Treasures from a Trunk: The Costumes of Los Pastores

Free First Friday

Dec 4, 2015

Get a peek at the Christmas-themed items that the museum found inside an early 20th-century steamer trunk during this Free First Friday event. Ca. 1915 costumes, including a horned devil, boy angel and hermit, reveal past performances of a traditional Hispanic Christmas play, Los Pastores (Shepherds’ Tales; also called Las Pastorelas). Bolstered by images in the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, they help tell a story of how New Mexicans re-enacted the play in days gone by.

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