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The Dye Shed

History Herald: Springtime in New Mexico

by Laura Gonzales, Education & Volunteer Manager Wind, allergies, sunshine in some places, snow in others, we all know what that means; it’s officially Spring in New Mexico! It’s the season symbolizing growth, renewal and rebirth. Looking around at the natural beauty of New Mexico we see color springing into vibrancy around us once again.…

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Acequia Madre

History Herald: Acequias

by Laura Gonzales, Education & Volunteer Manager Did you know that Acequias are the oldest water management institutions in the United States? They were also the first non-Indigenous form of government in New Mexico, a system still in place in small rural communities. This system of irrigation, brought by the Spanish who learned from the…

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Sean Paloheimo

Staff Spotlight: Sean Paloheimo

In our never-ending quest to inform and enlighten our Las Golondrinas supporters, we are happy to introduce a new column introducing you to our hard-working staff! One of the people who wears the most hats here at the museum is Assistant Museum Director/Director of Operations Sean Paloheimo. If that last name is familiar to you,…

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Gray Golondrinas masks

Get Your Las Golondrinas Mask!

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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Best of Santa Fe

EL Rancho de las Golondrinas is 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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Rainbows in New Mexico

Rainbows Over New Mexico

by Laura Gonzales, Education & Volunteer Manager “A storm on the Llano is beautiful…A feeling of gladness comes over one as the heavens open to bathe Mother Earth. Only those ever watching and waiting for the rain can feel the rapture it brings.” —Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, We Fed Them Cactus Every New Mexican knows…

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churro sheep

Creative Ways You Can Support Las Golondrinas!

Here are some ways you can support Las Golondrinas that are a little unorthodox — see if one might appeal to you! SAVE Your Spring Cleaning Items! In 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 gently-used…

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Fools Rush In

Las Golondrinas at the Movies — Part 2

by Jackie Camborde, Director of Development Spending more time with Netflix these days? We just purchased an outdoor projector to have some warm evening movie nights outside — my kids are counting the days until it arrives! One of our first movie nights will definitely include a Las Golondrinas title — here’s a few that…

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Liz Trujillo

Las Golondrinas Heroes Make Masks, Clean Up Los Pinos

To say that our volunteers are itching to get out of quarantine and back to the museum is an understatement. The Las Golondrinas staff has been coming up with some creative ways that they can do some good and keep busy. Longtime volunteer Liz Trujillo has been firing up her sewing machine and making masks…

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