|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.
|BREAKING NEWS: On
Dec.15, 2017, the Dona Ana County Historical Society purchased a small
abandoned cemetery in the community of Picacho. The small plot
has more than a dozen documented graves but has been untended for
decades. The Society's intent is to save it and protect it. We will be
needing volunteers for this effort in 2018. If you are interested, send
an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|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.
|Jan 27, 2018
||Annual Awards Luncheon
the Double Eagle. Check in at 11:30 a.m. and buffet served at noon. To
reserve your seat, print and fill out the form from the January 2018 newsletter. Go there.
||Dr. Patrick Moore
||The director the New Mexico's Historical Sites will talk about those found in the south part of the state.
||Executive Director of Human
Systems Research and Vice President of the Amador Hotel Foundation -
she will update us on the Amador Hotel.
||Sheriff Pat Garrett
Green will channel Pat Garrett and answer your questions as Pat
Garrett. We can find out what he was thinking as he waited for
Billy the Kid in that dark bedroom or why he really lost his Customs
job in El Paso.
||Dr. Yolanda Leyva
||Associate Professor of History
at UTEP, she will explain the local significance and impact of the
temporary U.S./Mexico Bracero Work Exchange Program.
||Dr. Kelly Jenks
||With the NMSU Anthropology Dept., Dr. Jenks will talk about historic campsites on the Camino Real.
||Dr. Terry Reynolds
||Dr. Reynolds is the retired curator of the New Mexico State University Museum. Topic TBA.
||Dr. Jeffery Shepherd
||Dr. Shepherd is with the UTEP History Dept. and will speak on longtime Mescalero President Wendell Chino.
|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