Message #110: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: NM Historic Preservation Week Calendar - Part 1 Date: Fri, 19 Apr 96 08:57:00 MST Encoding: 269 TEXT From: Daniel E. Reiley NEW MEXICO HERITAGE PRESERVATION WEEK EVENTS, MAY 11 - 19, 1996 In a time when change is everywhere around us and the future seems to be approaching at an alarming speed, our connections to the past provide us with an important sense of who we are. In New Mexico we have a remarkable heritage of historic and prehistoric places. Our prehistory stretches back more than 10,000 years to the Paleoindian hunters of what are known throughout the New World as the Clovis and Folsom cultures, named for the places in New Mexico where they were first identified. And our written history stretches back nearly half a millennium to the first contacts between European explorers and the descendants of those earlier Native American explorers. With so diverse a heritage and such a remarkable time depth of human interaction with the New Mexico landscape, it is not surprising that Heritage Tourism is one of our major industries. People from throughout the world have discovered our history and prehistory; New Mexico Heritage Preservation Week is a great opportunity for us to do the same! Individuals and organizations all across New Mexico have volunteered to host a wide variety of fun-filled events for the whole family. Heritage Preservation Week events give us all a wonderful opportunity to experience and enjoy those connections with our past that make New Mexico such a special place to live. Go through this calendar carefully; attend as many events as you can. And welcome to the past. Lynne Sebastian Acting State Historic Preservation Officer The Historic Preservation Division wishes to thank the many organizations and individuals who have volunteered their time to organize and carry out the events listed in this calendar. This year's Heritage Preservation Week poster features a spectacular aerial photograph of the Pueblo of Acoma. Posters are available free of charge while supplies last. For posters or additional in- formation about Heritage Preservation Week, please call the Division at (505) 827-6320. NORTHERN NEW MEXICO GENERAL AREA May 8-12 Take a driving tour of historic Route 66 sites, landmarks, and buildings from Tucumcari through Santa Rosa, Moriarty, Albuquerque, and Grants to Gallup -- bring your car and a camera! Overnight stays along the tour route are optional. The tour starts in the evening, May 8, and runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM the following days, but the exact schedule of events is to be announced. Contact Elmo Baca at the New Mexico Route 66 Association (505) 827-0200 for information and registration. ABIQUIU AREA May 11 Visit Poshuouinge, a "gateway to the past" dating from the 14th and 15th centuries near Abiquiu. The trip will offer a view of a community occupied prehistorically but associated with the modern Tewa communities, and will include visiting portions of the site not included on the trail. The hike is moderate in skill. Meet at the Poshuouinge Trailhead east of Trujillo's store in Abiquiu at 10:30 AM for a tour that will last about 2 hours. From Espanola, travel approximately 25 miles north on US 84 approximately 2.5 miles past the El Rito turnoff (junction of US 84 and NM 564). If you reach Trujillo's store you've gone approximately 500 feet too far. If you reach Bode's store, then you have definitely missed the turnoff. Bring hiking shoes, sun- screen, lunch, more food, water, hat, sunglasses, and raingear. The hiking trail climbs between 200 and 300 feet over a one-half mile distance; you need to be in moderate shape to climb the trail. Contact Mike Bremer at the Santa Fe National Forest (505) 988-6917 for information. May 16 Reception and viewing of a model for a new exhibit at the Forest Service's Gateway to the Past, Ghost Ranch Living Museum, "More than a Ditch -- Life along the Acequias" from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The Living Museum is located 15 miles north of Abiquiu on US 84. Admission is free; donations accepted. Contact Anne Baldwin at the Ghost Ranch Living Museum (505) 685-4312 for information. May 18 Guided tour of Dulce Springs, one of the Gallina Mountain sites, under the guidance of Bill Westbury, Canjilon District Archeologist, and Ghost Ranch staff members. Meet at 9:00 AM at the Canjilon District Ranger Station, downtown Canjilon just 3 miles off US 84; tour could last until lunch. Participants can later view artifacts from Dulce Springs at the Florence Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology at the Ghost Ranch Conference Center 15 miles north of Abiquiu on US 84. Bring sturdy hiking boots, water, lunch, hat, sunscreen, and a 4-wheel drive vehicle if the weather is damp. Contact Bill Westbury (505) 684-2486 to register and for information. CUBA AREA May 11 and 