Message #112:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: NM Historic Preservation Week Calendar - Part 3
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 96 08:57:00 MST
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From: Daniel E. Reiley

SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO

ALAMOGORDO AREA

May 19
"A Back Porch Visit with Gene Rhodes," a reading of prose and poetry by 
Eugene Manlove Rhodes, New Mexico's cowboy author.  The reading will take 
place at Oliver Lee's Dog Canyon Ranch at 6:00 PM.  Take US 57 south from 
Alamogordo, turn east at the sign for the Oliver Lee State Park and travel 
three miles to the Visitor Center and then one mile south to the Ranch. 
 Bring beverages or snacks.  Contact Pete Eidenbach, Human Systems Research 
Inc. (505) 585-9508, or Oliver Lee State Park (505) 437-8284 for 
registration and information.

CARLSBAD AREA

May 9
The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center Foundation will present 
National Register of Historic Places plaques to the Hodges-Sipple House (804 
W. Missouri Avenue) at 4:00 PM, and to the Hodges-Runyan-Brainard House (504 
W. Quay Avenue) at 4:30 PM.  Contact Nancy Dunn, Director of the Artesia 
Historical Museum and Art Center Foundation (505) 748-2390 for information.

May 16-19
Join the Friends of the Living Desert for the 10th Annual Mescal Roast, a 
cultural event centered around traditional use of native plants by the 
Mescalero Apache at the Living Desert State Park in Carlsbad.  Activities 
include interpretive talks, traditional roasting of the mescal, tasting of 
the mescal, Mountain Spirit dancers, Apache stew dinner, and more. A 4-day 
event from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM each day. Contact Ken Britt or Mark Rosacker, 
Living Desert State Park (505) 887-5516 to register and for information and 
directions.

CARRIZOZO AREA

May 11-19
Walking tour of Lincoln, at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, to include the highlights 
of Lincoln, the Historical Center, the Tunstall Store, the Courthouse, and a 
special discussion on Billy the Kid's last escape.  Tours start at the 
Historical Center in Lincoln and are about one mile in length.  Wear 
comfortable shoes.  Lincoln is located 12 miles east of Capitan on US 380. 
 Contact J.D. (Jack) Rigney, Lincoln State Monument (505) 653-4372 for 
information.

LAS CRUCES AREA

May 11
"Las Cruces Then and Now" walking tour of downtown Las Cruces focusing on 
where important buildings once stood and where interesting events took 
place, co-sponsored by Archaeo-Associates, Ltd. Co., and Arroyo Press.  Park 
in the Lorretto Towne Centre parking lot, and meet in front of the Bates Law 
Offices, 150 E. Lohman (corner of Main and Lohman) at 10:00 AM.  Wear 
comfortable shoes and sunscreen.  Contact Barbara Staley Brown, 
Archaeo-Associates, Ltd. Co., (505) 521-4798 for information.

May 11
Living history presentation in period outfits, demonstrating to visitors how 
the soldiers from Fort Selden would load and fire blackpowder weapons. 
 Lecture and demonstration begin at 2:00 PM in the group shelter area of 
Leasburg State Park (15 miles north of Las Cruces).  Bring hat, sunglasses, 
and camera.  Contact Stan Ellis, Leasburg State Park (505) 524-4068 for 
information.

May 11
"1873 Summer Camp on the Gila" living exhibit at Fort Selden State Monument, 
from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, depicting the daily routine of Company G, 8th 
Cavalry who were stationed at Fort Selden.  Bring hat, sunscreen, and water. 
 From Interstate 25, take exit 19 to reach the Monument.  Contact the Fort 
Selden State Monument (505) 526-8911 for information.

May 16
"The Dump Site: Historical Trash Reveals the Early WSMR Years," a slide 
lecture by David T. Kirkpatrick of Human Systems Research, Inc. about the 
life of soldiers in 1945-1946 at White Sands Missile Range.  The lecture 
will be delivered at Kent Hall on the campus of New Mexico State University 
(University Avenue at Solano Drive) at 7:30 PM.  Contact Bev Allen, New 
Mexico State University Museum (505) 646-3739 for details.  Sponsored by the 
University Museum.

ROSWELL AREA

May 13-17
"Roaming demonstrations" presented at Roswell-area middle schools and high 
schools, including pottery construction, manufacture of lithic artifacts, 
and skeletal analysis.  Contact John Giacobbe, Western Archaeological 
Services, Inc. (505) 624-1863 for information.

May 18
Living History Experience with special tours and "hands-on" activities at 
the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico Museum, 200 N. Lee in 
Roswell.  The Museum is located in the J.P. White mansion built in 1910 in 
Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style.  Family-oriented activities will include 
making cider, grinding corn, churning butter, viewing stereopticon slides, 
pump organ demonstrations, and more.  Tours of the Museum start every 
half-hour from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  Contact David Orr, Historical Society 
for Southeast New Mexico (505) 522-8333 for information.

SILVER CITY-DEMING AREA

May 11
"Wailin' at the Wall," a fundraising gala by the Silver City Main Street 
Project celebrating the rehabilitation of the A.S. Goodell Warehouse through 
a unique preservation partnership utilizing a facade preservation easement. 
 The evening will include wine and hearty hors d'oeuvres, an art auction, 
and dance to be held at the Goodell Warehouse site.  Each participant will 
receive a limited-edition  commemorative tile.  Festive or period attire 
welcome but not required.  The Warehouse is located at 214 W. Yankie Street, 
and parking is available in the lot adjoining the Silver City Museum in 
downtown Silver City.  Reservations are required before May 1; contact C.B. 
Elliott, Silver City Town Hall (505) 538-3731, Debbie Seibel, Silver City 
Main Street Project (505) 538-0565, or Susan Berry, Silver City Museum (505) 
538-5921 to purchase tickets.

