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April Events for the Family at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum 2017

The whole family is invited to participate in Family Game Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 8. The museum provides a variety of old-fashioned games that have been popular for centuries, as well as wooden and jigsaw puzzles. The origin of Dominos can be traced to 13th century China before they made their way to Europe in the 18th century and eventually became the game we know today.

“Mrs. Prickett’s Story Time” is at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 13. Join Mrs. Prickett and her delightful puppets as they read books and tell stories. A related activity appropriate for pre-school children will follow the story. Another story time for children of all ages is at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15.

Coloring Club for adults will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 14. People are discovering that coloring is a fun way to recapture one of the joys of childhood. Bring your own book and colored pencils, or use our materials. We have a wide variety of pages ready to be colored, from simple pictures to intricate designs.

The tenth annual Train Day event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29. The Rail Runner will return to Las Cruces for the first time in seven years. See it and model trains from the Doña Ana Modular Railroad Club, historic Harvey Girl and train staff re-enactors from El Paso, live steam demonstrations, and educational material to challenge your train trivia skills. Students from the New Mexico State University class ‘Time Traveling to 1912’ will present skits between 10 a.m. and noon. Two local country music bands will also be performing, Daisy Blue at 11 a.m. and Vince Alten at 12:30 p.m.

Admission to the Railroad Museum is free! The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla St., and is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit the website at: museums.las-cruces.org or call (575) 647-4480.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event, please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.