The Catron County Historical Society, founded in January of 2008, is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to preserve, present, educate, and inform by increasing the knowledge of Catron County history through outings, programs, oral history interviews, and a compilation of books pertaining to Catron County.

We are in the process of developing a museum and visitor center, continuing with an oral history library and book library.

The future of the CCHS is with the members and volunteers who help to preserve the history of Catron County.

Help by donating or becoming a CCHS member.
For more information contact

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 19
February meeting. Our speaker will be Dr. Al Grauer-Topic: Power Point presentation on The New Cosmic Campground in the Gila National Forest, world class astronomical site eight miles from Alma, New Mexico. Noon at the Quemado Senior Center.

Friday, March 11
Rescheduled -Preparedness program by Becky Bratten- Survival Information. Fast paced - approximately one hour Power Point presentation. There will be 25 door prizes. The payment of $2 can buy a 29 page folder of information. Must be ordered in advance. None will be made and mailed later. Contains list of books, checklist of items for survival, quantities needed, how to store food and water, etc. Call Becky at 575-773-4790 or email Becky at to order folder.

Saturday, April 23
Annual Meeting. Karl Laumbach- “Massai: New Mexico’s Apache Kid”-We hope to have this presentation in the Museum. Silent auction and announcement of new board. More on this later.

CCHS Officers

Sally Blum (575) 772-2539

Lisa Blessing (575) 773-4633


TREASURER: Helen Cress

CCHS Directors

Barb Adams
Doris Clymo
Nettie Carrejo
Bonnie Armstrong
Wayne Ashby


Adobe Café/Hidden Springs Inn
Western New Mexico Land Co.
Becky & Jim Bratten
El Ranchito Inn
SWNM Trophy Outfitters, LLC
Cielito Lindo Ranch/Catron Courier
Steve Ziegler Tax Service
Cross Fire Cattle Company
DJH Energy Consultants
Mike & Chris Hill
Henry’s Corner
Nelcine & Bob Roland
Molly Thomas/Garda Siocana Kennels, LTD.
Jerry Thompson
Williams Windmill
Williams Ranch
High County Alpaca Ranch