Lincoln County events and ranch tours are conducted from May-September annually by the Lincoln
County Historical Society with reservations to each event strongly
recommended. Participants limited to 40 individuals. $10. donation per
participant is requested at event. Wear sturdy shoes as some walking
over rough terrain may be necessary. Bring personal needs items,
especially water, snacks, sunscreen, and hat. 4x4 wheel drive vehicles
to share are desired, if available. Signed release requested.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact: 575-648-5586.
LCHS Board Meetings: 1st Saturday of each month at
10:00 a.m. - Dr. Woods' Annex, 711 Calle la
Hwy. 380, Lincoln NM.
Visitors/Members Welcome to
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Board Meeting: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10 a.m. !!
Dr. Woods' Annex, 711 Calle la Placita, Hwy. 380, Lincoln NM.
Visitors/Members Welcome to Attend!! Discussion of
events/tours for the 2014 Calendar. Archival Records, etc. Dutch Treat Lunch at The Dolan
House to follow.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ POSTPHONED !!
April 26, 2014: A tour of various Upper Bonito River petroglyph sites and
the Old Brewery near Fort Stanton.
Rescheduled Date will be announced ASAP! 4x4
vehicles to car-pool are desired. Signed release requested.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ May 17: Mining and gold panning tour to include viewing the Old
and Vera Cruz Mines in Lincoln National Forest... Meeting location will be
at the Bonito Store on Hwy. 37, near Hwy. 48 intersection.
Participants limited to 40 registrants.
June 7, 2014: Gary Cozzens, Manager of the Lincoln Historic
Site, will give a presentation on the Torreon, the oldest structure in
Lincoln County, and the Convento Museum, recently opened in Lincoln
July:Fort Stanton Live, July 11-13, 2014
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ August:Old Lincoln Days, August 1-3, 2014,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ September: 2nd
Annual VIP Walking Tour of Old Lincoln, date and time to be announced
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ October: Annual Meeting, Pot Luck Luncheon and Guest Speaker, TBA
May 4, 2013 - 1 p.m. Meet and Greet Event and Book Signing
for Dr. William W. Dunmire, Associate in Biology, University of
http://wwwbdunmire.com. Presentation by Professor Dunmire on
his new book, New
Mexico's Spanish Livestock Heritage: Four Centuries of Animals, Land and
People (University of New Mexico Press, April 2013). Visitors
and Guests at the Museum events are welcome; no donation required.
June 22, 2013: I Bar X Ranch Tour, near Carrizozo,
NM. A large group of participants met at the CarrizozoHeritageMuseum,
103 12th St.,
Carrizozo, Carrizozo, NM
at Ranch owners,
the Stephenson Family, conducted a Jeep and 4x4 caravan tour of the ranch.
We visited the ancient Indian campsite where ancient petroglyphs are
found.... then on to the 1940's stone Office building where coal mining was
carried out. Further exploration took us to a lovely cottonwood tree
picnic area before concluding the afternoon at Monument Hill, where a 100
Year History Granite marker has been erected on the property. This is one of the oldest and largest ranches in the area.
Many thanks to the Stephensons for a great
day of exploration of their property.
Group @ Old Mining Office
100 Year Monument
, 2013FORT STANTON
LIVE! - Fort
Stanton Live! event brings costumed re-enactors from the Civil
War and Indian Wars era to the Fort for demonstrations, presentations, a
candlelight tour, 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.
Special tours of the WW II internment camp are also available:
LCHS members will be present to meet visitors and
to present available publications and maps. Come by and meet us. SEE CALENDAR PAGE ON THIS SITE FOR MORE INFORMATION!!
ALSO SEE: Book #2...Fort
Stanton, New Mexico: The Military Years 1856-1896
by Lee Myers $10.00 Book AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE - go to “PUBLICATIONS”
``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` August 2-3-4, 2013
FIRST WEEKEND IN AUGUST:
OLD LINCOLN DAYS:
has been celebrated the first full week-end in August since 1939, with the
exception of two years during World War II.
