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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

9/1/16, Thursday
10:15am — 12:15pm
Historical Downtown Walking Tours

Through October 15, 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

9/2/16, Friday
10:00am — 5:00pm
Early closing for Zozobra

Kick off Santa Fe Fiesta with the annual burning of Zozobra. We’ll close at 5 pm to make it easy for you, instead of our usual Free Friday Evening. See you at the show.

New Mexico History Museum

9/2/16, Friday
5:30pm — 6:30pm
Rose Simpson
Gallery Talk

Artist Rose Simpson discusses her work on view in Finding a Contemporary Voice: the Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA 5:30-6:30pm.

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/4/16, Sunday
2:00pm — 3:00pm
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Our National Parks

From Carlsbad Caverns to Chaco Canyon, national parks pepper New Mexico’s terrain and help share our regional history. Dwight T. Pitcaithley, who served as the National Park Service’s chief historian for 10 years, will address the growth of the park system over the past century, the little-known community and preservation programs  that reach into almost every community, and the challenges our parks face in their second century.

New Mexico History Museum

9/5/16, Monday
10:00am — 5:00pm
Open on Labor Day

You bet, we’re open our regular working hours today, 10 am to 5 pm. Bring your out-of-town guests and introduce them to New Mexico history!

New Mexico History Museum

9/10/16, Saturday
La Bajada Pueblos and Environs
Friends of Archaeology

The details of this trip are forthcoming. Spaces are limited. Make reservations beginning Tuesday, August 9 at 7:00 am by calling (505) 982-7799, ext. 5.

Office of Archaeological Studies

9/15/16, Thursday
John Andrews: Making Sure No Wool Was Pulled Over His Eyes
Friends of Indian Art

John Andrews, owner of Native Jackets, will speak to us about the development of his business which began on the web in 1998 selling Indian blanket jackets. After meeting Mark Winter of Toadlena Trading Post, he saw that he could trust his eye and started investing more in Navajo rugs, Pueblo pottery, and Native baskets. Now native art sales exceed the jacket sales, and have for several years. John will show us beautiful tapestry weavings made by living master weavers, antique treasures, and Pendleton blankets. Not a FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/18/16, Sunday
1:30pm — 3:30pm
Families Make History monthly workshop

Come see the exhibit Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities and, in advance of the Oct. 2 celebration of Rosh Hashanah, learn to make and enjoy Tishpishti, a honey-soaked cake traditionally shared to start off the new year with sweetness and good fortune. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. Families Make History free workshops are held the third Sunday of every month.

New Mexico History Museum

9/20/16, Tuesday
El Paso Expedition
A Palace Guard trip

A special adventure for members of the museum’s Friends group, the Palace Guard: New Mexico State Historian Dr. Rick Hendricks will lead us through the 1680 Pueblo Revolt refuge locations of Isleta, Socorro, and the early presidio of San Elisario, Texas. We’ll explore the El Paso History Museum and downtown district. Rene Harrris, former director of the El Paso History Museum, will share the University of Texas at El Paso’s Jose Sisneros art collection and the El Paso Museum of Art’s Mexican retablo collection. Additional stops include the Magoffin Home State Historic Site and the Licon Dairy where we’ll enjoy bites of the Mexican-style string cheese azadero. Visit the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces and lunch at La Posta in Mesilla on the return to Santa Fe.. Not a Palace Guard member? To join, click here or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100. For reservations and details on the trip’s cost, call Alex Hesbrook: (505) 982-6366, ext. 119.

New Mexico History Museum

9/25/16, Sunday
12:00pm — 4:00pm
Community Day On Museum Hill
A Free program on Museum Hill

The Wheelwright Museum, The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, The Santa Fe Botanic Garden, The Museum of Interantional Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture celebrate with special activities and FREE admission for everyone!

Museum of International Folk Art

9/25/16, Sunday
2:00pm — 3:00pm
Growing Up in a Lowrider Community

Author and photographer Don Usner talks about his youth in Chimayó and his experiences in documenting the lowriders of northern New Mexico. His work is included in the History Museum exhibit Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico. This event is free with admission; Sundays are free to NM residents.

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 Historic Sites
www.nmhistoricsites.org/

Office of Archaeological Studies
www.nmarchaeology.org

New Mexico History Museum
www.nmhistorymuseum.org

El Palacio Magazine
elpalacio.org