15 Visit Nogales Cliff House and Rattlesnake Ridge, two sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and two rock art sites associated with the Gallina culture. Meet at the Cuba Ranger Office, at the south end of Cuba at the junction of NM 44 and NM 197, at 8:30 AM. Bring water, lunch, hiking boots, jacket, hat, camera, and sunscreen for a day that will last until 5:30 PM. A high-clearance vehicle is required. Register with Bill Wyatt at the Santa Fe National Forest (505) 289-3264. ESPANOLA AREA May 18 Hike the "mesas and pueblos of the Pajarito," the home for an extensive settlement of prehistoric people during the 13th to 15th centuries. This tour will offer the opportunity to hike and see archaeology, walking along the rims of Corral and Garcia Mesas. The hiking will require individuals to be in moderately good shape and will entail some rock scrambling, talus climbing, and good sense of humor. Meet at 10:00 AM at the Espanola Ranger Station (US 64 to Pojoaque, then NM 502 toward Los Alamos to the intersection of the Los Alamos Highway from Espanola; take Los Alamos Highway about nine miles to the first stop light in Espanola; the ranger station is on the southeast corner of the intersection at 222 Los Alamos Highway [NM 30]) for a caravan of about 1 1/ 2 hours to the trail head. The hike will last until about 4:00 PM, and will cover between four and six miles over relatively steep terrain. Bring hiking shoes, rain poncho, sunscreen, lunch, more food, water (1/2 to 1 gallon per person), hat, sunglasses, and a high-clearance vehicle. The trip is for intermediate to advanced hikers who have previously hiked in relatively steep mountain situations, and will require stamina and strength. Registration is required, and the trip will be limited to 30 people. Contact Mike Bremer at the Santa Fe National Forest (505) 988-6917 before May 13 to register and for information. FARMINGTON AREA May 11-12 "Cultures Through the Ages," the theme of the Third Annual New Mexico Archaeology Fair on the grounds of the Salmon Ruin Museum from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. Come see booths and demonstrations by professional archaeologists as they present in-depth information on New Mexico's diverse cultural history. The Museum is two miles west of Bloomfield on US 64. Contact Larry Baker at the Salmon Ruin Museum (505) 632-2013 for information. May 11-19 Poster contest for San Juan County students in the 4th through the 6th grades highlighting the importance of preserving archaeological remains on public lands. Contact Tracy Budnar at the Aztec Ruins National Monument (505) 334-6174 for information. May 18 The New Mexico State Land Office and the San Juan County Museum Association will conduct a tour of Old Fort Ruin under the guidance of Larry Baker, Executive Director of the Salmon Ruin Museum, and Norman Nelson, State Land Office Archeologist. Bring your high-clearance vehicle and meet at the Salmon Ruin Museum parking lot (on US 64, two miles west of Bloomfield) at 10:00 AM for a caravan to the site. Be prepared for spring weather (wear layers) and bring hiking shoes, hats, drinking water, lunch, and sunscreen. The tour will cover the history of the site occupation, archaeological research, and view an ongoing stabilization project. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet State Land Office Commissioner Ray Powell at the site. Contact Larry Baker (505) 632-2013 to register for the tour. May 18 Tour of early historic ranches in the Largo Canyon area from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Sites will include 1800's homesteads and a one-room schoolhouse. Meet at the Salmon Ruin Museum parking lot (on US 64, two miles west of Bloomfield) at 8:00 AM; bring lunch, water, camera, and a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Contact Jim Copeland at the Bureau of Land Management (505) 599-6335 for information. JEMEZ SPRINGS AREA May 11 Buffalo and Arrow dances performed by the Jemez Pueblo Dancers at Jemez State Monument, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Bring chairs and umbrellas. Admission fee. Contact Ike Lovato at Jemez State Monument (505) 829-3530 for information. May 13 Caroline Lovato will demonstrate the making of the turkey feather blanket and crafting of Pueblo jewelry at the Jemez State Monument, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission fee. Contact Ike Lovato at Jemez State Monument (505) 829-3530 for information. May 18 A walking tour of the Jemez State Monument (Giusewa Pueblo), followed by a tour at the ancestral Jemez pueblo of Sayshukwa located on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. Meet at the Jemez State Monument at 10:00 AM (from Interstate 25 take NM 44 west to San Ysidro, turn right on NM 4 and travel northward about 18 miles to the Monument on the east side of the road). Following the tour of the Monument ($2.00 entrance fee for