Memorial Day Weekend Montefiore Cemetery Program and Field Trip to Clayton, New Mexico
EVENT DATE & TIME
• Montefiore Cemetery Program May 28th
• 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Field Trip to Clayton May 28th and 29th
EVENT LOCATION DETAILS
Montefiore Cemetery, Las Vegas, N.M.
Hertzstein Memorial Museum, Historic Luna Theatre, Union County Court House
EVENT COST & TICKETS
• Sunday evening Chuck Wagon Dinner, $15.00 per person
• Monday lunch at the Hertzstein Museum, $10.00 per person
• Monday No Host Dinner at Eklund Historic Hotel
• Hertzstein Museum Suggested Donation of your choosing
ORGANIZER CONTACT INFO
• Contact name: Anne McCormick
• Phone: 505- 348-4471
• E-mail: email@example.com
TEXT ABOUT EVENT
NMJHS will coordinate with the Las Vegas, N.M. Montefiore Cemetery
Association for a Remembrance Program and Ritual Burial of Temple Aaron Siddurim.
For those wishing to travel on to Clayton, participants will check into hotel/motel
of their choosing. Those recommended are: The Eklund Hotel, the Best Western,
and Days Inn. Participants are responsible for arranging their own hotel/motel
accommodations either for one or two nights. Please see contact information
Sunday evening a Chuck Wagon Dinner will be organized at a local ranch with
an historical overview of the area including the Hertzstein family, the coming of
the Railroad, Notorious outlaw, Black Jack Ketchum, and if there are no clouds,
phenomenal star gazing.
Monday morning after breakfast on one’s own, a tour of the Hertzstein Museum,
including lunch will be arranged followed by a walk along historic Main St. and a
visit/tour of the Luna Theatre (still in use) built in 1916 by the Hertzstein family
winding up at Union County Courthouse where Black Jack Ketchum was tried
and later hung. Black Jack also murdered a member of the Hertzstein family in
nearby Liberty, N.M.
The remainder of the afternoon is on your own followed by a no host dinner at
the historic Eklund Hotel.
After the morning/early afternoon program, those wishing to return home may do
Transportation will be by private car including carpooling when possible. A rental
van MAY be possible with a volunteer driver either from Albuquerque or Santa Fe.
CLAYTON TRIP: PRELIMINARY ITINERARY AND LODGING INFORMATION
Sunday May 28:
6:00 p.m. Chuck Wagon Dinner- Pre-payment required and sign up deadline May 18
Monday May 29:
Breakfast on Your Own
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Tour of the Hertzstein Museum
11:30 a.m. Lunch at the Hertzstein Museum, Pre-payment and sign up by May 18
11:30 a.m. – 1:00/1:30 p.m. Walking tour of the Luna Theatre, Clayton Historic
Buildings, and Union County Courthouse including Black Jack Ketchum’s
1:30 p.m.: Optional Sightseeing on Your Own OR return Home
6:00 p.m.: No -Host Dinner at the Historic Eklund Hotel
Tuesday May 30: Departure for Home
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: As of 3/2/17 on Expedia
1. Eklund Hotel- 575-374- 2551, Rates for 2 approximately $90.00 per night
2. Best Western Kokopelli- 575-374- 2589, Rates for two $108.00 p/night
3. Days Inn- 575-374- 0133, Rates for two $90.00 p/night
4. Holiday Motel (locally owned) 4.5 Trip Advisor, 575-374- 2558, $87.00
Note: Friday May 26th is High School Graduation so please make your reservations early!