Heritage Dayze brings past to the present

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS What do a Honky Tonk piano player, American Indian dancers and a buffalo soldier have in common? All three — and more — can be found in town this weekend at Tucumcari’s Historical Museum’s annual Heritage Dayze. The two-day extravaganza, which begins at noon on Friday and runs through 5 p.m. […]

Nine named as ‘Artists in Annex’

TV Hagenah For the most part in the past when the “Artist in the Annex,” was chosen to show his or her art work in the annex of the Tucumcari Historical Museum, it was a single individual or possibly a husband and wife team., but according to the museum’s director Bruce Nutt, the museum decided […]

Museum getting makeover

TV Hagenah Some Tucumcari Historical Museum displays stored away for years and years will once again see the light of day and others that have been relegated to relatively nondescript locations will be placed in featured positions said Historical Museum Director Bruce Nutt during a reorganization of the Museum’s displays recently. “Bringing new ones out […]

‘Dayze’ off to good start

TV Hagenah The first day of Quay County Heritage Dayze went well said Tucumcari Historical Museum Director Bruce Nutt, who is also the director of the county’s Heritage Dayze and he feels that Saturday, (Sept. 18) promises to be even better. “We’ve had a very good first day,” said Nutt. “I think our numbers were […]

Heritage Dayze features activities

TV Hagenah Bruce Nutt, the director of the Tucumcari Historical Museum, said everything is in place for Quay County Heritage Dayze. “It should be great,” said Nutt. “We’ve got people coming from all over the state and some very talented people from right here, too.” The museum director said anyone who attends the two day […]

Loren Clinton Osborn, James Cooper Nutt

Loren Clinton Osborn Loren Clinton “Shorty” Osborn, 79, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004 in Amarillo. Shorty Osborn was born to George and Elizabeth Osborn in Logan in 1925. He graduated from Logan High School in 1942 and then served in the Army Air Corps. Following World War II, he married Florence Primrose in 1947 and […]

Bread lady comes to town

TV Hagenah According to many in town, one of the most eagerly awaited biannual occurrences in Tucumcari is the return of the “Bread Lady” to the Tucumcari Historical Museum. “And she is coming back again this month,” said Tucumcari Historical Museum director Bruce Nutt about the return of Mary Jane Edaakie and her family for […]

Historical Institute meets at Elks

TV Hagenah Tucumcari will hold its annual Historical Research Institute Meeting and Banquet Monday, April 26 and the focus of the institute will not be Tucumcari but instead it will cast its eye on Nara Visa. The meeting and banquet will have as its featured speaker Travis Nelson who will speak on “Nara Visa — […]

Local pens area history book

TV Hagenah The newest book to hit the bookshelves in Quay County has the words “Quay County” in its title. Lynn Moncus’ book “Quay County, New Mexico 1903-2003: A Pictorial History” has just been released by its publisher the Donning Company. “To tell you the truth,” said the Tucumcari native, “Just to watch them unload […]