FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2018
Mary Ann Hatchitt
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- The New Mexico Archaeology Fair will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.
Admission to the event is free. Presented by the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, the 18th annual New Mexico Archaeology Fair is a chance for children and adults to participate in hands-on demonstrations and activities associated with cultures that trace their origins back thousands of years.
Activities include yucca fiber bracelet making, painting with bee weed, corn grinding, atlatl throwing, and much more. Visitors will also have the opportunity to tour an ongoing archaeological dig inside Jemez Historic Site’s Giusewa Pueblo.
There is no fee for admission or any of the family friendly activities related to this event. Call 575.829.3530 for more information.
The Jemez Historic site is located at 18160 Highway 4, Jemez Springs, (505) 829-3530.
About New Mexico Historic Sites: http://nmhistoricsites.org/ On March 14, 1931, the New Mexico Historic Site system was established by an Act for the Preservation of the Scientific Resources of New Mexico, to "declare by public proclamation that historic and prehistoric structures and other objects of scientific interest that are situated upon the lands owned or controlled by the State of New Mexico, shall be state monuments, and may reserve as a part thereof such parcels of land as may be necessary to the proper care and management of the objects to be protected." Under the direction of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, six sites are open to the public: Coronado, Fort Selden, Fort Stanton, Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial, Jemez, and Lincoln. The Los Luceros Historic Property is open to the public during scheduled events and by appointment (505) 476-1130.
In 2004, the J. Paul Taylor Family bequeathed the Barela-Reynolds House and Property on the Mesilla Plaza to the Department of Cultural Affairs. Still serving as J. Paul Taylor’s private home, the property will become a Historic Site after his passing. Events, news releases and images about activities at New Mexico Historic Sites, and other Department of Cultural Affairs divisions can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org