010 or 719-383-5023
Dec 6-8
2013
An 1846 Christmas.  Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010
Oct 5-6
Las Golondrinas Mexican War Event. Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Sep 19-22
2013
Battle of Chickamauga -- Blue - Gray Alliance event
Aug 28-31
Surveyor's Historical Society - Rendezvous 2013. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Information
Aug 2-4
2013

The Army of the West Arrives at Bent's Fort -- Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010
July 12-14
2013
Ft Stanton Live. Ft Stanton, New Mexico
June 27-30
2013
Battle of Gettysburg -- Blue - Gray Alliance event
June 5-9
2013
Living History Encampment. Training courses for educators and interpreters. Two hours college credit available.  Military camps of instruction for officers of topographical engineers, dragoons, and associated civilian contract workers.  (Further information and application)  (article about 2007 event)  Training for civilians in trade, smithing, carpentry, trapping, etc.  Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010 or 719-383-5023
May 4-5
2013
Ohio Civil War Show
March 16
2013
Adult Living History Event.-- Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010 or 719-383-5023
Dec 7-9
2012
An 1846 Christmas.  Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010
Nov 2-4
2012
Fort McKavett -- Living History. Fort McKavett, Texas
Oct 18-21
2012
Battle of Raymond/Vicksburg.
Oct 5-7
2012
Las Golondrinas Mexican War Event. Las Golondrinas, New Mexico.
Sept 12-16
2012
Surveyors Historical Society Rendezvous 2012. Council Bluffs, Iowa
July 13-15
2012
Ft Stanton Live. Living history event at Ft Stanton, New Mexico.
July 7, 14. 21 and 28
1 and 3 pm
Reminiscences of a Union Topographer. Ohio History Center, Echoes in Time Theatre, Columbus, Ohio. Listen as a topographer, portrayed by Robert Mergel, tells how the Civil War caught the Army Topographical Engineers without adequate maps and unprepared to move 80,000 to 100,000 troops 20 miles per day.
June 10
2012
150th Anniversary of the NW Boundary Survey. Peace Arch State Park, Blaine, Washington.
June 1-3
2012
Dodge Expedition of 1835 arrives at Bent's Fort. Non-topog event. Bent's Old Fort NHS, La Junta, Colorado.
For information, call Bent's Old Fort NHS, 719-383-5023.
May 5
2012
Ft Lupton Timeline Event. Ft. Lupton, Colorado
Mar 29 - Apr 1
2012
Battle of Shiloh. For more information see the Shiloh website.
December
2-4, 2011
An 1846 Christmas.  Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010
Oct 21-23
2011
Preparing for War. Ft. Washita, Oklahoma. A Mexican War event sponsored by the 6th and 7th Infantry Regiments.
Oct 1-2
2011
Las Golondrinas Mexican War Event. Las Golondrinas, New Mexico.
Sept 24
2011
Rock Ledge Ranch. Rock Ledge Ranch Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sept 17-18
2011
Santa Fe Trail Encampment. Army of the West arrives at Bent's Fort. Bent's Old Fort NHS, La Junta, Colorado.
For information, call Bent's Old Fort NHS, 719-383-5023.

Aug 11-14
2011
Battle of Wilson's Creek -- near Springfield, Missouri.
For information, see Wilson Creek website.

June 1-5
2011
Living History Encampment. Training courses for educators and interpreters. Two hours college credit available.  Military camps of instruction for officers of topographical engineers, dragoons, and associated civilian contract workers.  (Further information and application)  (article about 2007 event)  Training for civilians in trade, smithing, carpentry, trapping, etc.  Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010 or 719-383-5023

April 6-9
2011
ENFORCE 2011 Conference. Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri. Participating with the 100th Engineer Company (Topographic) of the 30th Engineer Battalion in the Annual Engineer Conference.

March 4
2011
Wyoming Geological Association. Casper, Wyoming. Kevin Reddy, "Mapping the American West, the US Corps of Topographical Engineers from 1838 to 1863". Casper Petroleum Club, 11:30 AM.

Dec 3-5
2010
An 1846 Christmas.  Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010

Nov 10-14
2010
Twin Rivers Campaign. Collierville, Tennessee.
For more information, visit the First Federal Division website.