May 11
Interpretive guided tours of the City of Rocks State Park, including 
history, geology, archaeology, and preservation of the natural environment, 
from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The park is located 28 miles northeast of Deming 
via US 180 and NM 61.  Contact William (Bud) Canfield, City of Rocks State 
Park (505) 536-2800 for in- formation.

May 11
Interpretive guided tours of the City of Rocks State Park, including 
history, geology, archaeology, and preservation of the natural environment, 
from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The park is located 28 miles northeast of Deming 
via US 180 and NM 61.  Contact William (Bud) Canfield, City of Rocks State 
Park (505) 536-2800 for information.

May 11
Jessie Thompson, granddaughter of a man shot in front of his hotel by Pancho 
Villa's men on March 9, 1916, will tell the story of Raid Day and about the 
people killed.  Angel Borunda, Columbus native who has worked on many of the 
big ranches in both Mexico and in the Columbus area, will also tell stories. 
 Hear both story- tellers from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Columbus 
Historical Museum (corner of NM 9 and NM 11) located in the old railroad 
depot built in 1902.  Contact Marilyn Elliott, Columbus Historical Museum 
(505) 531-2444 for information.

May 12
Book signing and celebration, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in the Silver City 
Museum, 312 W. Broadway, of the new second edition of Built to Last: An 
Architectural History of Silver City, New Mexico by authors Susan Berry and 
Sharman Apt Russell.  Books will be on sale for $19.95.  Contact Polly Smidt 
or Susan Berry, Silver City Museum (505) 538-5921 for information.

May 16
Help the Western New Mexico University Museum wash and label artifact 
collections from the Mimbres Valley, including ceramics, lithics, and faunal 
materials, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The Museum is located on the campus of 
Western Mew Mexico University in Silver City (from US 180 turn south onto 
Hudson Street, then west onto College and follow College to the campus). 
 Wear work clothes and plan to spend as much time during the day as you can. 
 Contact Powys Gadd, Gila National Forest (505) 388-8271 or (505) 388-8204 
for information.

May 16
Hands-on demonstration of prehistoric Indian tools and activities, including 
corn grinding, fire-starting, pottery making, games, and more, from 1:00 to 
5:00 PM at the Silver City Public Library (515 W. College Avenue, corner of 
College and Cooper Street).  Contact Peter Pinon Crum, Silver City Public 
Library (505) 538-3672 for information.

May 18
Help the Gila National Forest wash and label artifact collections from the 
Mimbres Valley, including ceramics, lithics, and faunal materials, from 
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The Forest Service Office is located behind Walmart 
near the intersection of US 180 and 32nd Street.  Wear work clothes and plan 
to spend as much time during the day as you can.  Contact Powys Gadd, Gila 
National Forest (505) 388-8271 or (505) 388-8204 for information.

May 18
Pancho Villa State Park staff will present a lecture and film, from 9:00 to 
10:00 AM, on the Pancho Villa raid on Columbus.  Park staff along with Mr. 
Richard Dean, local historian, will speak and have on display photographs of 
Columbus before the raid, the American Expedition into Mexico, and more in 
the recreation hall building located across from the Office/Visitor Center. 
The Pancho Villa State Park is 32 miles south of Deming at the junction of 
NM 9 and NM 11.  Contact Armando Martinez, Pancho Villa State Park (505) 
531-2711 for information.

May 18
Hike to the Mexican Canyon trestle near Cloudcroft and hear a 30-minute talk 
on local historic railroads.  Meet at the new Forest Service Trestle 
Recreation Area at 10:00 AM (just west of Cloudcroft off US 82).  Bring 
hiking boots, water, camera, and clothing appropriate for the weather. 
Contact Diane White, Lincoln National Forest (505) 434-7200 to register and 
for information.

SOCORRO AREA

May 18
Join a walking tour of Gallinas Springs Pueblo, a large prehistoric site in 
the Cibola National Forest.  There will also be walking tours to three or 
four smaller pueblo sites depending on the time.  Meet at the Magdalena 
Ranger Station at 10:00 AM (about 30 miles west of Socorro on the south side 
of US 60); we will carpool from there.  Bring walking shoes, water, lunch, 
hat, sunscreen, and a high-clearance vehicle.  Contact Tom Cartledge, Cibola 
National Forest (505) 761-4650 for information.

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES AREA

May 11
Mining demonstrations and drag boat races at Caballo Lake State Park from 
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  Contact the Caballo Lake State Park Office (505) 
743-3942 for information.

May 11-19
Tour the Black Range Museum and historic sites in Hillsboro from 11:00 AM to 
4:00 PM.  Contact Gloria J. Anders, Black Range Museum (505) 895-5685 for 
information.


The Historic Preservation Division
It is the mission of the Historic Preservation Division to ensure that our 
remarkable heritage is preserved and passed on to future generations. This 
is accomplished through a variety of means including public outreach, 
registration of properties for the National Register of Historic Places and 
the State Register of Cultural Properties, administration of preservation 
grants and loans, provision of technical assistance to government agencies 
and owners of historic properties, and maintenance of information on 
historic and prehistoric sites in New Mexico. For more information about our 
programs or to receive our newsletter, New Mexico Preservation, please call 
(505) 827-6320 or e-mail gdean@arms.state.nm.us.