New Mexico Historic Sites

Summer Events at New Mexico Historic Sites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 05, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT
Mary Ann Hatchitt
505-681-4014
mahatchitt@outlook.com

(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – New Mexico’s Historic Sites have a lot to offer this summer. Below is a compendium of upcoming events. Interviews and site video is available and approved for media use where indicated by *Media resources available.

Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fort Stanton LIVE!

Ft. Stanton Historic Site

380 South of Capitan, left on 220.

Capitan, NM

(575) 354-0341 (museum)


Fort Stanton LIVE! event brings costumed re-enactors from the Civil War and Indian Wars era to the Fort for demonstrations, presentations, live music, authors, historians, photographers, artists, and a variety of Local food and art vendors. $5 per person (*Media resources available, interview with site manager Tim Roberts and b-roll from museum and site buildings approved for media use by NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzUNlayrPk4)

 

Saturday, July 13, 20, 27, 6-8 p.m.

Hummingbird Music Camp Concert at Jemez Historic Site

Jemez Historic Site

18160 NM-4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025

(575) 829-3530

http://nmhistoricsites.org/jemez

Every Saturday evening in June and July, students at Hummingbird Music Camp will hold an outdoor performance in San Jose de los Jemez Mission. Listen to their melodies while exploring the historic site after hours. There is no admission fee and the event is open to the public. Call 575-829-3530 for more information. (*Media resources available, concert sound, b-roll, and interviews approved for use by NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs at this link: https://youtu.be/Ywfo43uTpaw)

 

Saturday, July 13, 6-9 p.m.

A Summer’s Night with La Llorona

Ft. Selden Historic Site

1280 Fort Selden Road,

Radium Springs, NM 88054

(575) 526-8911


Bring your blankets and a picnic dinner and enjoy the story of La Llorona, one of New Mexico’s most famous stories, performed by Rosalia De Aragon. Admission: $8 for adults, children 16 and under are free, cash or check only. Call 575-202-1638 for more information or to register for classes. Sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Museum of NM Foundation.  (*Media resources available, b-roll of Fort Selden, approved for use by NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs at this link: https://youtu.be/u6umThWoSKM.)

  

Saturday & Sunday, July 20-21 & Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

History and Nature Series: Hornos and Horno-building workshop 

Los Luceros Historic Site

253 County Road 41

Alcalde, NM 87511

(505) 476-1165


Learn about the rich history of hornos and their place in the Northern New Mexico culture Saturday, July 20 – free and open to the public. Even better - learn how to build your own horno in a three-part workshop beginning July 20 and 21 and concluding Aug. 10. The three-part workshop will require advance registration, including a $150 fee and participation will be limited. Call 505-476-1165 for further information. Los Luceros Historic Property, off Hwy 68, County Rd 48, Alcalde, NM 87511 (*Media resources available, b-roll of Los Luceros, video of last year’s Apple Harvest, and interview about Horno workshop by Susann Mikkelson, approved for use by NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a5ToxTZDB8&feature=youtu.be)

 

Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Summer Kids Class, Ages 8-12

Ft. Selden Historic Site

1280 Fort Selden Road,

Radium Springs, NM 88054

(575) 526-8911

http://nmhistoricsites.org/fort-selden

Spend a summer day learning about life on the frontier. Learn how adobe is made and make your own small building. Play with toys that kids of the 19th century would have play with and learn how children of the southwest frontier, and Fort Selden, lived. Snacks and water will be provided. Please bring your own sack lunch. $10 per child. Cash or check only. Registration is required at least one week ahead. Call 575-202-1638 for information or to register.  (*Media resources available, b-roll of Fort Selden, approved for use by NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs at this link: https://youtu.be/u6umThWoSKMI)

 

Thursday, Aug. 1, 6-10 p.m.

Lincoln After Dark

Lincoln Historic Site

Lincoln, NM 88338

(575) 653-4025

http://nmhistoricsites.org/lincoln

Tour “The Most Dangerous Street in America!” - Lincoln, New Mexico’s history is mired with acts of revenge, tragic accidents, vigilante justice and senseless violence. Between 1870 and 1886, more than 50 people met a violent end along this quarter-mile long stretch of dusty road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tours at 7, 8 & 9 p.m. Cost $5 per person, children 12 and under are free.  Call 575-653-4025 for more information and to reserve tickets. (*Media resources available, b-roll of Lincoln Historic Site, After Dark still images, and interview about Lincoln After Dark with Site Manager Tim Roberts approved for use by NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxhrJYNApII&feature=youtu.be)

 

