History of the Soldier - 150th Anniversary Event

Fort Verde State Historic Park

April 17-18, 2021

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Fort Verde State Historic Park will honor veterans at its annual "History of the Soldier" event. Through living history interpretation, the park will honor the dedication, commitment, and sacrifice of the military men and women from the Armed Forces of all eras. We invite veterans from around the state to attend this event.

ExpThe seal of Camp Verdeerience a military timeline of our history, from the Revolutionary War to present day. Presentations, military drills, and fashion show. Camps, cannon and soldiers will all be at this annual event.

This is a fee-free day at the park through a partnership with the Town of Camp Verde.

Masks are recommended.

Fort Verde State Historic Park is celebrating our Sesquicentennial - 150 years (from when Fort Verde first opened its doors) at this event.

Saturday activities (subject to change):  

10 a.m. - Flag raising 

11 a.m. - Artillery demonstration & cannon fire

Noon - Dr. Sam Palmer - the Battle of Big Dry Wash

1 p.m. - Artillery demonstration & cannon fire

2:30 p.m. - Military Fashion show

3 p.m. - Artillery demonstration & cannon fire - Weapons demonstrations and presentations

4 p.m. - Flag lowering Ceremony

* Dutch oven cooking demonstration; Living history presentations and weapons demonstrations throughout the day

 

Sunday activities (subject to change):  

10 a.m. - Flag raising 

10:30 - 1:30 - Weapons demonstrations and presentations throughout the day

Noon - Dr. Sam Palmer: the Battle of Big Dry Wash

2 p.m. - Flag lowering Ceremony

* Dutch oven cooking demonstration; Living history presentations and weapons demonstrations throughout the day