Wild West Adventures

 

 

Tour Historic Lincoln's "Woods House" 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

https://www.facebook.com/NewMexicoHistoricSites/videos/733623770807528

Take a tour and learn about the history of the Woods House, one of Lincoln, New Mexico’s most popular buildings. Also, learn how to make the “Soon To Be Famous” Woods House Apple Pie!

 

 

All About Archaeology

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

 

Archaeology: Unearthing the Past!

Students will join our site archaeologist to explore the fundamental concepts of archaeology and participate in a hands-on activity. For more summer activities follow this link: http://nmhistoricsites.org/virtual-camp

Posted by New Mexico Historic Sites on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Unearthing New Mexico's Past

⛏🔍Join our site archaeologist to explore the fundamental concepts of archaeology and participate in a hands-on activity.

 
 
Kids Archaeology Activity
 

Archaeology Word Search

 

Celebrate San Juan Day

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

 

San Juan Day: Making Tissue Paper Flowers

Learn how to make tissue paper flowers for San Juan day.

Posted by New Mexico Historic Sites on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Tissue Paper Flower Activity

🌸🌺Learn how to make tissue paper flowers to celebrate San Juan Day.🌷🌼🌻

Celebrate San Juan Day

Learn how Peter Hurd's famous painting, "Eve of St. John" was a tribute to the historic celebrations & traditions of San Juan Day in the Hondo and Bonito Valleys of New Mexico. Additionally, students will understand how San Juan Day was celebrated in the past and how Lincoln Historic Site continues to celebrate the holiday each year at the San Juan Bautista Church, built in 1887. Students can celebrate the holiday at home by learning to create colorful, traditional Mexican tissue paper flowers!

Posted by New Mexico Historic Sites on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Eve of St. John

Learn how Peter Hurd's famous painting, "Eve of St. John" was a tribute to the historic celebrations & traditions of San Juan Day in the Hondo and Bonito Valleys of New Mexico. Additionally, students will understand how San Juan Day was celebrated in the past and how Lincoln Historic Site continues to celebrate the holiday each year at the San Juan Bautista Church, built in 1887. Students can celebrate the holiday at home by learning to create colorful, traditional Mexican tissue paper flowers!

Ready, Aim, Fire!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

 

Ready, Aim, Fire!

Fort Stanton?s living history reenactors will introduce students to the daily routine of soldiers stationed along the New Mexico frontier during the 1850s and the U.S. Army?s complex role in America?s expansion into the Southwest.

Posted by New Mexico Historic Sites on Friday, June 12, 2020

Day in the Life of a Soldier

Fort Stanton?s living history reenactors will introduce students to the daily routine of soldiers stationed along the New Mexico frontier during the 1850s and the U.S. Army?s complex role in America?s expansion into the Southwest.

Irons in the Fire

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

 

Irons in the Fire: The History and Language of Branding

🤠🐮In this video, students will learn how cowboys, ranch owners, and farmers have used distinctive brands to identify cattle from Egyptian times until today. In preparation for designing their own brand, students will learn the "Language of Brands" and how to decode and speak the name of a particular brand. Students will also learn how the battle for control of the New Mexico Territory led to the Lincoln County War, which made famous a number of outlaws and cattle rustlers, such as Billy the Kid. The lawlessness and violence in Lincoln County and other parts of New Mexico territory are significant to the Westward Expansion story. For more activities throughout the summer, visit: http://nmhistoricsites.org/virtual-camp

Posted by New Mexico Historic Sites on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The History and Language of Branding

In this video, students will learn how cowboys, ranch owners, and farmers have used distinctive brands to identify cattle from Egyptian times until today. In preparation for designing their own brand, students will learn the "Language of Brands" and how to decode and speak the name of a particular brand. Students will also learn how the battle for control of the New Mexico Territory led to the Lincoln County War, which made famous a number of outlaws and cattle rustlers, such as Billy the Kid. The lawlessness and violence in Lincoln County and other parts of New Mexico territory are significant to the Westward Expansion story.

 

Cookie Branding Activity

This activity will give students the opportunity to design their very own cookie brand using heavy-duty aluminum foil. Please watch the video, "Irons in the Fire" first, to learn about the history and language of livestock branding. The branding video will help you as you design your own cookie brand!🐴🤠🐄 For more activities throughout the summer, visit: http://nmhistoricsites.org/virtual-camp

Posted by New Mexico Historic Sites on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Cookie Branding Activity

This activity will give students the opportunity to design their very own cookie brand using heavy-duty aluminum foil. Please watch the video, "Irons in the Fire" first, to learn about the history and language of livestock branding. The branding video will help you as you design your own cookie brand!

Brought to you by Lincoln and Fort Stanton Historic Sites

Volcanoes, cowboys, archaeology, musket demonstrations, and cooking over an open fire! Join Lincoln and Fort Stanton's Staff as they introduce you to Lincoln County's unique history.