Programs & Services

Upcoming Events Planned at New Mexico Historic Sites

March 2nd, 2018

(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – New Mexico Historic Sites will host the following series of public events this spring.

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

New Mexico Art Auction

Coronado Historic Site

All cultures art auction of old and new pottery, furniture, glass, paintings, textiles, toys, musical instruments, sculptures and much more. All profits go to support Kuaua Pueblo at Coronado Historic Site. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site, the event will start with a preview of auction items between 9 a.m. and noon. The auction begins at 1 p.m. at the Prairie Star, 288 Prairie Star Road, Santa Ana, NM 87004. Call 505-867-5351 for more information.

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Lincoln After Dark

Lincoln Historic Site

The town of Lincoln was once called “The most dangerous street in America” by President Rutherford B. Hayes and for good reason. During the volatile territorial period Lincoln was the scene of some of the most violent events in New Mexico’s history. During the “Lincoln After Dark” tours, visitors will explore the grounds and historic buildings of Lincoln with a costumed guide; interact with other costumed living historians, and storytellers; and see Lincoln in a way few get to Self-guided tours begin at 6 p.m. & end at 9 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, children under 10 are free.  Call 575-653-4025 for more information

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 7 a.m.-10 a.m.

Easter Sunrise Service

Jemez Historic Site

On Easter Sunday, Jemez Historic Site hosts an all faiths sunrise service, with the Jemez Valley Baptist Church, the Jemez Mountain Baptist Church, the Jemez Springs Community Presbyterian Church and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church participating. After the service, take in the picturesque ruins and scenic vistas. Enjoy a sense of place. Jemez Historic Site is closed for the remainder of the day. Call 575-829-3530 for more information.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 – 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Put a Spring in your Step

Jemez Historic Site

Rangers will lead a hike up Oak Canyon (aka Church Canyon). This is a strenuous hike over rough terrain (approximately 1.5 miles)—hikers should bring water, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and a sack lunch. Rangers will do their best to identify the species of flora and fauna encountered. Call 575-829-3530 for more information.

April 28, 2018, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Stanton After Dark

Fort Stanton Historic Site

During 160 years in operation, Fort Stanton’s unparalleled service to New Mexico included time as an Army post, tuberculosis sanatorium, internment camp and correctional facility. The gates at Fort Stanton are open every day for visitors, however few get to experience the fort after dark. During this event visitors can explore the grounds and buildings of Fort Stanton, interact with costumed living historians, storytellers, and investigators from the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society. The self-guided tours will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, children under 10 are free. Please call 575-354-0341 for more information

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Meet Amazing Women of the Wild West

Fort Selden Historic Site

Join us this Mother’s Day weekend for a celebration! Meet famous and infamous women who lived on the New Mexico frontier as portrayed by VanAnn Moore, an internationally known performer. Moore will bring to life Doña Tules, Susan Shelby Magoffin and Lydia Spencer Lane. Enjoy tea and cookies. Old-fashioned hats and clothing are encouraged. Mothers will receive a special gift. Seating is limited so please arrive early. The presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. The event is outdoors in the shaded Pavilion. Admission is $3 for adults. Children 16 and under are free. For information call the Fort at 575- 526-8911. Sponsored by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Third Annual Bosque Redondo Memorial Gourd Dance

Fort Sumner Historic Site

The theme for the Third Annual Bosque Redondo Memorial Gourd Dance: Healing the Past for Our Children’s Future Following the Gourd Dance around 8 p.m., Joe Tohonnie, Jr. and the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers will be performing their healing dances by fire light to close the ceremonies.  Gourd Dances can be held for many purposes such as: return of veterans, birthdays, or in the case of Fort Sumner Historic Site, to promote healing and strengthening of intertribal relations.  Many Navajo and Mescalero Apache Elders will be journeying from the Four Corners region, the area surrounding the Sacramento Mountains to be a part of this historic dance, and even as far as Pico Rivera, California despite what their oral traditions have dictated.  Through this dance, they are reclaiming their history.  We invite you and your families to join us on this momentous occasion to honor the ancestors of the past and revisit the history before the June 150th commemoration of the signing of the Treaty of 1868.  Additionally, there will be respected speakers throughout the day, traditional foods, and artisans from both the Mescalero Apache Tribe and the Navajo Nation present.  Admission is free. 

Sunday, May 13, 2018, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Mother’s Day Tea

Fort Stanton Historic Site

Join the staff of Fort Stanton and the members Fort Stanton, Inc. for our very first Mother’s Day Tea. This event will feature a Victorian era tea party, costumed living historians, and a program about Victorian social etiquette. The tea party will include traditional Victorian food and beverages. Tickets are $25 per person and all proceeds will support Fort Stanton, Inc. and the continued preservation of Fort Stanton. Reservations are required so please call 575-354-0341 for more information and to purchase advanced tickets.

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Lincoln After Dark

Lincoln Historic Site

The town of Lincoln was once called “The most dangerous street in America” by President Rutherford B. Hayes and for good reason. During the volatile territorial period Lincoln was the scene of some of the most violent events in New Mexico’s history. During the “Lincoln After Dark” tours, visitors will explore the grounds and historic buildings of Lincoln with a costumed guide; interact with other costumed living historians, and storytellers; and see Lincoln in a way few get to Self-guided tours begin at 6 p.m. & end at 9 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, children under 10 are free.  Call 575-653-4025 for more information

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Reggae by the River.

Coronado Historic Site, 485 Kuaua Road, Bernalillo, NM 87004.

Visit Coronado Historic Site for an early evening concert headlined by world renowned reggae sensation Native Roots. Listen to smooth melodies while experiencing a beautiful sunset and stunning views of the Sandia Mountains and Rio Grande. Arts, crafts, and food will be available for purchase. Visitors are encouraged to bring folding chairs and sunscreen. Call 505-867-5351 for more information.

 

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 of seven sites are active and open to the public: Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo MemorialCoronadoFort SeldenJemezFort Stanton and Lincoln. The El Camino Real Historic Trail Site closed in 2016 until further notice. In 2004, the historic Barela-Reynolds House and Property in Mesilla, was designated a state historic site upon its donation to the state by the John Paul Taylor family. Mr.& Mrs. Taylor will retain a life estate on the property that will not be open to the public until their deaths. 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

 

 

 

# # #

New Mexico CulturePass

Your ticket to New Mexico's exceptional Museums and Historic Sites.
From Indian treasures to space exploration, world-class folk art to awesome dinosaurs—our museums and monuments celebrate the essence of New Mexico every day.
More Info »

Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Mobile App

Where do you belong?
The Cultural Atlas of New Mexico leads you to historic and cultural places throughout the Land of Enchantment. Organized by region, proximity and interest, the Cultural Atlas will help you find where you belong.

Get it on Google Play

Featured DCA Exhibitions

Here, Now and Always

Here, Now, and Always is a major exhibition based on eight years of collaboration among Native American elders,
more »

The Land that Enchants Me So: Picturing Popular Songs of New Mexico

Before radio and television, when making music at home was the evening’s entertainment and playing the piano was
more »

¡Aquí Estamos: The Heart of Arte!

¡Aquí Estamos: The Heart of Arte! celebrates the NHCC Art Museum’s growing permanent collection
more »

No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art

Tramp art is the product of industry, a style of woodworking from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that made use
more »