|Doņa Ana County Historical Society
|Las Cruces, New Mexico
to encouraging and promoting a greater appreciation and knowledge of
the historical and cultural heritage of Southern New Mexico since 1963.
|Calendar Of Events / Programs
Meetings are held at the Las Cruces Good Samaritan Village in the Stucky Auditorium downstairs in the main activites building, 3011 Buena Vida Cir., at 7 p.m. unless otherwise specified. Monthly programs are free and open to the public.
||David Lee del Norte
stories. The DACHS gave a grant to David to help transcribe his oral
histories from the Hope Village in Las Cruces. He will report.
||Robert Oppenheimer, A Timely Genius. Jim will talk about Oppenheimer's life, just in time before the April Trinity Site Open House.
will talk about the documentary film recently made about Giovanni Maria
de Agostini, the Hermit of La Cueva. David was an advisor as he has
written about the hermit that lived and died in our own backyard.
||Dr. Dwight Pitcaithely
||New Mexico, Slavery and the Confederate Cause.
||Historic Preservation In Arid America. Troy is the Historic Preservation Specialist for the city of Las Cruces.
||Dr. Nicholas Natividad
||The Juarez-El Paso area is a major passageway for human migration. He will examine the various policies affecting migration, some of which predate the country. CANCELLED due to auditorium conflict. Will reschedule in 2020.|
||Dorothy Heller Mechem: New Mexico's First lady through four terms and one of the founders of the Dona Ana County Historical Society
|Annual Awards Event
||At the NM Farm and Ranch Museum
from 1-3 p.m. We'll have heavy hors d'oeuves during the first hour so
don't eat lunch. In the second hour we'll have a presentation by Holly
Radke on protecting and preserving your artifacts & history. Also,
we'll present awards. The $25 price includes food, admission to the
museum and the Antique Treasures show in the museum that day. Reservations required.
|Our History and Mission
||How we started in 1963 and what we do. Logo background.
||Membership form. Print it and fill it out by hand. Mail it with your check or bring to a monthly program.
||Newsletters as PDFs going back to 2006.
|Southern New Mexico Historical Review
collection of articles covering the history of Southern New Mexico. The Review as PDFs going back to 1994.
|Awards Luncheon Program
||An event program is printed for the annual luncheon. The luncheon programs as PDFs going back to 2013.
|Scholarships / Grants
DACHS has a fund to help support area history researchers.
An application form is available for the different grants and / or
||A variety of publications the DACHS has available. GO HERE for a suggested reading list of books
covering Southern New Mexico's rich history -- from conquistadors to
|Award Categories & Forms
DACHS has numerous awards that are available for places
and people each year. Some have small cash awards associated with them. To see all Past Awards, GO HERE.
|Who We Are
||The board of directors and officers.
|How To Contact Us
||Addresses for snail mail and email.
||Links to other resources and postings of materials by the Dona Ana County Historical Society.
||See what we've been up to