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Juried Art Show Application: Frontiers of New Mexico

The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts is accepting submissions for the Seventh Annual Juried Art Exhibit "Frontiers of New Mexico." Selected entries will be displayed from November 9, 2019 to January 10, 2020. The entry deadline is October 12, 2019.

CURRENT EXHIBITS

July 27, 2019 - September 9, 2019

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New Mexico Watercolor Society 

Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and the Arts is hosting the 2019 New Mexico Watercolor Society's Signature Member Exhibition. 

Opening Reception

Saturday, July 27, 2019 

2:00 - 4:00pm 

PRESENTATIONS

Saturday July 20, 2019 ~ 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Mexican American War

New Mexico in the Mexican-American War and Battle of Bloodless Conquest

Presented Ray John de Aragón

Establishing New Mexico as a U.S. territory was anything but bloodless. The Mexican-American War brought ferocious battles, brutal sieges, guerrilla warfare and scorched earth tactics. More than three hundred Mexican and American forces were killed or wounded in a single battle near Santa Fe. During the Taos Revolt, Governor Charles Bent was scalped and murdered in his home, and American forces fired cannons into a church where Pueblos and Mexicans sought refuge. Soldiers destroyed entire villages like Los Valles, killing or forcing residents to flee. Author Ray John de Aragón recounts these and other dramatic stories behind the birth of the Land of Enchantment.

TOURS

Saturday, July 27 ~ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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El Rancho de las Golondrinas Food & Beer Festival

$5.00 Tour Fee - RSVP (505)352-7720

Explore the food and beer history of New Mexico at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Step back in time, as you taste your way through the history of the Land of Enchantment. Experience historic methods of food preparation, learn from food & beer historians, attend demonstrations, sample delicious locally made creations, shop from vendors & artisans AND grab a beer from local New Mexican breweries! El Rancho de las Golondrinas is one of New Mexico’s premier living history museums. The name of this stop along the Camino Real means, "the ranch of the swallows," and the birds still migrate here each year. Built in the late 1600s and early 1700s, this collection of buildings represents life as it was. The blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, chapel, and water wheel still stand along with many of the main buildings. During special occasions, volunteers dress in period costumes and reenact the life of the frontier. $5.00 Tour Fee – Plus Museum Entry $8.00 - RSVP (505) 352-7720