the Branigan Cultural Center every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon as we
encourage families to take a mental road trip to explore culturally significant
and historical sites within the Land of Enchantment! Each month we will focus
on one location of historic and cultural significance in New Mexico, discussing
the people, landscape, and environment of the area.
the month of April, we learn about the wondrous Jemez Mountains. Located
approximately 330 miles north of Las Cruces, the Jemez Mountains were formed
from once-active volcanoes! Don’t worry though, the last known eruption
occurred about 60,000 years ago. Puebloan Indian tribes settled this region
long before the Spanish arrived in New Mexico in 1598. Come by every Saturday
in April and learn about the history and significance of the Jemez Mountains,
with crafts and activities for children.
is free to the Branigan Cultural Center, located at 501 North Main Street. The
museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For addition information call 575/541-2154.