Calendar of Events

September 24, 2014

Be an Exhibitor at the New Mexico Archaeology Fair in Truth or Consequences on October 4.

We have signed up atlatl and nerf atlatl demonstrators. A kids table for lessons in hand print art, rock art and ceramics is staffed as are demonstrations in knapping, cordage and bone tools. An historic archaeologist will be on hand.

We are looking for additional vendors in a variety of areas, including tours of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. Please contact Jan with proposals.

See press release on this site for additional information.

Location: Exhibitor form is available here and must be submitted by September 24.
Contact: Jan Biella, 505-827-4045,

September 25, 2014

Cultural Propoerty Tax Credit Applications for October are due

Part I and II applications for consideration at the October 10 CPRC meeting must be at HPD by September 25.

Contact: Harvey Kaplan, 505-827-3971

September 25, 2014

"Get the Lead Out" Lead and Asbestos Abatement Workshop

Limited space for this workshop geared toward building renovators. Event is partially funded by an HPD grant with National Park Service funds.

Location: Western New Mexico University Besse Forward Global Resource Center, Silver City
Contact: Pre-Register at, or 575-538-5921

October 4, 2014

Archaeology Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

HPD currently is looking for vendors for this year's fair. Please contact Jan Biella if you would like to present a hands-on demonstration, interact with the pubic and provide an educational opportunity for kids of all ages.

This year's fair features lessons in atlatl shooting, nerf atlatl, flintknapping and pottery making. Archaeological professionals will be on hand to discuss their findings with the public, and the public is encouraged to bring questions about local history.

The event is great for children, parents and friends.

Location: Ralph Edwards Park in Truth or Consequences
Contact: Jan Biella, 505-827-4045,

October 17, 2014

Cultural Properties Review Committee, 1 p.m.

Contact: Historic Preservation Division, 505-827-6320

November 10, 2014

Building Creative Communities Conference, November 12-14

The New Mexico Building Creative Communities Conference fosters collaborative local and state efforts that integrate commercial district revitalization, arts, tourism and preservation. Author Andrew Hurley is keynote speaker. Early registration runs through September 15. Registration information is available on the organization's website.

Location: La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe. Conference infromation:
Contact: Visit Building Creative Communities website:, for more information

November 28, 2014

Cultual Property Tax Credit Applications are Due

Part I and II applications for consideration at the December 12 CPRC meeting must be at HPD by November 28.

Contact: Harvey Kaplan, 505-827-3971

December 12, 2014

Cultural Properties Review Committee, 1 p.m.

Contact: New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, 505-827-6320