Survival New Mexico: August 16-17

August 11, 2014 by  
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El Rancho de las Golondrinas asks how well we’d survive life in Colonial and Territorial New Mexico. Sometimes I wonder how good I am at surviving it right now in the 21st century, but certainly if you took away my fridge and I had to venture out hunter-gathering, I’d go hungry.

Hence the Survival: New Mexico weekend at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, just south of Santa Fe, caught my eye. The event is this Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17, 2014, with activities for adults and kids on traditional skills, and some handy modern day outdoor survival skills too.

If you’re in the mood for a day trip, admission for the Survival New Mexico event is $8 for adults, $6 for teens aged 13-18, and free for kids aged 12 and under. Seniors aged 62+ pay $6.

Activities and talks include:

  • An archery and atlatl workshop to learn how to shoot
  • Learn how to make fire when you don’t have any matches to hand
  • Make mini adobe bricks
  • The art of fiber arts – before wool there was yucca
  • Black powder weaponry demonstration
  • Civil War medicine – just a talk, not practicing it on each other 😉
  • Wilderness first aid by the American Red Cross
  • How to make a wilderness shelter
  • Learn how to cook ginger bread in a Dutch oven, weave a survival bracelet, attend the leather craft workshop, or kids can make a felt snake
  • Backyard composting, harvesting honey, and food preservation

Plus flintknappers, mountain man survival stories, horno bread, and more. Some activities are only on one day, and you can see the full schedule at the El Rancho de las Golondrinas  events page.

Survival: New Mexico weekend:

  • When: August 16-17, 2014
  • Time: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Where: El Rancho de las Golondrinas
  • Admission: $8 adults, or $6 for seniors (62+) and youth aged 13-18. Free for kids aged 12 and under

El Rancho de las Golondrinas directions to the living history museum on 200 pastoral acres just south of Santa Fe are pretty straightforward. It’s easy to find, off 1-25 exit 276. Take a left onto state road 599 and keep left. It’s well-signed and just a few minutes from that exit.

–Tania


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Smithsonian Day Free Admission to NM Museums: Sept 28

September 23, 2013 by  
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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day gives free admission to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, El Rancho de las Golondrinas and more, when you use the free admission coupon to print out or show on your smartphone.

Two people get free admission to participating museums across the country on Saturday September 28, 2013, on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.   Albuquerque museums joining the party are:

  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

You can’t just turn up and get in free. Sign up for a Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day free admission ticket and they’ll email it to you. The ticket covers two people’s admission and is only valid on Saturday September 28, 2013. Some museums allow you to show the ticket on your smart phone to save printing it out. (Check the relevant museum page at the participating New Mexico Museums link to see if they offer that option.)

Other New Mexico museums offering the free admission are:

  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas (Santa Fe)
  • Bradbury Science Museum (Los Alamos)
  • Los Alamos Historical Museum (Los Alamos)
  • Kit Carson Home and Museum (Taos)
  • Haak’u Museum (Acoma Pueblo)
  • Hubbard Museum of the American West (Ruidoso Downs)
  • Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art (Roswell)
  • Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum (Tucumcari)
  • University Museum, New Mexico State University (Las Cruces)
  • Western Heritage Museum Complex and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame (Hobbs)

Savvy cheapos might use their ticket for the higher cost museums – such as the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, especially as it does not have a regular free admission day. But however you spend it, enjoy your free museum day!

–Tania

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Survival New Mexico: August 24-25

August 20, 2013 by  
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El Rancho de las Golondrinas asks how well we’d survive life in Colonial and Territorial New Mexico. Sometimes I wonder how good I am at surviving it right now in the 21st century, but certainly if you took away my fridge and I had to venture out hunter-gathering, I’d go hungry.

Hence the Survival: New Mexico weekend at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, just south of Santa Fe, caught my eye. The event is this Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25, 2013, with activities for adults and kids on traditional skills, and some handy modern day outdoor survival skills too.

If you’re in the mood for a day trip, admission for the Survival New Mexico event is $8 for adults, $5 for teens aged 13-18, and free for kids aged 12 and under. Seniors aged 62+ pay $5.

