Demonstrations (old)

Milking: Straight from the farm! See a cow being milked and learn about the importance of dairy products to New Mexico's economy and the health of her citizens.

  • Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.

Fiber Arts: The production of fabrics and clothing from raw materials has always required skill and patience. Sewing, spinning, weaving and embroidery are among the traditional handcrafts you will see produced at the museum.

  • Quilting: Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Sewing: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Wool carding and spinning: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Spinning & Weaving: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Blacksmithing: Right out of the past, the blacksmith shop is a must-see attraction at the Museum! Here you can watch metal being formed into useful objects--right before your eyes. Learn about the history and importance of the blacksmith in rural communities.

  • Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Parade of Breeds: See all of the extraordinary beef cattle breeds that reside at the Museum--in one spectacular presentation. Learn about their importance to New Mexico agriculture as our livestock staff bring each breed into the Round Pen for visitors to see. You won't want to miss this special presentation.

  • Please call for current schedule. May be available by request for groups of 25 or more.

Heritage Cooking: Through a variety of demonstrations, classes, and outreach programs, the Museum highlights the vast array of foods grown in New Mexico and how they were prepared and preserved by different cultures throughout.

  • Please call for current schedule.

Demonstrations are tentative: Due to various circumcstances, the demonstration schedules are always subject to change. Visitors are encouraged to call before their visit to confirm the schedule for that day. (575) 522-4100.

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