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Events for the Month of October 2017

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October 11, 2017

Discovery Afternoon: Sheep & Wool
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This, the first of the Museum's new Discovery Afternoon programs, is already sold out. Our students will meet a Navajo-Churro ewe from our flock, learn about her history, and work with her wool. Explore the changes in raising sheep and wool working o. . .
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October 12, 2017

Culture Series: The Range: From Livestock to Missiles
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The subject of the October Culture Series is ranching on what is now White Sands Missile Range -- in the Tularosa Basin and in the San Andres and Oscura Mountain ranges -- and how the ranchers lost their land to America's military needs.

The speak. . .
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October 14, 2017

Crafts for Kids: Stick Scarecrows
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come create scarecrows from craft-sticks to help celebrate autumn. Crafts are free, but regular Museum admission is required for all family members: $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for children 4 to 17, and free admission for children 3 and. . .
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October 14, 2017

Border Archives Bazaar
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Border Archives Bazaar is a free, fun event for the community to interact with fascinating historical collections from the border region. The event brings together the resources from more than a dozen libraries, archives, and museums in the south. . .
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October 18, 2017

Special Presentation: "Helluva Way to Treat a Soldier"
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This is the story of the looting (grave robbing) of the Fort Craig cemetery and how one of the most prolific looters in the Southwest was finally stopped.

This 45-minute film presents the events that led to the investigations of looting and the re. . .
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October 21, 2017

Crafts for Kids: Spooky Spiders
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Its almost Halloween. Come get prepared for the holiday by creating spooky spiders made from paper and Styrofoam cups. Crafts are free, but regular Museum admission is required for all family members: $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for ch. . .
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October 25, 2017

Discovery Afternoon: From Vaquero to Cowboy
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
From the days beginning before the sun rises, to the days end after the sun sets, a cowboys job requires long hours and hard labor. In this program, students discover the cowboys life by considering: What was a cowboys day like? Where did they e. . .
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October 28, 2017

Heritage Cooking: Day of the Dead Bread
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Just in time for Day of the Dead, the Museum's Heritage Cooking Program will be baking this festive, celebratory dessert bread in an 1890s vintage wood-burning cook stove.

Visitors of all ages are welcome to join in the making of these classic loa. . .
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October 28, 2017

Crafts for Kids: Pumpkin Carving
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Children are invited to come carve their own pumpkin in this special activity sponsored by Kohl's of Las Cruces. There will be a limited supply. The activity is free, but regular Museum admission is required for all family members: $5 for adults, $4 . . .
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Exhibitions On Display in October 2017

Greenhouse

On long-term display

Wheels & Gears

On long-term display

Skaggs Dairy Barn

On long-term display

Sheep and Goat Barn

On long-term display

Historic Green Bridge

On long-term display

Generations

On long-term display

Witte Cabin

On long-term display

Peter Hurd's charcoal studies

On long-term display

Antique Equipment Park

On long-term display

Watering Place

On long-term display

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