Activities and talks include:

  • How to make a survival bow, and an archery and atlatl workshop to learn how to shoot
  • Learn how to make fire when you don’t have any matches to hand
  • Make mini adobe bricks
  • Wagon rides
  • Black powder weaponry demonstration
  • Civil War medicine –  just a talk, not practicing it on each other 😉
  • Wilderness first aid by the American Red Cross
  • How to make a wilderness shelter
  • Make yucca soap, weave a survival bracelet, make a leather pendant, or kids can make a felt snake
  • Backyard composting, harvesting honey, and food preservation

Plus flintknappers, mountain man survival stories, horno bread, and more. Some activities are only on one day, and you can see the full schedule at the El Rancho de las Golondrinas  events page.

Survival: New Mexico weekend:

  • When: August 24-25, 2013
  • Time: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Where: El Rancho de las Golondrinas
  • Admission: $8 adults, or $5 for seniors (62+) and youth aged 13-18. Free for kids aged 12 and under

El Rancho de las Golondrinas directions to the living history museum on 200 pastoral acres just south of Santa Fe are pretty straightforward. It’s easy to find, off 1-25 exit 275. Take a left onto state road 599 and keep left. It’s well-signed and just a few minutes from that exit.

–Tania

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Smithsonian Day Free Admission to NM Museums: Sept 29

September 27, 2012 by  
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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day gives free entry to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Albuquerque’s Balloon Museum, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and more, saving up to $12 per person when you use the free admission coupon. I mentioned this promo day before, but here’s a reminder to print out your free tickets for Saturday, and they’ve added another couple of museums.

Two people get free admission to participating museums across the country on Saturday September 29, 2012, on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.   Albuquerque museums joining the party are:

  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center

You can’t just turn up and get in free. Sign up for a Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day free admission ticket and they’ll email it to you. The ticket covers two people’s admission and is only valid on Saturday September 29, 2012.

Other participating New Mexico museums are:

  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe)
  • Museum of Spanish Colonial Art (Santa Fe)
  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas (Santa Fe)
  • Bradbury Science Museum (Los Alamos)
  • Los Alamos Historical Society (Los Alamos)
  • Hubbard Museum of the American West (Ruidoso Downs)
  • Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum (Tucumcari)
  • University Museum, New Mexico State University (Las Cruces)
  • Western Heritage Museum Complex and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame (Hobbs)

Savvy cheapos might use their ticket for the higher cost museums – such as the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, which usually costs $8 per adult, $7 for kids (kids aged 5 and under go free), especially as it does not have a regular free admission day. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe costs $12 if you’re one of our visiting readers from outside New Mexico, or $6 for New Mexico resident adults.

But however you spend it, enjoy your free museum day!

–Tania

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Free Admission to New Mexico Museums: Sept 29

September 20, 2012 by  
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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day gives free entry to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Albuquerque’s Balloon Museum, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and more, saving up to $8 per person when you use the free admission coupon.

Two people get free admission to participating museums across the country on Saturday September 29, 2012, on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.   Albuquerque museums joining the party are:

  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center

You can’t just turn up and get in free. Sign up for a Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day free admission ticket and they’ll email it to you. The ticket covers two people’s admission and is only valid on Saturday September 29, 2012.

Other participating New Mexico museums are:

  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe)
  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas (Santa Fe)
  • Bradbury Science Museum (Los Alamos)
  • Hubbard Museum of the American West (Ruidoso Downs)
  • Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum (Tucumcari)
  • University Museum, New Mexico State University (Las Cruces)
  • Western Heritage Museum Complex and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame (Hobbs)

Savvy cheapos might use their ticket for the higher cost museums – such as the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, which usually costs $8 per adult, $7 for kids (kids aged 5 and under go free), especially as it does not have a regular free admission day. But however you spend it, enjoy your free museum day!

–Tania

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Survival New Mexico: August 11-12

August 7, 2012 by  
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El Rancho de las Golondrinas asks how well we’d survive life in Colonial and Territorial New Mexico. Sometimes I wonder how good I am at surviving it right now in the 21st century, but certainly if you took away my fridge and I had to venture out hunter-gathering, I’d go hungry.

Hence the Survival: New Mexico weekend at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, just south of Santa Fe, caught my eye. The event is this Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12, 2012, with activities for adults and kids on traditional skills, and some handy modern day outdoor survival skills too. If you’re in the mood for a day trip, admission for the event is $8 for adults, $5 for teens aged 13-18, and free for kids aged 12 and under. Seniors aged 62+ pay $5.

