Friday, November 23, 2007

Fort Huachuca kicks-off holiday season with historical tour

[Source: Alicia Barrón, Fox 11 News] -- An Arizona military post will mark the beginning of the holiday season with an annual event. Residents of historic military homes at Fort Huachuca will allow visitors to tour their properties between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 2. The 17th annual Holiday Tour of Historic Homes provides community members the opportunity to tour the Fort Huachuca “Old Post” area, designated as a national landmark. According to a news release, the historic military homes remain as they were constructed over 100 years ago. The foundation for the houses was reportedly laid in 1883.

Also, each home on the tour is named after an individual credited with being instrumental in the development of Fort Huachuca and the Army. Participants will also have the opportunity to enjoy live music, hot drinks and baked goods. Backpacks, strollers, cameras and other recording equipment will not be permitted. Children under 10 years old are not allowed to attend the tour. This yearly event is organized by the Fort Huachuca Community Spouse’ Club with all proceeds benefiting their scholarship program. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $8 at the Fort Huachuca Museum or $10 the day of the event.