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  • New Mexico History Museum | Mar 14, 2011

    Tweet This: History Museum and Audubon Center host wild-bird event

    Ernest Thompson Seton spent much of his life working to connect people -- and especially young people -- with nature. As part of its Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton exhibit, the New Mexico History is partnering with the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary to do just that.

    On Saturday, March 26, “Birds of a Feather Explore Together” offers individuals and families a free, daylong exploration of Seton himself and the wild birds he documented, along with hands-on activities, games and bird-watching with Audubon experts.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Mar 14, 2011

    Wild at Heart Exhibit Celebrates Ernest Thompson Seton and Connects People with Nature

    Now entering its final two months on exhibit, Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton offers plenty of opportunities to involve you and your family in free activities dedicated to connecting people with the natural world. Tour the ruins of Seton Castle. Join Audubon experts for an urban bird hike in the "wilds" of downtown Santa Fe. Hear an update on efforts to reintroduce the Mexican wolf to the wild.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Mar 9, 2011

    History in the Watching

    A colonial governor’s wife faces the Inquisition. A World War II kamikaze plane attacks the USS New Mexico. The New Mexico History Museum and PBS station KNME-TV will premiere eight documentaries featuring such scenes from its Moments in Time series at 2 pm, Sunday, March 20, in the History Museum Auditorium.

    The event is free, but seating is limited. Attendees will be eligible for prizes including DVDs, CulturePasses, Museum of New Mexico Foundation memberships and more. 

     

    A colonial governor’s wife faces the Inquisition. A World War II kamikaze plane attacks the USS New Mexico. The New Mexico History Museum and PBS station KNME-TV will premiere eight documentaries featuring such scenes from its Moments in Time series at 2 pm, Sunday, March 20, in the History Museum Auditorium. The event is free, but seating is limited. Attendees will be eligible for prizes including DVDs, CulturePasses, Museum of New Mexico Foundation memberships and more.   

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Feb 24, 2011

    The Al-Mutanabbi Street Project: Honoring the soul of Baghdad’s literary community

    On March 5, 2007, a car bomb exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 30 people and wounding more than 100. For centuries, Al-Mutanabbi Street was the center of Baghdad bookselling, the heart and soul of Baghdad’s literary and intellectual community. From its wreckage came the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition, which sent out a call to letterpress printers worldwide: Craft a visual response to the attack. More than 40 printers, including three from New Mexico, answered that first call with a powerful edition of broadsides.

    The Press at the Palace of the Governors pays homage to the effort with a new exhibition of 60 broadsides in the John Gaw Meem Community Room and with a special reading from the broadsides at 6 pm on Friday, March 4, in the History Museum auditorium.

    On March 5, 2007, a car bomb exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 30 people and wounding more than 100. For centuries, Al-Mutanabbi Street was the center of Baghdad bookselling, the heart and soul of Baghdad’s literary and intellectual community. From its wreckage came the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition, which sent out a call to letterpress printers worldwide: Craft a visual response to the attack. More than 40 printers, including three from New Mexico, answered that first call with a powerful edition of broadsides.The Press at the Palace of the Governors pays homage to the effort with a new exhibition of 60 broadsides in the John Gaw Meem Community Room and with a special reading from the broadsides at 6 pm on Friday, March 4, in the History Museum auditorium.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Jan 7, 2011

    A Mary Jane Colter Weekend: The Shaping of Southwest Style

    Updated 3-2-11: See the new details for the sponsor-level dinner on April 1.

    Spend a weekend exploring the life of Mary Jane Colter, the brilliant architect and designer whose work for the Fred Harvey Co. left a lasting legacy of what became known worldwide as Southwest style. Begin with a reception April 1 at La Fonda on the Plaza, where Colter’s designs still define an authentic Santa Fe experience. Add on a special, sponsor-level dinner in a La Fonda setting that most distinctively captures her design aesthetic. On April 2, take part in a series of lectures, a Harvey House dinner and discussion of Colter’s legacy.

    Tickets start at $100 ($50 tax-deductible); $200 for the events plus the sponsor dinner ($100 tax-deductible). Proceeds benefit the New Mexico History Museum. Call 505-988-1234 or log onto www.TicketsSantaFe.org for tickets. Space is limited.

