The first day of Quay County Heritage Dayze went well said Tucumcari Historical Museum Director Bruce Nutt, who is also the director of the county’s Heritage Dayze and he feels that Saturday, (Sept. 18) promises to be even better.
“We’ve had a very good first day,” said Nutt. “I think our numbers were up from last year and well, everybody seems to be having a good time with everything there is to do.”
The president of the Quay County Historical Institute, Duane Moore, said he agrees completely with Nutt and his observation of the celebration of the county’s history.
“Oh yes,” said Moore, “we’ve had great crowds here today and everybody is just enjoying it. I expect that tomorrow we’ll have twice as many people coming: No, make that three times as many. Yes, I expect three times as many people here tomorrow.”
Moore said that he expects the higher numbers because weather predictions for Saturday seems to be good and most people will be off from work. Nutt said he anticipates many of the people who were in attendance at the free event Friday will return on Saturday because so many of the things going on at Heritage Dayze is interactive and many of the people have just begun learning about butter or ice cream making or about yarn dying or pottery making. “I think we will see a lot of these people back tomorrow,” said Nutt.
He also pointed to the fact that on Saturday one more entertaining group will be at the museum on Adams Street.
Joining old-time gunfighters Paso de Norte and the Navejo Dineh Tah’ dancers., will be the Mexican Folk dancing group Baile Illusion Dance. For Tucumcari City Commissioner Chris Maestes, who lives near the museum Heritage Dayze is one of those things that makes the city a pleasant place to live and relax.
“I think this is the best one they’ve had,” said Maestes.