Antique Treasures Show
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum's 14th-Annual Antique Treasures Show has expanded to two days -- Jan. 26-27.
The new show will have plenty of old treasures this year as more than a dozen antique and collectible dealers from Santa Fe to El Paso will be here to show and sell some of their merchandise. Most of the vendors are donating items to a silent auction that will continue over both days, and some vendors will offer informal, independent appraisals of items.
The show is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 26, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 27.
Visitors can play "Stump the Curator" by bringing items in to see if our experts can identify them or their use.
Preservation also is an important part of the show, and professionals from the Museum's staff and New Mexico State University will offer advice on how best to preserve your treasures.
Professor Silvia Marinas-Feliner, NMSU’s Museum Conservation Program Director, will give an hour-long presentation on general ways to take care of objects at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Museum's theater.
Archaeologist Toni Laumbach will be on hand Saturday to offer informal, independent appraisals of historic Native American materials. Also, the Museum will bring some unusual antiques out for display that are usually hidden away in the Collections Storage Room.
Fort Selden representatives will be at the show to play guessing games with some of the more unique objects in their collection.
The expanded show also will include several old-fashioned demonstrations, and all of the regular Museum offerings and exhibits are included in the regular admission -- $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for children 4 to 17.