To Preserve, Protect, and Honor the Natural and Cultural Heritage of Bent’s Old Fort
Through Public Awareness, Program Support and Education
Site Last Updated on
February 17, 2013
The Bent's Old Fort HistoricAssociation is a diverse group of individuals with a
common goal to preserve, protect and honor our natural and cultural heritage at
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site through public awareness, education, and support
of special programs at the site.
The Bent’s Old Fort Historical Association was founded as a 501c3 nonprofit organization
and incorporated under the laws of Colorado. The Association is authorized to function
and conduct business associated with Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site (NHS)
under agreement with the National Park Service (NPS). The purpose of the Association
is to aid and promote the historical, cultural, scientific and educational activities
of Bent’s Old Fort NHS and the NPS as follows:
A. Promote, encourage and foster the educational, interpretive, and related visitor
service activities of Bent’s Old Fort NHS through the income generated by grants,
donations and the sale of commercial items.
B. Provide services to Bent’s Old Fort NHS visitors through the sale or distribution
of appropriate books, folders, maps, and other illustrative, interpretive and educational
materials either on site, or through a website as may be approved by Bent’s Old Fort
and the Association Board.
C. Assist and support, through donations of appropriate equipment, materials, cash,
and services, the interpretive, training, and educational programs of Bent’s Old
Fort NHS and the NPS.
D. Sponsor or cosponsor the publication of appropriate printed materials and online
documents and images.
E. Develop, produce, sell, and distribute appropriate theme-related objects as approved
by Bent’s Old Fort.
After a three month absence, the Bent’s Old Fort Historic Association is back on-line.
Updates on Association doings will be posted soon.
Bent’s Old Fort NHS
will be host for the
2015 Fur Trade Symposium: September 23-26
The 2015 Fur Trade Symposium is intended to examine the significance of the fur and
robe trade of the Southern Rocky Mountains and Plains to the economic, cultural and
social impacts on the peoples involved, as well as related commercial, environmental
and political aspects of the trade. An outstanding group of highly accomplished
speakers will share their expertise on all aspects of trade in the Southwest.
There will be opportunities to volunteer to help with this exciting event.