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Confinement in the Land of Enchantment: A Traveling Exhibit & Forum at Fort Stanton
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Confinement in the Land of Enchantment: A Traveling Exhibit & Forum at Fort Stanton

History buffs won’t want to miss this special event at Fort Stanton Historic Site. Confinement in the Land of Enchantment is a traveling exhibit which chronicles the experiences of people of Japanese descent who lived in New Mexico just before, during, and after World War II. The exhibit will be on display April 27, 2019, at the Fort Stanton Historic Site Visitor’s Center with a community forum and reception at 1:30 PM. Guest Speakers include: Dr. Roy Ebihara, Baca Camp Internee; Tessa M. Cencula, Fort Stanton Historian; Dr. Diane Ball, CLOE Educator.

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Smokey Bear Days: Celebrate Smokey's 75th Birthday!
May
3
to May 4

Smokey Bear Days: Celebrate Smokey's 75th Birthday!

  • Smokey Bear Historical Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Smokey Bear as he is celebrated in his hometown of Capitan for his 75th Birthday! Free fun for all ages; enjoy a Parade, Chainsaw Carving Auction, arts, crafts and food vendors, Live Music, a Street Dance, the Firefighters Challenge, a Smokey Bear Memorabilia Auction and to top if off, have your picture taken with Smokey!

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Mother’s Day Tea at Fort Stanton Historic Site
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Mother’s Day Tea at Fort Stanton Historic Site

Join the staff of Fort Stanton and the members Fort Stanton, Inc. for their second annual first Mother’s Day Tea fundraiser featuring a Victorian-era tea party, costumed living historians, and a program about Victorian social etiquette. $20 per person, $15 for seniors and students, and free for children under six . Reservations required. 575-354-0341

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March on Rome World War II Reenactment at Fort Stanton
Jul
27
4:00 PM16:00

March on Rome World War II Reenactment at Fort Stanton

Fort Stanton will be hosting its fifth annual March on Rome World War II reenactment and Living History display on Saturday, July 27, 2019, on the grounds of the fort. Authentic camps for both Allied and Axis forces will be open to the public between 4 and 6 p.m. with a public show battle beginning at 5:30 p.m. Attendance is free to the public, although donations to Fort Stanton are welcome.

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Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium
Oct
10
to Oct 13

Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

  • Ruidoso Downs Race Track (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Each year at the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium there is ALWAYS stellar entertainment, ALWAYS a chuckwagon cook-off, ALWAYS great family fun, and ALWAYS a great exhibition of western wares with over 100 vendors and their unique products for you to buy. Plus mounted shooting competition and equestrian demonstrations. 

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Dia de Muertos Celebration in Historic Lincoln
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Dia de Muertos Celebration in Historic Lincoln

  • Old Lincoln Gallery & Annie's Little Sure Shot Espresso House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Don't miss this lively annual community Day of the Dead celebration in Lincoln, NM, honoring the stories, lives, and legacies of those who passed away. Come and join the fun with music, dance, family activities, face painting, altar-offerings, arts and crafts, plus food and drink. This community event is free to the public.

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Fort Stanton After Dark and First Annual Trick or Treat Trail
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Fort Stanton After Dark and First Annual Trick or Treat Trail

Don't miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore the grounds and buildings of Fort Stanton after dark with its first annual "Trick or Treat" Trail” while interacting with costumed living historians, storytellers, and investigators from the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society. The self-guided tours will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, children under 10 are free. Please call 575-354-0341 for more information.

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Fort Stanton LIVE
Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Fort Stanton LIVE

If you are looking for action, look no further than Fort Stanton where the annual Fort Stanton LIVE! event brings costumed reenactors 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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San Juan Day Celebration and Cultural Festival
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

San Juan Day Celebration and Cultural Festival

Join us at Lincoln Historic Site for a San Juan Day celebration and cultural festival. This family friendly event will feature local arts and food vendors, a local farmer's market, historic games, and some truly great New Mexican music.

10:00 a.m.- Vendors open
12:00 p.m.- Cipriano Vigil and Family concert
1:30 p.m.- The Flying "J" Wranglers concert
3:00 p.m.- Event ends

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