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Lincoln County Heritage Trust Records

Identifier: AC 506

Scope and Content

The collection consists of records associated with the Lincoln County Heritage Trust organization and operations. There are: museum operation records, historic preservation records, financial records, research materials, newspaper and maganzine articles, and essays on the history of Lincoln and Lincoln County, New Mexico. Materials include information on Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County Wars.


  • 1929-2000
  • Majority of material found in 1970-2000

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Organization Information

The Lincoln County Heritage Trust (LCHT) was established in 1976 as a non-profit organization by ordinance of the County of Lincoln. The Trust administered the county historic preservation ordinance that governs a National Historic Landmark District in Lincoln, NM, known as a historic museum village. Its tasks were to preserve Lincoln historic properties and to collect historical materials. The Trust opened and maintained for the public, a museum known as the Historical Center and operated a bookstore in the historic Luna House. It ceased its operations in the 1990s and was taken over by the Hubbard Museum, New Mexico. Then, in 2006, the buildings and their contents were transferred to the Department of Cultural Affairs. The Trust was dissolved in 2010


6 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Inventory of the Lincoln County Heritage Trust Records, 1929-2000
Edited Full Draft
K. Robens
© 2010
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090