New Mexico History Museum

Vintage Fiesta Fashion Exhibit at History Museum during Fiesta de Santa Fe

August 21, 2019


(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The New Mexico History Museum will exhibit vintage fiesta dresses during this year’s annual Fiesta de Santa Fe. Local Santa Fe women, performers, as well as former Fiesta Queens donated many of these dresses as part of the museum’s permanent collection.

“Fiesta patrons, fashionistas, and everybody who appreciates vintage clothing will certainly want to check out this selection of the ever-popular fiesta dresses worn by so many in Santa Fe and throughout New Mexico,” said Billy G. Garrett, director of the History Museum.

 ¡Vámonos a la Fiesta! on display during Fiesta de Santa Fe, Aug. 30 through Sept. 9. New Mexico History Museum, open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Each year since 1712, many Santa Feans have recognized Don Diego de Vargas’ reconquest of the City of Holy Faith that began in 1692.  The Burning of Zozobra traditionally marks the beginning of the week-long Fiesta, which will take place Friday, August 30, 2019. Learn more about Fiestas de Santa Fe at


About the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors National Historic Landmark:

The New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors are a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents. Programs and exhibits are supported by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and its generous donors.

Opened in May 2009, as the state system’s newest museum, the New Mexico History Museum is attached to the Palace of the Governors National Historic Landmark, a distinctive emblem of U.S. history and the original seat of New Mexico government. The History Museum serves as an anchor of the campus that includes Palace of the Governors, the Palace Press, the Fray Angelico Chavez History Library, and Photo Archives. The Museum presents exhibitions and public programs that interpret historical events and reflect on the wide range of New Mexico historical experiences and serves as a history center for research, education and lifelong learning, delivering quality programs that encourage knowledge, understanding and appreciation of New Mexico’s diverse cultures.

113 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe, NM 87501. (505) 476-5200. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April. Events, news releases and images about activities at the History Museum and other divisions in the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at


Related Photos

19-NMHM-2019 Fiesta Crowd, San Francisco Street Santa Fe, NM ca. 1945
19-NMHM-2019 Women in fiesta costume, Santa Fe, New Mexico ca. 1940-1945.
19-NMHM-2019-Fiesta Queen and her court in processs, Old Town Albuquerque ca. 1945
19-NMHM-2019-Women in fiesta costume, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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