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LINCOLN, NM  ACTIVITIES & CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

 

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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.

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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 Communities Initiative.
 
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 Mound.
 
"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:
http://www.demingheadlight.com/ci_23816218/gov-taps-rural-community-development

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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

C-Watson Home
D-San Juan Church
E-Torreon-Oldest structure in Lincoln County
F-Convento
G-Dolan House
2-Dr. Wood's Home-
2a-Dr. Wood's Annex-  711 Calle La Placita-LCHS
3-Site of McSween Home
4-Gallegos House
5-Historical Center
6-Pageant Grounds

7-Visitors Center
8-Montano Store
9-Casa de Patron
10-Ellis Store 

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Fort Stanton Live !!

July 2014

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, Fort Stanton is 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.

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High Mesa Artist Studio Tour
Ruidoso/Alto/Nogal area, Lincoln County, NM

April 26-27, 2014, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
www.highmesatour.com
highmesaartists@gmail.com
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"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 Lincoln County

email: Artloopstudiotour@gmail.com

Website: http://www.artloop.org

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"Alto Studio" Art Loop Tour - August 2-4, 2013

email address: aast2013@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.altoartists.com

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Old Lincoln Days (August 2-3-4, 2013) Street vendors, food, parade and mountain man camp. 'Last Escape of Billy the Kid' pageant performances.   See PROGRAMS page for more information!!
Also:  http://www.nmmonuments.org/lincoln

  

LINCOLN STATE MONUMENT presents OLD LINCOLN DAYS
The first full weekend in August includes:
Parade
            Last Escape of Billy the Kid Pagent
            Living History Re-Enactments
            Artisan’s Demonstrations
            Food and Live Entertainment
            Historical Lectures, Book Signings and more….

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Traditional lighting of the luminarias
 
Christmas 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 (December) Christmas 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!.


   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
1-800-687-2705

 

 

 

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