Antique Treasures Day is Jan. 25

Jan 09, 2015

The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is adding a new twist to an event that celebrates old things.

Antique Treasures Day is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, and the museum is inviting the public to bring unusual objects, or photos of unusual objects, to try to ďStump the Curator.Ē In this new activity, the panel of experts will try to identify the objects, and will also be available to answer questions and give advice about how to preserve artifacts and family heirlooms.

The focus of the event is the museumís collection and preservation program. Itís the only day each year that visitors to the museum get the opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at this program. Visitors will get a sneak-peek, guided tour into the museumís enormous collections storage room where more than 10,000 artifacts are housed in a climate-controlled environment.

The guided tours begin every 15 minutes and the number of people allowed on each tour is limited.

Museum curators will talk about the process of donating artifacts along with their care and preservation once they arrive at the museum. Also part of the tour will be a discussion about how artifacts are chosen for and used in exhibits.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and $2 for children ages 5 to 17.

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For information contact Craig Massey at craig.massey@state.nm.us.