Corrales Heritage Day 2013
Looking for some weekend fun? Good, because Casa San Ysidro and Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales celebrate Corrales Heritage Day 2013 on May 18 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Casa San Ysidro is part of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, and tours (usually only offered on specified dates/times) generally cost $4 for adults.
But on Corrales Heritage Day Saturday May 18 you can visit Casa San Ysidro for free, and check out the period rooms in this historic house. You can also see demonstrations of blacksmithing in the forge, spinning, weaving, bread baking in the horno, and other traditional occupations. They’ve had sheep shearing in the past too and the event often includes critters to pet, perhaps a llama or a burro, plus children’s activities. I’ve very much enjoyed watching the blacksmithing here. It was fascinating and I walked away with a nail the smithie had just made. (He gave it to me. I didn’t just steal it!) Visitors may also browse the retablos, jewelry, and other arts and crafts at the traditional Arts Mercado.
Live entertainment includes:
- Puppet show by Loren Kahn Puppet Theatre at 11 and 1 pm, presenting Floppo, the Spanish Frog Prince.
- Frank McCulloch y Sus Amigos play New Mexican music at 3 p.m.
- Watch a burro packing demonstration at 12 noon and 2 pm, when Ron and Pat Rundstrom with their faithful burros show how the early pioneers packed their burros for adventure!
At the Old San Ysidro Church you can watch a video of Heart of the Village: a History of the Old San Ysidro Church and see other historic photos and exhibits of the Corrales Historical Society. They also have kids’ activities like making tin ornaments.
Did we mention that it’s all FREE admission to this historical extravaganza?