Volunteering is Fun!

Marcy Pompei

This month’s volunteer profile features Marcy Pompei pictured here with Ross Pope. “My first visit to El Rancho de las Golondrinas was in 1979 when the Alternative High School spent the day at the Museum. The Molino Grande was in full operation and there was music and dancing included! Later, I accompanied my daughter’s girl…

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Object of the Month

bacins or tinajas

By Amanda Mather Well, it’s not a pretty subject, but it is one that we all face, day in and day out. So, we wondered, how did Spanish colonists deal with “it?” “It” being the most mundane of tasks: using the bathroom. In rural and suburban Europe, during the 16th and 17th centuries, many people…

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Please Help Us Restore the Ranch After the Flood!

Flood Damage

As many of you know, Santa Fe and the surrounding area recently sustained a “1000 year flood.”  La Cienega was hit hard and El Rancho de las Golondrinas sustained major damage as our  performance, wedding and burro fields were all flooded and covered with mud and silt. Fences were downed and access to the Raton…

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