Department of Cultural Affairs

New Mexico Museums & Historic Sites Offering Free Admission to Furloughed Federal Employees & Their Families during Government Shutdown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT
Mary Ann Hatchitt
505-681-4014
mahatchitt@outlook.com

(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

(505) 476-5072

http://www.nmartmuseum.org/

 

New Mexico History Museum

Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily May-October, closed Mondays Nov-April

113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe

(505) 476-5200

http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/

 

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

(505) 476-1269  

http://miaclab.org/

 

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

(505) 476-1200

http://www.internationalfolkart.org/

 

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

(505) 841-2800

http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/

 

National Hispanic Cultural Center

Art Museum Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque

(505) 246-2261

http://www.nhccnm.org/

 

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

Open Monday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday Noon to 5. 

4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces

(575) 522-4100

http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/

 

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

(575) 437-2840

http://www.nmspacemuseum.org/

 

Coronado Historic Site

Open 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday. through Monday Closed Tuesday 485 Kuaua, Bernalillo, NM 87004 (505) 867-5351

http://nmhistoricsites.org/coronado

 

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

http://nmhistoricsites.org/fort-selden

 

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)

http://nmhistoricsites.org/fort-stanton

 

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

(575)355-2573

http://nmhistoricsites.org/bosque-redondo

Jemez Historic Site

Open 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday. through Sunday Closed Monday & Tuesday

18160 NM-4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025

(575) 829-3530

http://nmhistoricsites.org/jemez

 

Lincoln Historic Site

Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 7 days a week Lincoln, NM 88338 (575) 653-4025

http://nmhistoricsites.org/lincoln

 

Los Luceros Historic Property

Open by appointment & for special events

Off State Route 68 Alcalde, NM

(505) 476-1165

http://nmhistoricsites.org/los-luceros

 

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 ftfm.mesilla.nm@gmail.com

2231 Avenida de Mesilla inside the Mesilla Town Hall.

(575) 524-3262 ext. 117

http://nmhistoricsites.org/taylor-mesilla

 

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.        

 

 

 


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