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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

9/1/14, Monday
10:15am — 12:15pm
Historical Downtown Walking Tours

Starting from April 14 and continuing through October 11, 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

9/3/14, Wednesday
6:00pm — 7:30pm
A Palace in Need of Repair: 1660-1720
The Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture

The Palace of the Governors, begun in 1609, remains the nation’s oldest continuously occupied government building. But before and especially after the 1680 Pueblo Revolt and 1693 Reconquest, one of the most common complaints found in early descriptions of it came down to four important words: “In need of repair.” Over and over, the phrase is found in the historical record. For the museum’s annual Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture, noted archaeologist Cordelia “Dedie” Thomas Snow pulls together the various citations of that phrase to imagine how the Palace looked and what life in Santa Fe was like. "A Palace in Need of Repair: 1660-1720" is at 6 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 3 in the History Museum auditorium. Admission is $5 at the door; free to members of the Palace Guard. Seating is limited.  

New Mexico History Museum

9/12/14, Friday
Friends of Archaeology Canyons of the Ancients

Under the leadership of OAS Director Eric Blinman and BLM archaeologists, Friends of Archaeology will receive orientation and a tour of the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, comprising 183,000 acres of diverse geography, history and culture in the SW corner of Colorado. The tour will include an immense artifact collection at the Anasazi Heritage Center, headquarters for the Monument just west of Dolores, CO, followed by four days of exploring and hiking in the multiple canyons and mesas of the area. Lodging is not included, although some meals may be. Difficulty will range from easy to strenuous. Most sites will have no facilities. Final cost to be determined. Reserve your space starting May 13, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. by calling 505-982-7799 x 5. Please check here and here for updates. To become a FOA member, click here.  

Office of Archaeological Studies

9/17/14, Wednesday
12:00pm — 2:00pm
Letís Take A Look
Curators Look at Your Treasures

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them. The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/20/14, Saturday
9:00am — 5:00pm
Native New Mexico: A Celebration of Native People along the Camino Real



El Camino Real Historic Trail Site

9/21/14, Sunday
2:00pm — 4:00pm
Perspectives and Meaning
Turquoise from Prehistory to the Present: A Lecture Series

"Contemporary": the fifth lecture in a five part lecture series. This lecture is free with museum admission.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/26/14, Friday
9:00am — 5:00pm
CANCELLED: 9th Annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show

A preservation project in the Palace Courtyard has caused us to cancel this year’s gem show. We plan to return to our regular, annual event in 2015. Build your collection with authentic gems and minerals offered by miners, traders and jewelers in the shady Palace Courtyard. Learn more about geodes, fossils, opals, turquoise and more. Entry is free through the Blue Gate south of the History Museum’s main entrance on Lincoln Avenue.

New Mexico History Museum

MORE INFO:

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
www.indianartsandculture.org

Museum of International Folk Art
www.internationalfolkart.org

New Mexico Museum of Art
www.nmartmuseum.org

New Mexico State Monuments
www.nmmonuments.org/

Office of Archaeological Studies
www.nmarchaeology.org

New Mexico History Museum
www.nmhistorymuseum.org