The New Mexico History Museum opened its doors to the public for the first time on May 23, 2009. Help us mark the first anniversary of that historic event on Saturday and Sunday with free admission, special events and the opening of the new exhibit, Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton.
SATURDAY, MAY 22
10 am - 5 pm: Free admission to the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors. (Sneak peek of Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton from 12 - 5 pm.)
12 - 2 pm: Meet winged and four-footed envoys from The Wildlife Center in Espanola. The Wildlife Center, created in 1986, cares for mammals, raptors, reptiles and birds that have been injured, nursing them back to health. In the Palace of the Governors Courtyard.
SUNDAY, MAY 23
10 am - 5 pm: Free admission to the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors. Grand opening of Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton, the first exhibition devoted to the onetime wolf-killer who became a leading artist, writer and conservationist, in the museum's second-floor Albert and Ethel Herzstein Changing Exhibitions Gallery.
12 - 4 pm: Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary brings human and wolf ambassadors to the Palace of the Governors Courtyard. Special program at 1:30 pm.
2 - 4 pm: Wild at Heart opening reception, hosted by the Women's Board of the Museum of New Mexico. The event includes a booksigning of Ernest Thompson Seton: The Life and Legacy of an Artist and Conservationist with author and guest curator David L. Witt.