Activities and talks include:

  • How to make an atlatl and atlatl dart, making a bow and arrow, and an archery and atlatl range
  • Wagon rides and mule packing
  • Build a snare and tracking techniques
  • Black powder weaponry demonstration
  • Civil War medicine –  just a talk, not practicing it on each other 😉
  • Wilderness first aid
  • Curanderas talk about traditional healing herbs
  • How to make a wilderness shelter
  • Make yucca soap, weave a survival bracelet, or kids can make a felt snake

Plus flintknappers, mountain man survival stories, horno bread, and more. Some activities are only on one day, and you can see the full schedule at the El Rancho de las Golondrinas  events page where they have separate PDFs with the timetable for each day.

Survival: New Mexico weekend:

  • When: August 11-12, 2012
  • Time: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Where: El Rancho de las Golondrinas
  • Admission: $8 adults, or $5 for seniors (62+) and youth aged 13-18. Free for kids aged 12 and under

El Rancho de las Golondrinas directions to the living history museum on 200 pastoral acres just south of Santa Fe are pretty straightforward. It’s easy to find, off 1-25 exit 275. Take a left onto state road 599 and keep left. It’s well-signed and just a few minutes from that exit.

–Tania

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Free Admission to New Mexico Museums: Sept 24

September 20, 2011 by  
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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day gives free entry to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Albuquerque’s Balloon Museum, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and more, saving up to $10 per person when you use the free admission coupon.

Two people get free admission to participating museums across the country this Saturday September 24, 2011, on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.   Albuquerque museums joining the party are:

  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center

You can’t just turn up and get in free. Sign up for a Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day free admission ticket and they’ll email it to you. The ticket covers two people’s admission and is only valid on Saturday September 24, 2011.

Other participating New Mexico museums are:

  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe)
  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas (Santa Fe)
  • Bradbury Science Museum (Los Alamos)
  • Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art (Roswell)
  • Hubbard Museum of the American West (Ruidoso Downs)
  • Geronimo Springs Museum (Truth or Consequences)
  • Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum (Tucumcari)
  • University Museum, New Mexico State University (Las Cruces)
  • Western Heritage Museum Complex and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame (Hobbs)
  • Pioneer Store Museum (Chloride)  I’d never heard of Chloride before, but apparently it’s about 40 miles west of Truth or Consequences.

Savvy cheapos might use their ticket for the higher cost museums – such as the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, which usually costs $8 per adult, $7 for kids (kids aged 5 and under go free), especially as it does not have a regular free admission day. But however you spend it, enjoy your free museum day!

–Tania

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Survival New Mexico: August 13-14

August 7, 2011 by  
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El Rancho de las Golondrinas asks how well we’d survive life in Colonial and Territorial New Mexico. Sometimes I wonder how good I am at surviving it in the 21st century, but certainly if you took away my fridge and I had to venture out hunter-gathering for myself, I’d go hungry.

Hence this Survival: New Mexico weekend at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, just south of Santa Fe, caught my eye. The event is this Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, 2011, with activities for adults and kids on traditional skills, and some handy modern day outdoor survival skills too. If you’re in the mood for a day trip, admission for the event is $8 for adults, $5 for teens aged 13-18, and free for kids under 13. Seniors pay $5.

Activities and talks include:

  • How to make an atlatl and atlatl dart, making a bow and arrow, and an archery and atlatl range
  • Build adobe bricks
  • Build a snare and tracking techniques
  • Weaponry demonstration
  • 18th Century medicine – presumably just a talk, not practicing it on each other 😉
  • Wilderness first aid
  • Edible and medicinal plants of the SouthWest, plus curanderas talking about traditional healing herbs
  • Wilderness shelter techniques
  • What to do if a wildfire happens – sadly especially relevant this summer
  • Make yucca soap or kids can make a felt snake

Plus flintknappers, blacksmiths, weaving, horno bread, and more. All the activities are in the El Rancho de las Golondrinas flyer PDF.

Survival: New Mexico weekend

  • When: August 13-14, 2011
  • Time: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Where: El Rancho de las Golondrinas
  • Admission: $8 adults, or $5 for seniors and visitors aged 13-18. Free for kids aged 12 and under

El Rancho de las Golondrinas directions to the living history museum on 200 pastoral acres just south of Santa Fe are pretty straightforward. It’s easy to find, off 1-25 exit 275. Take a left onto state road 599 and keep left. It’s well-signed and just a few minutes from that exit.

–Tania

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