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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

7/31/15, Friday
Santa Fe Opera Civil War Symposium

Deepen your understanding of the Civil War and the Santa Fe Opera’s world premiere with "Echoes from Cold Mountain: The Living Legacy of the American Civil War," a symposium featuring presentations from authors and scholars, including Harold Holzer, Hampton Sides, Kirk Ellis and Paul Hutton, along with music by Mark Gardner and Rex Rideout. Daily events in the History Museum auditorium. Tickets range from $25 to $85 (go to for details).

New Mexico History Museum

8/1/15, Saturday
Historical Downtown Walking Tours

Starting from April 13 and continuing through October 17, learn about the history of Santa Fe on a Downtown Walking Tour led by New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors guides every Monday through Saturday. Gather at the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Avenue at 10:15 am. Cost: $10; children 16 and under free when with an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. (No tours on Saturdays when large events are held on the Plaza, such as Spanish Market and Santa Fe Fiesta.)

New Mexico History Museum

8/1/15, Saturday
2:00pm — 3:00pm
Cattle Drives and Cowpunchers
Living History Program

Jedidiah Douglas has been a cattle drover his entire life, working as a wrangler on the Goodnight-Loving Trail in 1868. Visit with him as he details the history of the great cattle drives and recounts a life of moving cattle. Scott Green from the NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum portrays this engaging character from our ranching past.

Lincoln Historic Site

8/2/15, Sunday
3:00pm — 6:00pm
CANCELLED--Gone with the Wind film screening

This event has been cancelled, though it may be re-schedule for another date. Follow Scarlett O’Hara, a Southern belle, in the classic love story set in the turmoil of the Civil War, part of the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War. The screening will be held at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10.  

New Mexico History Museum

8/4/15, Tuesday
10:00am — 2:00pm
Arts Alive
Mexican Suns

FREE hands on art making for ages 3 to 103, in the Outdoor classroom on Milner Plaza, inside the atrium when it rains! To schedule groups, call Patricia at (505) 476-1212. All workshops are from 10am to 2pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays

Museum of International Folk Art

8/4/15, Tuesday
2:00pm — 4:00pm
The Civil War in the State Archives
An exclusive event for Los Compadres and the Palace Guard

State Historian Rick Hendricks leads a members-only tour of Civil War documents and ephemera at the State Records Center and Archives, including muster rolls and personal correspondence. Free to members of the Palace Guard and Los Compadres. Reserve a spot by calling 505-982-6366, ext. 4. Not a member? Join: Reserve a spot by calling 505-982-7799, ext. 4.  This event is part of the programming series for the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War, in collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera’s debut of Cold Mountain this August.

New Mexico History Museum

8/5/15, Wednesday
8:00am — 4:30pm
Friends of Folk Art: Taos Earthships & Art

Join the Friends of Folk Art for a visit to the radically sustainable Earthship community in Taos, New Mexico, and then to a very personal collection reflecting a love of Northern New Mexico art. 

Museum of International Folk Art


Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Museum of International Folk Art

New Mexico Museum of Art

New Mexico Historic Sites

Office of Archaeological Studies

New Mexico History Museum

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