A few spots of bad weather have periodically slowed down work in the two rooms the GCAS is rehabbing in the historic Wood House, but during the past several weeks one GCAS volunteer, working solo, has completed the floor repairs. Floor-leveling and plywood sheathing are done and the floor in both rooms awaits finishing with engineered hardwood flooring. The below-ground-level work is back-breaking.
The GCAS members and friends listed below are our very special Valentines. As of this writing, they have contributed a combined total of $5452.12 toward our goal of $10,000 to rehabilitate and upgrade the historic Wood House at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site. Thanks to them and a few anonymous donors our GCAS volunteers are hard at work making structural repairs in two ground-floor rooms that will become the Mimbres Archaeological Research and Education Center. We are excited about what more we can accomplish in the coming months, so please join these generous folks in helping the GCAS move ahead:
Join us Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 7:00 PM on Zoom to hear our Featured Speaker, Lawrence (Larry) Loendorf of Sacred Sites Research, Inc. explain the relationships he and other anthropologists, archaeologists, and ethnobotanists have studied between "Medicinal Plants and Rock Art Sites in Southern New Mexico."
Larry was born and raised in Montana. His BA and MA degrees are in anthropology and archaeology from the University of Montana and his PhD is from the University of Missouri-Columbia. After receiving his PhD, he taught at the University of North Dakota for 22 years and then moved to undertake research and teaching at the University of Arizona and New Mexico State University. He currently manages Sacred Sites Research, Inc., a non-profit company that is dedicated to protecting ancient pictograph and petroglyph sites.
As of this writing our GCAS members and friends have contributed a total of $5352.12 toward our MAREC project. The repairs to the rotted flooring and floor joists in 2 rooms are almost complete, and wiring upgrades are also underway. Up next: installing ceiling lights and encapsulating the unusable fireplace in the future library room. Follow along as we post progress photos here and on our GCAS Facebook page - and please help if you can by donating here or by emailing us to volunteer some of your time - there's a job suitable for every skill set.
Thank you, everyone!
The GCAS never wants anyone to have hardship or feel bad that they can't give a substantial donation to the GCAS. But, many people don’t realize that even the smallest gift goes a long way toward our goal. Click on this image over there on the right, for another list of examples of the exact numbers that it takes to keep us moving forward with our MAREC project, and how we will spend the money you contribute. Don't forget we are also grateful if you can volunteer some of your time in future months when the interior rehab begins in earnest. Thank you for your generosity, whatever form it takes!
Donate here, either online or by standard mail.
Contact us by email or telephone Marianne Smith at 772-529-2627 if questions or for arranging to volunteer your time in the future.