FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 01, 2019
Mary Ann Hatchitt
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Fall is upon us and Los Luceros Historic Site’s Harvest is just around the corner. (*Media resources available)
Participate in a celebration of northern New Mexico culture this fall at Los Luceros Historic Site. This family friendly event will feature local food trucks as well as arts and crafts vendors.
This year’s entertainment will include Moving Arts Española and Cipriano Vigil (who was just honored at the Platinum Music Awards).
Visitors will have the opportunity to pick apples from the orchard which boasts more than 1,000 trees. Educational activities will be positioned throughout the site and will focus on the ecology and culture of the region. Door prizes will be offered for adults and children.
Visitors can dive into history with a new museum exhibit in the Visitor Center and self-guided tour of the property and historic buildings. The centerpiece of which is the fully furnished Lucero Hacienda, a 5,700 square-foot, 18th century Territorial-style adobe home. This beautiful property also features an 18th century Capilla (chapel) and spectacular views of the Río Grande.
On March 28, 2019, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation designating Los Luceros (formerly a Historic Property) as a State Historic Site, thus securing funding, staffing, and preservation of the site in perpetuity.
Fifth Annual Fall Harvest Festival at Los Luceros will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, 10, a.m. – 5 p.m. Participation is free and open to the public for the day.
Los Luceros Historic Site
253 County Road 41
Alcalde, NM 87511
(*Media resources available,11:42 b-roll of Los Luceros, video of last year’s Harvest, 1:55 interview about Apple Harvest Festival Los Luceros Historic Site Manager & Supervisory Archaeologist, Ethan Ortega, approved for use by NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs at this link: https://youtu.be/q5WRbrySQV8 )
About New Mexico Historic Sites: http://nmhistoricsites.org/
New Mexico Historic Sites are a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Board of Regents for the Museum of New Mexico. Programs and exhibits are generously supported by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, through the generous support of donors.
On March 14, 1931, the New Mexico Historic Site system was established by an Act for the Preservation of the Scientific Resources of New Mexico, to "declare by public proclamation that historic and prehistoric structures and other objects of scientific interest that are situated upon the lands owned or controlled by the State of New Mexico, shall be state monuments, and may reserve as a part thereof such parcels of land as may be necessary to the proper care and management of the objects to be protected." Under the direction of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, eight sites are open to the public: Coronado, Fort Selden, Fort Stanton, Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial, Jemez, Lincoln, and Los Luceros.
In 2004, the J. Paul Taylor Family bequeathed the Barela-Reynolds House and Property on the Mesilla Plaza to the Department of Cultural Affairs. Still serving as J. Paul Taylor’s private home, the property will become a Historic Site after his passing. Events, news releases and images about activities at New Mexico Historic Sites, and other Department of Cultural Affairs divisions can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org.