All Press Releases

  • New Mexico History Museum | Dec 4, 2008

    Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe – Events and Lecture Schedule

    In conjunction with the exhibition, Through the Lens: Crating Santa Fe, now on view in the west wing of the Palace of the Governors on the Plaza in Santa Fe though October 25, 2009, the Photo Archives at the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum, presents a year-long lecture series. Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe is part of the city-wide celebration of Santa Fe’s 400th anniversary as well as the centennial of the Museum of New Mexico. Invited speakers will focus on various aspects of the visual history of Santa Fe.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 10, 2008

    150/100! The Historical Society and the Museum of New Mexico to offer free Symposium

    150/100! The Historical Society and the Museum of New Mexico symposium commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Historical Society of New Mexico and the 100th of the Museum of New Mexico. The day will feature scholars and historians discussing the intertwined origins and histories of these two institutions.

    150/100! The Historical Society and the Museum of New Mexico will be held at the St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe on Thursday, April 30, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 6, 2008

    Department of Transportation puts wheels under New Mexico History Museum

    The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the state Transportation Department have created a partnership to mobilize the New Mexico History Museum more than six months before its scheduled public opening in May 2009.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 17, 2008

    New Mexico History Museum: Grand Opening, May 24, 2009

    If you think history is boring, the New Mexico History Museum, opening in historic downtown Santa Fe on Memorial Day Weekend 2009, will have you shelving that notion right alongside the dust-covered history textbooks banished to the attic. On Sunday, May 24, 2009, the 96,000-square-foot, world-class cultural institution will open its doors to the public to unveil a state-of-the-art, immersive interactive exhibition set to cast new light on how history can be learned, and redefine the modern history museum. The multi-media environment will bring to life the complex, colorful and legendary stories of the 47th state in the Union, stories that began long before the Pilgrims set sail on the Mayflower for American shores.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 12, 2008

    Holiday at the Palace of the Governors

    The Palace of the Governors announces the ever-popular holiday events Christmas at the Palace, Friday, December 12, and Las Posadas, Sunday, December 14.  Enjoy Santa Fe holiday magic in activities at the Palace of the Governors and on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. Christmas at the Palace and Las Posadas promise old-fashioned charm and treasures, and are wonderful holiday experiences for the entire family.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 24, 2008

    Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe

    Since the 1850s many of the most recognized names in photography have focused their lenses in and on Santa Fe. Through their creative efforts they have documented a particular place and its visual history.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 15, 2008

    Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción

    Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción contains bultos, retablos, and crucifijos, dating from the late 1700s to 1900. They demonstrate how European stylistic traditions and iconography were combined with new palettes, different styles, and distinctive regional decorative designs that transformed New Mexican santo making into a unique hybrid. Highlighting the exhibit will be esoteric pieces such as the Crucifixion in a Large Nicho by the Laguna Santero and La Santísima Trinidad, a wood retablo with an applied paper painting of the Holy Trinity. Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción exhibition opened at the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum on July 20, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. and will be a long-term exhibition.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Mar 17, 2008

    Old Spanish Trail

    An exhibition celebrating the early trading route between Santa Fe and Los Angeles.

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