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New Mexico State University events, May 28-June 6


re on the program that was the basis for New Mexico State University's "Time Traveling through New Mexico's History" will be presented at 2 p.m. Friday, May 28, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.

Ebbe Westergren and Tina Lindstrom of the Kalmar Museum in Sweden will discuss their innovative program "Historical Time-Travels: A Method to Teach about Local History." Through a collaboration of museums, universities, schools and local historical societies in Sweden, "Historical Time Travels" holds 200 events a year that allow people to "travel" into the past by role playing.

The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum is located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces. For more information contact Jon Hunner, director of NMSU's Public History Program, at (505) 646-2490 or jhunner@nmsu.edu.


The New Mexico State University Museum invites families to participate in Saturday arts and crafts workshops. Children and their families can make scapularios from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5. The workshop is free and no sign-up is necessary. All supplies are provided.

The University Museum Gallery, located in Kent Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive, is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information call (505) 646-5161 or (505) 646-3739.


New Mexico State University's Art Gallery will host a free public reception for the 30th Anniversary Permanent Collection Exhibition at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6. State Rep. J. Paul Taylor and friends will be special guests. The exhibition will run through July.

The gallery is in Williams Hall, located at the intersection of University Avenue and Solano Drive. Parking is free. During the summer the gallery will be open Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be closed Thursday, Friday and university holidays. For more information call (505) 646-2545.


Three exhibitions are on display at the New Mexico State University Museum:

"Bypassed Places: Route 66" by photographer Cy Lehrer, will run through Aug. 28. This collection of photographs depicts the famous Route 66 highway. Lehrer's work has appeared in more than 100 exhibitions. He works exclusively in black-and-white "fine print" mode.

Former NMSU President Gerald W. Thomas' exhibit, "Torpedo Squadron Four," will run through Aug. 15. It contains photographs, text and memorabilia related to the actions and contributions of the squadron during World War II. As a carrier-based naval torpedo pilot, Thomas was awarded three Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Air Medals and the Presidential Unit Citation.

"Folk Art Treasures," which includes a collection of New Mexican and Mexican folk art from Mary and J. Paul Taylor's home in Mesilla, will run through Aug. 28.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.