The Pecos National Historic Park, 30 miles east of Santa Fe, NM, has been awarded $1 million in funding to update their visitor's center, to be completed over the next three years.
Becky Latanich, the park’s chief of interpretation and education, told the Albuquerque Journal that the goal is to appeal to a broader audience, including children, with more interactive exhibits and greater coverage of modern history.
The center's timeline exhibit covers key historical events, such as the civil war battle which occurred at nearby Glorieta Pass, but ends at 1888. They plan to include recent history such as the beginnings of Route 66. The center will also become more handicapped-accessible.