Railroad Days and Street Art Festival, Saturday, May 7
9th Annual Railroad Days, May 6 and 7, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Please join us for our ninth annual Railroad Days, May 6 and 7, 2016, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm each day. All festivities celebrate Las Cruces’ railroading past and present. Throughout the two-day event, the Dona Ana Modular Railroad Club will have their H-O model train layouts running and expert modelers will be on hand to answer questions.
The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will have a locomotive on display (no rides) on Saturday. Inside the museum, Harvey Girl and railroad worker re-enactors from the Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso will talk about working for the railroads, and various museums from the area will have information tables. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Las Cruces Ukes and the Country Drifters. In conjunction with the Branigan Cultural Center, guided mural walks will be led through the neighborhood, and information about hobo signs and symbols will be available. Quilter Lynn Moseley will be creating a hobo signs quilt throughout the day. Outdoors, demonstrations of steam engines will take place hourly, weather permitting. Two railroad speeders will also be on display.
3rd Annual Street Art Festival, Saturday, May 7, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00am-2:00pm, for the third annual indigenous street art festival. “PictoGraff: the Art of Warprayer” highlights the historical value of wall art and expressions of the Indigenous mind.