New Mexico History Museum

September events at the New Mexico History Museum

August 17, 2015


Deepen your knowledge of New Mexico and Southwestern history in September at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors. Besides great exhibits, you’ll find these special events:

Wednesday, September 2, 6 pm, The Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture

Dr. Linda A. Curcio-Nagy, associate professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of Nevada, speaks on "Performance, Politics, and Piety: Pageantry and Identity in Colonial Mexico City," during the museum’s annual Santa Fe Fiesta lecture. Free for Palace Guard members, $5 others, at the door. For more information on the lecture, click here.

Download an image of a 1709 Mexican ceremony by clicking here.

Tuesday, September 9, noon, “Islands in the Sky: Photographers View the Llano Estacado”

Bill Tydeman gives a Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture in the Meem Community Room. Tydeman is a historian at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University. With Stephen Bogener, he edited the 2011 book, Llano Estacado: An Island in the Sky (Texas Tech University Press). Enter for free through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

Thursday, September 10, 2 pm, Palace Guard Event: How Lithography Shaped Our Memory of the Civil War

Curator and Palace Press Director Tom Leech leads a members-only visit to see the Landfall Press and its Marinoni Voirin printing press (ca.1860). Master lithographers Jack Lemon and Steve Campbell will produce prints from a litho stone bearing a historic image of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Part of the programming series for the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War. Free to members of the Palace Guard and Los Compadres. Reservations: (505) 982-7799, ext. 4. Not a member? Call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100.

Download images from Fading Memories by clicking here.

Thursday, September 17, 4–7 pm, Teacher Resource Fair

Public, private and home-school teachers: Here’s a free opportunity to learn how community organizations can amp up your offerings in the classroom and on field trips. The Teacher Resource Fair is offered in partnership with the Santa Fe Community Educators Network. Free admission to explore the museum and visit with dozens of nonprofits and government entities that have programs you and your students can use. Mingle with fellow teachers, enjoy light refreshments, register for door prizes and collect free materials.

Sunday, September 20, 2 pm, “Empire and Liberty: The Civil War in the West”

Author and historian Virginia Scharff leads a panel discussion featuring Carolyn Brucken, curator at the Autry Museum; Durwood Ball, editor of the New Mexico Historical Review; and Jennifer Denetdale, a professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Part of the programming series for the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories. Free with admission; admission free on Sundays to NM residents.

Download images from Fading Memories by clicking here.

Sunday, September 27, 2 pm, “Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey”

See a new American Masters documentary about a Mexican American born and raised in segregated Mesa, Arizona, who became an extraordinary international photographer. The program uses Guerrero’s words and images to explore his collaborations with three of the most iconic American artists of the 20th century: architect Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. Following the film, architectural photographer Kirk Gittings of Albuquerque leads a discussion.

This event is presented by the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives in collaboration with New Mexico PBS to honor Hispanic Heritage Month. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

Download images of Pedro E. Guerrero by clicking here.

Monday–Saturday, 10:15 am, Historical Downtown Walking Tours

Through October 17, learn about the history of Santa Fe on a walking tour led by museum-trained guides. Gather at the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Avenue. Cost: $10; children 16 and under free when with an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. (No tours on Saturdays when large events are held on the Plaza, such as Spanish Market and Santa Fe Fiesta.)

Download images of walking tours by clicking here.


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