FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2019
Mary Ann Hatchitt
(Jemez Springs, New Mexico) – This summer, the Jemez Historic Site will once again host the Hummingbird Music Camp Concert Series every Saturday evening between June and July 27 (see below for media resources).
Students at Hummingbird Music Camp will perform outdoors at San Jose de los Jemez Mission at the historic site, Saturday evenings from 6-8 p.m. You can listen to their melodies while exploring the historic site after hours.
“Our patrons find these Hummingbird students’ concerts entertaining, and also uplifting,” says Matthew Barbour, manager of the Jemez and Coronado Historic Sites. “There’s nothing quite like the sounds of their young voices serenading you as you explore the ruins in the quiet solitude of the village of Jemez Springs.”
There is no admission fee, and this event is open to the public. Contact the Jemez Historic Site for more information at 575-829-3530.
Jemez Historic Site, 18160 NM-4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025, (575) 829-3530 http://nmhistoricsites.org/jemez
Photo: San Jose de los Jemez Mission, Jemez Springs Historic Site. Photo: NM Department of Cultural Affairs
Link to interview & b-roll approved for media use by the NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs:
Interview: Ranger Brenda Tafoya, Jemez Historic Site
B-roll: Jemez Historic Site https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC1tCCTDZnw
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.