El Rancho de las Golondrinas

El Rancho de las Golondrinas El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a 200-acre living history museum, representing various time periods in New Mexico
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FREE MEALS!!! Get yourself and your family a free prepared meal this Wednesday, 3:00pm-4:30pm at the ranch parking lot c...
06/17/2020

FREE MEALS!!! Get yourself and your family a free prepared meal this Wednesday, 3:00pm-4:30pm at the ranch parking lot courtesy of the great folks at World Central Kitchen @wckitchen Santa Fe YouthWorks @santafeyouthworks Santa Fe County @santafecounty Santa Fe Community College @sfccnm and the City of Santa Fe @cityofsantafe No questions asked! Also enjoy a prepare-at-home food box from our friends at The Food Depot @thefooddepot, delivered by #santafevalet!! Drive up, grab some food, and enjoy. Also, don’t forget to pick up a “Hands On History Kit” from Las Golondrinas for your kids or yourself. Have fun, stay well, and see you soon. #thefooddepot #worldfoodkitchen #santafeyouthworks #countyofsantafe #thecitydifferent .
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Help our friends out at New Mexico Wine👍
06/17/2020

Help our friends out at New Mexico Wine👍

We need your help! Restaurants are open, breweries are open...#WhatAboutWine? Our local New Mexico wineries are ready to open to and safely serve! #WhatAboutWine #NMWine #VivaVino
Please share and lets get our local wineries open!

¡Que tal! Caption this and win some cool Golondrinas swag🤠 We’ll announce the winner here in the comments next week. Kee...
06/16/2020

¡Que tal! Caption this and win some cool Golondrinas swag🤠 We’ll announce the winner here in the comments next week. Keep it “G” rated please🤗 Have fun and go to Golondrinas.org for more fun activities.
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FREE FOOD!!! Get yourself and your family some food today, Wednesday, 3:00pm-4:30pm at the ranch parking lot courtesy of...
06/10/2020

FREE FOOD!!! Get yourself and your family some food today, Wednesday, 3:00pm-4:30pm at the ranch parking lot courtesy of YouthWorks @santafeyouthworks Santa Fe County @santafecounty The Food Depot @thefooddepot. No questions asked! Drive up, grab some food, and pick up a “Hands On History Kit” from Las Golondrinas for your kids or yourself. Have fun, stay well, and see you soon. #thefooddepot #santafeyouthworks #countyofsantafe #thecitydifferent .
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FREE FOOD!!! Get yourself and your family some food today, Wednesday, 3:00pm-4:30pm at the ranch parking lot courtesy of...
06/10/2020

FREE FOOD!!! Get yourself and your family some food today, Wednesday, 3:00pm-4:30pm at the ranch parking lot courtesy of YouthWorks @santafeyouthworks Santa Fe County @santafecounty The Food Depot @thefooddepot. No questions asked! Drive up, grab some food, and pick up a “Hands On History Kit” from Las Golondrinas for your kids or yourself. Have fun, stay well, and see you soon. #thefooddepot #santafeyouthworks #countyofsantafe #thecitydifferent .
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¿Que tal amigos y amigas? How are you enjoying last weeks movie pick GODLESS? It’s a great series but if you need a litt...
06/10/2020

¿Que tal amigos y amigas? How are you enjoying last weeks movie pick GODLESS? It’s a great series but if you need a little break we have a long list of other movies that were filmed at the ranch. This weeks pick of movies filmed at the ranch: “Seraphim Falls” (2006). Staring Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Angelica Huston and our home town favorite Wes Studi. In the 1860s, five men have been tracking a sixth across Nevada for more than two weeks. They shoot and wound him, but he gets away. They pursue, led by the dour Carver, who will pay them each $1 a day once he's captured. The hunted is Gideon, resourceful, skilled with a knife. Gideon's flight and Carver's hunt require horses, water, and bullets. The course takes them past lone settlers, a wagon train, a rail crew, settlements, and an Indian philosopher. Fun fact: Pierce Brosnon could be seen walking the grounds rehearsing his lines to himself. Neeson liked to flirt with the museum female staff. The highlight of filming at Las Golondrinas was the construction of a large ranch house in the performance field. Over a number of filming days the structure (which was said to cost $50,000 to build) was subjected to a very tightly controlled conflagration to make it appear as if the house were completely engulfed in flames and destroyed in one setting. The Santa Fe County Fire Department was on site for each session that required firing up the building. How many scenes do you see the ranch in? Have fun, stay well, and don’t forget the popcorn and treats. Available on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV.
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El Rancho de las Golondrinas's cover photo
06/08/2020

El Rancho de las Golondrinas's cover photo

06/05/2020
It’s #FactFriday! If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably baked more lately than normal, which means using a lot of ...
06/05/2020

It’s #FactFriday! If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably baked more lately than normal, which means using a lot of flour. But it sure beats “milling around.” Did you know that the first water mill was introduced to New Mexico in 1598 during early Spanish colonization, & that between then & recent history, there were 100’s of mills throughout the state?

