New Mexico History Museum

Children’s Museum joins History Museum for a special summer camp

February 17, 2016


To bring extra oomph to this year’s Time Trekkers Summer Camp, the New Mexico History Museum has crafted a partnership with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. During the weeklong camp, History Museum educators will work with volunteers and staff from the Children’s Museum, mostly at the History Museum. One day will be spent at the Children’s Museum, where participants will learn about different kinds of 18th-century foods, bake in an horno, and explore traditional plants in the gardens.

“The New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors is thrilled to partner with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum,” said History Museum Director Andrew Wulf. “This exciting summer program reflects our shared mission to reach out to the younger members of our community and engage them with a fun array of activities and experiences that will bring them closer to the rich history and culture of our region.”

Sally Mittler, chair of the Children’s Museum’s board of directors, said: “The Earth Works space at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum, with its child-size, one-room adobe house, the horno and gardens, is the perfect setting for children to experience what New Mexico was like in the 18th century. In addition, the Time Trekkers Summer Camp presents a perfect opportunity to partner with the New Mexico History Museum and build a relationship for future collaborations.”

Time Trekkers features a weeklong trip to action-packed 1766. Children ages 9-12 will enjoy VIP access to the museums and get daily doses of hands-on learning—making yucca bracelets and adobe bricks, trying on clothing styles worn 300 years ago, practicing calligraphy, hand-stitching their own book, playing old-time games and more.

Besides having fun and making new friends, participants will strengthen their literacy skills, explore different kinds of artwork, and learn how history connects the past to the present.

Time Trekkers takes place Monday–Friday, June 13–17, 10 am–4 pm. Cost is $125 (10 percent discount to children and grandchildren of Museum of New Mexico Foundation members). Space is limited. For registration info, contact René Harris at, (505) 476-5087; or Melanie LaBorwit at, (505) 476-5044.

Come join us. We can guarantee: The 1700s will never be the same.


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