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Life is Sweet with Honeybees and Cherry Trees

Hello from your History Herald! As spring gently rouses New Mexico from its winter sleep, the days become warmer and brighter and our gardens welcome back their beautiful blooms. Will all this beauty around, I am inspired to talk about one of Earth’s most impressive and important species who starts...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Curator’s Corner: Purslane

by Amanda Mather, Curator of Collections As spring springs around here it makes me think of all the green things I have missed over the winter that are now starting to bud and come back to life. Here is to one of my favorites, and some green I can’t wait...
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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...
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History Herald: Apples

by Laura Gonzales, Education & Volunteer Manager photo credit: Vic Macias 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...
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Volunteer Voices: 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Cooking with Golondrinas

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...
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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...
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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...
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Volunteer Vista: Martha and Jim Meehan in their own words

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...
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