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Culture Series: Holiday Traditions in Southern New Mexico

December 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday Traditions in Southern New Mexico is the December 14, 2023 Culture Series presentation hosted by the Friends of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.

This special Culture series will be held by the fireplace in the lobby of the Museum starting at 7 p.m. Louis Santana, a local producer of award winning jerky and other gourmet foods will share stories of culinary traditions in southern New Mexico along with some warming Mexican hot chocolate. Attendees will also be treated to the favorite traditional cookie of the southwest, Biscochos, made from a long held family recipe. The history of the Luminaria Tradition in Mesilla will be shared by Kathleen Biel Foreman, daughter of Josefina Gamboa -Biel-Emerson – family matriarch of the famous “Josefina’s Old Gate” house in Mesilla. Hear the story of the tradition of lighting up Mesilla with hundreds of Luminaries, learn how to make a luminaria, and share in the atmosphere of the elegant open house where the tradition began. A starter luminaria kit will be our gift to you!

Please RSVP to friends.nmfrhm@gmail.com to save a space at this presentation.


December 14, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, NM 88011 United States
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