Los Luceros was designated a historic site in 2019 which preserved 148 acres of towering Cottonwood Trees, rolling agricultural fields, incredibly preserved historic buildings, a delightful apple orchard, four miles of traditional acequia ditches, and a bosque full of wildlife… all sitting on the bank of the beautiful Rio Grande. Carly hopes to demonstrate why this site is so special to so many people by covering the site’s history through its present programs and projects. It is time to excavate this “hidden gem” and reveal its importance and beauty for all to admire!
Rebecca Ward is the Instructional Coordinator for Los Luceros Historic Site. She started at Los Luceros in February of 2020 as the site ranger and became the main site history researcher during the site’s closure to the public from March 2020 to February 2021. Once Los Luceros reopened to public visitation she gave tours, answered research requests, and created the current interpretive signage in the buildings. Rebecca has a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from the University of Oklahoma. She has volunteered and worked for the National Park Service at Mesa Verde National Park, Petroglyph National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, and Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, and she has also worked for the 501c3 Private Non-Profit Washakie Museum and Cultural Center in Worland, WY. Rebecca’s focus at Los Luceros may have changed to working primarily with children by giving school tours and doing virtual classroom visits but she still shares the history and beauty of Los Luceros every day!