History Herald: Acequias

Acequia Madre

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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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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