Jemez Historic Site | Nov 1, 2018
(Jemez Springs, New Mexico) – The enormous popularity of the Jemez Historic Site’s breath-taking and beloved Light Among the Ruins annual holiday event has necessitated changes this year to accommodate large crowds.
Jemez Historic Site | Oct 30, 2018
(Jemez Springs, New Mexico) -- This summer Jemez Historic Site hosted its first major archaeological excavation in over 50 years. The project, entitled “Dig Giusewa,” was part of New Mexico Historic Sites award winning Public Archaeology Program. The project was undertaken to address long held questions about the Jemez people involving their origins and how their lives changed after the arrival of the Spanish. Over an eight week period, New Mexico Historic Site Staff, University of New Mexico Students, Friends of Coronado Historic Site, and Jemez Pueblo Tribal Members excavated a large room just north of the Visitor Center in Giusewa, or San Jose, Pueblo.
Coronado Historic Site | Oct 29, 2018
(Bernalillo, New Mexico) -- The Friends of Coronado Historic Site are hosting a lecture entitled “Him Old Ruins: Edgar Lee Hewett and the Archaeology of Pueblo Painting” Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. in the DeLavy House in Bernalillo.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 22, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – An impressive panel of federal and local law enforcement, state agencies, justice, school system, medical fields, behavioral health, addiction and aftercare treatment organizations, faith-based groups, involved community sponsors like Blake’s LotaBurger, and a representative of the funeral industry have joined forces with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) to ensure effective community outreach and involvement to maximize the impact of an upcoming exhibition entitled Drugs: Costs and Consequences - Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 18, 2018
(Albuquerque, NM) – When the kids are off school for the holiday break, keep the learning going by signing them up for one of the day-long Young Explorers Winter Camps at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. The camps start December 26 and run through January 4. All camps are for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Oct 16, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- Three upcoming exhibitions at the New Mexico Museum of Art opening before the end of the year delve into the darkness through painting and photography and, explore 20th Century New Mexican sculpture in a range of styles.
The exhibitions are entitled: Wait Until Dark, Shots in the Dark, and Carved & Cast: 20th Century New Mexican Sculpture.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 12, 2018
(Albuquerque, NM) – Don’t let the kids have all the fun this Halloween. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science celebrates the spooky season with a costume dance party for adults and a special showing of “Beetlejuice” on in the Dynatheater on the 30th anniversary of the film’s release.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Oct 11, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Santa Fe’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Director Della Warrior, a member of the Otoe-Missouria tribe, is named as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, whose work has significantly contributed to the preservation and understanding of Indigenous cultural heritage. Warrior has focused her life’s work helping bring about positive change for Native people in educational arenas, tribal governments, Native history, arts and culture.
New Mexico History Museum | Oct 11, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – New Mexico achieved statehood just two short years before the Great War broke out in Europe in 1914. Recruitment in the nascent state was aggressive, and New Mexicans stepped up to serve in large numbers. By the end of the first World War, New Mexico ranked fifth in the nation for military service, enlisting more than 17,000 recruits from all 33 New Mexican counties. The war claimed the lives of 501 New Mexicans. The global conflict ended with the signing of the armistice Nov. 11, 1918.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 8, 2018
A world-class repository for fossils, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science’s latest exhibition Back to Bones: New Mexico’s Links to the Past featuring rarely seen specimens from the permanent collection is on display to greet the 78th annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Albuquerque Oct. 17-20, 2018.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Oct 5, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) on Museum Hill in Santa Fe has been awarded two separate grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), totaling $382,721. The Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF) submitted the successful grant applications on behalf of MIAC, the only institution in New Mexico to receive a NEH grant in this funding cycle.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 5, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) --- The photos are in, the judging is complete, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is announcing the winners of this year’s Naturescapes photo competition. This year, the theme was CLOUDS and photographers explored the entire state to find clouds everywhere
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Oct 4, 2018
(Santa Fe New Mexico) --- For the second year, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill is hosting the Tom Lea Institute, to highlight the famous El Paso-based artist and his work with Native American culture. October is Tom Lea Month exploring the legacy of this great American artist and his Pass of the North Mural. https://tomlea.com/activitiesevents/tom-lea-month/
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Oct 4, 2018
“Saddle Makers of the Southwest” features a leather-stamping activity for children, dozens of tools, and saddles in various stages of creation.