If you’ve visited Las Golondrinas you’ve seen our mills in operation. The Big Mill (El Molino Grande) tends to get all the attention, but our smaller mill, The Barela Mill from Truchas, is equally interesting & was of equal importance to early New Mexicans. Before milling technology flour was made using a metate (slightly hollowed grinding stone) & mano (rock hand tool). The problem was that this was a time-consuming task resulting in stone grit mixed with flour. There was a saying that over the course of one’s life-time one would eat a metate, with tooth decay being a leading cause of death. Mills changed everything. They meant that mass amounts of grain could be produced for mass amounts of people, sustaining growing communities around NM. Water mills, like the ones here, are operated by waterwheels attached to gears which power a system of belts & pulleys that turn the millstones, which grind grains like corn & wheat into flour.

Our Truchas Mill was built in 1873 by Jose Barela in the mountain village of Truchas. Like the 100’s of other mills that fell into disrepair with the advent of steel rollers, the Truchas Mill was on its way to meet that fate, but luckily was acquired in 1969 by the ranch & restored by volunteers in 1990. It features a horizontal waterwheel underneath & is situated over the acequia madre (mother ditch). In its day it produced 300 lbs of flour/day with a miller operating it around the clock. It could sustain about 30 families.

There are only 10 of these types of mills left in the state, with 3 here at Las Golondrinas! Of those 3, only the Truchas Mill still operates (demos only). Interested in milling? Volunteer & learn the trade!

Tune in today at 3pm on our LG Facebook (@SFgolondrinas) for our live bi-weekly segment of “Ask the Educator" to learn more! To keep up to date with Las Golondrinas start your adventure at golondrinas.org. Stay safe and well! #milling #flourmill #watermill #stayhomestaysafe #alltogethersantafe #elranchodelasgolondrinas #lasgolondrinas #alivinghistorymuseum #santafecounty #SantaFeNM #santafe #TheCityDifferent #santafetourism #howtosantafe #simplysantafe #newmexicotrue #nmtrue #landofenchantment #purenm #nmlife #iamnewmexico #historylovers #travelnewmexico #nmoutside #newmexicolove

El Rancho de las Golondrinas's cover photo
06/05/2020

El Rancho de las Golondrinas's cover photo

Although our Spring and Fiber Festival was canceled for this weekend, our artisan vendors and participants are ready for...
06/05/2020

Although our Spring and Fiber Festival was canceled for this weekend, our artisan vendors and participants are ready for you to visit them online.

You can still purchase your favorite fiber art supplies, locally made health and body products, traditional and contemporary New Mexico arts, and regional foods. You can also offer support to our local community of traditional crafts demonstrators, educators and entertainers.

Please visit our Spring and Fiber Festival page and support our festival participants (https://golondrinas.org/festivals/spring-fiber-fest/). Let’s keep New Mexico's traditional arts and crafts alive!

Thank you for your continued support and generous contributions!
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Happy Friday, Everyone! It's me again, Laura, the Education and Volunteer Manager at the ranch. If you've visited Las Go...
06/05/2020

Happy Friday, Everyone! It's me again, Laura, the Education and Volunteer Manager at the ranch. If you've visited Las Golondrinas you have no doubt seen our mills in action.

Did you know that mills with horizontal water wheels underneath (like our Barela Mill from Truchas) were invented by the Greeks in the 1st or 2nd century BCE? There are only 10 complete mills of this type and 3 of them live here at Las Golondrinas! By the way, they still operate. Pretty cool!

Join me today at 3pm for another live segment of "Ask the Educator" where I will be touring the Truchas Mill and sharing more fun facts!

See you then!

1920 or 2020? Stay positive, stay healthy, and stay at home amigos y amigas! We’ll see each other in no time at all. Til...
06/03/2020

1920 or 2020?
Stay positive, stay healthy, and stay at home amigos y amigas! We’ll see each other in no time at all. Till then, go to golondrinas.org to “Time Travel from Home” and to donate to help us keep these historic programs going.
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¿Que tal amigos y amigas? As you settle down for the night don’t forget we have a long list of movies that were filmed a...
06/03/2020

¿Que tal amigos y amigas? As you settle down for the night don’t forget we have a long list of movies that were filmed at the ranch. This weeks pick of movies filmed at the ranch: “GODLESS”. Staring Michelle Dockery, Jeff Daniels, and Jack O'Connell. In the 1880’s notorious criminal Frank Griffin and his gang of outlaws are on a mission -- get revenge on Roy Goode, a former protege who betrayed the brotherhood. On the run, Roy seeks refuge in isolated mining town La Belle, N.M., where he lives with Alice Fletcher, a hardened widow and outcast. When word reaches La Belle, which is governed mainly by women, that Griffin is headed there, the residents of the town band together to defend against his murderous gang (imdb.com). How many scenes do you see the ranch in? Have fun, stay well, and don’t forget the popcorn and treats. Available on Netflix.com .
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One word people: Fritos. What would we do without them? Well we couldn’t have them without the one, the only, corn.Corn,...
06/01/2020

One word people: Fritos. What would we do without them? Well we couldn’t have them without the one, the only, corn.

