Lincoln Historic Site

Lincoln Historic Site opens new Children’s Exhibit

May 07, 2015


If You Were Growing Up in 1800s Lincoln

Have you ever wondered what it was like to grow up in Lincoln County in the 1880s? Find out when the Lincoln Historic Site opens its new exhibit If You Were Growing Up in 1800s Lincoln. The items featured in the exhibit, objects and clothing used by children in the 1880s highlights the show’s theme, “Please Touch!” The exhibition opens Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10 a.m.

The children’s exhibit was designed and built by Lincoln Historic Site staff and local volunteers. Financial support was provided by Friends of Historic Lincoln. Local artists Jeanie Adams, Susan Weir-Anker and Linda Caperton designed and painted the mural on the wall, part of which denotes the inside of an adobe house. Also depicted is an outdoor scene with a fence and “horse” in the corral.

Activities in the new exhibit include a “pony” barrel with a saddle where children can have their pictures taken with a certain young man who used to live in Lincoln. Period clothing is available to try on and children’s games from the 1880s are available. There is an iPad with stories by Lily Klastner telling of Lincoln when she was a child. In addition to the new exhibit, there will be a petting zoo, face painting, and music. Additionally, there will be a roping dummy in the courtyard for children to try their hand at roping a steer.

Admission to Lincoln Historic Site is $5 per adult. Children and veterans are always admitted for free. There will be seven museums and the Torreon open on the day of the grand opening. Local merchants will be open and serving, food, beverages, and souvenirs.

Lincoln is located 12 miles east of Capitan on U. S. highway 380. The Lincoln Historic Site is open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily. For more information contact Sandy James at or telephone : 575-653-4025



Sandy James or Charles Ruberson, Lincoln Historic Site

(575) 653-4025


Lincoln Historic Site is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.


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