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Aug 28, 2015
Six of the 37 additions to the National Register of Historic Places made in August are in New Mexico
Diverse histories in transportation, architecture, religion and commerce are commemorated.

Jul 27, 2015
Let history guide your New Mexico summer road trip
The newest historic district in New Mexico is also the states' first highway and gateway into the state. Drive part of the road and then let a series of historic markers guide you through some of New Mexico's lesser known history.

Jun 24, 2015
Abandoned Lordsburg High School Should be Preserved
Vacant for more than 30 years, Lordsburg High School was built in 1916, attended by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and represents a bygone period of economic vitality in this small southwestern New Mexico town. The state Cultural Properties Review Committee wants the school listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Apr 20, 2015
St John's College is New Mexico's first campus historic district
Marking its fiftieth anniversary, St John's--nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains--is celebrated for its unique educational curriculum and now for its historic architecture, art and modernist landscaping.

Mar 11, 2015
Chope's Town Cafe & Bar, Oliver Lee's ranch and San Jose Hall are new in the State Register.
Chope's restaurant in southwestern New Mexico is known far beyond state borders. It's now listed in the State Register along with gunfighter and politician Oliver Lee's ranch and a fraternal meeting hall in Galisteo.

Feb 10, 2015
Announcing Heritage Preservation Month 2015
HPD and the CPRC seek award nominations and join NMHPA in encouraging events for the 2015 Calendar of Events. Preserving cultural landscapes is the theme.

Nov 18, 2014
App Will Help Preserve Some of Our Oldest Architecture
HPD was one of a few states to receive a Department of the Interior grant to assist underserved communities preserve their heritage. The grant will fund a tribal summit and design of a tablet app three pilot pueblos will use to preserve traditional cores of historic communities.

Oct 22, 2014
Luis Jimenez, Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth homes and studios listed in State Register of Cultural Properties
Nationally recognized for the art they created in New Mexico, the homes and studios of these three artists are historically significant.

Oct 22, 2014
HPD Grants Spur $1 million in Preservation Activity
HPD issued a near record number of grants in 2014, prompting more than $1.1 million in preservation work statewide.

Sep 12, 2014
New Mexico Archaeology Fair in T or C October 4
The sixteenth NM archaeology Fair is held in Ralph Edwards Park near the state's only bathhouse district listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Aug 14, 2014
Albuquerque Locomotive Shops Historic District Established
New Mexico's newest historic district is also the oldest historic industrial complex in the state. The Cultural Properties Review listed 27 acres of the Albuquerque Rail Yard in the State Register and expanded the boundaries of the Downtown Raton Historic District.

Sep 12, 2013
El Potrero Plaza at El Santuario de Chimayo Survey
An HPD grants facilitates a preservation plan and survey of historic structures around El Santuario de Chimayo

Oct 18, 2012
Pre-Statehood Era Sites Listed in State Register
A grist mill in Ruidoso, a San Juan County homestead and a section of the Santa Fe Trail are listed in the State Register

Jul 16, 2012
Dr. Jeff Pappas named New Mexico SHPO
Dr. Jeff Pappas became New Mexico's seventh State Historic Preservation Officer on August 20, 2012. He is also the director of HPD.

May 04, 2012
40th Annual Heritage Preservation Awards Announced
Fourteen Heritage Preservation Awards were presented in 2012.

Mar 09, 2012
Ten trail sections of El Camino Real are listed in the National Register of Historic Places
In addition, four section of the Santa Fe Trail were listed in the State Register of Cultural Properties.

Oct 18, 2011
Traditional land grant community and a 20th Century business district listed in the State Register
Two historic districts -- Guadalupita/Coyote and Lovington Commercial -- were listed in the State Register of Cultural Properties in October 2011.

Sep 30, 2011
HPD shares national archaeology award
HPD is one of several agencies winning a U.S. Dept. of the Interior award for an innovative approach to archaeological survey under federal preservation laws.

Jun 15, 2011
St Catherine's Indian School Historic District; Taos' Martinez Property designated historic
St. Catherine's Industrial Indian School campus, the only intact Indian school remaining in New Mexico, was declared an historic district, and a Taos property representing early Hispanic settlement patterns was listed in the State Register by the CPRC.

Oct 23, 2010
Albuquerque church, Navajo trading post & Roswell building listed in the Registers
Immanuel Presbyterian Church was listed in the National Register; the Hinkle Building and Borrego Pass Trading Post in the State Register. Press release provides details.

Mar 01, 2010
Can artifacts left by humans on the Moon become historic?
106 items left by the first humans landing on the Moon are listed in New Mexico's cultural properties registry.