What's Happening at the FRHM

Events for the Month of April 2014

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April 5, 2014
Crafts for Kids
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Children of all ages are invited to come by the museum and create their own Easter crafts to take home. Regular museum admission is required for all family members: $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, $2 for children 5 to 17, and free admission for children 4 and under.

April 10, 2014
Culture Series: The Human Condition in New Mexico during the Great Depression
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Author and historian Lucinda Lucero Sachs will talk about former New Mexico Governor Clyde Tingley, the New Deal, and New Mexico during the Great Depression. From ramshackle schools and buses, to the labor troubles of coal miners and roughnecks, did the government help? New Deal money provided jobs and made it possible for Governor Tingley to bring New Mexico into the Twentieth Century. Admission is a suggested donation of $2.

April 24, 2014
Exhibit Opening Reception: Peter Goodman: Changing Landscapes
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Doña Ana County artist Peter Goodman’s photographic images celebrate the Southwest: Its natural beauty, its vast, rough landscape, and ranching, an important but endangered aspect of our culture and history. Goodman’s images are photographs which were digitally manipulated to resemble other media. Sometimes these “tricks” help to de-emphasize inessential elements and highlight the essential ones. They can also simplify an image or add drama to it. The show opens on April 18 and will be in the Museum’s Arts Corridor through Aug. 3. An opening reception with free admission is planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 24.

Exhibitions On Display in April 2014

Peter Goodman: Changing Landscapes

April 21, 2014 through August 3, 2014
Peter Goodman’s photographic images celebrate the Southwest: Its natural beauty, and its vast, rough landscape. His creations also pay tribute to ranching, an important but endangered aspect of our culture. . .

The Cowboy Way: Drawings by Robert "Shoofly" Shufelt

On long-term display
The first artwork ever to be displayed at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum belonged to Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt. Fifteen years after he graciously loaned some of his lithographs for a temporary . . .

The Color of Pie Town

October 8, 2013 through October 19, 2014
Thirty-seven of Russell Lee’s iconic color photographs of Pie Town, N.M. are on display in the Museum’s North Hallway. The “Color of Pie Town” exhibit will continue through Oct. 19, 2014. The images in . . .

Stiches in Time

February 7, 2013 through May 4, 2014
Thirty-two beautiful quilts from the Museum’s collection are featured in a new exhibit in the Traditions Gallery. “Stitches in Time: Quilts from the Museum’s Collection” is a colorful display of quilts. . .

Slim Green: Master Saddle Maker

On long-term display
The Museum’s Horse & Cattle Barn is the site of a new, long-term exhibit celebrating the art of saddle making. The exhibit features the recreated workshop of the late, legendary saddle maker Slim Green,. . .

Historic Green Bridge

On long-term display
Formerly known as the Pecos River Bridge and the Rio Hondo Bridge, New Mexico's second-oldest highway bridge is the Museum's newest exciting structure. Built as part of a three-span bridge across the . . .

Farm Life in New Mexico: Then & Now

On long-term display
Located in the Main Gallery, this beautiful new exhibit features four major sections: "Moving Around," "On the Farm," "Home Sweet Home," and "Going to Town." This extensive exhibit is packed full of intere. . .

Inside Story of the Roadside View

On long-term display
This exhibit focuses on contemporary agriculture in the Mesilla Valley. It provides a detailed look at irrigation, dairies, ranching and many of the crops that highway drivers see up and down the valley, s. . .

Skaggs Dairy Barn

On long-term display
A fixture at the Museum since it opened, the Skaggs Dairy Barn features exhibits that trace New Mexico's unique and long history of dairy production. Milking demonstrations are Monday through Saturday at 1. . .


On long-term display
The Museum's first permanent exhibit takes visitors on an odyssey through 150 generations over 4,000 years of agriculture in New Mexico. The exhibit uses the biographies of 33 people from New Mexico's hist. . .

Witte Cabin

On long-term display
Built in the early 1920s, the "cabin" was intended for use as a garage for Marcus Witte's Model A. However, it soon became the blacksmith shop for the Witte ranch. The Museum relocated the historic str. . .

Peter Hurd's charcoal studies

On long-term display
In order to create a large work, like a mural or fresco on a wall, artists must plan and prepare. This is can be achieved through charcoal studies that work out compositional elements for the final versio. . .

Antique Equipment Park

On long-term display
Dozens of farm implements line the pathways through this outdoor exhibit. The park includes threshing machines, hay rakes, cultivators, planters, and many other horse-drawn and tractor-pulled equipment. . . .

Watering Place

On long-term display
This unique sculpture by artist Armando Alvarez is dedicated to New Mexico agriculturalists. The sculpture is shaped like a water tank. The cut-out figures were inspired by photographs of New Mexico farm a. . .

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