Casa San Ysidro Free Day and Frontier Life

July 3, 2014 by  
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Casa San Ysidro offers occasional free admission days with family-friendly activities.

Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez-Minge House in Corrales is part of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Tours (usually only offered on specified dates/times) generally cost $4 for adults.

But on the Casa San Ysidro free day on Saturday July 12, everyone gets free admission from 1 – 4 pm. That means you can tour the house and gardens, and enjoy a family-friendly presentation to learn about frontier life.

At 2:30 pm, you can enjoy a family friendly program about the history of dogs in the Southwest and their role in Native communities will be presented by Dody Fugate, Curator of Archaeological Research Collections, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez-Minge House is located at 973 Old Church Road, Corrales.

–Tania


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Free Casa San Ysidro Holiday Celebration

December 4, 2013 by  
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Celebrate Noche de Luces at the historic Casa San Ysidro. It’s free for all the family on December 7, 2013.

Casa San Ysidro in Corrales is part of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, and tours (only offered on specified dates/times) generally cost $4 for adults. In any case it’s closed during December and January. UNLESS….you get in the holiday spirit and join them for the free Casa San Ysidro Noche de Luces event this Saturday, December 7 from 5 – 8 pm.

Casa San Ysidro celebrates the holiday season by welcoming one and all to enjoy its decorations of farolitos and holiday greens. The free event includes a craft activity, a display of traditional New Mexican artifacts, and music by Breaking Blue in the grand sala.  They will also be serving hot cider and cookies. Tra-la-la! Wrap up warmly as much of the activity is outdoors.

Casa San Ysidro Noche de Luces celebration takes place:

  • When:  Saturday December 7, 2013
  • Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
  • Price: Free admission for all

Casa San Ysidro is located at 973 Old Church Road in Corrales.

–Tania

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Casa San Ysidro Free Day August 11 and Frontier Life

August 6, 2013 by  
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If you haven’t made it yet to the 2013 summer program of Casa San Ysidro free admission days on the second Sunday of the month, your last chance is coming up!

Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez-Minge House in Corrales is part of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Tours (usually only offered on specified dates/times) generally cost $4 for adults.

But on the Casa San Ysidro free day on Sunday August 11, everyone gets free admission from 1 – 4 pm. That means you can tour the house and gardens, and enjoy a family-friendly presentation to learn about frontier life.

This Sunday August 11, 2013, from 1 – 4 pm, the Casa San Ysidro free program features demonstrations by a blacksmith and a hide-tanner. At 2:30 pm you can see a piece of living history as Edward Wallace gussies up in period costume and presents a Chautauqua-style portrayal of mountain man Jim Beckworth.

Beckworth was a real historical character who overcame slavery and established a life as a frontier hunter, trapper, guide, and hotel operator. (Hotel operator? I guess we’re resourceful here in New Mexico and always have been!) Edward Wallace will tell us all about it in his performance of “From Slave to Super Star.”

Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez-Minge House is located at 973 Old Church Road, Corrales.

–Tania

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Casa San Ysidro Free Days

July 9, 2013 by  
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This new summer program of Casa San Ysidro free admission days offers family fun and activities on the second Sunday of the month.

Casa San Ysidro in Corrales is part of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Tours (usually only offered on specified dates/times) generally cost $4 for adults.

But with this new summer series of Casa San Ysidro free days on the second Sunday of July and August 2013, everyone gets free admission from 1 – 4 pm. That means you can tour the house and gardens, and enjoy the family-friendly program or presentation offered on each afternoon.

This Sunday July 14, 2013, from 1 – 4 pm, the Casa San Ysidro free program features the art of the blacksmith with Gary Williams, a blacksmith from Corrales. He’ll be demonstrating traditional metal working in the forge, to give an idea of the kinds of skills used to create the Spanish Colonial ironwork at Casa San Ysidro. He’ll also tell stories about blacksmiths in the past, and how they crafted all the essential items for people living on the frontier where iron was scarce, including agricultural tools and chains.

If you miss this Casa San Ysidro free event, the final second Sunday date for 2013 will be on August 11, so you can pop that on your calendar instead.

Casa San Ysidro The Gutiérrez-Minge House is located at 973 Old Church Road, Corrales.

–Tania

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Casa San Ysidro Free Days

June 6, 2013 by  
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A new summer program of Casa San Ysidro free admission days offers family fun and activities on the second Sunday of the month.

Casa San Ysidro in Corrales is part of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Tours (usually only offered on specified dates/times) generally cost $4 for adults.

But with this new summer series of Casa San Ysidro free days on the second Sunday of June, July and August 2013, everyone gets free admission from 1 – 4 pm. That means you can tour the house and gardens, and enjoy the family-friendly program or presentation offered on each afternoon.

