Old Fort Bliss Museum

at , Fort Bliss, 79916 United States


Old Fort Bliss Museum

Fort Bliss , TX 79916
United States
Contact Phone
P: (915) 568-4518
Website
http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/15949

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In an effort to present a more accurate picture of Fort Bliss
at Magoffinsville site, the buildings now house “period
rooms” representing life at the post and surrounding area
in 1857.
The garrison then consisted of several companies
of the 8th Infantry and a company Regiment of Mounted
Rifles.
Daily activities necessary to house, feed, and maintain
a military force at a remote frontier outpost are interpreted
in the period rooms and work yard.
All of the uniforms,
tools, and equipment are authentic reproductions (rather
than artifacts) to permit their use by trained, costumed
interpreters during school programs and special events.
The colorful story of Fort Bliss is continued with
interpretive exhibits and historical artifacts in the north
building, covering the subsequent locations of Fort Bliss,
with emphasis on the people and events that have built
the post into one of the nation’s major Army installations.
Through this re-creation of the Magoffinsville post and its
exhibits, the visitor can experience the sights, sounds, and
activities of the 1853-1868 era, and learn of the parallel
and complimentary development of Fort Bliss and El Paso.
Fort Bliss boasts a significant heritage for both the civilian
and military community today.
military hardware & uniforms; early Southwest domestic items; Indian crafts; military & civilian firearms
self-guided tours; period room exhibits; living history demonstratoins & programs; audiovisual presentations; temporary exhibits
brochure; German & Spanish language gides; Japanese history of Fort Bliss
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