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Living museum.

Through the generosity of Arthur Pack, son of a former president of the American Forestry Association who left a trust fund and a bequest of land, a museum now stands on New Mexico's Carson National Forest. In the shadow of sunset-colored sandstone cliffs, Ghost Ranch Living Museum provides an educational opportunity for visitors and schoolchildren. Operated by Forest Service employees, the museum symbolizes an educational partnership almost as vibrant as the landscape that surrounds it.

Some 55 miles north of Santa Fe, the museum includes outdoor demonstrations in bread baking, woodcarving, adobe construction, and pottery making. Animal enclosures designed as natural settings bring northern New Mexico's natural history to life for more than 100,000 visitors a year.
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Title Annotation:Focus: Partners for the Land; Ghost Ranch Living Museum, Carson National Forest, New Mexico
Author:Zabinski, Mary
Publication:American Forests
Date:Nov 1, 1990
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