2021 Winter Lecture Series

El Rancho de las Golondrinas is excited to introduce our 2021 Speaking of Traditions virtual Winter Lecture Series, co-sponsored with the New Mexico Museum of Art! We invite you to join us for three enlightening Facebook Live events that explore the relationship between history and the natural environment.  Join fine-art photographer Patricia Galagan, and conservationist and environmental writer William deBuys, as they discuss Fire Ghosts, Climate Change and Our Cultural Landscape. Patricia and her late husband, Philip Metcalf are co-authors of Fire Ghosts, a photography book about the aftermath of the Las Conchas fire of 2011. They photographed in the fire’s burn scar for seven years as the forest progressed from destruction to regrowth.  Fire Ghosts includes essays by William de Buys, research ecologist Craig Allen, and New Mexico Museum of Art photo curator, Katherine Ware. Fire Ghosts, published byGeorge F. Thompson Publishing in 2019, was voted Best Nature Book in the 2020 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.

Telecommute with Las Golondrinas!

Download your favorite Golondrinas scenes for your all your virtual meeting backgrounds. Stay tuned in for updated background scenes. Please respect the photographers rights to the images (not for commercial use).
1. Click on the image. 
2. Right click on the image. 
3. “Save Image As…” to your desktop.
4. Upload to your favorite virtual application as the background.

Golondrinas Placita Entrance

El Gran Molino

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Time Travel from Home!

Kids and families are spending lots of time at home together during this time of COVID-19 closures; and managing education from home can be challenging, so we’d like to share some virtual resources to help you learn more about New Mexico’s history, culture and traditions.

Whether you’re homeschooling, looking for a fun project to try together, or are simply interested in the unique history of the Land of Enchantment, Las Golondrinas is here for you!


Welcome! We invite you to take a journey to the past at “The Ranch of the Swallows.” This historic ranch, now a living history museum, dates from the early 1700s and was an important paraje or stopping place along the famous Camino Real, the Royal Road from Mexico City to Santa Fe. Experience the life of another time in a location unlike any other in America.

Spectacular Events All Season

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Weaving & Colcha Embroidery

New Mexican traditional weaving and colcha embroidery are alive and thriving at El Rancho de las Golondrinas living history museum. Learn More

Our Volunteer Corps

El Rancho de las Golondrinas is grateful to have over 300 Volunteers which help make the Museum come alive. If you are interested in joining us, visit the Volunteer page.