     

    Updated 3-2-11: See the new details for the sponsor-level dinner on April 1.Spend a weekend exploring the life of Mary Jane Colter, the brilliant architect and designer whose work for the Fred Harvey Co. left a lasting legacy of what became known worldwide as Southwest style. Begin with a reception April 1 at La Fonda on the Plaza, where Colter’s designs still define an authentic Santa Fe experience. Add on a special, sponsor-level dinner in a La Fonda setting that most distinctively captures her design aesthetic. On April 2, take part in a series of lectures, a Harvey House dinner and discussion of Colter’s legacy. Tickets start at $100 ($50 tax-deductible); $200 for the events plus the sponsor dinner ($100 tax-deductible). Proceeds benefit the New Mexico History Museum. Call 505-988-1234 or log onto www.TicketsSantaFe.org for tickets. Space is limited.  

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Jan 6, 2011

    A Noble Legacy: The USS New Mexico

    The proud history of the USS New Mexico stands front and center at the New Mexico History Museum Jan. 23-May 9, with a special installation and opening event featuring the ship’s commanding officer. A Noble Legacy: The USS “New Mexico” will be displayed in La Ventana Gallery at the museum’s main entrance with items that include a hand-crafted model of the New Mexico (BB-40), a battleship that saw significant action in World War II. Also included are items related to the new USS New Mexico (SSN-779), a nuclear submarine; photographs from both ships; and a short documentary by KNME-TV telling BB-40’s dramatic story.

    At 1 pm on Sunday, Jan. 23, the museum will host a special event in the auditorium honoring the ship and its crews. CDR George Perez, commanding officer of the SSN-779, and Dick Brown, chairman of the USS New Mexico Commissioning Committee, will speak. The Museum of New Mexico Women’s Board will serve refreshments afterward. (Sundays are free admission to NM residents.)

     

    The proud history of the USS New Mexico stands front and center at the New Mexico History Museum Jan. 23-May 9, with a special installation and opening event featuring the ship’s commanding officer. A Noble Legacy: The USS “New Mexico” will be displayed in La Ventana Gallery at the museum’s main entrance with items that include a hand-crafted model of the New Mexico (BB-40), a battleship that saw significant action in World War II. Also included are items related to the new USS New Mexico (SSN-779), a nuclear submarine; photographs from both ships; and a short documentary by KNME-TV telling BB-40’s dramatic story. At 1 pm on Sunday, Jan. 23, the museum will host a special event in the auditorium honoring the ship and its crews. CDR George Perez, commanding officer of the SSN-779, and Dick Brown, chairman of the USS New Mexico Commissioning Committee, will speak. The Museum of New Mexico Women’s Board will serve refreshments afterward. (Sundays are free admission to NM residents.)  

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Jan 6, 2011

    A Passionate Light: Polaroids by H. Joe Waldrum

    A rush to catch a plane and the convenience of a Safeway grocery store led to noted New Mexico artist H. Joe Waldrum’s long-term love affair with SX-70 Polaroid monoprints, images that Waldrum referred to as “little jewels.” The late artist’s collection of nearly 8,000 images was recently donated to the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. A selection of them will be displayed in a joint exhibition at the New Mexico History Museum and The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Jan. 30-April 10.

    A Passionate Light: Polaroids by H. Joe Waldrum features a total of 1,202 4½” x 3¼” images between the two museums (264 at the New Mexico History Museum; 938 at The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History). For the exhibit, Mary Anne Redding, curator of the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, has chosen images that range from Waldrum’s studies of northern New Mexico churches to the delicate transiency of flowers.

    A rush to catch a plane and the convenience of a Safeway grocery store led to noted New Mexico artist H. Joe Waldrum’s long-term love affair with SX-70 Polaroid monoprints, images that Waldrum referred to as “little jewels.” The late artist’s collection of nearly 8,000 images was recently donated to the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. A selection of them will be displayed in a joint exhibition at the New Mexico History Museum and The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Jan. 30-April 10. A Passionate Light: Polaroids by H. Joe Waldrum features a total of 1,202 4½” x 3¼” images between the two museums (264 at the New Mexico History Museum; 938 at The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History). For the exhibit, Mary Anne Redding, curator of the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, has chosen images that range from Waldrum’s studies of northern New Mexico churches to the delicate transiency of flowers.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Jan 1, 2011

    Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton

    Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton dedicates itself to telling the often overlooked story of the conservationist, author, artist, lecturer and co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America. Ernest Thompson Seton’s impact on America’s conservation movement was immeasurable but, today is largely forgotten. Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton sets out to change that through this exhibit and a full year of special programming.

    Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton dedicates itself to telling the often overlooked story of the conservationist, author, artist, lecturer and co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America. Ernest Thompson Seton’s impact on America’s conservation movement was immeasurable but, today is largely forgotten. Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton sets out to change that through this exhibit and a full year of special programming.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Dec 29, 2010

    Speakers for the 2011 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series Announced

    Speakers in the 2011 Brainpower and Brownbags Lecture Series will delve into topics as diverse as the Old Spanish Trail, Hispanic land grants, Texas invasions, Billy the Kid, frontier journalism, and climate change. The annual series, organized by Tomas Jaehn of the museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, is free and open to the public (and, yes, you can bring a lunch). Each lecture begins at noon in the John Gaw Meem Community Room; enter through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors. (Click on the title of this release to see the full schedule.)

    Speakers in the 2011 Brainpower and Brownbags Lecture Series will delve into topics as diverse as the Old Spanish Trail, Hispanic land grants, Texas invasions, Billy the Kid, frontier journalism, and climate change. The annual series, organized by Tomas Jaehn of the museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, is free and open to the public (and, yes, you can bring a lunch). Each lecture begins at noon in the John Gaw Meem Community Room; enter through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors. (Click on the title of this release to see the full schedule.)

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 12, 2010

    The Palace Press Brings a Bobcat Home

    The newest addition to the collection of presses at the Palace Print Shop and Bindery is a modern-day replica of a Gutenberg Press hand-crafted by Cedar Crest, N.M., artisan Richard Hicks.

    “It’s just a sweet, solid thing,” said Tom Leech, director of the Palace Press, said of the Bobcat Press. “It’s a work of art in itself.”

     

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 10, 2010

    Holiday Traditions Begin at the Palace

    From folding traditional printers’ hats out of newsprint to chatting with Santa in the Palace Courtyard to circling the Plaza with Joseph and Mary, the Palace of the Governors has kept holiday traditions alive for 26 years. The annual Holidays at the Palace includes Christmas at the Palace, the Young Native Artisans Show, and Las Posadas, a community re-enactment of a centuries-old Spanish custom. The events are free -- and you just might snag a bizcochito and a chat with Santa.

    From folding traditional printers’ hats out of newsprint to chatting with Santa in the Palace Courtyard to circling the Plaza with Joseph and Mary, the Palace of the Governors has kept holiday traditions alive for 26 years. The annual Holidays at the Palace includes Christmas at the Palace, the Young Native Artisans Show, and Las Posadas, a community re-enactment of a centuries-old Spanish custom. The events are free -- and you just might snag a bizcochito and a chat with Santa.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 8, 2010

    Imagining Mexico explores the Mexican Conquest, from Aztecs to New Spain

    In 1519, Hernán Cortés and a small group of Spanish soldiers made first contact with the Aztecs. The stories they sent back to Europe detailing the wealth and sophistication of the Aztec empire astonished their countrymen – and fed 300 years of efforts to write and re-write the story of the Mexican Conquest.

    From Oct. 1 through Jan. 23, 2011, the History Museum’s Triangle Gallery will present Imagining Mexico: From the Aztec Empire to Colonial New Spain, an original exhibit featuring books, prints and maps from the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library’s John Bourne Collection of Meso-Americana, the Rare Books Collection, and the Map Collection. Created mainly for people who would never cross the Atlantic but live their adventures vicariously, the works formed perceptions – fictitious at times – of the land of Cortés, Moctezuma, amazing temples and important battles.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 1, 2010

    CANCELED: Chow Down at the Cowden Cafe

    Note: This event has been canceled while the Cowden Cafe's operators, owners of the historic Plaza Cafe, deal with fire damages to that restaurant's kitchen. The event will be rescheduled and, in the meantime, the Cowden Cafe is open for business 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday-Sunday. Show your support for the Plaza Cafe by dropping in to the Cowden for lunch or a snack.

    The lecture accompanying this grand-opening event is also being rescheduled. Author Michael Pettit, a great-grandson of the Cowden family ranchers who founded the legendary JAL Ranch, is planning to talk about "Historic and Contemporary Family Ranching in New Mexico."

