On March 28, 2019, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation designating Los Luceros (formerly a Historic Property) as a State Historic Site, thus securing funding, staffing, and preservation of the site in perpetuity.
As a result, Los Luceros and its complicated history have been thrust into the limelight and embraced by its visitors. Located on the picturesque banks of the northern Rio Grande, this vast historic ranch has a rich and varied history, beginning over seven centuries ago with the Tewa people. As a last remaining part of the original 50,000-acre Sebastián Martín Serrano Spanish land grant, over the centuries the property witnessed a number of pivotal events in northern New Mexico history. In the early twentieth century it was home to Mary Cabot Wheelwright, and played a revolving role in agriculture, art, and culture, and hosting both locals as well as notable visitors including Georgia O’Keefe, Mara Chabot, and others.