all over 16), participants will caravan to Sayshukwa. Bring walking shoes, water, and lunch. Contact Rita Skinner, Jemez Ranger District (505) 829-3535 to register and for information. May 19 William Whatley, Jemez Tribal Archaeologist, will talk on the history of the Jemez Tribe and area at the Jemez State Monument, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Bill Wyatt, archaeologist with the National Forest Service, will present a flintknapping demonstration at the Monument 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Bring chairs and umbrellas. Admission fee. Contact Ike Lovato at Jemez State Monument (505) 829-3530 for information. LOS ALAMOS AREA May 11-19 The Los Alamos National Laboratory Archives and the Research Library will make available a small display of documents and photos about J. Robert Oppenheimer, founder of the Laboratory. There will also be a multimedia CD available that describes the early history of the Laboratory. The Library is located at the Oppenheimer Study Center, Main Floor, and is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. From Los Alamos take Diamond Drive and turn right onto NM 501/West Jemez Road; go one block and turn left into the TA-3 complex and parking area. There is visitor parking directly in front of the building. Contact Donna Berg at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library (505) 667-4175 for in formation. RATON -SPRINGER-TUCUMCARI AREA May 11-19 Display of prehistoric and historic artifacts, tools, implements, and photographs in the Mosquero Homesteaders Senior Center on Main Street from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily in Mosquero. Mid-day meals are available at the Senior Center (except Saturday and Sunday) for $1.00 for seniors over 60 and $3.00 for guests. Meal reservations are advisable; call mealsite manager Christy Trujillo (505) 673-2310 for reservations. Mosquero is on NM 39 about 90 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Contact Ken Garrison (505) 673-2325 for information. May 11 Tour of the Ralph Stanfield Memorial Nature Trail, featuring native plants and outlooks that describe the ecosystem of the Llano Estacado, and the Caprock Amphitheatre, one of the premier outdoor theaters in Eastern New Mexico, near Tucumcari (1996 productions include "Billy the Kid" Friday and Saturday nights June 28-August 17 and special productions on Sundays). Meet at the Tucumcari Convention Center parking lot (1500 Tucumcari Blvd., Historic Route 66) at 9:30 AM to caravan, or meet at 10:30 AM at the Stanfield Nature Trail parking lot near the Caprock Amphitheatre (from Interstate 40 at San Jon, take NM 469 south 10 miles; from Clovis, take NM 209 to Grady and then NM 469 north about 15 miles). Bring lunch, water, field glasses, and walking shoes; the trail is wheelchair accessible and some signs are in braille. Contact Connie Srote, Quay Council for Arts and Humanities (505) 461-3797, Robert Bruce, Coordinator for El Llano Estacado RC&D (505) 461-3535, or Gene Richardson, President of the Caprock Amphitheatre Assn. (505) 487-5422 for information. May 12 and 19 Tour the historic Dorsey Mansion (built around 1886) from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM; the usual $2.00 entry fee is waived for this event. Often described as a "huge house in the middle of nowhere," the Mansion is a 36-room, two-story log and masonry structure of some 10,000 square feet. From Springer take US 56 east 26 miles, then go north on C-52 at the rest stop and continue 12 miles on the dirt road to the Mansion. Call the tour guides, Mr. and Mrs. Ernesto Romero (505) 375-2222, for latest weather information before setting out. May 14 Presentation by the staff of the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, currently under construction in Las Cruces, at 7:00 PM in the SPS meeting room, 216 E. Center Street in Tucumcari. The presentation will include a preview of the museum and discussion of the rules for application for "Pioneer Awards for Historic Properties;" applications will be available. Contact Connie Srote, Quay Council for Arts and Humanities (505) 461-3797 or Yetta Bidegain, Board Member of the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum (505) 461-1571 for information. May 19 Preview of the Mesalands Museum, Tucumcari's dinosaur museum, scheduled to open in the summer of 1997. Walk-through of displays, talk, slide show and fossil identification by Dr. Adrian Hunt, curator and Mesa Technical College paleontologist. Fossil identification from 1:00 to 5:00 PM; talk at 2:30 PM, both at "Coe's White Store" building on the corner of Adams and Laughlin, one block east of First Street and two blocks north of Tucumcari Blvd. in Tucumcari. Bring fossils for identification. Contact Connie Srote, Quay Council for Arts and Humanities (505) 461-3797 or Dr. Adrian Hunt, Mesa Technical College (505) 461-4413, ext. 127 for information.