Friday –Sunday, Aug. 2-4, various times 

Old Lincoln Days

Lincoln Historic Site

Lincoln, NM 88338

(575) 653-4025

http://nmhistoricsites.org/lincoln

The weekend will be filled with a variety of activities highlighting Lincoln’s unique and storied past. Food, vendors, living history reenactments, children’s activities, and of course the country’s oldest running Western Pageant "The Last Escape of Billy the Kid." (*Media resources available, b-roll of Lincoln Historic Site museum & buildings, interview about Old Lincoln Days with site Manager Tim approved for use by NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X3Mof38fCI)

 

Sunday, August 11, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Pueblo Independence Day

Jemez Historic Site

18160 NM-4,

Jemez Springs, NM 87025

(575) 829-3530


Come join us for our 16th annual commemoration of Pueblo Independence Day. On August 10, 1680—the Pueblo People of New Mexico—aided by Apache and Navajo allies—launched a successful rebellion against Spanish colonization. Commemorative activities will begin with a pilgrimage run from Walatowa plaza in Jemez Pueblo to Giusewa Pueblo kiva at Jemez Historic Site (approximately a half marathon or 13 miles). Participating in this run, or supporting a runner, is a way to pay tribute to the Ancestors and show appreciation for the sacrifices they made. Their brave resistance helped preserve the Pueblo way of life: our culture, our languages and our right to one day reclaim our aboriginal lands. The run begins at 7 a.m. and the general public is welcome to participate. Volunteers will provide water stations at one mile intervals, and a shuttle service for slow runners will be available. At 10 a.m., guest speakers will welcome all the runners and their sponsors to the site. The following festivities, between 10:30 a.m.  and 3 p.m., feature: Jemez traditional dances and Native American flute music. There will also be authentic Native arts & crafts and Native food. There is no admission fee for any of the activities related to this event. Information: 575-829-3530 (*Media resources available, b-roll of runners, Buffalo Dancers & ruins, and interview with Marlon Magdalena, Instruction Coordinator at Jemez Historic Site approved for use by NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs at this link: https://youtu.be/gPGHzVY8GTA)


 

Sunday, August 25, 3:30-5:30pm

99th Birthday Salute to J. Paul Taylor

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces

Each year, we honor our friend and civic leader, J. Paul Taylor with a special membership gathering and festive celebration of his birthday. Come greet Mr. Taylor and join the Friends of the Taylor Family Monument as they work to support the Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property! Admission is the membership fee. For more information contact the Friends of the Taylor Family Monument at ftfm.mesilla.nm@gmail.com.

  


Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

History and Nature Series: Apple Picking and Fruit Preservation

Los Luceros Historic Site

253 County Road 41

Alcalde, NM 87511

(505) 476-1165


Learn the old-time art and science of apple picking and fruit preservation, and why food preservation was so important to our ancestors, in the final of our history and nature series. Help harvest apples for the fourth Annual Apple Harvest Festival on Sept. 28! Participation is free and open to the public for the day. NOTE: Harvesting opportunity is dependent on the annual apple crop. Call 505-476-1165 for further information Los Luceros Historic Property, off Hwy 68, County Rd 48, Alcalde, NM 87511. (*Media resources available, b-roll of Los Luceros, video of last year’s Apple Harvest, and interview about Apple Picking & Fruit Preservation by Site Manager Susann Mikkleson, approved for use by NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqPlJMQjqbQ&feature=youtu.be)

 

Saturday, Sept. 28, 10, a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fourth Annual Apple Harvest Festival

Los Luceros Historic Site

253 County Road 41

Alcalde, NM 87511

(505) 476-1165


"U-Pick" apple harvest, open to the public, music and performances, vendor booths and other related activities - a Fun Family Event! Participation is free and open to the public for the day. NOTE: Harvesting opportunity is dependent on the annual apple crop. Call 505-476-1165 for further information Los Luceros Historic Property, off Hwy 68, County Rd 48, Alcalde, NM 87511 (*Media resources available, b-roll of Los Luceros, video of last year’s Apple Harvest, interview about Apple Harvest Festival by Site Manager Susann Mikkleson, approved for use by NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs at this link: https://youtu.be/GZeXg86xQr8)

 

About New Mexico Historic Sites: http://nmhistoricsites.org/  New Mexico Historic Sites are a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Board of Regents for the Museum of New Mexico. Programs and exhibits are generously supported by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, through the generous support of donors.

 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, eight sites are open to the public: CoronadoFort SeldenFort Stanton, Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial, Jemez, Lincoln, and Los Luceros.

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.​

 


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