Programs and Events


Nacimientos Open House with J. Paul Taylor

Sunday, November 13, 2015

1:00 to 4:00 pm

2346 Calle de Principal on the Mesilla Plaza


Christmas with J. Paul and Mary Daniels Taylor always included decorating with nacimientos (nativity scenes) and welcoming people into their home. Since 2010, Friends of the Taylor Family Monument have helped Mr. Taylor maintain this tradition as a public event. This year, the Nacimiento Open House will take place on Sunday, December 13, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 


The Taylor collection of nacimientos includes pieces from around the world. Represented countries include Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, Italy, Spain, China, Ethiopia, Poland, Israel, India, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, and the United States. Materials and style vary from traditional to contemporary, clay, to wood, plain to colorful.


Many of the nacimientos were gifts from family and friends, including several in recent years.


The Nacimiento Open House is free to annual members of the Friends group. Non-members also are welcome and will have the choice of joining the organization or making a $5 donation at the door.  



Join us for our annual Nacimiento Open House 

with J. Paul Taylor

Sunday, December 14, 2014

1:00 - 4:00 pm



Annual Nacimiento Open House

Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM

at the Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site