Board of Directors
Chuck Zimmerly

Vice President
Dr. Peggy Hardman
Paul Harden
Prescilla Mauldin
Board Members:
Claudette Gallegos
Roy Heatwole
Kay Krehbiel
Jon Spargo
Ex-Officio Members
Robert Eveleth, Past President
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Socorro County Historical Society
Socorro, New Mexico, USA
Socorro Plaza, 1880s
Items of Interest
in no particular order
Thumbnail Histories
Paul H. Articles
History Articles
Photo Gallery
Historic maps
Sanborn maps
Topo maps
Oral Histories
Hammel Brewery
Photos: Last Tour
Photos: CARTA tour
Upcoming Events
Click here for the Spring 2017 newsletter  (.pdf file)
Click here for past issues
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History – Photos – Maps & More
Church history – Photos – Repairs
of Socorro -- by topic
of Socorro, 1886–1913
Transcripts of SCHS Interviews
More to come ...
Hi-resolution topo maps online here
April 22, 2017 – SCHS Annual Meeting – 5:00 p.m.
The Annual Meeting of the Socorro County Historical Society 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).  Light refreshments served.  SCHS annual dues ($20) for 2017 are also due at the Annual Meeting.
"Daughters of the Camino Real"
-- the women who traveled the Royal Road and survived the Jornada del Muerto
Presented by Sherry Fletcher and Cindy Carpenter of the Sierra County Historical Society.
Sherry Fletcher is a graduate of NMSU and a well
known educator, author, and historian from Truth or
Consequences, and an avid collector of old documents.
Sherry's family arrived in New Mexico generations ago
along El Camino Real from which she learned many of
the untold stories of women traveling the famous trail.
Cindy Carpenter is also a graduate of NMSU and a
diagnostician for several school districts in southern
New Mexico. In her spare time, she quilts and
creates family photo albums for her three sons and
their families.
Invite your friends, neighbors and co-workers for this free Special Presentation.
Brunch.  All members are also invited to join us at 2:00 p.m. for "brunch" to visit with Sherry and Cindy, 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.
Authors Cindy Carpenter (l.)
 and Sherry Fletcher
Socorro Desert Ratt Map Pages
by Paul Harden
El Camino Real Trail
El Camino Real Trail
San Miguel Mission Church
Sanborn Insurance Maps
Thumbnail Histories & Photos
Socorro Area USGS Topo Maps
Oral Histories
History Articles
History & Photos of the Hammel Brewery
The Hammel Brewery & Museum
Historic NM plates (external website)
NM License Plates
Society News
Hammel Brewery & Museum Roof Repair
Over March 23-24, the 60 mph winds in Socorro damaged the roof on the south building of the Hammel Brewery exposing the interior. Winds over the next few days peeled back even more of the old corrugated roofing. The SCHS contracted with Joe Gonzales for the repair. The rafters remain in very good condition, such that only replacing the horizontal wood supports and new corrugated panels was required. Our insurance was not used as the repair was about the same as our deductable. The Hammel Brewery building and SCHS Museum was completely repaired by April 12.
Aerial drone photos and a short video below.
click photos to enlarge
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and . . . a 2 minute mp4  AERIAL VIDEO   here
Click here for Hammel roof damage and repair photos & short video