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January Events for the Entire Family at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum 2018

The Las Cruces Railroad museum, 351 N. Mesilla St., presents a plethora of programs during January that are sure to engage all members of the family. Choose an activity that fits your interests, and enjoy it in the historic museum.

The monthly Brown Bag Lecture will be presented at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 9, by Gilbert Gardner, construction manager of the El Paso Trolley project. This project is nearing completion and Gardner will present on the history and revival of the trolley.

Rail Readers Book Club meets at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, to discuss Agatha Christie’s classic, “Murder on the Orient Express.”

There will be three Story Times for children in January, all beginning at 11 a.m. On Saturday, Jan. 6 and Jan. 20, children of all ages can listen to a story and complete a related craft. On Thursday, Jan. 11, Mrs. Prickett and her charming puppets will engage pre-school children with a book and activity.

Adults who enjoy coloring can come between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, Jan. 12, and Friday, Jan. 26. This is a chance to enjoy socializing with other adults while expressing yourself creatively. Bring your own supplies or use our coloring pages and colored pencils.

Family Game Day is from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 13. Challenge your friends to a game of Dominoes, practice your hand-eye coordination with Cup and Ball Toss, or play a variety of other games that have entertained families for centuries.

The museum 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: or call 575/647-4480.