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Date: October 11, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7200

Race and Ethnicity: The Origins of Hispano Identity in 

New Mexico

 

Pecos, NM: – Pecos National Historical Park will honor National Hispanic Heritage Month with a free lecture by Dr. Adrian Bustamante on Saturday, October 21st titled “Race and Ethnicity: The Origins of Hispano Identity in New Mexico”. Dr. Bustamante will explore why multiple ascribed and self-ascribed ethnic terms such as Hispano, Mejicano Spanish American, etc, are used to describe descendants of colonial settlers in New Mexico. The presentation will take place in the Kiva Theater at the Visitor Center at 1:00 p.m. on October 21st.

 

Adrian H. Bustamante was born in Pecos, New Mexico and raised in Santa Fe where his mother’s family has lived for 400 years and his father’s for three centuries. He graduated from St. Michael's High School, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, Cum Laude, from the College of Santa Fe in history; his Master of Arts Degree in counseling from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas; and his Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of New Mexico.  

 

Dr. Bustamante is an ethno-historian specializing in culture change and the cultural history of the Hispanos in the American Southwest. He spent 34 years in higher education in New Mexico and southern Colorado teaching Southwest Studies and holding various administrative positions. A believer in public service he has served as President of the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents; was the first Curator of El Rancho de Las Golondrinas Museum; was a member of the New Mexico Council for the Humanities; the New Mexico Space Museum Board; the New Mexico Quincentenary Commission; a founding member of the Board of the Santa Fe Trail Association; and Board member and Chair of the History Task Force of Santa Fe’s Cuartocentinario (400th) celebration. After his retirement, he served as New Mexico Cultural Affairs Officer and Executive Director of the National Hispanic Center.

 

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.

 

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Date: October 2, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7200

Night Sky Viewing at Pecos NHP

 

Pecos, NM:– Join us for an evening under the wonderful western sky. Pecos National Historical Park will offer a free ranger-guided night sky program on Saturday, October 14th at 7:00 p.m. We will use the telescopes to gaze at the starts and check out Saturn, Jupiter, and the moon. Visitors are invited to bring their own telescopes or use the park’s telescopes to explore the park’s night skies. This event is weather-dependent and red-bulb flashlights and appropriate clothing are strongly recommended.

 

The events will take place around the park’s headquarters building. Visitors are asked to turn into the park entrance and follow the sign for park headquarters; the visitor center will not be open. The gate will open at 6:30 p.m.; the gate will shut at 7:15 p.m. Please note that after 7:15 no further entry will be permitted; the event is expected to end by 9:00 p.m.  Reservations are required for this program; please call 505-757-7241.

 

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Date: October 2, 2017
Contact: Becky Latanich, 505-757-7200

Pecos National Historical Park Receives Field Trip Grant from the National Park Foundation

 

Pecos, NM (October 2, 2017) – Pecos National Historical Park was selected to receive a 2017 field trip grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. Pecos National Historical Park will partner with Pecos Independent Schools and El Dorado Community School for the 2017-2018 school year to help educate their fourth grade classes both in the park and in the classroom.

 

This grant, part of the Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids program, supports Every Kid in a Park.

 

“I can still remember the excitement of exploring my first national park as a kid and it made me want to discover more,” said National Park Foundation President Will Shafroth. “I’m thrilled that our National Park Foundation grants make it possible for hundreds of thousands of kids to experience the wonder of parks for the first time, sparking a lifelong love for national parks.”

 

The grant is titled “Creating Connections to the Ancestors: Northern New Mexico 4th Graders Discover their Past at Pecos” and will incorporate both classroom visits and an on site field trip. Park rangers from Pecos National Historical Park will visit each fourth grade classroom at these schools at least four times over the course of the school year. During the classroom visits, park staff will introduce students to the biological, natural, and historical processes that contributed to the development of the unique resources of Pecos National Historical Park. In the spring, the students will visit Pecos National Historical Park and finalize their year-long creative projects that capture their experience with the park.

 

For the full list of grantees and their projects, click here.

