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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

10/25/14, Saturday
9:00am — 4:00pm
Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care: A Day of Learning
A special workshop

How can we build creative connections among people with memory illnesses using music, poetry and museum exhibits? Learn new techniques at a daylong workshop sponsored by the New Mexico History Museum and the acclaimed Alzheimer’s Poetry Project. Participation is open to museum staff, caregivers, educators, family members--anyone with an interest in reaching new populations through creative learning. A registration fee of $35 includes light breakfast and lunch. Continuing Education Units are available. To register or for more information call (505) 577-2250 or go to:

New Mexico History Museum

10/26/14, Sunday
2:00pm — 4:00pm
Cameras from the Kitchen
A family-friendly workshop for Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography

Bring an empty coffee can, oatmeal box, potato chip can or shoebox (with lids). We’ll provide the rest to help you make your own camera obscura and see the world through a pinhole of light. A drop-in, family-friendly event suitable for all ages. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

New Mexico History Museum

10/29/14, Wednesday
12:00pm — 1:00pm
Fred Harvey, the Hotel Castaņeda, and the Future of the Past in Railroad New Mexico
A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

Stephen Fried, author of the best-selling biography, Appetite for America, delivers a Brainpower & Brownbags Lunch Lecture on “Fred Harvey, the Hotel Castañeda, and the Future of the Past in Railroad New Mexico.” Fried is an expert on the legacy of Fred Harvey and his many Harvey Houses, including the soon-to-be-renovated Hotel Castañeda in Las Vegas, NM. The Brainpower & Brownbags Lectures are free and open to the public. Enter the Meem Community Room through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

New Mexico History Museum

11/1/14, Saturday
New winter hours

Starting November 1, the New Mexico History Museum switches to its winter hours, meaning we will be closed on Mondays and observe Free Friday Evenings only on the first Friday of each month (rather than every week). Winter hours, November through April: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday; Free Friday Evening, 5-8 pm, the first Friday of each month. Closed Thanksgiving day, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday.

New Mexico History Museum

11/1/14, Saturday
12:00pm — 1:00am
Dia de los Muertos

Lincoln Historic Site

11/1/14, Saturday
5:00pm — 7:00pm
Community Altar Building
Dia de Muertos/Day of the Dead

Outdoor community altar building for Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead

Museum of International Folk Art

11/2/14, Sunday
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Day of the Dead/Dia de Muertos
Annual fall Celebration

Museum of International Folk Art


Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Museum of International Folk Art

New Mexico Museum of Art

New Mexico State Monuments

Office of Archaeological Studies

New Mexico History Museum