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Railroad Museum Provides Activities 2017

Mrs. Prickett’s Story Time for Children will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. 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.

Coloring Club for adults will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday. Adults are encouraged to color outside the lines or use unexpected colors! Coloring books for adults are among the top selling books in the country, and countless people are discovering that this 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.

And the whole family is invited to participate in Family Game Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Challenge your family and friends to a round of old-fashioned fun! The museum hosts a variety of old-fashioned games that have been popular for centuries, as well as wooden and jigsaw puzzles. Cup-and-Ball Toss toys have a long history in America, and were played as early as the 16th century in France. The tradition of playing Jacks can be traced back to ancient Greece, and generations of children have developed dozens of game variations. The origin of Dominos can be traced to 13th century China before they made their way to Europe in the 18th century to eventually become the game we’re familiar with today.

The Railroad Museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla St. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For additional 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.