Moonlight Serenade – Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemoration

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped from the Apollo 11 lunar lander and uttered these immortal words, becoming the first human to set foot on the moon. 

Join us as Fort Laramie National Historic Site participates in the national celebration of this momentous event with a special program entitled “Moonlight Serenade.”  The program will be held on June 15, 2019, at 7:00 pm at the park. 

The program will begin with 19th century frontier musical entertainment provided by the Merchant Family as visitors watch the moonrise.  The Merchants are from Casper, Wyoming, and are well known in the local three state area as superb musicians specializing in music that would have been commonly heard on the western emigrant trails.

An astronomy program entitled “Exploring New Frontiers” and an opportunity for moon observation will follow the concert.  The park will provide astronomical binoculars and a telescope to aid visitors in enjoying the view.

Join us for this extraordinary presentation!  Meet at the Cavalry Barracks and remember that admission to the park and the special event is free.

For more information and a schedule of events, visit the park website at or call the park at 307-837-2221. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

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