    The History Museum’s Cowden Cafe, operated by the owners of the famous Plaza Cafe, celebrates its grand opening Sept. 12, with a ranch-style barbecue and live Western music by Sid Hausman, plus a free lecture about the Cowden Ranch. Take a break from the Santa Fe Fiesta to enjoy a $9.99 buffet. Tap your toes and feast on barbecue chicken, brisket, fruit cobbler and more on the café’s second-floor terrace from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. At 3:30 pm in the History Museum Auditorium, author Michael Pettit will talk about “Historic Ranching in Southeast New Mexico and Contemporary Family Ranching in New Mexico.”

    Note: This event has been canceled while the Cowden Cafe's operators, owners of the historic Plaza Cafe, deal with fire damages to that restaurant's kitchen. The event will be rescheduled and, in the meantime, the Cowden Cafe is open for business 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday-Sunday. Show your support for the Plaza Cafe by dropping in to the Cowden for lunch or a snack.The lecture accompanying this grand-opening event is also being rescheduled. Author Michael Pettit, a great-grandson of the Cowden family ranchers who founded the legendary JAL Ranch, is planning to talk about "Historic and Contemporary Family Ranching in New Mexico." The History Museum’s Cowden Cafe, operated by the owners of the famous Plaza Cafe, celebrates its grand opening Sept. 12, with a ranch-style barbecue and live Western music by Sid Hausman, plus a free lecture about the Cowden Ranch. Take a break from the Santa Fe Fiesta to enjoy a $9.99 buffet. Tap your toes and feast on barbecue chicken, brisket, fruit cobbler and more on the café’s second-floor terrace from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. At 3:30 pm in the History Museum Auditorium, author Michael Pettit will talk about “Historic Ranching in Southeast New Mexico and Contemporary Family Ranching in New Mexico.”

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 31, 2010

    Exhibit of Rare Spanish Documents Makes its U.S. Debut

    From a 1602 field drawing of a buffalo to portraits of President George Washington, Spanish explorers, colonists and diplomats have played key roles in American culture for five centuries. An exhibit coming to the New Mexico History Museum from Spain explores the first 300 years of those encounters – from the friars who made first contact with Native peoples through Spain’s timely assistance to American forces in the Revolutionary War.

    The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States (El Hilo de la Memoria: España y los Estados Unidos) opens Oct. 16 with a ticketed event featuring New Mexican and Spanish dignitaries. On Sunday, Oct. 17, the public is invited to enjoy the U.S. premiere of nearly 140 rare documents, maps, illustrations and paintings – many of which have never been displayed outside of Spain.

    The opening also marks the start of the Threads of Memory Lecture Series, with keynote speaker Luis Laorden of Madrid, Spain. The series includes lectures, musical performances, panel discussions and more that further explore the role Spain has played in shaping America as it is.

    From a 1602 field drawing of a buffalo to portraits of President George Washington, Spanish explorers, colonists and diplomats have played key roles in American culture for five centuries. An exhibit coming to the New Mexico History Museum from Spain explores the first 300 years of those encounters – from the friars who made first contact with Native peoples through Spain’s timely assistance to American forces in the Revolutionary War. The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States (El Hilo de la Memoria: España y los Estados Unidos) opens Oct. 16 with a ticketed event featuring New Mexican and Spanish dignitaries. On Sunday, Oct. 17, the public is invited to enjoy the U.S. premiere of nearly 140 rare documents, maps, illustrations and paintings – many of which have never been displayed outside of Spain. The opening also marks the start of the Threads of Memory Lecture Series, with keynote speaker Luis Laorden of Madrid, Spain. The series includes lectures, musical performances, panel discussions and more that further explore the role Spain has played in shaping America as it is.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | May 13, 2010

    The History Museum Turns 1: Start the Party

    After 20 years of planning, designing and building, the New Mexico History Museum’s first year turned into a blockbuster. Since opening to blocks-long lines on May 23, 2009, the museum has drawn 150,000 visitors; held a packed schedule of lectures, workshops and performances; played host to the Crown Prince of Spain; and carried home an armload of awards. 

    In honor of its accomplishments and in gratitude to those who helped make the first year such a success, the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents voted to open the museum for free May 22 and 23.

    “We want to throw a party to say `thank you’ for everything that New Mexicans and out-of-state visitors have done for us,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the museum. “The outpouring of support from visitors, scholars, donors, businesses, and especially our volunteers has carried us beyond our expectations.”

