• Historical Preservation • Other • Range/Livestock • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
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Volunteer will perform living history in period clothing. The history interpreted includes Bent's Fort and the Santa Fe Trail during the 1830s and 1840s. The roles of trader, trapper, hunter, domestic women, craftsmen, Mexican laborer, Army and Native Americans are portrayed. Special roles sometime include explorers and trail travellers. Some of the skills demonstrated with living history include carpentry, blacksmithing, topographical engineering, period social skills, frontier cooking, adobe work, livestock use, camplife work, music, trapping, hunting, and Indian sign language. The volunteer may assist with special event preparations whick could include livestock exercising, camp setup, tools and utensil prep, room cleaning, clothing and wagon prep.