What's Happening at the FRHM

Events for the Month of November 2014

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November 1, 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 Thanksgiving 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.

November 8, 2014
Basic Dowsing Class
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Learn the basics of dowsing (questing, divining, water witching), how to use the four basic dowsing tools, and the benefits associated with dowsing. Frank Geisel is the instructor. The cost is $15 (Museum Friends members pay $10). Dowsing tools will be available. Cash or check only and pre-registration is encouraged. Checks should be made payable to Friends of the NMF&RHM. (575) 522-4100.

November 13, 2014
Culture Series: Lipan Apaches
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Author Sherry Robinson will talk about the Lipan Apaches, some of the least known people in the Southwest.

The Lipans were plains buffalo hunters and traders. One of the first groups to acquire horses, they expanded from eastern New Mexico into Texas and Coahuila. For a small group, the Lipans had an outsized impact through three centuries. They were as clever, fearless, and resourceful as the better known Chiricahua Apaches. Their descendents live at the Mescalero Apache Reservation in southeastern New Mexico and in Texas, Oklahoma and Mexico.

Her book, I Fought a Good Fight: A History of the Lipan Apaches, received the Fray Francisco Atanasio Domínguez Award in 2014 from the Historical Society of New Mexico for “an outstanding publication or significant contribution to historic survey and research in New Mexico or Southwest borderlands history.” It was also winner of a 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, first place winner in history with the National Federation of Press Women and a finalist in Women Writing the West WILLA literary Awards for scholarly nonfiction.

This presentation is sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council. Admission is a suggested donation of $2.

November 15, 2014
Map Dowsing & Dowsing for Energies
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Learn to use maps to remotely dowse for water, treasures, buried items, etc. Dowse for noxious (Geopathic) energies and learn to resolve problems associated with those energies. Anyone interested in signing up for this workshop must have completed the Basic Dowsing Class or equivalent. Frank Geisel is the instructor. The cost is $15 (Museum Friends members pay $10). Cash or check only and pre-registration is encouraged. Checks should be made payable to Friends of the NMF&RHM. (575) 522-4100.

November 22, 2014
HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces will unveil a new event on Nov. 22-23 that features the state’s diverse food products.

The Museum's new event, "HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market," is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23. All of the vendors will be indoors.

Food grown in New Mexico is showcased at this first-time event as vendors from around the state will sell their products as the gift-giving season approaches. Food items offered for sampling and purchasing include award-winning salas, pies, cookies, sauces, honey, fresh produce, jerkey, candy, cheese, tortillas, wine, and much more. New Mexico crafts are also part of the event.

Admission is $5 per vehicle and the first 100 vehicles receive a free, burlap shopping bag. The bags can also be purchased at the event for $5.

The Museum is partnering with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture and the state's growers to offer great product to buy, samples, as well as cooking demonstrations, book signings and much more.

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture will unveil its new demonstration trailer and samples of New Mexico foods will be offered. The menu for the trailer isn’t finalized, but some of the samples being considered are blue corn pancakes, green chile stew, goat cheese pinwheels, burgers, and quesadillas. Aside from the kitchen equipment, some of the features of the new trailer include a porch, flat screen TV, speakers, and awning.

The Museum's chuck wagon will also be part of the event and there will be samples of Dutch-oven biscuits.

Cookbook authors such as Dave DeWitt, Kelley Coffeen and Patricia Milhok will sign books, and musical entertainment will be provided by the Cactus Chords quartet and Bruce Carlson. Individuals and families are also invited to have their holiday pictures taken at the museum.

For more information, please call (575) 522-4100. The museum is located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces.

November 23, 2014
HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces will unveil a new event on Nov. 22-23 that features the state’s diverse food products.

The Museum's new event, "HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market," is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23. All of the vendors will be indoors.

Food grown in New Mexico is showcased at this first-time event as vendors from around the state will sell their products as the gift-giving season approaches. Food items offered for sampling and purchasing include award-winning salas, pies, cookies, sauces, honey, fresh produce, jerkey, candy, cheese, tortillas, wine, and much more. New Mexico crafts are also part of the event.

Admission is $5 per vehicle and the first 100 vehicles receive a free, burlap shopping bag. The bags can also be purchased at the event for $5.

The Museum is partnering with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture and the state's growers to offer great product to buy, samples, as well as cooking demonstrations, book signings and much more.

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture will unveil its new demonstration trailer and samples of New Mexico foods will be offered. The menu for the trailer isn’t finalized, but some of the samples being considered are blue corn pancakes, green chile stew, goat cheese pinwheels, burgers, and quesadillas. Aside from the kitchen equipment, some of the features of the new trailer include a porch, flat screen TV, speakers, and awning.

The Museum's chuck wagon will also be part of the event and there will be samples of Dutch-oven biscuits.

Cookbook authors such as Dave DeWitt, Kelley Coffeen and Patricia Milhok will sign books, and musical entertainment will be provided by the Cactus Chords quartet and Bruce Carlson. Individuals and families are also invited to have their holiday pictures taken at the museum.

For more information, please call (575) 522-4100. The museum is located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces.

Exhibitions On Display in November 2014

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. . .

Bonnie Mandoe: New Mexico Land and Landscapes

August 25, 2014 through November 30, 2014
"Bonnie Mandoe: New Mexico Land & Landscapes" is an exhibit that features 36 oil paintings that capture the beauty of New Mexico’s land. The show is on display in the Museum’s Arts Corridor through Nov. 30. . .

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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