 

ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION

The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards. In 2016, commemorating the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the Foundation launched The Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks, a comprehensive fundraising campaign to strengthen and enhance the future of these national treasures for the next hundred years. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org

 

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Date: September 21, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7200

Contemporary Visions of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

Pecos, NM: – Pecos National Historical Park will honor National Hispanic Heritage Month with a lecture about Our Lady of Guadalupe by Ms. Diana Molina on Saturday, October 7th. Also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe, the venerated image of Mary is enshrined within the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. This image of the Blessed Mother has appeared across many cultures in many forms, ranging from low-riders and advertisements to politics and religion. Ms. Molina will illustrate the colorful multinational history of this icon and present its use across the region. Her photography will add color to this vibrant topic and give more detail to its transnational themes. The presentation will take place in the KivaTheater at the Visitor Center at 1:00 p.m. on October 7th.

 

Ms. Molina worked as a software engineer before becoming a professional photographer and writer. Her photographic and written works focus on sociological portrayals and have appeared in regional, national, and international publications and museums, including the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C.

 

The park extends a special thanks to the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs for assisting with Ms. Molina’s presentation.

 

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.

 

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Date: September 12, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7200

Greer Garson’s Mrs. Miniver on the Outdoor Big Screen at
Pecos National Historical Park
 
Pecos, NM:– Pecos National Historical Park invites you to an evening under the stars for a one-time showing of Mrs. Miniver featuring Oscar-award winning actress Greer Garson. Join us on Ms. Garson’s birthday, September 29th at 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the release of this critically-acclaimed film.
 
Mrs. Miniver (1942) is an American romantic war drama film that depicts the life of an unassuming British housewife in rural England who is touched by World War II. The film won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best DirectorBest Actress and Best Supporting Actress. In 2006, the American Film Institute ranked it as one of the most inspiring American films of all time
 
The Pecos National Historical Park that we know today exists in large part due to the generosity and support of Greer Garson Fogelson and her husband Col. E.E. “Buddy” Fogelson. The Fogelsons owned and operated the Forked Lightning Ranch for 50 years. In 1991, Garson sold her ranch parcel to The Conservation Fund, which donated it to the National Park Service. She and her husband were honored with the Conservation Service Award, the Department of the Interior’s highest civilian award.
 
Admission to the movie is free, but due to limited space, reservations are required. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the film will be shown in the field adjacent to the park’s headquarters building. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own blankets, chairs, snacks, and refreshments.  Please bring a flashlight and dress appropriately for a fall evening in northern New Mexico.  For more information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
The park extends a special thanks to Western National Parks Association for assisting with the showing of Mrs. Miniver.
 

 

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Date: September 8, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7200

“Paint to Hike”: National Public Lands Day Service Project and Backcountry Adventure
 
Pecos, NM: Pecos National Historical Park will celebrate the 22nd annual National Public Lands Day by hosting a special free event, “Paint to Hike” on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. Join us in giving back to Pecos by volunteering your time to paint fence posts. In return, receive an afternoon of exploration into the seldom-seen backcountry of Pecos National Historical Park and a coupon for fee-free entrance into one Federal public lands unit that charges an entrance fee. This opportunity is limited to 50 people and reservations are required.
 
Held every fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). Last year in 2016, over 200,000 participants volunteered at 2,600 locations contributing $18 million in public land improvements. One third of America’s land is in public hands. Let’s join together to keep these beautiful places thriving!
 
“Paint to Hike” will begin Saturday September 30th at 8:30 am with volunteer registration and check in at the Visitor Center. The fence painting project will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and is suitable for all ages and abilities. Afterwards, volunteers will help clean up and head over to the Forked Lightning Ranch area where they will receive a trail map and a snack. Between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. National Public Lands Day volunteers will get to access to 4 beautiful miles of trail looping around the Pecos River and surrounding pastures of the old Forked Lightning Ranch!
 
Attendees should plan to bring water, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and lunch. Please wear adequate clothing for a fall day in northern New Mexico. The park will provide all necessary supplies for the fence painting project.
 
This project is funded in part with funds provided by Western National Parks Association.
 