    After 20 years of planning, designing and building, the New Mexico History Museum’s first year turned into a blockbuster. Since opening to blocks-long lines on May 23, 2009, the museum has drawn 150,000 visitors; held a packed schedule of lectures, workshops and performances; played host to the Crown Prince of Spain; and carried home an armload of awards.  In honor of its accomplishments and in gratitude to those who helped make the first year such a success, the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents voted to open the museum for free May 22 and 23.“We want to throw a party to say `thank you’ for everything that New Mexicans and out-of-state visitors have done for us,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the museum. “The outpouring of support from visitors, scholars, donors, businesses, and especially our volunteers has carried us beyond our expectations.”

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 29, 2010

    Plaza Restaurant to Operate New "Cowden Cafe" at History Museum

    Downtown Santa Fe will soon have a new gathering spot for enjoying food, beverages, free wi-fi and a stunning view from an upstairs patio. The Cowden Café, opening May 20 at the New Mexico History Museum, will be operated by the historic Plaza Restaurant. The partnership between the museum and the restaurant fits into a new trend of museums as community gathering spots.

     

    “Museums are changing,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the museum. “It’s not just about visiting the exhibits, it’s about being comfortable in public spaces and providing amenities to help people feel comfortable. We want our museum to be a place for the community.”

     

     

    Downtown Santa Fe will soon have a new gathering spot for enjoying food, beverages, free wi-fi and a stunning view from an upstairs patio. The Cowden Café, opening May 20 at the New Mexico History Museum, will be operated by the historic Plaza Restaurant. The partnership between the museum and the restaurant fits into a new trend of museums as community gathering spots.  “Museums are changing,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the museum. “It’s not just about visiting the exhibits, it’s about being comfortable in public spaces and providing amenities to help people feel comfortable. We want our museum to be a place for the community.”   

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 6, 2010

    Downtown Santa Fe Walking Tours Set to Resume

    Centuries of history unfolded in Santa Fe’s downtown, and museum guides from the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors are set to resume public walking tours to share those stories with first-time tourists and longtime residents alike. Beginning April 15, every Monday-Saturday at 10:15 a.m., tours begin at the blue gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. Cost is $10; children under 17 are free when accompanied by an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. The tours continue through Oct. 15.

     

    Centuries of history unfolded in Santa Fe’s downtown, and museum guides from the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors are set to resume public walking tours to share those stories with first-time tourists and longtime residents alike. Beginning April 15, every Monday-Saturday at 10:15 a.m., tours begin at the blue gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. Cost is $10; children under 17 are free when accompanied by an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. The tours continue through Oct. 15.  

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 20, 2009

    New Mexico History Museum to Receive Hewett Award

    The New Mexico History Museum will receive the New Mexico Association of Museums’ Hewett Award this week at the group’s annual meeting in Santa Fe. Also receiving a Hewett is Louise Stiver, retired senior curator of the History Museum, whose Fashioning New Mexico exhibit is on display through April 14, 2010.

    The New Mexico History Museum will receive the New Mexico Association of Museums’ Hewett Award this week at the group’s annual meeting in Santa Fe. Also receiving a Hewett is Louise Stiver, retired senior curator of the History Museum, whose Fashioning New Mexico exhibit is on display through April 14, 2010.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 20, 2009

    Exhibit opening: Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time

    Join the curators for the grand opening of the New Mexico History Museum’s newest exhibit, Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time, a historical and archaeological exploration of the founding and first 100 years of La Villa Real de Santa Fé. A free reception will be 5:30-7 pm on Friday, Nov. 20, in the Palace of the Governors. The event is hosted by the Women’s Board. Visitors can enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave., or the History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave.

    Join the curators for the grand opening of the New Mexico History Museum’s newest exhibit, Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time, a historical and archaeological exploration of the founding and first 100 years of La Villa Real de Santa Fé. A free reception will be 5:30-7 pm on Friday, Nov. 20, in the Palace of the Governors. The event is hosted by the Women’s Board. Visitors can enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave., or the History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 20, 2009

    Spanish Crown Prince Tours NM History Museum,

    His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Spain, with his wife, Princess Letizia, on Tuesday visited the New Mexico History Museum, which he called “amazing” for its depictions of diverse cultures living and sometimes clashing over the centuries.

    His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Spain, with his wife, Princess Letizia, on Tuesday visited the New Mexico History Museum, which he called “amazing” for its depictions of diverse cultures living and sometimes clashing over the centuries.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 20, 2009

    Announcing the Telling New Mexico Inaugural Lecture Series

    The New Mexico History Museum today unveiled a new subscription lecture series to accompany the book, Telling New Mexico: A New History. Speakers for the five-part Telling New Mexico Inaugural Lecture Series will cover a range of topics – from the earliest Spanish colonists to Blackdom to Japanese internment camps to Navajo women.

