Discovery Afternoon: From Vaquero to Cowboy
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
From the day’s beginning before the sun rises, to the day’s end after the sun sets, a cowboy’s job requires long hours and hard labor. In this program, students discover the cowboy’s life by considering: What was a cowboy’s day like? Where did they eat, sleep, and socialize? What did cowboys wear and what equipment did he use? What impact did the vaquero have on New Mexico? Students will find the answers to these questions, identify different cowboy gear, and explore how we have adapted English cowboy terms from Spanish words. This new educational program will be held on some Wednesday afternoons and was developed with home-school students and their parents in mind, but is open to all children. Recommended for ages 5 to 10. The fee is $3 per person. Reserve your spot by calling LuAnn Kilday at 575-522-4100.