Inspired by the iconic 1966 Timothy Leary counterculture motto: Turn on, tune in, drop out, the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors is sponsoring a series of unique storytelling workshops in concert with the museum’s Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest exhibition (open through February 11, 2018). To further glean the impact of this era, ten residents from each of the five New Mexico communities listed below will be selected to participate in a workshop to craft and present personal stories for their community.
The program is designed to be in collaboration with local libraries, museums, universities, community groups, and radio broadcasters. Workshops will start with a Friday evening presentation followed by a two-day session on Saturday and Sunday. The outgrowth will be community events featuring the stories, local music, a potluck, either a live or produced radio broadcast and will have an on-line presence.
Workshop site Workshop dates Community events
Las Vegas September 22–24 October 5
Silver City September 29–Oct. 1 October 14
Taos October 27–29 November 9
Dixon December 1–3 December 9
Placitas January 19–21, 2018 January 28
PLEASE APPLY if you have a personal story that connects with the ethos of the counterculture movement and may speak to alternative lifestyles, social justice, environmentalism, art as a form of activism, and/or spirituality. If you are 19 years of age or older and live in the vicinity of the workshop sites you are eligible to apply.
The workshops and community events will be facilitated by Judy Goldberg, independent radio producer/educator, and Meredith Davidson, co-curator of the exhibition.
Application deadlines and notifications of participation depend upon workshop site schedules (see application form).
Email application to: turnontuneinNMHM@gmail.com
Feel free to distribute Turn On, Tune In Community Storytelling Project brochure:
For more information contact: turnontuneinNMHM@gmail.com or call Judy Goldberg 505.699.9740