FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2019
Mary Ann Hatchitt
(Santa Fe) - New Mexico’s state-run museums and historic sites are offering free admission to furloughed federal employees and their families during the government shutdown.
“New Mexico’s Department of Cultural Affairs is opening doors at all of our facilities to furloughed federal government workers and their families,” said Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) cabinet secretary, Debra Garcia y Griego. “Our goal is to support the furloughed worker.”
DCA will be offering free admission all its properties to any federal employee with a photo ID, and their family. DCA properties include these museums and historic sites:
New Mexico Museum of Art
Open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
First Friday of the month open 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe
New Mexico History Museum
Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily May-October, closed Mondays Nov-April
113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours (May-October) Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
710 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
Museum of International Folk Art
Open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. closed Mondays Nov-April
May-October open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
706 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Open Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Open 5:30 - 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month
1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Art Museum Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
Open Monday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday Noon to 5.
4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
New Mexico Museum of Space History
Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Noon - 5 p.m. Sunday, Closed Tuesday
3198 State Rte. 2001, Alamogordo
Coronado Historic Site
Open 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday. through Monday Closed Tuesday 485 Kuaua, Bernalillo, NM 87004 (505) 867-5351
Ft. Selden Historic Site
Open Wednesday through Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 1280 Fort Selden Road, Radium Springs, NM 88054 (575) 526-8911
Ft. Stanton Historic Site
Grounds open daily 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Museum open daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
380 south of Capitan, left on 220. Capitan, NM
(575) 354-0341 (museum)
Ft. Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial
Open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday Closed Monday & Tuesday 3647 Billy the Kid Drive, Fort Sumner, NM 88119
Jemez Historic Site
Open 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday. through Sunday Closed Monday & Tuesday
18160 NM-4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025
Lincoln Historic Site
Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 7 days a week Lincoln, NM 88338 (575) 653-4025
Los Luceros Historic Property
Open by appointment & for special events
Off State Route 68 Alcalde, NM
Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Property
Site is not open to the public on a daily basis. Tours can be arranged by contacting the Friends of the Taylor Family Monument at firstname.lastname@example.org
2231 Avenida de Mesilla inside the Mesilla Town Hall.
(575) 524-3262 ext. 117
Images: All images courtesy: NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs
Left: NM Museum of Natural History & Science exterior, Albuquerque
Center: Ruins at Jemez Historic Site, Jemez Springs
Right: Museum of Art exterior, Santa Fe
About the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs: http://www.newmexicoculture.org/ Created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature, the Department of Cultural Affairs represents New Mexico’s dedication to preserving and celebrating the cultural integrity and diversity of our state. The Department oversees a broad range of New Mexico’s arts and cultural heritage agencies which include 15 divisions representing a variety of programs and services. Among its primary functions is the management of the largest state sponsored museum system in the country. New Mexico’s historic sites and state-run museums are located across the state and include: New Mexico Historic Sites, Statewide; New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe; New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo; New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque; New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces; and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque. The Department also oversees the New Mexico State Library, Historic Preservation Division, New Mexico Arts, and the Office of Archaeological Studies. Events, news releases and images about activities in divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org.