LINCOLN, NM ACTIVITIES & CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
In Honor of Nora True Henn
You Are Cordially Invited
to the Grand Opening Reception of the
Henn-Johnson Library and Local History Archives
A Research Facility for Historic Lincoln
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 1-3 p.m.
9590 Hwy. 380 (one mile west of Lincoln, NM)
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."
Link to full article:
September 21, 2013: First Annual VIP
Historic Lincoln Walking Tour !
(Disabled may car pool from point to point along the way!)
A guided walking tour of the famous and infamous buildings located along
Calle la Placita in Old Lincoln Town. Includes entry into buildings, a 22 minute video on the Historic Site and a
Reception with Refreshments at the end of the Walk at Dr. Woods' Annex, home
of LCHS, 711 Calle la Placita.
Gather in the Courtyard of the Visitors' Center, East end of the Street.
Tour begins at 10 a.m., Limited to 40 Participants, $10. donation for entry
tickets into Museum buildings and to benefit LCHS.
Please wear sturdy shoes, bring sunscreen, hat, water, etc.
Sign up at
Lincoln, NM 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
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
entertainment. Great food and more!.
Tentative: Traditional lighting of the
Eve lighting of the luminarias along highway 380 at dusk
and a Christmas eve church service at the Old San Juan
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 reeanactors
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 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….
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