LINCOLN, NM ACTIVITIES & CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
San Juan Day, Lincoln, NM
On June 24, 1887 the San Juan Mission was completed and
the villagers of Lincoln proclaimed it San Juan Day. San
Juan Day has been held since that time. Services will be
at 12:00 at the San Juan Mission. For more information
call (575) 653-4372.
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."
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
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.
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
"Alto Studio" Art Loop Tour - August 2-4, 2013
Old Lincoln Days (August
vendors, food, parade and mountain man camp. 'Last
Escape of Billy the Kid' pageant performances.
See PROGRAMS page for more information!!
LINCOLN STATE MONUMENT presents OLD LINCOLN DAYS
The first full weekend in August includes:
Last Escape of Billy the Kid Pagent
Living History Re-Enactments
Food and Live Entertainment
Book Signings and more….
Traditional lighting of the luminarias
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!.
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