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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

12/2/15, Wednesday
12:00pm — 1:00pm
Ladies of the Canyons: Remarkable Women of the Southwest
Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

Lesley Poling-Kempes speaks on “Ladies of the Canyons: Remarkable Women of the Southwest,” part of the 2015 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors. Poling-Kempes, an Abiquiu resident, has written numerous books about the Southwest, including Bone Horses, Ghost Ranch, and The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West. Her most recent book is Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest (University of Arizona Press, 2015).

New Mexico History Museum

12/9/15, Wednesday
9:00am — 10:00am
CreativeMornings enters a time warp: Ed Fenimore on Time

Join Los Alamos astrophysicist Ed Fenimore as he explores the theme of “time” at this month’s CreativeMornings event. Do a little creative networking and enjoy pastries and coffee from the Santa Fe Baking Co.    

New Mexico History Museum

12/11/15, Friday
5:30pm — 8:00pm
Christmas at the Palace

Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, piñatas, craft-making activities, a chance to operate an antique printing press and the visit of Mr. and Mrs. Claus -- all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors. A free, family event. (Donations of non-perishable food welcomed.) The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event. Enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave. The History Museum will remain closed during the event.

New Mexico History Museum

12/12/15, Saturday
9:00am — 3:00pm
Young Native Artists Show & Sale

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the annual Young Native Artists Show & Sale. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the Palace Courtyard from 9 am to 3 pm, Dec. 12 and 13. Free.

New Mexico History Museum

12/13/15, Sunday
5:30pm — 7:00pm
Las Posadas

The annual candle-lit procession of Las Posadas travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This version of an old Hispanic tradition recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus – and throws in a few devils for good measure. Stay for carols in the Palace Courtyard, along with cookies and refreshments. Free and open to the public. The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event.

New Mexico History Museum

12/20/15, Sunday
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Annual Holiday Open House

Puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, and other holiday festivities 1-4pm free.

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/25/15, Friday
Closed for Christmas

The New Mexico History Museum is closed on Christmas Day. Please join us from 10 am to 5 pm on Friday, Dec. 26.

New Mexico History Museum


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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