Corrales Heritage Day will trace this community’s history from 10,000 BC to the late 20th century through a display at the Old Church Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is presented by the Corrales Historical Society and its Archives Committee, in collaboration with Casa San Ysidro Museum across the road.
A highlight of this year’s event is a display of some of the contents of the time capsule unsealed for the Village of Corrales’ 25th anniversary of incorporation asa municipality. Anne Van Camp, a retired progressional archivist, worked with the water-damaged items recovered from the time capsule. She will be on hand all day to explain what was found, and what is planned to go into a new time capsule to be opened in another 25 years. Among other activities are a demonstration on how to make chile ristras and showing children how to grind corn as it was done in the old days.
At Casa San Ysidro Museum, dancers from Acoma Pueblo will perform from 10 to 11 a.m., as will Ramon, Lydia y Linda from 2 to 4 p.m. Kevin Kinane, the Recycle Man, will demonstrate from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Spanish colonial crafts such as tinwork and spinning and weaving wool will be demonstrated throughout the day.