Dance to the music of The Rifters
Cleveland Roller Mill Museum
Benefit Dance with The Rifters
Date: Saturday, Aug. 15
Time: 7 – 10PM
Where: Cleveland Roller Mill Museum, HWY 518 – Mile Marker 31 in Cleveland, NM (2 miles NW of Mora)
Ticket(s): $20 at door or in advance
Tickets available: Dan (575) 387-2645, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Linda (575) 699 0508, email@example.com and at the entrance
Put the Cleveland Mill Museum’s Benefit Dance on your calendar now and support this on-going initiative to preserve, protect, and interpret an important part of Northern New Mexico history. Music is by The Rifters, one of New Mexico’s best-liked country western dance bands. If you enjoy two-stepping, waltzing, and polkas, this is the dance for you! An optional potluck begins at 5 pm, along with an open mike session for those who want to play. Bring a lawn chair. Free camping is available. So is breakfast. See you there!
Outdoor spaces are available for artists and crafters at the Cleveland Millfest. The 2-day event takes place Labor Day weekend. Please call 575-387-2645 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for application and information. The Event takes place at the historic Cleveland Roller Mill Museum in Cleveland, NM (Mora) about 44 miles southeast of Taos, NM, 32 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM, and about 35 miles south of Angel Fire, NM.
The Cleveland Roller Mill Museum is located in a flour mill built at the end of the 19th century, which operated until the early 1940s, in the beautiful Mora Valley in northeastern New Mexico. The mill’s machinery remains intact and has been restored significantly and can be operated for demonstration purposes.
The museum preserves the history of milling in northeastern New Mexico through photographs, documents and physical exhibits, and makes this unique history available to all who wish to see it. We now are placing this history and images on the web in order to enrich the lives of people who are unable to travel to the mill site to view the museum in person.
A ‘molino‘ (Spanish for grist mill), on loan from the Palace of the Governors in Sante Fe is located on the mill grounds and open for public inspection. The Spanish first mentioned their use of molino technology in New Mexico in a report dated from 1601.
Every year since 1987, on the Saturday and Sunday of the Labor Day weekend, the museum hosts a millfest, which consists of an arts and craft show, music, food, and historical presentations in front of the museum, and the operation of the mill and its machinery. Admission to the grounds is free. During the Millfest, the museum has a nominal charge of $3 for adults, $1 for youth 18 and under. The admission fee helps to maintain the museum and exhibits. Donations made to the museum are tax deductible. For more information about open dates, access, and opportunities check out the Cleveland Roller Mill website.
(Information provided by Dan Cassidy, and taken in part from the mill website.)
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