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Los Luceros: How the State's Newest Historic Site Came to Fruition

Los Luceros: How the State's Newest Historic Site Came to Fruition

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. As a result, Los Luceros and its complicated history have been thrust into the limelight and embraced by its visitors. Located on the picturesque banks of the northern Rio Grande, this vast 148 acre historic ranch has a rich and varied history, beginning over seven centuries ago with the Tewa people. As a last remaining part of the original Sebasti?n Mart?n Serrano Spanish land grant, over the centuries the property witnessed a number of pivotal events in northern New Mexico history. In the early twentieth century it was home to Mary Cabot Wheelwright, and played a revolving role in agriculture, art, and culture, and hosting both locals as well as notable visitors including Georgia O?Keefe, Mara Chabot, and others. This lecture will explore the history of the property and the chain of events that led to it being officially established as a State Historic Site.

Posted by New Mexico Historic Sites on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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April 28, 2020

6:30 - 8:00 PM

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. As a result, Los Luceros and its complicated history have been thrust into the limelight and embraced by its visitors. Located on the picturesque banks of the northern Rio Grande, this vast 148 acre historic ranch has a rich and varied history, beginning over seven centuries ago with the Tewa people. As a last remaining part of the original Sebastián Martín Serrano Spanish land grant, over the centuries the property witnessed a number of pivotal events in northern New Mexico history. In the early twentieth century it was home to Mary Cabot Wheelwright, and played a revolving role in agriculture, art, and culture, and hosting both locals as well as notable visitors including Georgia O’Keefe, Mara Chabot, and others. This lecture will explore the history of the property and the chain of events that led to it being officially established as a State Historic Site.

 

About Mesa Talks: 

The Mesa Talks lecture seriese is a partnership between Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project and Los Luceros Historic Site. The serise will host 8 programs each year that will offer the microphone to exciting and visionary speakers who enrich our understanding of the history, culture, arts, of northern New Mexico. During the COVID-19 closures lectures will be hosted virtually through Facebook live and our websites. When we are allowed to meet in person again, these programs will be hosted at the Los Luceros Historic Site Visitor Center.