04 August 2010

2010 Family Reunion at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas

Sunday, August 8th, 2010:
El Rancho de Las Golondrinas 1710 to 2010

In place of an NMGS program in August, we encourage everyone to visit "A Family Reunion: Families of Los Golondrinas" day on Sunday, August 8 at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas. 10 AM to 4 PM

1710 -2010
The Families of Las Golondrinas will celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the historic Ranch of the Swallows with a reunion Sunday August 8th from 10:00 to 4:00. Festival admission fees apply for this event. Family members are invited to bring a picnic lunch and visit with other members while enjoying the festivities of Summer Festival. Families with pedigree charts are invited to post them in Placita Ortiz to share with visitors and family members alike. Stop at the bookstore and receive your family reunion packet before leaving. Please join us on this very special occasion.

El Rancho de Las Golondrinas is a historic rancho that dates from the early 1700s and served as an important paraje, or stopping point, along the famous Camino Real, the Royal Road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

El Rancho is now maintained as a living history museum and on Sunday, August 8th, 2010 will have a "Family Reunion" day to honor all the families who lived here during the Spanish Colonial era.

Congratulations, Julia Gomez, a Los Golondrinas volunteer, for winning Best of Show at Spanish Market. Her entry, named Jardin de las Golondrinas, featured traditional colcha embroidery designs of birds and flowers on a white wool sabanilla, or cloth.

**This is not an NMGS event, but we heartily recommend this beautiful ranch and its historical significance. It is now celebrating its 300th Anniversary.

Take: $5.00 for admission, a hat, lunch and water. See: Directions to the ranch. (505) 474-3817.

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