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Friends Spring Fling at the Los Luceros Historic Property

05/22/2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


The 2018 Spring Fling will kick off with a tour of the historic property of Los Luceros that was once owned by Mary Cabot Wheelwright herself. The tour will be led by Marie Markesteyn, who has lived in Los Luceros and knows its history.

Afterwards, Norma Naranjo of The Feasting Place will cater a buffet-style luncheon. During the luncheon, we will be joined by Marie Markesteyn, Grace Valdez, Gilbert Vigil and others who have an intimate knowledge of the property and, more importantly, the people who lived there. We will be able to talk informally about their recollections and interactions with these folks from the past. Michael Miller, retired Director of Research and Literary Arts at the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico, will conduct an oral history interview with several of the attendees.

After lunch, the Friends of the Wheelwright Museum will conduct an election of new officers for the Friends Board.

Carpooling: To carpool, meet by 9:45 a.m. at the DeVargas Center at 564 N Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, in the north lot near Jinja. We will arrive at Los Luceros by 11:00 a.m.

If driving separately, location information is as follows:

Los Luceros
Off State Route 68
Alcalde, NM
(505) 476-1165

Historic Los Luceros is located about a 45 minute drive from Santa Fe. Take US 285/84 North. From Espanola take HWY 68 towards Taos and travel approximately 13 miles. You will shortly pass a sign to the village of Alcalde. You will then pass the Onate Center (look for equestrian statue) on your right. Immediately afterwards (about 200/300 yards) you will see a sign for Los Luceros on your right. Turn left and travel 0.5 miles till you arrive at the front gate of Historic Los Luceros. Proceed to Visitors Center.

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Reservations are due by May 8, 2018.


11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Wheelwright Museum
704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
(505) 982-4636