NMHS | MAY 2023
Photo description: Nora Henn
Preservation of Lincoln through the Lens of Walter and Nora Henn
Mark your calendars! Visit the upcoming exhibition Preservation of Lincoln through the Lens of Walter and Nora Henn, opening on June 22 at the incredible Lincoln Historic Site — a community frozen in the 1870s and 1880s. Learn about these champions for historic preservation:
Throughout the years, Lincoln Historic Site has had many champions to help keep it preserved. Walter and Nora Henn were just two of these champions. Walter Henn spent his life as an artist, but upon moving to Lincoln loved the area and wanted to do what he could to preserve it. Walter’s love for Lincoln and the area led him to create several pen and ink drawings of the buildings and other paintings. Walter was the first director of the Lincoln County Heritage.
Trust as well as a founder, Charter Member, and longtime Board Member of Lincoln County Historical Society. Walter and Nora also helped to draw up Lincoln’s first Historical Preservation Ordinance and gave guided tours of Lincoln together. Nora loved Lincoln and spent extensive time researching the history and collecting books, oral histories, and other historical documents that are now part of New Mexico State University’s special collections. Her research culminated in the posthumous publication of her book “Lincoln County and Its Wars.” Their love for Lincoln helps it to continue to be the place that it is today.
Meet Alex Wilson, Director, Leadership Giving for the History Museum and Historic Sites
It is a pleasure to introduce myself to the Trustees as the new Director, Leadership Giving for the History Museum and Historic Sites. The museums and historic sites the Foundation supports have provided important historical and cultural context to my experience living in New Mexico. I look forward to learning about your individual experiences with these essential institutions and advocating for the NMHM and NMHS.
Please feel free to reach out directly to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to grab a coffee or lunch for initial introductions. Can't wait to meet you and hear about your connection to these wonderful places!