Josefina Gathers Herbs

Josefina™ Tours

Introduce your American Girl to Maria Josefina Montoya, an Hispanic girl of heart and hope growing up in 1824 on her family’s ranch in New Mexico not unlike Las Golondrinas.

Call (505) 471-2261 Ex. 101 to arrange a special Josefina™ Tour of the museum.

Josefina Montoya is a girl of heart and hope growing up in New Mexico in 1824. Ever since her Mama died, Josefina and her sisters have bravely met the challenges of the rancho without her. As they watch the new americano traders arrive from the east, they struggle to hold on to their mother’s love and the old ways she taught them. Josefina dreams of becoming a healer like her Tia Magdalena. She feels lucky to have her family and faith to guide her!

Added in 1997, Josefina was the sixth American Girl, and the third to be added after the series was launched with Kirsten, Samantha and Molly in 1986.

Josefina Tours
We have mini Josefina dolls and the books in our Museum Shop.

*American Girl is an American line of 18-inch (46 cm) dolls released in 1986 by Pleasant Company. The dolls portray eight- to eleven-year-old girls of a variety of ethnicities. They are sold with accompanying books told from the viewpoint of the girls. Originally the stories focused on various periods of American history, but were expanded in 1995 to include characters and stories from contemporary life. A variety of related clothing and accessories is also available.

Special 2 hour tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and include a guided walk through the historic buildings illustrated in the books.  Tours can be scheduled Monday-Friday in April, May and October and Wednesday-Sunday from June through September.  $10 per adult, $7 per child, which includes all day admission to the museum.
Reservations are required. To schedule a Josefina™ Tour, Contact Us.