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Easter Schedule for Museums & Historic Sites, Jemez Historic Site Easter Sunrise Service, Los Luceros Egg Hunt Easter Saturday

April 12th, 2019

(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces that Jemez historic sites and four museums will be open on Easter, while other properties will be closed. The Los Luceros Historic Site will host an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 20.

Saturday of Easter weekend, Los Luceros Historic site is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families are invited to bring their own picnic to enjoy on the grounds. Attendees must bring their own food, blankets, seating and trash bags. There is an Easter egg hunt with a touch of history for children 5-12 years old. Please bring your own baskets to collect eggs. At 2:15 there will be a gathering in the courtyard for the children with a question and answer period and prizes giveaway. Kids will be challenged to gather all 5 historic facts and bring them back to the courtyard to be eligible for prizes. A grand prize will be given to the child (two age groups 5-8 and 9-12); who is able to remember the most historic.

On Easter Sunday, Jemez Historic Site will host an all faiths sunrise service from 7-10 a.m., 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.

 Also open on Easter:

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science in Albuquerque (9 a.m – 5 p.m.),

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center Museum (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

  • New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo (Noon – 5 p.m.) ,

  • New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces (Noon – 5 p.m.).

Closed on Easter are the four state Museums in Santa Fe and all other historic sites:

  • New Mexico Museum of Art

  • New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors

  • Museum of International Folk Art

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

  • Coronado Historic Site

  • Lincoln Historic Site

  • Fort Selden Historic Site

  • Fort Sumner/Bosque Redondo Memorial

  • Fort Stanton Historic Site

  • Los Luceros Historic Sote

  • Taylor Mesilla Historic Property



About the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs:                    

Created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature, the Department of Cultural Affairs represents New Mexico’s dedication to preserving and celebrating the cultural integrity and diversity of our state. The Department oversees a broad range of New Mexico’s arts and cultural heritage agencies which include 15 divisions representing a variety of programs and services. Among its primary functions is the management of the largest state sponsored museum system in the country. New Mexico’s historic sites and state-run museums are located across the state and include: New Mexico Historic Sites, Statewide; New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe; New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo; New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque; New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces; and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque.

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San Jose Mission Church. Photo courtesy of Richard Hasbrouck.

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