NM Farm and Ranch Hertiage Musuem- August 2012 Events
Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The museum’s greenhouse is the site of a summer plant sale, featuring many perennials in 1-gallon containers, as well as shrubs and trees. Admission is not required for visitors attending the plant sale only.
Lecture Series: Juan Patron: A Fallen Star in the Days of Billy the Kid
Aug. 9, 7 p.m.
Author Paul Tsompanas will talk about his new book that chronicles the life of Juan Patron, an unheralded but important player in the Lincoln County War. He became a prominent politician in New Mexico at an early age and rose from Lincoln’s first school teacher to Speaker of the Territorial House at the age of 25, the youngest in New Mexico history. A friend of Billy the Kid, he held the young desperado under house arrest at the request of Gov. Lew Wallace. Patron, who had ducked at least two other attempts on his life, was shot and killed in a saloon near Santa Rosa in 1884. Tsompanas will sign copies of his book after the presentation. Admission is a suggested donation of $2.
Exhibit Opening: Storm Sermay: The Art of the Cotton Gin
Aug. 16, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Las Cruces photographer Storm Sermay’s exhibit gives a fresh, new look to some old structures in the Mesilla Valley. Cotton gins are the subjects of her photography and the viewer is provided a closer view of these tall, metal buildings that are decorated with light, shadows, angles and shapes. The exhibit includes 20 black-and-white photographs. Admission is free to the opening reception and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, or to register for a class, please call (575) 522-4100. Classes and workshops are co-sponsored by the Friends of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum.
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road,
Las Cruces, NM 88011. Visit www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.