Carlyn Stewart has been promoted to regional manager of the Los Luceros Historic Site. Courtesy/NMDCA

NMDCA News:

ALCALDE – New Mexico Historic Sites has announced that Carlyn Stewart has been promoted to Regional Manager of Los Luceros Historic Site (LLHS). Stewart has been in her new role since May 14.

“As the newest historic site, Los Luceros is full of opportunities to tell the remarkable stories of northern New Mexico,” said Patrick Moore, executive director of New Mexico Historic Sites. “Carly joined the staff shortly after the site was officially designated and has both the vision and the passion to share the story of this incredible place with locals and visitors alike.”

Stewart has worked as an educational coordinator and archaeologist at LLHS since 2020. In this role, she has cultivated a strong sense of community between LLHS and surrounding areas through virtual and in-person field trips to local school districts and camps. summer, as well as interpretation courses. programs such as the “Earth Stories” summer camp kits and the folk garden.

A standout example of her work as an educational coordinator is the New Mexico Outdoor Pass program, a partnership between LLHS and Pajarito Environmental Education Center, which encourages local families to get outdoors through workshops, activities and incentives. Stewart has also dabbled in social media for LLHS over the past two years, using platforms like Facebook and TikTok to virtually educate and engage site visitors and dramatically expanding the site’s reach.

Stewart graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors, earning a BA in Anthropology from the University of Arizona. She then earned her master’s degree in public archeology from the University of New Mexico. Stewart has worked throughout Arizona and New Mexico as an archaeologist and educator. She won the Powers Prize for the best improvised lecture given by an archaeologist under 35 at the 2018 Pecos conference.

“I am thrilled to continue to share the history and beauty of the Los Luceros Historic Site with the public in this new capacity,” said Stewart. “Everyone who visits Los Luceros, regardless of background, can connect with some aspect of the site’s history, culture or land. I look forward to continuing to foster these relationships.

In her personal life, Stewart is co-chair of the local community group Velarde/Alcalde FireWise. She also enjoys archaeology, earring making, hiking, camping, backpacking, reading, and spending time with her husband, two dogs, two cats, and a ferret.