Harvest Cooking Class
February 5, 2-4 p.m.
Come join us as we learn to prepare foods grown and harvested in New Mexico. This class is a favorite for those who want new ideas for cooking at home. Carol Koenig is our chef. Pre-registration is required. $30
Winter Lecture Series
“A History of New Mexico: Lessons Beyond Our Border.”
February 14, 7 p.m.
Dr. Thomas Chavez, noted historian, author, former director of the Palace of the Governors and the former Executive Director for the Hispanic Cultural Center, will be here to discuss the value of New Mexico’s history to the rest of the world. This will be a special treat! Free.
February 16-17, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Come learn blacksmith techniques from accomplished smiths of the Southwest! Frank Turley and George Witzke will be sharing their expertise in this two-day conference sponsored by the Museum, the Southwest Artist Blacksmith Association, and the Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association. Pre-registration is required for both the conference and the conference dinner. Space is limited. Registration forms are available at www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org or by calling (575) 522-4100.
Cooking with Class Luncheon
February 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
For a surprising and delightful luncheon, please join us this month for a gourmet cooking class. This class is ongoing and meets the third Tuesday of each month, even months for lunch and odd months for dinner. Local chefs provide instruction on preparing appealing recipes. Pre-registration is required. $30
New Exhibit in the Legacy Gallery: Jewish Pioneers
Opens February 29.
“Jewish Pioneers of New Mexico: 1821-1917″ brings to light the contributions to New Mexico’s cultural, civic, economic and creative life of Jewish merchants, bankers, miners, ranchers and even a governor of Acoma Pueblo..
Attention Teachers! We are currently booking Spring School Tours. Call now and let your students touch the past and experience the cultural traditions that make New Mexico what it is today! (575) 522-4100. Ask for Scott Green.
Coming Up! Don’t miss these special events in March!
March 7, 7 p.m.
You are invited to an exciting evening of wine, food, music, and fun. Lorraine Rawls, curator of the exhibit, “Gardians of the Camargue: The French Buckaroo Tradition,” will lead special tours of the exhibit and provide a sneak peek of a documentary about this centuries-old cowboy culture in France. There will be a silent auction as well. We invite you to join us for this fund-raising event to support our educational programs. Call (575) 522-4100 for ticket information. $25 per person.
Come enjoy two days of cowboy fun as we pay tribute to New Mexico’s ranching traditions. The festival includes the Dutch Oven Lovn’ Cook-off, music, demonstrations, book-signings, gunfight re-enactments, children’s activities, arts and crafts, and plenty of food. Admission is only $1.
Annual Rag Rug Festival
March 15-16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This is a spectacular event featuring women artisans from across New Mexico. The weekend is sponsored by the New Mexico Women’s Foundation. Rag rugs, hand-woven items, jewelry, fabrics and handmade crafts will be available for purchase. Free admission.
For more information, please call (575) 522-4100 or go to www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org