Prepare to enter your oils, acrylics, watercolors, graphics, photographs, sculptures, glass, metal, wildlife and Santa Fe Trail Days-themed artwork for the Bent County Art Guild's 14th annual Santa Fe Trail Art Show.

The theme this year is 'Star Gazers-N-Trail Blazers."

Entries will be accepted at the Museum April 16-19. Fee is $10 per entry (students are free). Brochures are available at the museum, or you can call Linda Bourne at 688-2508 for more information.

The Art Show begins on SFT Day and lasts through April 30. Judge will be Mary Sanchez Landis again this year, who is a native of Las Animas.

COMING EVENTS: Boggsville Cleanup Day on April 13; Celebration of Artists - Wine & Cheese Event at Museum – SFT Day from 3:30 pm to 5:30 p.m. - where artists can speak with our Judge Mary Landis about their artwork for suggestions; Boggsville Cemetery Tours Thursday, May 30; All Class Reunion Coffee Saturday - May 25.

CURRENT HOURS:  Museum and the Old Trail Gallery are open on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Wednesday - Friday 1 - 4 p.m., and Saturday 12 - 4 p.m. Historical Society members are FREE! Visit the Old Trail Gallery for your shopping needs – latest Bent County Chronicle #39 is on sale and selling fast - no admission charge to shop. Please call to arrange tours of the Museum after hours at 456-6066 or 469-2721. Boggsville will reopen on Santa Fe Trail Day. Contact 456-1358 or 281-6877 for any special arrangements.

RESEARCH LIBRARY:  Open on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. – please make an appointment for specific research requests by calling the Museum at 456-6066.

BENT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY TIDBITS:  Like us at Bent County Historical Society and Boggsville Landmark on Facebook. If you aren’t on Facebook, go to, or for the technically challenged, just give us a call at 456-6066. Enjoy the virtual tours of the Museum, Boggsville, Kit Carson Chapel and the BC/LA Cemetery right from your own home on our website.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support – we couldn’t do it without fantastic people like you.