20th Anniversary Celebration Day
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
A day of demonstrations, childrenís activities, rides, and special programs wraps up a week commemorating the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museumís 20th Anniversary.
May 19 is 20th Anniversary Celebration Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reduced admission rate of only $5 per carload will be in place for this day only. Food vendors will be on site and all of the museumís regular offerings are included.
The Parade of Breeds cattle program is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Livestock Manager Greg Ball will bring examples of each of the Museumís seven breeds of beef cattle into the Round Pen to talk about their origin and characteristics. Visitors can watch from the shaded bleachers.
Pony rides for children begin about 11:30 a.m. and will continue into the afternoon. The cost for a ride is $5. There will also be free games for the children, and the museum's chuck wagon will be set up with samples.
The New Mexico Vintage Iron tractor club will have antique tractors on display, as well as lawn tractors, hit-and-miss engines, a grist mill and rope making. They also will have lawn and garden tractor sled pulls, as well as parades and barrel rides.
Demonstrations on May 19 include the milking demonstration at 10 a.m., blacksmithing, and woodcarving. The Museum also will have its greenhouse plants on sale, including herbs, tomato plants, succulents, trees, ice plants, and more.
In the afternoon, costumed characters will have living history activities at the Dairy Barn from 12:30-1:30 and from 2:30-3:30.