    The New Mexico History Museum today unveiled a new subscription lecture series to accompany the book, Telling New Mexico: A New History. Speakers for the five-part Telling New Mexico Inaugural Lecture Series will cover a range of topics – from the earliest Spanish colonists to Blackdom to Japanese internment camps to Navajo women.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 20, 2009

    The Jewish-Converso Roots of Don Juan de Oñate

    José Antonio Esquibel will speak on “A Matter of Persuasion: The Jewish-Converso Lineage of Don Juan de Oñate” at 6 pm on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium, 113 Lincoln Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

    José Antonio Esquibel will speak on “A Matter of Persuasion: The Jewish-Converso Lineage of Don Juan de Oñate” at 6 pm on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium, 113 Lincoln Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 20, 2009

    Ilan Stavans Shakes Things Up

    Ilan Stavans, "the czar of Latino culture in the United States," will speak on "The Jewish Experience in Latin America" at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at the New Mexico History Museum. The event is free with Museum admission and open to the public. The Museum is at 113 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe; admission is free to NM residents on Sundays.

     

    Ilan Stavans, "the czar of Latino culture in the United States," will speak on "The Jewish Experience in Latin America" at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at the New Mexico History Museum. The event is free with Museum admission and open to the public. The Museum is at 113 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe; admission is free to NM residents on Sundays.  

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 20, 2009

    Preserving Your Family’s Heirloom Textiles

    Worried about how well you’re safeguarding that family finery tucked into a closet or stuffed into a cedar chest? Learn how professionals care for heirloom textiles at a workshop in the New Mexico History Museum classroom from 2-4 pm on Saturday, Jan. 16. The Museum is at 113 Lincoln Avenue in downtown Santa Fe.

    Worried about how well you’re safeguarding that family finery tucked into a closet or stuffed into a cedar chest? Learn how professionals care for heirloom textiles at a workshop in the New Mexico History Museum classroom from 2-4 pm on Saturday, Jan. 16. The Museum is at 113 Lincoln Avenue in downtown Santa Fe.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 25, 2009

    Museum group honors History Museum

    New Mexico Center for Museum Resources and Museum of Natural History and Science Win Regional Awards

    New Mexico Center for Museum Resources and Museum of Natural History and Science Win Regional Awards

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 20, 2009

    The Gambling Queen of Santa Fe

    In another place and time, she might have been prosecuted or even condemned to death for her chosen profession. But in the rowdy, rough-and-tumble gambling center that was Santa Fe in the mid-1800s, the legendary Doña Maria Gertrudis Barceló was an influential and respected member of the social elite.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jun 11, 2009

    The Long Walk of the Navajo and Mescalaro Indians and its Enduring Mark on Western History

    The story was born in one man’s misguided notion of a utopia for Native Americans. It ended with one of the most shameful chapters in the history of the American West – the Long Walk.

  • New Mexico History Museum | May 28, 2009

    Another free weekend, a booksigning, and a Top 5 Listing

    The New Mexico History Museum continued taking strides in the days after its grand opening, earning a spot in the top five “cultural hot spots” not to miss this summer via the influential travel and lifestyle Web site Indagare. In its posting, http://www.indagare.com/passions/2/departments/172, the site ranked the History Museum with the likes of the Punta della Dogana in Venice, Italy; the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece; the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s New American Wing in New York; and the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing.

  • New Mexico History Museum | May 26, 2009

    It’s History in the Making as the Nation’s Newest Museum Opens its Doors:

    The New Mexico History Museum welcomed thousands of visitors today, May 24, 2009, to three-and-a-half floors of stories detailing centuries' worth of the stories that made the American West. By 3 p.m., an estimated 7,000 people had crossed the threshold, while dozens of others lined up outside, even during an hour-long thunderstorm.

  • New Mexico History Museum | May 26, 2009

    Spiritual Blessings and Pilgrimage Kick Off Museum’s Second Day of Grand Opening Events

    The pealing bells of St. Francis Cathedral heralded Monday’s opening events for the New Mexico History Museum, as visitors continued to stream into the building at 113 Lincoln Avenue, north of the historic Santa Fe Plaza. An interfaith service at the Cathedral marked Monday’s festivities, with leaders from various religions and cultures coming together to commemorate the museum and the state’s rich and lengthy history.

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