For more information about the park in general and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/peco. You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like on us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
 

 

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Date: August 11, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Park Offers Founder’s Day Events
 
Pecos, NM: – Pecos National Historical Park will celebrate the 101st birthday of the National Park Service with a series of family-friendly events on Saturday, August 26th.
 
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the "Organic Act" which stated that the purpose of the newly formed National Park Service was "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wild life therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." What better way to celebrate this 101st birthday than spending a fun-filled morning at the park with the family!
 
Scavenger Hunt Challenge
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Solve the riddles, follow the clues, and make beautiful crafts. Everyone who participates will receive his/her choice of an amazingly cute prize. Return to the visitor center and enter your name in the raffle for a grand prize drawing that will take place at 1:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center. You do not need to be present to win. 
 
Story Time in the Kiva
11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Climb down the ladder into this sacred underground chamber for a special story time and origami pottery craft with the ranger staff. Meet on top of roof of the conventokiva near the mission church.
 
Adobe Making Demonstration
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Stop by the Visitor Center to see the messy process of making adobe bricks. Check out how they are formed, baked, and used in this informal, drop-in program.
 
Refreshments
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lemonade, tea, cookies and frozen treats available to everyone!
 
Activities are appropriate for visitors of all ages and abilities.  Prizes will be provided by the park’s partner, Western National Parks Association. And, in support of Founder’s Day, all bookstore items will be 15% off on both Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th, 2017.
 

 

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Date: August 10, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Park Offers Special Tour of Arrowhead Pueblo
 
Pecos, NM:– Pecos National Historical Park will offer a free ranger-led tour of the seldom-seen Arrowhead Pueblo on Sunday, August 27th. This one mile roundtrip visit to the 14th century pueblo will explore the historical, archaeological, and cultural significance of this 100+ room ruin. Visitors interested in the tour are advised to reserve a spot, as space is limited. Attendees will meet at the Visitor Center at 1:00 p.m. and caravan to the trailhead with the ranger.
 
Please note that this tour will only be offered twice more this season: Saturday, September 23rd and Saturday, October 28th. We will be accepting reservations for all dates.
 
For more information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 

 

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Date: August 8, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Park Offers Special Botanical Walk
                                         
Pecos, NM: – Pecos National Historical Park will offer a free botany walk on Sunday, August 20th. Park volunteers Susan and Dr. Ken Bower, who are docents at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, are passionate and extremely knowledgeable amateur botanists. On this one mile roundtrip walk along the main trail, they will lead visitors in an exploration of ethnobotany, landscape history, and the interactions between wildlife and the park flora that make Pecos special. Attendees will meet at the Visitor Center at 10:45 a.m. and proceed on to the trail from there. The tour will end at 12:30 p.m. Please come early as this is a popular program.
 
For more information contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 

 

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Date: August 2, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Park Prescriptions Program Offers Much more than a $50 Prize
 
Pecos, NM:– Park Prescriptions participant Beverly Hughes is winning many times over. She is the first recipient of the Park Prescriptions Program’s first quarterly prize drawing. Hughes, who won a $50 gift Visa gift noted that, “It was a win-win, no matter if I won the prize or not.” Hughes, like many of the other participants in the program finds a plethora of benefits from recreating in the park. Pecos National Historical Park Superintendent Karl Cordova echoes her sentiments; “The National Park Service strives to ensure that parks remain relevant to local communities in preserving their heritage, educating their youth and providing opportunities for physical and mental wellness.”
 
The Park Prescriptions Program was formed this spring as part of a partnership between Pecos National Historical Park and the Pecos Valley Medical Center (PVMC) to encourage wellness in the community of Pecos and the surrounding area. The Pecos Park Prescriptions program promotes health and wellness by encouraging and rewarding community members for recreating for free within their national park.  
 
Ms. Hughes found the program to be an easy and enjoyable way to exercise daily; “The trails are paved (which makes a klutz very happy), well-groomed, and the view never fails to take my breath away… Pecos is blessed beyond measure to have two such fine facilities like Pecos National Historical Park and Pecos Valley Medical Center available for its use. If you don't already visit the park for your enjoyment, bring your visitors there, they will be happy you did.  Get some fresh mountain air, see all the beauty Mother Nature has to share, witness all of the creatures in their own environment, and see some stunning ruins presented to you by some fun, friendly rangers.”
 