Corn, or maize, began it’s domesticated life in South Central Mexico about 10,000 years ago. Some of the earliest known examples of corn in the world come from the Oaxaca state and you can go visit the cave from whence it came yourself. It’s called Guilá Naquitz Cave and it also one of the first places we see the domestication of beans and squash as well! Man what would we do without that cave? No pumpkin pie or Fritos. I shudder at the mere thought….

It is most likely the maize came from the wild plant teosinte, and because us humans don’t ever seem to be able to leave anything alone, especially if edible, we spent generations breeding it from a small little tiny grass looking thing into the big ol’ maize we know and eat with gusto.

Well like anything that tastes pretty good and is a calorie packed grain it spread quickly and by about 5,600 years ago corn had made it’s way up here to New Mexico. Bat Cave in Catron County is where we find the earliest evidence in New Mexico of corn domestication and consumption. And get this you guys, that corn they found in Bat Cave, was popped corn. Making it one of the earliest examples of popcorn in the world. Turns out New Mexican food was always good.

Corn continued to be the lifeblood of Pueblo people’s here in the Southwest for thousands of years. This is reflected in the religion, art, and cultural connection of Pueblo people to this very important plant up to today and no doubt into the forever future.

After contact corn spread all over the world and was destined to become one of the biggest baddest staple crops there ever was. Corn is the biggest domestic crop grown in the United States to this day, and is by weight, the largest crop grown in the world. This is because not only does corn make Fritos (which may be it’s most important function if you ask me) it also makes corn syrup, binders, oil, alcohol, animal feed, make-up, fuel, I mean I could go on and on boring you till spring but I’ll stop. You get the point, maize rules.

During our season you can come see it growing taller then a man here at our fields or try your hand at grinding it yourself with a mano and metate.

Here is to corn, and the hard working folks that domesticated it, giving all of humanity, and you know, lots of cows, a huge delicious gift!

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05/31/2020

LAST DAY TO VOTE FOR US for @sfreporter BEST OF SANTA FE 2020!
Go to https://www.sfreporter.com/bosf/ (link is on our bio) and VOTE FOR US please. Let's make history together and make the museum THE BEST IN SANTA FE 2020!
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It’s #FactFriday! Did you know that though its history dates back to the 1700s as a ranch & paraje (resting place) along...
05/29/2020

It’s #FactFriday! Did you know that though its history dates back to the 1700s as a ranch & paraje (resting place) along El Camino Real, El Rancho de Las Golondrinas was founded as a non-profit living history museum in 1972 by Y.A. & Leonora Curtin Paloheimo (whose grandson is on staff!) Though not native New Mexicans, they fell in love with the Land of Enchantment, so much so they made it their mission to preserve that legacy, a mission we strive to maintain. Through costumed interpretation, demonstrations, & activities we tell the stories of New Mexico’s past. There’s no better place to explore the unique traditions of New Mexico than this 200+ acre immersive environment! With 34 historic buildings, we are the largest tourist attraction in Santa Fe County outside Santa Fe. With a small staff & 150 core volunteers (who give over 20,000 hours annually!), we dedicate our efforts to inspiring hands-on learning, reaching about 20,000 school kids annually (10,000 4th graders during “Spanish Colonial Days”), & welcoming about 50,000 guests every year (kids 12 & under visit for FREE!). With 80% of our budget going to educational programming, we prove learning can be fun! Some visit for the history, some for the scenic beauty, & some for the 9 fun-filled festivals we host. Whatever your motivation, we love providing a home for New Mexico culture & celebrating its traditions with our guests. We thank you all for your support throughout the years. Your visitation, donations, memberships, & volunteering help us keep New Mexico history alive! And if you haven’t already, please vote for us. 3 DAYS TO GO!!! @sfreporter BEST OF SANTA FE 2020! (link in bio). Help us make history by voting Las Golondrinas THE BEST OF SANTA FE 2020!
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BEST MUSEUM
BEST NONPROFIT
BEST NONPROFIT FOR KIDS
BEST FESTIVAL (HARVEST FESTIVAL)
BEST GIFT SHOP
BEST LECTURE SERIES
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Is there any news about Renaissance happening?
A couple pictures from tonight at the Spirits of New Mexico's Past event. This was fun. The events, performances, stories and food were all great.
We love visiting El Rancho de las Golondrinas! We have come to all the events since joining.
Path through the trees at El Rancho de las Golondrinas (The Ranch of the Swallows) near Santa Fe, NM. facebook.com/treyflyntphotography
An In-depth look at the early lives of living on the Range of a new frontier and weathering all the storms through it and thriving in an area, very much enriched with different ethnic races coming together to carve out their piece future !
Thank you for receiving us so warmly yesterday to take photos and please tell Amy she is about the friendliest person I've ever met :)
Betty Sherred’s obituary appears in today’s Albuquerque Journal.
Our kiddos loved last weekends Harvest Fest!
Okay, did you know about this place Gilbert?????? Lol
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One of my favorite things at the Faire was making fairy houses! My whole family loved it!!! 🧚🏻‍♀️ 💜
Magic!!!! Thank you Serendipity!