Office of Archaeological Studies | Oct 3, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology and the Office of Archaeological Studies is hosting International Archaeology Day, October 20th, and simultaneously opening a new exhibit entitled, “Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies.” The exhibition will be on display through October 11, 2019.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 3, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Fundraising efforts are underway to bring New Mexico’s Bisti Beast home in a new life-size electrifying form. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) is raising funds to purchase a robotic, animated Bisti Beast to be a key attraction at the museum. The tale of this animatronic dinosaur stretches from Albuquerque to Japan and back.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 1, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico ) – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is joining forces once again with the Rotary Club of Albuquerque hosting the third annual Literacy Event from Noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 4. As the first Sunday in November, admission is free to New Mexico residents.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 28, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Museum of Art is opening a new exhibition celebrating New Mexico’s rich history as a mecca for artists – Good Company: Five Artist Communities in New Mexico. The exhibition opened September 29 and runs through March 10, 2019
An opening reception for the exhibition in the New Wing is October 5, 2018.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Sep 28, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Almost 800 people learned the latest information about Pluto and the New Horizon mission during PlutoPalooza hosted by the museum Sept. 21 & 22. The scientists and engineers from NASA have left, but the informational handouts, hands-on activities, and videos they brought will be used once more for the $5 First Friday event October 5, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Jemez Historic Site | Sep 24, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- The New Mexico Archaeology Fair will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 21, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Three paintings from renown Santa Fe artist Joseph Henry Sharp, a founding member of the Taos Artist Society, have been donated to the New Mexico Museum of Art. The donations were made by Lore Thorpe, the daughter-in-law of Kathryn V. Thorpe, the former owner/manager of Bishop’s Lodge.
New Mexico Arts | Sep 12, 2018
(Santa Fe) – Governor Susana Martinez and Department of Cultural Affairs Secretary Veronica Gonzales will recognize the recipients of the 2018 Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts on Friday, September 14, 2018. Famed glass artist Dale Chihuly will receive a special leadership in the arts award, in conjunction with the 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards, for his significant contributions to the arts in New Mexico and beyond.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Sep 10, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --Start planning and make this holiday season historic at one of the seasonal programs at New Mexico Historic Sites.
New Mexico State Library | Sep 6, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Cabinet Secretary Veronica Gonzales today announced the hiring of new State Librarian Eli Guinnee, who comes to New Mexico from Jamestown, New York. Guinnee was previously the Executive Director of Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System in Jamestown, overseeing 38 public and tribal libraries in western New York.
New Mexico State Library | Sep 6, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- Santa Fe Author Thomas D. Clagett will discuss writing his new book Line of Glory: A Novel of the Alamo as historical fiction. Line of Glory is about the final 13 hours at the Alamo. Tom will talk about the sources he used, and the role of fact and conjecture in the writing process.
New Mexico State Library | Sep 5, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico-) – The New Mexico State Library, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), has been awarded a $50,000 National Leadership Grant for Libraries Program for the project “Libraries Lead: A Creative Economy Initiative” which utilizes public libraries as economic development centers for entrepreneurial and business training. The grant is made possible, by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Sep 4, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- Rarely seen fossil specimens from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science’s permanent collection will be on display for public viewing starting in late September, as the museum readies to host the 78th annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) convention meeting in Albuquerque Oct. 17-20, 2018.
Los Luceros Historic Site | Sep 3, 2018
(Alcalde, NM) - The Los Luceros Fall Apple Festival on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from Noon to 4 p.m.
“We’ve got a bumper crop of apples to be picked during the beautiful New Mexico autumn on this idyllic property which will certainly make for a perfect day to enjoy this treasured historic property,” said Patrick Moore, the director of New Mexico Historic Sites.
New Mexicans are encouraged to bring the whole family for a fun afternoon in Alcalde. The Fall Apple Festival will include an educational presentation on heritage apples, demonstrations of apple cooking ideas with take-home recipes, a cider pressing demonstration, live music, and tours of the historic ranch buildings. There will also be an exhibition space for area agricultural groups offering resources including the FFA, 4HA and extension office. The festival will be held at the the Los Luceros historic property located off State Route 68 in Alcalde, New Mexico.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Aug 31, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Mark your calendar for a night of drinking and dancing with the dinosaurs at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Saturday, September 8, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Aug 30, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Lost on Rio Grande Boulevard in Albuquerque in the late summer of 2013, Snaplet the snapping turtle is thriving in her newly upgraded habitat inside a large aquarium in the Naturalist Center at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
When found on the road north of the Museum by a volunteer biking to work, Snaplet was a tiny hatchling with a 1.5” shell who may have been trying to find her way to the river. Snaplet’s story is a unique because the Museum does not advocate, endorse or otherwise encourage removal of wildlife, nor does the Museum accept live animals for donation.
“She looked like a walking clump of mud,” commented Naomy Riley, a long time Museum volunteer.