Corrales Historical Society is sharing the village’s history on Heritage Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Old San Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Road, across from Casa San Ysidro.
This year, the society Archives Committee, in conjunction with Casa San Ysidro museum, is presenting a full day of events meant to be entertaining and informative.
A highlight will be a display of some contents of the Corrales time capsule, opened on the 25th anniversary of village incorporation.
Anne Van Camp of historical society archives, a retired professional archivist, worked on the water-damaged items found in the capsule. She’ll be available all day to discuss these historic items and other memorabilia.
Attendees will also find out what’s planned for the next time capsule.
Margarita Garcia Sexson will demonstrate how to make chile ristras, from 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. Kids can try their hand at the old-fashioned corn shelling and grinding.
People can check out the timeline display with picture commentary covering 10,000 B.C. to the late 20th Century, and table displays of Corrales agriculture and winemaking. Corrales families can browse through the Corrales Census and In-Memoriam books.
Attendees can also cross the street to Casa San Ysidro and explore the museum’s collection of rare artifacts and participate in a variety of activities. Throughout the day, participants may visit with a local blacksmith as he works the forge, try traditional horno baked bread, participate in dancing with the Acoma Enchanted Dancers, learn to create Spanish Colonial crafts, spin and weave wool with traditional weavers and hear traditional live music.
Acoma Pueblo Enchanted Dancers are scheduled to perform from 10-11 a.m., Kevin Kinane, the Recycle Man, is set to present from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Ramon, Lydia, y Linda are on from 2-4 p.m.
For more information, visit corraleshistory.org.