Frontier History Encampment

Historic interpreters from the 2017 Frontier History Encampment

See history come to life!

With the assistance of community partners, Lamar Community College proudly hosts this biannual educational opportunity that brings the American Frontier to life for visitors.

The Encampment was held most recently on September 29-30, 2017,on the Lamar Community College campus. This living history experience brought expert first-person historic interpreters to campus to create a walk through immersion into the 19th century. Attendees met and experience camps of Native Americans, fur trappers and traders, pioneer women, Civil War cavalry, artillery and infantry, a Mexican vaquero, chuck wagon cooks, buffalo hunter, soiled doves, and more.

The Encampment is a one of a kind celebration of the many different groups and cultures who called this part of the country home for one hundred years. The event illustrates what life was like on the Great Plains from 1800 – 1890, with attendees progressing through different periods in time. The event draws hundreds of attendees from Colorado and neighboring states. Unlike static museum displays, attendees interact with living historians by asking questions, joining in activities, and listening to the historians’ tales.

The Encampment will return in Fall of 2019 – mark your calendars!

The event is always free and open to all ages.

For more information, contact Kelly Emick at 719.336.1532 or by email at encampment@lamarcc.edu.

Find us on Facebook to see photos of past events and learn a little about the time in history that the Encampment portrays.


Explore Previous Encampments

2015

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2017

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Thank you to our
generous sponsors!

With the assistance of community partners, Lamar Community College proudly hosts an educational opportunity that brings the American Frontier to life for visitors.

LCC thanks our 2017 Community Partners:

$2500 and above 

Huddleston-Butler Foundation

$1000 – $2499

TBK Bank
Wal-Mart in Lamar
The Weitgenant Trust

$500 – $999

Clear Choice Water
Colorado Mills
Community State Bank
Lamar Rotary Club

Up to $499

Air Care Incorporated
Ark Valley Auto
Four Seasons Insurance
Judy Turpin
McClave State Bank
Rudy Torres Excavation
Valley National Bank

In-Kind Donations

Lamar Thriftway
DeLoach’s Culligan
Pit Stop
Hasser Well Service
Alexander’s Fire Care
Rancher’s Supply
Emick Family
Prowers County

This project is funded in part with revenue from the
Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel.