WELCOME TO THE
AND LOCAL HISTORY
Located just to the west of historic Lincoln, New Mexico,
site of the Lincoln County War and stomping grounds of Billy the
Kid (Henry McCarty, a.k.a. William Bonney and "Kid" Antrim),
the Henn-Johnson Library and Archives is a research facility for
researchers, historians and lovers of the history of the Lincoln
Nora Johnson Henn was known
as the singular historian of Lincoln County for fifty years. The
Library and Archives represent her personal lifetime collection of
historical documents, records and research material, and cover the
Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid, the history of Lincoln County
and the village of Lincoln, as well as events and people connected
to Lincoln County history. The Archives include the collections of
Nora Henn and of Alice Blakestad. The archives also contains the
Bosselman, Schrechengost, and Boylan collections.
The Library includes over 2,000 volumes of non-fiction
books, some historical novels, periodicals and video materials.
The private foundation is located in the former Henn
home, which has partly been dedicated to research and the archives.
Except for the research area, the home is as Mrs. Henn left it. The
building was originally an old adobe. More recent additions are used
for the full-time caretaker.
Use of the materials is by appointment with
members of foundation staff. Please see the Policies
and Procedures page of this website for more information.