What's Happening at the FRHM

Events for the Month of December 2014

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December 6, 2014
Crafts for Kids
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Children of all ages are invited to come by the museum and create their own Holiday 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.

December 6, 2014
Cowboy Mounted Shooting
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Members of the Borderland Pistoleros Mounted Shooting Club will be doing demonstrations and conducting a clinic on cowboy mounted shooting at the museum’s roping arena. Watching the demonstration is free with paid museum admission. This activity takes the place of the weekly pony rides. The pony rides will resume on Dec. 13 from 10 to 12.

December 11, 2014
Stories of Holidays Past
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The museum’s annual December living history event will offer visitors a retrospective view of New Mexico history during the holiday season. The audience will enjoy several different holiday vignettes in the museum’s theater with characters from various time periods in our state’s history. Admission is $2.

This year’s program takes us back to 1912, 1968 and 1979. A cowboy version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas will be recited and the program will end with a sing-along.

December 27, 2014
Crafts for Kids
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Children of all ages are invited to come by the museum and create their own New Year’s 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.

Exhibitions On Display in December 2014

Heavy Metal: Vintage Farm Equipment by Richard Ondrovic

December 12, 2014 through April 5, 2015
Richard Ondrovic's unique perspective is showscased in the photography exhibit called “Heavy Metal: Vintage Farm Equipment by Richard Ondrovic.” Twenty-eight photographs of the museum’s vintage farm eq. . .

Cheryl Cathcart: In a World of Horses

November 14, 2014 through October 25, 2015
As a small child, watching her grandfather’s draft horses work on the farm left a lasting impression on Cheryl Cathcart. The Corrales, N.M. artist has combined her love of horses and photography and the. . .

Cowboys: The Real Deal

June 26, 2014 through July 5, 2015
“Cowboys: The Real Deal,” is on display in the museum's Legacy and Traditions galleries through July 5, 2015. For almost three centuries, beginning with the arrival of the Spanish in the region, those w. . .

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 . . .

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. . .

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. . .

Generations

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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