Visitors will enjoy re-enactors,
music, performances of the Last Escape of Billy the Kid, performed
on Friday and Saturday evenings (8:30 p.m.) and Sunday afternoon (3
(Stadium Seats and
Umbrella's Welcome!!)following the parade
@ 10 a.m. on
Sunday morning (Calle la Placita). LCHS OPEN HOUSE
- Dr. Woods' Annex, 711 Calle la Placita
PRESENTATION BY BOB ESTES, TRUE WEST magazine,
11 a.m., Saturday, August 3, 2013 San Juan
Mission, Calle la Placita (Hwy.380), Lincoln, NM. (Presentation of Videos on
Billy the Kid) BOOK SIGNING - Also on Saturday,
August 3, 2013, Approx. 1 p.m. Dr.
Kathleen P. Chamberlain Presentation,
Mission, Calle la Placita (Hwy.380), Lincoln, NM. Chamberlain’s book, In
the Shadow of Billy the Kid: Susan McSween and the Lincoln County War,University of
New Mexico Press, has received
acclaim for her presentation of the five decades when McSween witnessed this
turbulent period of
LincolnCounty’s past. Open to
the public - Books available thru LCHS
~~~~ Lincoln State Historic Site is unique in that it manages most of the historical
buildings in the community of Lincoln. This most widely visited State
Historic Site in New Mexico and is part of a community frozen in time—the 1870's and
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
October 5, 2013
Annual Membership Meeting/Election of
Pot Luck Luncheon@ approximately 11:30 a.m. -
Heritage Museum, 103 12th Street,
Carrizozo, NM. -
Visitors Welcome! PROGRAM:
(Approx. 1 p.m.) Book Signing and
Roberta Key Haldane, Gold-Mining Boomtown: People of White Oaks,
Lincoln County, New Mexico
Territory. Haldane, a historian and writer is a native of
book profiles more than 40 families and individuals who first settled in
White Oaks when it was a frontier town.This book won the History-New
Mexico category of the 2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book
Award and is being nominated as Book of the Year for the Historical Society
of New Mexico. Books will be available for purchase!
19, 2013: Tour of the Historic La Luz
Pottery Factory, La Luz, NM (Between Alamogordo and Tularosa, NM) on Fresnel
Canyon Road (see map). Car
Pool @ 8:15 a.m. from Carrizozo History Museum 103 12th Street,
Carrizozo, NM OR meet at
10 a.m. at La Luz Pottery Factory in La Luz, NM.
The factory is listed on the New Mexico Register of Cultural Properties and
the National Register in 1979 and was donated to the Tularosa Basin
Historical Society for long-term preservation and interpretation. The La
Luz Pottery property contains 235 acres with water rights and the extensive
Pete Eidenbach, Professor of Anthropology and New
Mexico History, New Mexico State University, Alamogordo, will be conducting
the tour. The tour will be held Rain or Shine! La Luz
Pottery printed an elaborate catalog which illustrated all the
available ceramic products, had a showroom on Fifty Second Street in New
York City, and sold ceramics in at least 44 states throughout the nation and
in four foreign countries.
For further background information on the history of the Factory, go to
donation per participant is requested at event. Please wear sturdy shoes as some
walking over rough terrain may be necessary. Bring personal needs items,
especially water, snacks, sunscreen, and/or umbrella or hat. Signed release requested.
For further information, contact Andy Jorgensen at
From Highway 54:
East on Alamo St. to La Luz>>>North on Main Street>>>
East on Laborcita Canyon Road>>>South/east on Fresnal Canyon Road>>>
1/2 mile on left is entrance to La Luz Pottery Factory (entrance road is
rocky and bumpy several hundred yards).
March 15, 2014:
In recognition of the historic meeting on
March 17, 1879
between then- NM
Governor Lew Wallace and William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid, there will be a program
with Dr. Noel Pugach, who will perform as Governor Wallace.
At that meeting, Bonney agreed to testify against participants in the
Lincoln County War in exchange for a pardon from Gov. Wallace. The program will be at 2:00
p.m. in the San Juan Mission on Hwy. 380 in Lincoln, NM. Call
(575) 653-4372 for more information
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