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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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Volunteers Tom Witson and Julia Gomez

As many of you know, at the beginning of the season, two of our long time volunteers, Tom Witson and Julia Gomez, collaborated on an absolutely gorgeous mirror.  The tin frame was made by our master tinsmith Tom, and the gorgeous colcha embroidered barn swallows were hand done by Julia. The pair decided to hold…

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Meet Julia R. Gomez

Julia R. Gomez

“I have been volunteering at the Ranch since 2000,” states Julia R. Gomez. “I have learned much about my own history here at Las Golondrinas. My art of colcha embroidery blossomed once I started volunteering here. I was invited to be a part of the “Spinners and Weavers” by Beatrice Sandoval Maestas who was the director of the group at that time.…

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