This Sunday June 9, 2013, from 1 – 4 pm, the Casa San Ysidro free program focuses on the life of the historic Spanish buffalo hunter, or cibolero. Check out traditional tools and a tanned buffalo hide, and see a Chautauqua or living history presentation at 2:30 pm.

The presenters are Manuel Lopez, playing a cibolero,and Larry Marken, portraying Old Bill Williams, a 19th century mountain man. Find out about their traditional clothing, equipment and life on the colonial frontier! Should be fun for kids, huh?

If you miss this Casa San Ysidro free event, the remaining second Sunday dates for 2013 are July 14 and August 11.

Casa San Ysidro The Gutiérrez-Minge House is located at 973 Old Church Road, Corrales.

–Tania

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Corrales Heritage Day 2013

May 13, 2013 by  
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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?

–Tania

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Corrales Heritage Day 2012

May 15, 2012 by  
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Looking for some weekend fun?  Good, because Casa San Ysidro and Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales celebrate Corrales Heritage Day 2012 on Saturday, May 19  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 19 you can visit Casa San Ysidro for free, and also see demonstrations of blacksmithing, weaving, sheep shearing, bread baking in the horno, and tortilla making, as well as traditional diversions like papel picado. They’ll have live music, and they often have critters to pet, perhaps a llama or a burro, plus children’s activities. I saw the blacksmithing here last year, and it was fascinating. The blacksmith gave me a nail he’d just made. Now, if only I had a hammer…

At the Old San Ysidro Church you can view  exhibits on the Alameda Land Grant, and other historic photos, archives, and exhibits of the Corrales Historical Society, and they also have kids’ activities like making tin ornaments and other arts projects. At 11 am, the chef, author, and cooking teacher Jane Butel will give an illustrated talk on the Culinary History of the Rio Grande.

Did we mention that it’s all FREE admission to this historical extravaganza?

–Tania

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Free Casa San Ysidro Holiday Celebration

November 27, 2011 by  
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Celebrate Noche de Luces at the historic Casa. It’s  free for all the family on December 3, 2011.

Casa San Ysidro in Corrales is part of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, and tours (only offered on specified dates/times) generally cost $4 for adults. In any case it’s closed during December and January. UNLESS….you get in the holiday spirit and join them for the free Casa San Ysidro Noche de Luces event this Saturday, December 3 from 5 – 8 pm.

Casa San Ysidro celebrates the holiday season by flinging its doors open and inviting one and all to enjoy its decorations of farolitos and holiday greens. The free event includes ornament making and carol singing round the bonfire. Tra-la-la!

Casa San Ysidro Noche de Luces celebration takes place:

  • When:  Saturday December 3, 2011
  • Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
  • Price: Free admission for all

Casa San Ysidro is located at 973 Old Church Road in Corrales.

–Tania

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Corrales Heritage Day 2011

May 13, 2011 by  
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Looking for some weekend fun?  Good, because somehow this traditional event nearly passed me by this year!

Casa San Ysidro and Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales celebrate Corrales Heritage Day 2011 on Saturday, May 14  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 Heritage Day Saturday May 14 you can visit Casa San Ysidro for free, and also see demonstrations of blacksmithing, weaving, sheep shearing, bread baking in the horno, and tortilla making, as well as traditional diversions like paper crafting. You’re likely to find critters to pet, perhaps a llama or a burro, plus more children’s activities.

At the Old San Ysidro Church at 11 am on May 14, they’re unveiling and blessing a large bronze plaque commemorating 21 mid-19th century burials beneath the Old Church floor. The dedication ceremony includes refreshments. Throughout the Heritage Day events you can view historic photos, archives, and exhibits of the Corrales Historical Society, plus a video on the history of the church.  More activities here for children include making tin ornaments.

There’s a lot going on – music, puppets, artist demonstrations, a book signing, and food vendors. Check out the full details and the Corrales Heritage Day schedule of performances in the event flier.

Did we mention that it’s all FREE admission to this historical extravaganza? 

–Tania

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Free Casa San Ysidro Holiday Celebration

November 30, 2010 by  
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Celebrate Noche de Luces at the historic Casa. It’s  free for all the family on December 4, 2010

Casa San Ysidro in Corrales is part of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, and tours (only offered on specified dates/times) generally cost $4 for adults. In any case it’s closed during December and January. UNLESS….you get in the holiday spirit and join them for the free Casa San Ysidro Noche de Luces event this Saturday, December 4.

Casa San Ysidro celebrates the holiday season by flinging its doors open and inviting one and all to enjoy its decorations of farolitos and holiday greens. The free event includes ornament making and carol singing round the bonfire. Tra-la-la!

Casa San Ysidro Noche de Luces celebration takes place:

  • When:  Saturday December 4, 2010
  • Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
  • Price: Free admission for all

Casa San Ysidro is located at 973 Old Church Road in Corrales.

–Tania

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