Fort Stanton Historic Site
Meeting place: Visitor Center Museum
Meeting time: 10:00 AM
Planned Activities: Other
Other Activities: Educational activity for 1 hour then work on moving historical furniture for exhibit purposes.
Planned Low-Impact Activities: Education and picking up dead elm branches from around the 1860s hospital site
Bring Tools & Supplies: Work gloves, hat, long pants, wear sturdy shoes or boots. We have some work gloves to lend.
History or Educational Programs: Before starting the work, 1 hour of living history related to Fort history
Food provided: Yes, a meal will be provided
In the Event of Inclement Weather: Continue as planned
Please note: The meal will be a sack lunch If we have inclement weather, almost everything we have planned can be moved indoors. Work: Occupational Therapy Building (OTB): a 2-story adobe building built on the foundations of a mid 1860s hospital and was used during the tubercular and mental health hospital eras 1898-1995. 1855-1896 this was a U.S. Army frontier fort. 1898-1956 it was a tubercular sanitorium for for the Merchant Marine by the U.S. Marine Health Service. The plan is to work on the exterior grounds to remove quite a number of fallen branches from elm trees around the OTB, and also move some historical furniture from a 1938 tubercular hospital building to another tubercular era building in preparation for future exhibits.