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lecture is “The Cultural Legacy of the
Transcontinental Railroad in the Southwest”
presented by Prince McKenzie. Light refreshments served.
• Rail Readers Book Club meets at 11 a.m. the
third Wednesday of each month.
• The new Young Rail Readers Club meets 3 to
4 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, for
third through fifth grade students. Participation
is free.
Museo de la Gente — 314 S. Tornillo
Street, at Casa Camino Real in Las Cruces. The
museum includes a resource library, workshops
and exhibit space, as well as a venue for multicultural, multi-generational and multi-cultural
literary, literacy, music and arts events for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.Information:
(575) 523-3988 or [email protected]
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for
adults, $3 seniors 60 and older; $2 age 5-17;
free for museum members, veterans and children age 4 and under. Information: (575) 5224100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
New to the museum is the New Mexico
Colonial Home in the Heritage Gallery. New
Mexico’s Spanish Colonial period was from
1598 — when the Spanish first settled in the
region — to 1821. The time period for the
home is 1815.
Crafts for Kids are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
April 4, to create take-home Easter crafts.
Free with regular museum admission.
“All About Pecans” with Richard Heerema,
NMSU Pecan and Pistachio Specialist, is 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 9, as part of the museum’s
Cultural Lecture series. Admission: $2 suggested donation.
Showing through July 5 in the Traditions and
Legacies Gallery: “Cowboys: The Real Deal,”
focusing on the life of the cowboy.
Showing through Oct. 25 in the Cultural
Corridor: “Cheryl Cathcart: In a World of
Horses,” 32 photographs of horses from the
U.S. and Europe.
Showing April 17-Aug. 2 in the Arts
Corridor: “Spanning the Range,” The Western
Artwork of Ron Kil. The show includes 30
works that span wide-reaching boundaries –
from the paleo Indian hunters of 7,000 B.C. to
the cowpunchers of the 1920s. Kil works in oil,
watercolor and ink. Reception is 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 16.
A Basic Dowsing class is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday,
April 11. Learn the basics of dowsing (questing, divining, water witching), how to use the
four basic dowsing tools, and the benefits associated with dowsing. Cost: $15 ($10 museum
member), cash or check only. Dowsing tools
will be available. Advance registration strongly
encouraged.
Also
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301
S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Saturday. Also open 1:30
to 4 p.m. Sunday during fall and winter months.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 546-2382,
1-800-848-4955 or lunacountyhistoricalsociety.com.
Tribal Historian Michael Darrow will give presentations at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, April
3-4. Friday’s presentation is geared toward
school children. Presentations are in conjunction with the Fort Sill Apache Art Exhibition
April 4-28 at the Deming Arts Center.
Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main
in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon
to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($2.50 students 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger).
Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600
or geronimospringsmuseum.com.
Hubbard Museum of the American
West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to
Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours
(beginning March 1): are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and
Wednesday). Admission: $7 ($5 for seniors,
military; $2 children 6-16; free for children 5
and younger and museum members).
Information: (575) 378-4142 or hubbardmuseum.org.
Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross
State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in
Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m.
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (432)
837-8734, [email protected] or museumofthebigbend.com.
Showing through Aug. 30 is “Federico
Villalba: Mexican Pioneer in the Big Bend.”
The annual Trappings of Texas and show and
sale is April 16-18:
• Buyers preview party is 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday; $25 per person.
• Grand opening exhibit, sale and reception is 6
to 9 p.m. Friday. Cost: $50 per person.
• Chuckwagon breakfast is Sunday at Big Bend
Saddlery on East Highway 90. Admission is free
but reservations required.
New Mexico Museum of Space
History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The
museum features the International Space Hall
of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome
Theater and Planetarium. Space center hours
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $6 ($5
for seniors and military, $4 ages 4-12, children
3 and younger free). Information: (877) 3336589, (575) 437-2840 or nmspacemuseum.org.
The museum celebrates Yuri’s Night in honor
of Yuri Gagarin’s dream of space exploration
with a members-only event Sunday, April 12.
Call for details.
The Launch Pad Lecture Series runs the 9 to
11 a.m. the first Friday of each month. The
April 3 lecture is “The Eye in the Sky: Hubble’s
25th Anniversary” by Museum Education
Director Dave Dooling. Admission is free; coffee and donuts provided.
The May 1 lecture is “Verne vs. Wernher:
Fantasy Meets Fact in the Apollo Era” by
Museum Education Specialist Pat Devine.
Now on display in the Tombaugh Theater:
• “Earth from Space, featuring 40 beautifully
detailed satellite images of the planet.
• The Magic Planet and the ViewSpace Theater
interactive exhibits.
For IMAX schedule, see “Film Scene.” Combo
tickets available (included museum entrance
and one IMAX ticket): $10 ($9 seniors and military, $7 children.
Sacramento Mountains Historical
Museum — U.S. 82 across from the
Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and
Saturday. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12).
Information: (575) 682-2932 or cloudcroftmuseum.com.
Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
Silver City, in the historic H.B. Ailman House.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the first Friday of the
month. Admission: $3 suggested donation.
Information: (575) 538-5921, 1-877-777-7947
(out of town), or silvercitymuseum.org.
Showing through April 19: “Storytelling
through the Mail: Tall Tale Postcards.”
Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991 N.
White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. An actual train
depot built in 1898, the building now houses a
gift shop and model shop. Hours are noon to
4:40 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Admission: $4. Information: (575) 437-2855 or
toytraindepot.homestead.com.
The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around
Alameda Park 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
through Sunday. Cost: $4.
White Sands Missile Range Museum
and Missile Park — Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. Free admission.
To get there: take U.S. 54, and after the freeway ends, keep going north on Martin Luther
King, which leads directly to the range. Or
enter from the north off U.S. 70 east of Las
Cruces. Visitors must provide a current license,
car registration and proof of insurance.
Information: (575) 678-8824 (local call) or
wsmr-history.org.
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