2018 Holiday Activities at New Mexico Historic Sites
September 10th, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- Start planning and make this holiday season historic at one of the seasonal programs at New Mexico Historic Sites.
Saturday Nov. 17 and Saturday Dec. 15
GARRISON PROGRAM HOLIDAY EDITION
FORT STANTON HISTORIC SITE
Create historic holiday crafts and interact with living historians to discover what life was like at a frontier fort during the holiday season.
Saturday, Dec. 8 • 5–9 p.m.
LIGHT AMONG THE RUINS
JEMEZ HISTORIC SITE
Hundreds of farolitos, music, dances, bonfires, and an arts and crafts fair.
Saturday, Dec. 15 • 6–9 p.m.
DE LAS LUMINARIAS
FORT SELDEN HISTORIC SITE
Lighting of over 800 luminarias, holiday music, a cozy campfire, refreshments, and fun for the whole family.
Sunday, Dec. 16 • 1–4 p.m.
NACIMIENTO OPEN HOUSE
TAYLOR-MESILLA HISTORIC PROPERTY
More than 175 nacimientos (nativity scenes) on display in the Taylor family home on the Old Mesilla Plaza
Monday, Dec. 24
LUMINARIAS IN LINCOLN
LINCOLN HISTORIC SITE
Luminarias, Santa arrives on a
longhorn steer, and hot chocolate.
Wednesday, Dec. 29 • 4:30–7 pm
CHRISTMAS AT THE BOSQUE
FORT SUMNER HISTORIC SITE/ BOSQUE REDONDO MEMORIAL
Listen to history unfold with December Letters from the Reservation, including supper and refreshments.
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.?
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