National Monument Celebrates 100 Years

spmnm-gran-quivira-church2Gran Quivira received designation as a National Monument by President William Howard Taft in 1909. Abo and Quarai, previously under the stewardship of the Museum of New Mexico, were added in 1980 and the entirety renamed Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.

Special events are scheduled every month of the 100th anniversary year, check the website events calender or call 505-847-2585, ext. 0. Events in May include a flint-knapping workshop at Gran Quivira and the 2nd annual International Migratory Bird Day at Quarai, May 9th.

Every Saturday and Sunday, May 2 – September 5, 2009, park ranger Craig Morgan will lead guided 1pm tours titled Voices in the Wind at Gran Quivira.

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