Las Golondrinas Honors Its Volunteers

Volunteer Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez is Volunteer of the Year Contact: Laura Gonzales-Meredith at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, (505) 271-4461, extension 212 The Santa Fe Hilton Hotel was the site Saturday for the 33rd annual volunteer awards luncheon and ceremony for El Rancho de las Golondrinas, New Mexico’s renowned living history museum. Over 200 attended, where museum…

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Update on Historic New Mexico Museum Damaged by Flood

Bridge to school house

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO: December 13, 2018 — When record torrential rains hit Santa Fe in July, water roared through El Rancho de las Golondrinas, the living history museum south of Santa Fe in La Cienega that dates back to the early 1700s. Although no one was injured and no buildings were…

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Volunteering is Fun!

The Salladin Family

This month’s volunteer profile features The Salladin Family! Briar: (LEFT) ” I love volunteering at Golondrinas because it has helped me learn about New Mexican and US history as well as many useful skills that are historical and useful in present day. Volunteering lets me dress in cool costumes, get outside in the beautiful landscape,…

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Object of the Month

Corn cobs

by Amanda Mather Corn, or maize, began it’s domesticated life in South Central Mexico about 10,000 years ago. Some of the earliest known examples of corn in the world come from the Mexican state of Oaxaca and you can go visit the cave from whence it came yourself. It’s called Guilá Naquitz Cave and it’s…

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Volunteer Training Begins This Month!

Every year, El Rancho de las Golondrinas presents training sessions for all of our new and seasoned volunteers.  Staff members as well as noted authorities present the material for these sessions.  Topics are wide ranging including an overview of the Ranch and its 34 historic buildings, its founding and history as a stop (paraje) on…

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We Will Miss Our Friends

George Smith

George Smith could always be counted on to have a smile and a song. During Spanish Colonial Days Mr. Smith could be found with a literal banjo on his knee, at the Wheelwright Shop and the Shepherd’s Cabin. No matter where George was he had an audience. George first became a volunteer in 1997 earning…

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Historian Tom Chavez Receives Honor from Spain

Historian Thomas Chavez

Historian and Las Golondrinas Board member Dr. Tom Chavez has again been honored by Spain for his work.  Dr. Chavez was nominated and unanimously accepted into Spain’s Real Academia de la Historia as an “academic correspondent”.  This is special because it not only recognizes the contributions of an American historian but also because in 1784, Benjamin Franklin…

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Congratulations Kathy Carey!

Kathy Carey Retires

  Our dear friend and Director of Development Kathy Carey (Pictured with her husband Richard Sundt) has decided to retire from El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Although she will be greatly missed we are happy for her new chapter in life and wish her all the best. Congratulations!

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