The next quarterly drawing for the Park Prescriptions Program will take place the week of October 23rd. Participants must fill out an entire punch card (30 visits) during the quarter in order to be eligible for the next drawing. For more information please contact Becky Latanich (Pecos NHP) at (505) 757-7210 or Toni Rodriguez (Pecos Valley Medical Center) at 505-757-7132
 

 

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Date: July 31, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Feast Day at Pecos Pueblo
 
Pecos, NM:– Pecos National Historical Park will host the annual Feast Day celebration at Pecos Pueblo this Sunday, August 6th. Parishioners from St. Anthony’s will process to the entrance of Pecos National Historical Park where they will be met by representatives from the Pueblo of Jemez. Many local community members from the Pueblo of Jemez, Pecos and surrounding communities will celebrate Feast Day mass inside the ruins of the historic church known as Our Lady of the Angels of Porciúncula (Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de Porciúncula).
 
Feast Day at Pecos Pueblo represents the fulfillment of a long-standing promise. Before leaving Pecos Pueblo in 1838, the last inhabitants of Pecos Pueblo entrusted a special painting to St. Anthony’s Parish. A symbol of the pueblo’s adoption of Christianity as another form of religion, this portrait depicts the patron saint bestowed upon the Mission of Pecos in the 1620s. Every August, Pecos village fulfills its promise to perpetually honor the saint by celebrating a feast day mass in the remains of her final church. And, this year is extra special as we commemorate the 300th anniversary of the building of Our Lady of the Angels.
 
Mass will begin at the church at Pecos National Historical Park on Sunday the 6th around 9:30 a.m. Following mass, there will be a Feast Day celebration including fresh rolls and biscochitos from the outside horno
 
For more information, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 

 

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Date: July 25, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Pecos NHP Welcomes Jemez Historic Site Musician

 
Pecos, NM: – Pecos National Historical Park will be hosting Mr. Marlon Magdalena of Jemez Pueblo on Saturday, July 29st and Sunday, July 30nd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as he demonstrates traditional musical instruments and techniques from Jemez Historic Site. Mr. Magdalena crafts traditional Native American flutes using both traditional and modern methods, plays traditional music, and instructs on historical and traditional topics surrounding Jemez Pueblo.
 

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Date: July 11, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Park Offers Special Botanical Walk
 
Pecos, NM: – Pecos National Historical Park will offer a free botany walk on Saturday, July 22nd. Park volunteers Susan and Dr. Ken Bower, who are members of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico, are passionate and extremely knowledgeable amateur botanists. On this one mile roundtrip walk along the main trail, they will lead visitors in an exploration of ethnobotany, landscape history, and the interactions between wildlife and the park flora that make Pecos special. Attendees will meet at the Visitor Center at 10:45 a.m. and proceed on to the trail from there. The tour will end at 12:30 p.m. Please come early as this is a popular program.
 
For more information contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 

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Date: June 30, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Park Offers Special Tour of Arrowhead Pueblo
 
Pecos, NM:– Pecos National Historical Park will offer a free ranger-led tour of the seldom-seen Arrowhead Pueblo on Sunday, July 30th. This one mile round-trip visit to the 14th century pueblo will explore the historical, archaeological, and cultural significance of this 100+ room ruin. Visitors interested in the tour are advised to reserve a spot, as space is limited. Attendees will meet at the Visitor Center at 1:00 p.m. and caravan to the trailhead with the ranger.


Please note that this tour will only be offered twice more this summer: Sunday, August 27th and Saturday, September 23rd. We will be accepting reservations for all dates.
 
For more information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 

 

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Date: June 30, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Park Offers Special Hike to the “Lost” Church
 
Pecos, NM:– Pecos National Historical Park will offer a hike with Park Archaeologist Jeremy Moss to the site of the Lost Church on Saturday, July 15th. Along the one mile roundtrip hike to the ruins of the church, also known as the Ortiz Church, you will explore the fascinating history of some of the earliest missionary efforts in Northern New Mexico. The church, which dates from 1617-1621, was first described and mapped by Adolph Bandelier in 1880. Much has been learned about this historical treasure since then—come see for yourself!
 
