Heritage Day

Saturday May 18, 2013

973 Old Church Rd
Corrales, NM 87048

Phone: 505-898-3915
Website: Click to Visit


Phone: (505) 897-8828

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Experience the colors, traditions and music of historic New Mexico spring to life at this family event.

Visitors may talk with a traditional blacksmith as he works the forge, watch a bread baking demonstration in the adobe horno, and see how generations of New Mexicans spun wool from churro and other sheep. A traditional Arts Mercado will feature well known artists Charlie Carrillo, Oscar and Bernandette Caraveo, Jimmy Trujillo, Jerry Montoya and Robert and Viola Chavez.

 Fun performances include Loren Kahn's Puppet Theatre production of Floppo, the Spanish Frog Prince at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and traditional New Mexican music by Frank McCulloch y sus Amigos at 3 p.m.

At Noon and 2 p.m. Ron and Pat Rundstrom and their burros will demonstrate how to pack these hardy critters as the early pioneers and prospectors did. Throughout the day visitors may explore the Museum to see how New Mexican families lived long ago.

The Corrales Historical Society simultaneously hosts free activities at the Old Church across the street from Casa San Ysidro highlighting the Village's agricultural heritage.

See also: Culture Shock

Old-timey livin’

Sometimes I imagine how much fun it would be to travel back in time. Then I remember that all my skill sets involve a QWERTY keyboard, and I become grateful for the impermeability of the fourth dimension. Fortunately, events like Heritage Day 2013 let us experience all the fun parts of the past while remaining in full possession of our contact lenses and hybrid automobiles. In Corrales this weekend, see how music, puppets, demonstrations, family activities and more can bring New Mexico’s storied history alive. Check out Churro sheep shearing, blacksmithing demos, baking in the horno and a talk about our culinary history (hint: chiles!). And how about a San Ysidro Cemetery tour? The kids can make retablos, paint rocks or shell corn. You’ll have plenty to spend your cash on at the traditional arts mercado, but the event is free. Located at the Old San Ysidro Church (966 Old Church Road) and Casa San Ysidro (973 Old Church Road) in Corrales, the antiquated fun happens on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 898-5017 or 311 for more info.

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