LINCOLN, NM ACTIVITIES & CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
For more information on these activities, please
call Visitor Center: (575) 653-4372.
Lincoln HIstoric Site
Lincoln Historic Site is unique in that it manages most
of the historical buildings in the community of Lincoln.
This most widely visited state monument in New Mexico is
part of a community frozen in time—the 1870's and
1880's. The importance of this community and the
significance of the Bonito Valley in the prehistory and
history of the Territory of New Mexico are interpreted
within some of the 17 structures that comprise Lincoln
Historic Site. These historic adobe and stone buildings
are preserved as they were in the late 1800s and
represent the factions involved in the Lincoln County
Join FRIENDS OF HISTORIC LINCOLN,
Lincoln County Historical Society
Lincoln Historic Site Attractions:
Open 7 days a week, 8:30am to 4:30pm, year round. Closed
Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day, and Easter
Downtown Lincoln, NM
A-Old Lincoln County Courthouse
B-Sheriff Brent's House1-Wortley Hotel
D-San Juan Church
in Lincoln County
2-Dr. Wood's Home-
2a-Dr. Wood's Annex- 711 Calle La Placita-LCHS
3-Site of McSween Home
9-Casa de Patron
Lincoln Historic Site RANGER TALKS:
Beginning on Sept. 13 @ noon., these will be conducted on
Saturdays at noon at the Visitor Center. Titles will be posted at the
Tunstall Museum, Visitor Center, and Courthouse Museum.
MUSIC IN THE PARK
713 Calle la Placita, next to Dr.Woods' Annex
Cowboy Poet/Musician Mike Moutoux
entertained folks in the park over the summer.. here are
a few photos from these events!!
Friends of Old Lincoln Town or Lincoln Historical Site
for more information
Old Lincoln Days (August
Street vendors, food, parade 'Last Escape of
Billy the Kid' pageant performances.
LINCOLN STATE MONUMENT presents OLD LINCOLN DAYS
The first full weekend in August includes:
(Sunday morning, 11 a.m.)
Last Escape of Billy the Kid Pageant
Friday and Saturday evenings (8:30 p.m.) and
Sunday afternoon (3 p.m.)
(Stadium Seats and Umbrella's Welcome for the afternoon performance!!)
working blacksmith, an
authentic chuck wagon, gun fights, dancing girls
Food and Live Entertainment
Book Signings and more….
Eve lighting of the luminarias along highway 380 at dusk...
Candles will be lit beginning at 4 p.m.
One Night Only!
Tentative: Christmas in Old Lincoln
celebration with 1880's period costume contest. Visit
with Santa, tour historic Lincoln, door prizes, fun for
kids, carolers, merchants provide treats and
Great food and more!
Great news for Carrizozo and Lincoln County
Santa Fe : Governor Susana Martinez today announced
that seven rural communities in New Mexico have been awarded
technical assistance and services from the newly-created Frontier
Signed into law by Governor Martinez in April 2013, the initiative
is a community economic development partnership coordinated through
the Economic Development Department's MainStreet Program. The
following communities were selected to receive assistance from the
Frontier Communities Initiative: Carrizozo, Columbus, Hurley,
Madrid, Historic Route 66 (Moriarity section), Santa Clara and Wagon
"This program will strengthen some of our treasured historic
communities in New Mexico by creating economic development projects
in the heart of some of our most treasured historic rural
communities in New Mexico," said Governor Martinez. "With this
start, we are confident that these communities will be able to
attract more business interest for their areas. We are looking
forward to reaping the benefits of this outstanding program."
High Mesa Artist
Ruidoso/Alto/Nogal area, Lincoln County, NM
April 26-27, 2014, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Lincoln County Studio Art Loop Tour" (first weekend after July 4)
A driving tour featuring 30 or so professional artists,
exhibiting in their home studios in scenic
Fort Stanton Live !!
Few sites in the nation encompass the breadth of history
seen at the Fort Stanton Historic Site. Early cultures
lived along the Bonito River, leaving behind rich
archeological evidence of human occupation. The Fort
Stanton Historic Site is a must-see attraction when
visiting Lincoln County. Nestled on Highway 220 that
bisects the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway,
situated on 27 acres and surrounded by 1,300 acres of
undeveloped BLM land in south-central New Mexico. There
are 53 buildings on this historic site. Visitors
are welcome to explore the grounds of Fort Stanton State
Monument at any time, year round. The annual Fort
Stanton Live! event brings costumed re-eanactors
from the Civil War and Indian Wars era to the Fort for
demonstrations, presentations, concert and a military
ball which will have visitors dancing into the night!
Additionally, the event brings authors, historians,
photographers, artists, and a variety of historical
vendors to site to share their crafts and other
handiwork. Local food vendors are on hand to provide
sustenance for your day at the Fort as well, so bring a
healthy appetite for knowledge, food and fun.
Lincoln County is in the process of making available to
the public an extensive archive of Lincoln County
newspapers going back to the 1800s. Contact
for further information: Karen Mills, Archivist, Carrizozo Court House,
575-648-2306, ext. 137 or