This 1.5 hour program is an off-trail hike along uneven terrain through areas frequented by snakes. Visitors interested in the tour must reserve a spot, as space is limited to 15 participants. Attendees will meet at the Visitor Center at 8:30 a.m.
 
For more information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 

 

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Date: June 29, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Pecos NHP Welcomes Native American Drum Maker
 
Pecos, NM: – Pecos National Historical Park will be hosting Mr. Arnold Herrera of Cochiti Pueblo on Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as he demonstrates the masterful technique of Native American drum making. Mr. Herrera, a second generation drum maker, uses cherished methods of preparation and creation that have been in place for centuries. Visit with this engaging craftsman as he creates handmade drums using assorted tools and aspen wood for shaping.
 
For more information, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps  or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
 

 

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Date: June 19, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Flint Knapping Demonstrations at Pecos NHP
 
Pecos, NM: – Step back in time with Ron Fields this weekend, June 24th and 25th. Ron, who is the park archaeologist at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, will demonstrate the techniques involved in manufacturing stone tools and the use of these tools in manufacturing Phragmites compound arrows that would have been in use among the inhabitants of Pecos Pueblo as well as the Apache and other Native American groups that live and lived in the American Southwest. Drop by the park visitor center between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. this weekend to learn more about this artful tradition.
 
Ron first discovered his passion for archaeology when at the age of nine he was blackberry picking with his family in Ohio and he discovered a stone ax. After that he has been on a life long journey discovering as much as he can about our ancestors. In his forty-year quest he has worked as a Site Interpreter, Field Archaeologist, and Environmental Scientist. .He has worked at SunWatch Archaeological Park, Mesa Verde, Petroglyph National Monument, and is now at Salinas Pueblo Missions. He has worked in New Mexico, Missouri, Wyoming, Texas, and California performing contract archaeology. He received his Master’s in Anthropology at the University of New Mexico and is in the PhD Program at the same institution. His area of interest is prehistoric technology and especially atlatl/dart and bow/arrow technologies in North America. His quest is to answer when and how fast the dart-to-arrow transition occurred in the American Southwest.
  
For more information, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pecosnhp) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
 

 

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Date: June 15, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Park Offers Special Botanical Walk
 
Pecos, NM: – Pecos National Historical Park will offer a free botany walk on Sunday, June 25th. Park volunteers Susan and Dr. Ken Bower, who are members of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico, are passionate and extremely knowledgeable amateur botanists. On this one mile roundtrip walk along the main trail, they will lead visitors in an exploration of ethnobotany, landscape history, and the interactions between wildlife and the park flora that make Pecos special. Attendees will meet at the Visitor Center at 10:45 a.m. and proceed on to the trail from there. The tour will end at 12:30 p.m. Please come early as this is a popular program.
 
For more information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pecosnhp) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
 

 

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Date: June 8, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Park Offers Special Tour of Arrowhead Pueblo
 
Pecos, NM:– Pecos National Historical Park will offer a free ranger-led tour of the seldom-seen Arrowhead Pueblo on Saturday, June 24th. This one mile round trip visit to the 14th century pueblo will explore the historical, archeological, and cultural significance of this 100+ room ruin. Visitors interested in the tour are advised to reserve a spot, as space is limited. Attendees will meet at the Visitor Center at 1:00 p.m. and caravan to the trailhead with the ranger.
 
For more information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pecosnhp) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
 

 

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Date: June 1, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Fly Tying with Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Pecos, NM: – The Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited brings its expertise in fly-tying to Pecos National Historical Park the weekend of June 17th-18th. Drop by the park visitor center between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for hands-on fly-tying practice and to learn more about this artful tradition.
 
For more information, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pecosnhp) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
 

 

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Date: May 19, 2017
Contact: Becky Latanich, 505-757-7241

Cowboy Musician and Night Sky Program Hosted at the Forked Lightning Ranch House

Pecos, NM:– Join us for an evening under the fabled western sky. Pecos National Historical Park will offer a free performance by cowboy musician Dr. Steve Cormier followed by a night sky program on Saturday, June 3rd. Both programs will take place on the grounds of the Forked Lightning Ranch House.  Due to limited space, reservations are required.
 
