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Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society hosts

Fort Bayard's 152nd Birthday Aug. 18, 2018, at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark


9:00 Flag Ceremony

9:15 Museum opens

9:30 Walking Tour begins
Period Lawn Games

10:45 Presentation:"Ranchers and the Feeding of Fort Bayard" by Mr. Deily Crumbly

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Silver City, July 17— Local Foods, Local Places is a 2-day event that brings together local food network stakeholders, local community members, non-profit representatives, public health professionals, business owners, city and county staff, and federal and state agency staff, and hopefully YOU, to participate in facilitated sessions to identify local foods and local place-making initiatives in Silver City.

Silver City, July 17— On Monday, July 23, from 5-7 pm, The Commons: Center for Food Security and Sustainability (501 E. 13th Street in Silver City) will be hosting a Garden Soiree and ROOTED Showcase. "ROOTED: Youth Growing Change" is a summer internship program that teaches the ins and outs of food-related economy, from growing to cooking to selling, creating business plans, and more. As the internship comes to a close, this year’s interns will be sharing what they’ve learned, as well as serving home-baked pizza and homegrown salads. The creative Garden Hat contest and a raffle featuring prizes left over from the recent Uncommonly Good Auction will add to the fun and excitement of this summer celebration.

Three top restaurants in downtown Silver City (Howard's Corner Kitchen, Diane's Restaurant, and Revel) will be our venues as we walk from one to another, enjoying hors d'oeures with poetry, dinner with non-fiction, and desserts with creative fiction.

Silver City, NM — Once again Clay Festival is holding a Juried Exhibition judged by featured artist Julia Galloway. This year's theme distinguishes itself from past events when entries consisted of two components, a vessel and a tile and this year we are limiting the exhibition to "Only A Vessel." Each artist was invited to submit entries of his or her interpretation(s) of a vessel. Artists are not limited in design or functionality, but the main judging categories will be "fanciful" or "functional."

The Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society will host several special events on Saturday, August 18, in commemoration of the 152nd anniversary of the founding of the Fort. All events will take place on the grounds of the historic military post and hospital, at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark. The facility is located north of US Highway 180, 1.3 miles north of the Village of Santa Clara, and six miles east of Silver City.

On August 21, 1866, Company B of the 125th Infantry Regiment U.S. Colored Troops, under the command of Lt. James M. Kerr officially established Fort Bayard, which was named in honor of a Union general killed at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia in December 1862. Since then the fort has played a major role in the history of the nation, New Mexico, and the local area. It served for over thirty years as an active military post during which time it played a major role in the conflicts with the Apache groups resisting white settlement, including the struggles with forces led by Victorio, Cochise, and Geronimo. In later years the post became an Army hospital, then a Veterans medical facility, and finally a State Hospital. It was granted National Historic Landmark status in 2004.

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