Delve Into the History of Las Cruces During the Border Archives Bazaar on Saturday

The Border Archives Bazaar is a free, fun and educational event that brings visitors face to face with fascinating historical materials from the border region. Check it out with your friends or family this Saturday, September 28th at New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum.

Organized by the Border Regional Archives Group, the Bazaar features rare documents, photographs, maps, publications, and more that highlight the unique history and culture of our region. The theme, Archives: Mirrors of Ourselves, highlights how archives reflect individual experiences and shared community history. The event brings together resources from more than a dozen libraries, archives, and museums of the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez-Las Cruces borderlands.

The Bazaar additionally highlights the role that archives play in preserving and promoting our cultural heritage. Archivists, librarians, and museum curators will be on hand to discuss and answer questions about archives, regional history, and preservation of original documents. Scan stations will provide free (limited) digitization services.

Border Archives Bazaar also includes short talks about regional history by noted borderlands historians, including Dr. Rick Hendricks, New Mexico State Records Administrator, Dr. Jeff Shepherd, professor of history at UTEP, and historian Janine Young, who will discuss women’s suffrage in El Paso. Historic film footage from the region will be shown in the museum’s theater during the event.

The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum is 47 acres packed with real stories about real people. The interactive museum, which has welcomed visitors from all over the world, brings to life the 4,000-year history of farming and ranching in New Mexico. It is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national honor for museums.

Learn more about your community during the Border Archives Bazaar on Saturday! This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Abbie Weiser at 915-747-6839 or Dennis Daily at 575-646-4756.

Sonoma Palms Apartments in Las Cruces, New Mexico understands the importance of community engagement and encourages all residents to soak up our local culture. Do just that when you make plans to attend this event with family members, friends, or neighbors!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, September 28, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011

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