Dr. Cormier’s will present traditional cowboy music that reflects his experience as a ranch and farm hand. His performance will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the courtyard of the Forked Lightning Ranch House. Visitors are invited to bring blankets to lie out on the courtyard lawn to enjoy the performance. 
 
Following Dr. Cormier’s performance, explore the heavens during a ranger-led night sky program that begins at 8:30 p.m. Visitors are invited to bring their own telescopes or use the park’s telescopes to gaze and explore the park’s night skies. This event is weather-dependent and red-bulb flashlights and appropriate clothing are recommended.
 
The events will take place at the Forked Lightning Ranch House. Visitors are asked to turn at the Trading Post (pink building on the east side of Highway 63) and speak to the ranger on duty there for further directions. The gate will open at 6:30 p.m.; the gate will shut at 7:15 p.m. Please note that after 7:15 no further entry will be permitted.
 
For more information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
The park extends a special thanks to the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs for assisting with Dr. Cormier’s presentation.
 
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pecosnhp) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In three miles, the trading post will be on your left. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the trading post will be on your right.
 

 

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Date: May 18, 2017
Contact: Becky Latanich

Park Offers Special Tour of Arrowhead Pueblo

Pecos, NM:– Pecos National Historical Park will offer a free ranger-led tour of the seldom-seen Arrowhead Pueblo on Sunday, May 28th. This one mile round trip visit to the 14th century pueblo will explore the historical, archaeological, and cultural significance of this 100+ room ruin. Visitors interested in the tour are advised to reserve a spot, as space is limited. Attendees will meet at the Visitor Center at 1:00 p.m. and caravan to the trailhead with the ranger.
 
For more information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pecosnhp) or Instagram(https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
 

 

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Date: February 10, 2017
Contact: Becky Latanich, (505) 757-7241

Park Announces Spring Fishing Season for 2017
 
Pecos, NM:– Beginning March 9, 2017, Pecos National Historical Park will be offering fishing permits for interested anglers along the Pecos River. The 2017 spring fishing season will run from March 9 through April 17.
 
Within the park, three miles of the Pecos River are divided into three sections or "beats." This approach offers anglers roughly one mile on the Pecos River to fish with up to two other people for the day. Two beats (for up to six anglers per day) are available on a reservation system; one beat (for up to three anglers per day) is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note, a special permit along with a $25 per day fee is required for each angler. Only credit card payments will be accepted.
 
Pecos National Historical Park will begin taking reservations on February 27, 2017. Call the dedicated phone line at (505) 757-7272. Please leave your name, the number of people that will fish (up to 3 per one-mile beat), the date you would like to fish, and contact information including the name and phone number for each person on the reservation. Remember the park is closed to fishing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
 
Reservations are accepted in the order they are received. You will get a confirmation by phone from the fishing permit ranger within a reasonable time.
For more information related to fishing and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP Fishing Line at (505) 757-7272. Additional information about the fishing program is available on the park website (https://www.nps.gov/peco/planyourvisit/fishing.htm).
 
For more information about the park in general, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/peco. You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like on us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pecosnhp) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
 

 

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Date: February 10, 2017
Contact: Becky Latanich, (505) 757-7241

Dark Sky Photography at Pecos National Historical Park

Pecos, NM: Pecos National Historical Park will offer a free night photography session with park noted volunteer park photographer Stan Ford on February 25th. This evening program will explore the methods and practice of nighttime photography. Visitors interested in the tour are advised to reserve a spot as space is limited to 10 attendees.
 
Attendees will meet at the Visitor Center at 5:00 p.m. and learn techniques before walking or driving to the church. The program will end at 8:00 p.m. Attendees should plan to bring a red-bulb flashlight, their own camera equipment, adequate clothing for a winter night in Northern New Mexico, and water or snacks.
 
For more information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pecosnhp) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
 

Last updated: October 11, 2017

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Pecos National Historical Park
P.O. Box 418

Pecos, NM 87552

Phone:

(505) 757-7241

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