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“Food Waste Management on a Micro Level: What You Can Do to Reduce Food Waste” by Mountain View Market Co+op at Branigan Cultural Center, Mar. 16

Join Mountain View Market Co+op as they present “Food Waste Management on a Micro Level: What You Can Do to Reduce Food Waste” at the Branigan Cultural Center on Saturday, March 16, at 11am.

Staff members from Mountain View Market Co+op will be showcasing tips, techniques, and concepts for managing and minimizing food waste at the home level. This program is in conjunction with our current exhibit Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture, toured by the American Museum of Natural History.

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture is an exhibit that elicits conversation about crop diversity, food waste, scarcity, and abundance as well as the future and means of production. The exhibit will be on display from March 1 until Saturday, April 20.

Admission is free to the Branigan Cultural Center, located at 501 North Main Street. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For addition information call (575) 541-2154.

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“Train Deportation During the Holocaust,” 10am at RRM on March 16

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum will host a special Saturday lecture “Train Deportation During the Holocaust” at 10am on March 16, 2019 presented by NMSU student Andres Baca, an Accounting major with a strong interest in history, who has been working at the Railroad Museum since October 2018.  

Railroad systems across Europe were used extensively by the Nazi Party to transport Jewish people, and others persecuted by the Nazis, to concentration camps. The conditions that existed on these trains, and the losses that resulted, are the topics of this presentation.

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, call (575) 528-3444.

“Animal Portrait in Collage Workshop” at the Museum of Art

AnimalPortraitCollageJoin the Las Cruces Museum of Art Studio Programs for an “Animal Portrait in Collage Workshop” on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 10am-3pm. This program is open to adults ages 18 and over. Registration is required; the cost is $10 per person.

Come and capture the essence of your favorite animal or pet in a one-of-a-kind collage portrait! Bring a reference photo of your pet or animal subject and any personal materials you’d like to incorporate into a collage. The museum will provide papers, fibers, paints, and many more materials to add to your creation.

Registration must be completed in person at the Museum of Nature & Science, 411 North Main Street. Registration is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Registration for this program ends March 13. Space is limited, so register early.

The Museum of Art is located at 491 N. Main Street and open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. For additional information, call 575-541-2137.

“The History of Mesilla” by David G. Thomas at Branigan Cultural Center

Join us for our monthly History Notes lecture as David Thomas, local historian and author, presents “The History of Mesilla” on Thursday, March 14 at 1pm at the Branigan Cultural Center.

Mr. Thomas will take a broad look at Mesilla’s varied past, examining events from the Mexican American War, the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, the founding of Mesilla, to the Gadsden Purchase, and Billy the Kid’s trial.

“History Notes,” monthly lectures on historical topics, takes place on the second Thursday of each month at 1 pm. Lectures are free and open to the public. Please check our webpage at museums.las-cruces.org, or Facebook.com/LCMuseums, for a full listing of these and other public programs hosted by the Branigan Cultural Center and the City of Las Cruces Museums.

Admission is free to the Branigan Cultural Center, located at 501 North Main Street. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For addition information call (575) 541-2154.

“The Magoffin Connection to Railroad History in El Paso,” at RRM, March 12

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum hosts a free Brown Bag Lecture at 12pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. On March 12, Machelle Wood will present “The Magoffin Connection to Railroad History in El Paso.”   

Wood is the Education and Public Events Coordinator at the Magoffin Home Historic Site in El Paso. She became interested in the Magoffin Home when she was working as an architectural conservationist and worked on restoring the site approximately five years ago. She has also worked on the Plaza Theatre, various state capitals, historic homes and other theatres across the United States.  

Joseph Magoffin arrived in the El Paso area in 1856. After serving in the Civil War, he became an advocate for the development of the El Paso Region, aiding in bringing the railroads, utilities and new businesses to the area. He and his wife Octavia were active in the community and Catholic charities.  

The 1877 Magoffin home reflects traditional Spanish and Territorial architecture, though it was also influenced by the Greek Revival style popular at the time. The Magoffin family lived in the home for more than 100 years.

The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is open Tuesday through Friday, 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) 528-3444.

Education Station at MoA, March 9

Join the Museum of Art on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:30pm as we watch a video of artist Matt Calderwood providing a guest lecture at the Royal College of Art in London, England, in 2017.

Originally from Northern Ireland, Calderwood is a visual artist based out of London who uses a wide range of objects in his art including concrete, plaster, glass, and plastic, among others, to create an assemblage of precariously balanced structures. He also experiments with the use of light, shadow, and sound in his digital media work.

Calderwood’s sculpture Dam 1 is featured in the Dusk to Dusk exhibition which is on display in the Museum of Art until March 30, 2019.

The museum is located at 491 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturdays from 9am to 4:30pm.

“The Mysterious Museum” Spring Break Camp at the LC Museums, March 25-29, 2019

Are you looking for something for the kids during Spring Break?  Send them to camp! Join the Las Cruces Museums, March 25-29, 2019, for a camp experience aimed at children in grades 1-8! Kids can decode hieroglyphics at the Branigan Cultural Center; make a surrealist cube at the Museum of Art; construct a balloon-powered cardboard car at the Museum of Nature & Science; and uncover the mystery object at the Railroad Museum by deciphering the secret code. Activities will vary depending on grade level.  Through these camps, kids will engage in topics dealing with science, technology, history, art, and culture.

Times and locations are based on grade level. Monday, March 25, all camps will meet at Mesilla Park/Frank O’Brien Papen Center, 304 Bell Street. Tuesday – Friday camps will meet at the Las Cruces Museums, 411-501 N. Main Street. Space is limited and registration is required by Wednesday, March 20. Cost is $25 per child and includes all supplies and a snack. Join in the fun at the Museums during Spring Break with “The Mysterious Museum”!

The museums are located at 411-501 North Main Street and 351 North Mesilla Street and are open Tuesday – Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 9am to 4:30 pm with no admission fee.  For more information about the Spring Break Camps, please call 575-522-3120.