Oct 4
2010
Fowler Historical Society. Fowler, Colorado. Don Erickson, "Topographical Engineers and Western Mapping". Dennis Chappell, "Role of the United States Dragoons in Western Expansion".

Oct 2-3
2010
Las Golondrinas Mexican War Event. Las Golondrinas, New Mexico.
Sept 16-17
2010

Surveyor's Rendezvous 2010.  Chattanooga, Tennessee.  "Expeditionary Mapping, 1838 - 1860". Don Erickson; "Mapping with Old Rosey (Union General William Rosecrans)". Don Teter; "Jed Hotchkiss, Stonewall Jackson’s Topographical Engineer  and Maker of the Map of the Valley". Evan Castle; "Union Mapping During the Civil War (including an overview of techniques and equipment to be used in the afternoon field exercises)"; Bob Mergel and Don Tackett. Topographical Engineer mapping competition.

August 14-15
2010
Military Weekend. Ft. Laramie NHS, Ft. Laramie, Wyoming.
For information, contact Ft. Laramie NHS (307) 837-2221.

August 6-8
2010
Ft Stanton Live. Living history event at Ft Stanton, New Mexico.
July 23-25
2010
First Federal Division Staff/Command/Courier Training Camp. St. Louis, Missouri.
For information, see the First Federal Division website.

June 4-5
2010
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, 50th Anniversary. La Junta, Colorado.
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010

May 27-30
2010
Elko Trail Days. Elko Nevada. "The Road from Camp Floyd to Genoa - the route of the Pony Express". Don Erickson and Kevin Reddy. California National Historic Trail Interpretive Center. Elko, Nevada.
For information call: 775-753-0213

May 1 - 2
2010
Fort Lupton Heritage Fair.  Historic Fort Lupton Park, Fort Lupton, Colorado.


Dec 4 - 6
2009
An 1846 Christmas.  Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010

Oct 9 - 11
2009
Fur Trade Encampment.  Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010

Oct 2 - 4
2009

Las Golondrinas Mexican War event. 
Sept 5
2009
Kit Carson's 200th Anniversary Parade and Bent Lodge's 100th Anniversary Open House and BBQ.  Taos, New Mexico.  
For information call Kit Carson Home and Museum, 575-758-4945.

Aug 18 - 22
2009
Oregon - California Trails Association Convention.  "Road from Fort Riley to Bridger Pass". Don Erickson and Kevin Reddy. Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex, Loveland, Colorado.
For information call:  OCTA (816) 252-2276 or view website.

Aug 1
2009

Hamill House.  Georgetown, Colorado.  Closed event.  303-979-2213 for information.
June 28 - 
July 4
2009

Topog Practicum.  Expedition in Wyoming on horseback with wagons.  Closed event.
June 4 - 7
2009
Living History Encampment.  Training courses for educators and interpreters. Two hours college credit available.  Military camps of instruction for officers of topographical engineers, dragoons, and associated civilian contract workers.  (Further information and application)  (article about 2007 event)  Training for civilians in trade, smithing, carpentry, trapping, etc.  Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010 or 719-383-5023

May 16 - 17
2009
Conner Prairie Civil War Event.  Conner Prairie Living History Museum, Indiana.  
For information, see the Conner Prairie website.

May 2
2009

Fort Lupton Heritage Fair.  Historic Fort Lupton Park, Fort Lupton, Colorado.
May 1
2009

"Day on the Prairie" Timeline Event.  Washington County Schools, Akron, Colorado.
Jan 23 - 25
 2009

First Federal Division Congress.  Hilton St Louis Airport, St Louis, Missouri.
Dec 5 - 6
2008
An 1846 Christmas.  Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010

Oct 11 - 12
2008
Fur Trade Encampment.  Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta, Colorado. 
For information, call:  Bent's  Old  Fort NHS, 719-383-5010

Sept 19 - 21
2008

Battle of Chickamauga.  Walker County, Georgia.  see www.battleofchickamauga.net  for information.
Sept 11
2008
Hale Farm.  Surveyor's Rendezvous 2008, Ohio.  "Latitudes Using the Zenith Telescope of Wurdemann and the Talcott Method."  Don Erickson.
For information, call: Mike Besch, (330) 972-7059 or see Surveyor's Historical Society.

 

 

 

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