February 2018 Calendar
Crafts for Kids:
February 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Children are invited to come make Valentine’s Day cards and crafts. Crafts are free and materials will be provided, but regular Museum admission is required for all family members: $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for children 4 to 17, and free admission for children 3 and under.
Creekside Village Archaeology
February 8, 7 p.m.
Archaeologist David Greenwald will speak about his current project, “Creekside Village,” which is a mid-7th to mid-9th century pit house village (AD 650-850) located in Tularosa Canyon between Tularosa and Mescalero.
This site is of particular importance in that it is sizable with at least 67 pit house depressions mapped thus far, according to Dr. Greenwald. It also has an irrigation system that tapped water from the Rio Tularosa and also made use of a water collection system from the surrounding uplands, with a possible reservoir, a spring mound/artesian spring, and perhaps the most significant is the presence of a great kiva, the first documented this far south and east in New Mexico.
Admission to the presentation is free.
A New Coat for Anna
February 14, 1-3 p.m.
How did people used to get things they needed when they could not grow or make them on their own? Come explore economic history through the story of a girl and her winter coat. We will also spend some time working with wool. This workshop aligns with social studies standards in economics and history. This program was developed with home-school students in mind, but is open to all children. Recommended for 3rd-5th grade children and parents/chaperones are required to attend. The fee is $3 per child/parent. Reserve your spot by calling LuAnn Kilday at 575-522-4100.
Museum ROCKS! Gem & Mineral Show
February 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
February 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Museum ROCKS! brings together wholesale and resale dealers of both cut and uncut gemstones, rocks, minerals, fossils, meteorites, jewelry, jewelry-making supplies and educational displays on the art and science of rocks and gems. The event is sponsored by Friends of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum to support the special needs of the museum as a service to the community. Admission is only $7 for everyone aged 5 and up, which also includes museum entry. For more information, visit www.lcmuseumrocks.com.
Crafts for Kids:
Learning to Weave
February 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Children and parents are invited to learn to weave using a paper loom. Yarn and a loom will be provided. Participants will learn how to weave a plain pattern to create a small woven creation they can take home. This activity is suited for children age 5 and older. Free with regular paid Museum admission, and no registration required.
19th-Annual Cowboy Days
The Museum’s largest event pays tribute to the state’s ranching traditions. Enjoy two days of cowboy demonstrations, chuck wagon cooking, children’s activities, mounted shooting, the CASI Chili Cook-Off, cowboy music, pony rides, gunfight re-enactments, and much more. The event will include a special evening concert this year, so stay tuned for details and ticket information. Admission is $5 for everyone 5 and older.
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, NM 88011
A Division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs