Board of Directors
Chuck Zimmerly

Vice President
Dr. Peggy Hardman
Paul Harden
Prescilla Mauldin
Board Members:
Jon Spargo
Roy Heatwole
Kay Krehbiel
Don Wolberg
Ex-Officio Members
Robert Eveleth, Past President
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Socorro County Historical Society
Socorro, New Mexico, USA
Socorro Plaza, 1880s
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History - Maps - Photos - & more 
Church history and photos
(Including photos of church repair) 
Thumbnail histories and photos
of Socorro  --  by topic
Sanborn Insurance Maps 
of Socorro, 18861913
Oral Histories
Transcripts of SCHS
More to come ...
March 25, 2017 Hammel Maintenance & Cleanup Day
A Spring Maintenance Day has been scheduled for the Hammel Brewery & Museum building.
We have some windows to repair -- glass panes are simply falling out of the old wood sashes (not broken) that needs new glazing putty.  Some woodwork restoration also needed.  The old woodwork on windows and doors are desperate for some new paint. Plus, just a general cleanup and reorganization of items.
All members are invited to help us with these repair tasks and cleanup to preserve the building and make it look a bit sharper.  If you wish to help repair the windows, or help paint, or with general cleanup, your help would be greatly appreciated.  We will bribe you with pizza for lunch!
Socorro Area USGS Topo Maps
Hi-resolution topo maps online here
April 22, 2017 SCHS Annual Meeting
Our Annual Meeting will be held at the Cottonwood Charter School on Saturday, April 22, 2017
The program begins at 5 p.m. (to not conflict with the SEC Annual Meeting that afternoon).  There is no admission to the Annual Meeting or public program, so invite your friends and neighbors.  Light refreshments served.  SCHS annual dues ($20) for 2017 are also due at the Annual Meeting.
Our guest speaker this year is Sherry Fletcher, well known historian and educator from Truth or Consequences and the Sierra County Historical Society.  Her presentation is entitled "Women Along El Camino Real."  Sherry's family arrived in New Mexico generations ago along El Camino Real from which she learned many stories of the untold story of women traveling the hazardous trail that is bound to be interesting and informative.
All members are also invited to join us at 2:00 p.m. for "brunch" for Sherry followed by a visit to the Hammel Museum prior to the meeting.  Restaurant and RSVP info to be announced; dutch treat.
October 7, 2017 Oktoberfest
OK ... it's a bit down the line, but here's a heads up for our annual Oktoberfest - always held on the first Saturday in October.  The same good food, good drink, great entertainment, and even better friends and fellow SCHS members to enjoy a nice day at the Hammel Brewery/Museum.