Curator’s Corner: Agave


by Amanda Mather, Curator of Collections As we continue on with our gifts of the West series I want to talk about one of those gifts that keeps on giving. It gives us fiber, food, booze, awls, needles. I mean what can’t this baby do? I am talking about our friend: Agave. Agave has been…

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History Herald: Apples


by Laura Gonzales, Education & Volunteer Manager Hello from the History Herald! Did you know that apples have been an integral part of New Mexico’s history for over 300 years? In the past, New Mexico orchards were ripe with an array of heirloom apples brought over from Spain as early as the 17th century. In fact,…

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Volunteer Voices: Jerry Kerr

Volunteer Jerry Kerr

I was born on October 25, 1949. I am entering my seventh season as a volunteer at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, and anxiously awaiting the end of the COVID-19 social distancing measures. I began volunteering at the ranch because of my abiding interest in the preservation and promotion of New Mexico’s distinctive history. My…

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Cooking with Golondrinas: Red Chile Apple Pie

Since we’re focusing our History Herald this week on apples, and my apple trees are starting to yield some great fruit, here’s a recipe that has become a fixture at our house for holidays and special occasions — the red chile adds a great little (or big) kick, depending on how much you opt for…

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Get Your Las Golondrinas Mask!

Gray Golondrinas masks

We have a variety of masks for you to show your Las Golondrinas pride! These masks are $10 each and only available for a limited time. CLICK HERE and shoot Amanda Mather, Curator of Collections and Museum Shop Manager, an email with the number of masks you want. Please indicate Adult or Child size mask…

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Savers FUNDrive is Coming!


SAVE Your Spring Cleaning Items! This August, we will be collecting for a SAVERS FUNdraiser — the more pounds we donate on September 2, the more funds we raise! We will collect clothing, small household items and other items (see graphic below for acceptable items). DONATION DROPOFFS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT LAS GOLONDRINAS ON THE…

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Cooking with Golondrinas

zuccini parmesan

by Jackie Camborde, Director of Development I am going to be totally honest here — I am an ambivalent cook. I’m good at it, but more often than not it seems like too much work. However, thanks to the bounty of fresh produce available this summer, I am feeling more inspired than usual! Here are…

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EL Rancho de las Golondrinas is BEST OF SANTA FE!

Best of Santa Fe

Las Golondrinas is proud to announce that we are the recipients of two awards in the Santa Fe Reporter’s BEST OF SANTA FE 2020 competition. The awards recieved are: THIRD PLACE: Best Lecture Series and THIRD PLACE Best Non-Profit Many, many thanks to all of you who voted and helped make this possible. We are…

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Curator’s Corner: Cranberries


by Amanda Mather, Curator of Collections As part of our ongoing series about all the good stuff that came from the west I present to you: The Cranberry. What would our turkey be without our beloved cranberry? Especially all the leftover turkey sandwiches that follow Thanksgiving (Not to mention a well-made Cosmopolitan…). Cranberries are native…

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Volunteer Vista: Martha and Jim Meehan in their own words

Jim Meehan

We, Marsha and Jim Meehan, have been volunteering at Las Golondrinas since 2018. Retired IT professionals from Wethersfield Connecticut, we first became interested in history through our involvement with the local Historical Society where Marsha was a member of the Collections and Exhibits Committees, and an event volunteer. Jim served on the Governing Board, edited…

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