New Mexico Historic Sites

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Announces Historic Site Closures for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 12, 2017


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan 11, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces that all state historic sites will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 16, 2017: Jemez Historic Site, Fort Stanton Historic Site, Fort Selden Historic Site, Coronado Historic Site, El Camino Real Historic Trail Site, Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner, and Lincoln Historic Site.


What:   Historic Site Closures Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

When:  Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

Who:    Statewide Historic Sites Closing for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

-Jemez Historic Site

-Fort Stanton Historic Site

-Fort Selden Historic Site

-Coronado Historic Site

-El Camino Real Historic Trail Site

-Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner

-Lincoln Historic Site


About the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

Created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature, the Department of Cultural Affairs represents New Mexico’s dedication to preserving and celebrating the cultural integrity and diversity of our state. The Department oversees a broad range of New Mexico’s arts and cultural heritage agencies. These include 15 divisions representing a variety of programs and services. Among its primary functions is the management of the largest state sponsored museum system in the country. New Mexico’s historic sites and state-run museums are located across the state and include: New Mexico Historic Sites, Statewide; New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe; New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo; New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque; New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces; and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque. 

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Palace of the Governors, ca. 1915

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