April 2018 Calendar
Dressed for the Occasion
April 5, 5-7 p.m.
In this exhibit, you will learn about women’s clothing from the pioneer days of the 1870s to the Depression Era of the 1930s. The exhibit focuses on clothing worn for “everyday” as well as special events like weddings, funerals, and baptism. Under garments are included, as well as accessories such as hats and gloves. This opening reception on April 5 is free and features costumed interpreters, as well as refreshments. The exhibit will be in the Museum’s Legacy gallery through March 3, 2019.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
April 6, 3-5 p.m.
The artists of the New Mexico region of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)applied their effort to the creation of an enormous rack of fiber art seed packets. Each artist chose a flower or vegetable, real or imagined, and created its image in a 16” x 16” quilt, which was then mounted to resemble a traditional seed packet. Admission to the opening reception on April 6 from 3-5 p.m. is free and includes refreshments. The show, which exhibits a vast range of creativity in ideas and approaches, will be in the Museum’s Arts Corridor through Aug. 5, 2018.
Crafts for Kids:
April 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Children are invited to come learn about the farm animals we have at the Museum and make a craft to take home. The activity is free with regular paid Museum admission, and no registration required. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for children 4 to 17, and free for children 3 and under.
Early Civilization and the National Parks in New Mexico
April 12, 7 p.m
Over the last several years, New Mexico State University History Professor Jon Hunner has traveled over 20,000 miles visiting our National Parks. In this presentation, he focuses on those parks that are in New Mexico, especially the pre-contact Native American units of the NPS.
Come join him in an exploration of the civilizations that existed before the 16th century, what happened upon contact with the Spanish, and How the NPS helps to preserve and interpret the rich history and heritage of New Mexico. Admission is free for this program, which is a continuation of Dr. Hunner’s well-received presentation at the Museum last November.
Crafts for Kids:
April 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In celebration of Earth Day, children are invited to make a craft to take home. The activity is free with regular paid Museum admission, and no registration is required. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for children 4 to 17, and free for children 3 and under.
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, NM 88011
A Division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs