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Train Day, April 28, 10a – 2p, Railroad Museum

Saturday, April 28, 10:00am – 2:00pm

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Learn about the railroad’s rich history and the classic hobby of model train building at the Railroad Museum’s annual Train Day.

Bring your questions about the unique hobby of model railroading and view a layout of H-O model trains. The Doña Ana Modular Railroad Club will be on site. Meet with historical re-enactors dressed as railroad employees and ask them about their lives in 1900s New Mexico. Learn about railroad safety from volunteers with Operation Lifesaver. This event is fun for the entire family!

Visit the website for more information!

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Ancient Graffiti or Future Rock Art? Panel Discussion for PictoGraff: The Art of Warprayer, NMSU Museum, Kent Hall, 5/4, 5p

“PictoGraff: The Art of Warprayer” highlights the historical value of wall art and expressions of the Indigenous mind. Join us for a panel discussion “Ancient Graffiti or Future Rock Art” at the University Museum in Kent Hall on Friday, May 4 at 5pm.

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Arrowsoul artists Joseph Sullivan, UNEK, Rogue, Zyme One and Neoglyphix will discuss the links between ancient rock art and the current public art movement. This panel discussion will be followed by a reception and live art demonstration. On Saturday, PictoGraff continues at the Branigan Cultural Center at 9am as arrowsoul artists create a community mural with a live painting demonstration.

The Branigan Cultural Center is located at 501 N Main Street in Las Cruces. Admission to the museums is free and the museums are open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at museums.las-cruces.org or call 575.541.2154.

Day of Dance returns, 4/28, 5p

Join the Branigan Cultural Center at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main Street on Saturday, April 28 from 5pm – 8pm for “Day of Dance”.

This popular event returns to Las Cruces in 2018, celebrating International Day of Dance with an extensive line-up of dancers from within our community of all varieties! From tap to flamenco, ballet folklórico to belly dancing, we’ll explore the world through movement. Join us for this free evening of dance!

The museum is located at 501 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday 10am-4:30pm, with extended hours until 8pm on Thursdays, and 9am-4:30pm on Saturdays. For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call 575.541.2154.

Women’s Improvement Association: Pioneers in Las Cruces, RRM, 4/25, 11 am

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum is hosting a special lecture at 11am
on Wednesday, April 25. Jim Garthwait, NMSU Graduate Student in
Museum Studies, will present “Women’s Improvement Association:
Playing a Pioneering Role in the History of Las Cruces”. The Women’s
Improvement Association (WIA) contributed to the cultural growth of
Las Cruces by building the first public park and the first swimming pool
in town. The organization was formed in 1894 by Mrs. George W.
Frenger.

Garthwait is a graduate student at New Mexico State University, in the
Museum Studies Program and has been a long-time volunteer at the
Las Cruces Museums. This presentation is part of a Public History
course at NMSU.

The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is open Tuesday
through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday 9am to 4:30pm.
For additional information, visit the website at:
http://las-cruces.org/museums or call (575) 647-4480.

Open Sketch, 4/25, 5pm, MoA

Join the Las Cruces Museum of Art for a relaxing evening of open sketch in the gallery featuring the art pieces of the All City High School Senior Show exhibit on Wednesday, April 25 from 5pm-6:30pm. The Museum of Art will provide all drawing materials.

Admission to the Museum of Art is free. The museum is located at 491 N Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at: museums.las-cruces.org.

Harvey House Construction Updates, RRM, 4/21, 3 pm

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum will host a special presentation at 3pm on
Saturday, April 21, by Allan Affeldt. He will present construction updates on the
historic Fred Harvey Castenada and Plaza Hotels in Las Vegas, NM.

Affeldt’s work with the Harvey hotels began in 1994 when he founded La Posada Hotel LLC, to purchase and restore La Posada Hotel in Winslow, AZ. La Posada was reopened in 1997 after being closed for forty years. The project has received national recognition as one of the most important rehabilitations in the Southwest, and has been the subject of numerous television documentaries and magazine articles.

Harvey Hotel

Affeldt’s current project is restoration of the Fred Harvey/Santa Fe Railway
Castaneda Hotel in Las Vegas, New Mexico, which was built in 1898. Closed since 1948, the Castaneda is being restored as a historic hotel, restaurant and event space. Additionally, the Plaza Hotel, built in 1882, was purchased out of
receivership and will undergo a major overhaul.

Affeldt founded the Winslow Arts Trust and is building an art museum at La
Posada. He served on the Board of the Museum of Northern Arizona, the State
Board of the Arizona Humanities Council, Arizona Citizens for the Arts, Arizona
Town Hall, Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail, The Arizona Centennial Advisory
Committee, The Friends of Hubbell Trading Post, and the Winslow Chamber of
Commerce. He has been involved in many other restorations including the
Winslow Theatre and St Joseph’s Catholic Church.

The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is open Tuesday through
Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday 9am to 4:30pm. For additional
information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call
575.647.4480.

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Saturday, April 14, at the LC Museums

Sat Apr 14