Generations of New Mexicans know the story, but you’ve never heard it told quite like this. Saturday, July 13 from 6-9 p.m. bring the whole family for a special summer night among the fort ruins at Fort Selden Historic Site in Radium Springs.
Bring your own blankets, chairs, and a picnic dinner and meet this famous ghost from Spanish folklore, performed by Rosalia De Aragon, a multi-talented actress and vocalist.
Admission: $8 for adults, children 16 and under are free. Cash or check only. Sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Museum of NM Foundation. Call 575-202-1638 for more information. Directions: NM I-25, Exit 19 at Radium Springs, follow the signs.
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, 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.