July Events at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
Old Fort Tours – Tour the birthplace of Las Vegas! This guided walk-through covers the timeline of settlement on the site and includes a discussion of historic artifacts, and natural resources.
WHEN: Saturday July 1, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Indoor Talk: Get Creative with Your Family History – Local author Vicki Niggemeyer will discuss ways to save and share your family history in this 30-minute, indoor presentation. Introduce children to the value of genealogy and discover unique ideas for preserving and passing along your cherished stories.
WHEN: Saturday July 8, 11 a.m.
Make Your Own Dream Catcher – Learn how to keep bad dreams away by making your own dream catcher with supplies provided by the Fort. This self-guided program is geared for children 12 years of age and below.
WHEN: Saturday July 15, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pioneer Day – Celebrate the pioneer lifestyle with one of the Fort’s biggest events of the year. This family-friendly affair will feature pioneer games, children’s crafts, food concessions, live music, free train rides and more!
WHEN: Saturday July 22, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
History Talk: Soldiers at the Old Fort – Although no battles ever occurred at the Old Mormon Fort, the site had an interesting relationship with the U.S. Military. This ranger-led talk will discuss the many instances when soldiers were onsite, including a look at the famous expeditions that passed through, the controversial role of the Old Fort in the Civil War, and the story of the garrison that was stationed here in the late 1860’s.
WHEN: Saturday July 29, 11 a.m.