- 07/29/15 History Museum Times, August-September edition
A Palace renovation and potentially doomed trees. A great new photo exhibit and terrific interns. Enticing books on the craft of books and a glimpse of the Alvarado’s greatness. It’s all in the latest edition of the New Mexico History Museum’s newsletter. Click here to download a PDF of it.
- 07/23/15 August events at the New Mexico History Museum
The New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors hosts a month’s worth of vibrant events. Bring the family, bring your friends. Or just come by yourself. Besides great exhibits, you’ll find these special events ranging from a Civil War symposium to CreativeMornings event, music-based lectures, the Native Cinema Showcase and more.
- 07/20/15 "OFFICIAL" 2015 Old Lincoln Days Schedule of Events
It’s here, the official (and final) Old Lincoln Days Schedule of Events, Fri, Aug 7 through Sun, Aug 9.
- 07/20/15 The Governor’s Gallery: History Where It Happened – New Mexico Historic Sites
New Mexico’s Historic Sites tell the story of our state. The exhibit displays eight unique stories from areas where the past becomes real; must-see stops for visitors to learn about New Mexico’s diverse, rich, and vibrant history. New Mexico Historic Sites offers guests a deeper understanding of groups and individuals who shaped our state and culture into what it is today. On display at the Governor’s Gallery, located on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol, is History Where It Happened – New Mexico Historic Sites.
- 07/10/15 Old Lincoln Days
Old Lincoln Days begins Friday, August 7 and runs through Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 9am to 5pm both days; and on Sunday, August 9 from 9am to 3pm. Admission is $5 per adult to access the Historic Site. Children, veterans, and active military and their families are free. New Mexico residents are free on Sundays.
- 07/09/15 The Palace is set for first phase of long-awaited renovations
Workers are getting ready to apply new stucco, repair roofs, improve heating and cooling, change the landscaping and more at the Palace of the Governors, a 400-year-old National Treasure in the heart of historic Santa Fe. Begun in 1609–1610 as the seat of Spain’s North American colony, the Pueblo Revival building became the flagship of the state’s museum system in 1909. In recent years, it has drawn preservationists’ fears, most critically because of its 1970s cement stucco on the interior courtyard’s wall. Now, thanks to a $400,000 infusion from the Department of Cultural Affairs and another $680,000 from the state Legislature’s recent session, that water-trapping stucco will be stripped off and replaced with a breathable lime plaster. Stucco around the rest of the building will be patched up, workers will install new roofs above the Palace gift shop and Meem Community Room, and the Palace’s capricious heating-and-cooling system will be tied into the New Mexico History Museum’s more reliable one.
- 07/08/15 Fort Stanton Live!
Fort Stanton; Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 9am to 8pm. Costumed re-enactors from the Civil War and Indian Wars era will be at the Fort for demonstrations, presentations, concerts and a military ball which will have visitors dancing into the night. Additionally, the event brings authors, historians, photographers, artists, and a variety of historical vendors to site to share their crafts and other handiwork. Local food vendors are on hand to provide food throughout the day. Activities include historic reenactments; cavalry, infantry, artillery demonstrations; Buffalo Soldiers; Mescalero Apaches; Victorian ladies tea; authors, speakers, tours; period Military Ball Saturday evening; church service on Sunday; old time games for kids; concessions and live entertainment. Admission $5 for adults, children under 16 free. Call 575-354-0341.
- 07/07/15 Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time
For the first time in Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time, large prints of Heisey’s stunning images will be paired directly with the Lindberghs’. The exhibition opens October 25, 2015 and runs through May 2017 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. During 2007 and 2008, flying at alarmingly low altitudes and slow speeds, Adriel Heisey leaned out the door of his light plane, and holding his camera with both hands, re-photographed some of the Southwest’s most significant archaeological sites that Charles Lindbergh and his new bride Anne photographed in 1929.
- 07/06/15 O’Keeffe in Process
The New Mexico Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition O’Keeffe in Process is its contribution to the “Fall of Modernism” cultural collaboration with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. The exhibition opens Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5-7pm and runs through January 17, 2016.
- 07/01/15 12th Annual PUEBLO INDEPENDENCE DAY: Commemorating the 1680 Pueblo Revolt
On Sunday, August 9, the quaint and sleepy village of Jemez Springs—popularly known for its hot springs, hiking, and art galleries, comes alive with the 12th annual Pueblo Independence Day Celebration starting with a 7am pilgrimage run from Jemez Pueblo Plaza to Jemez Historic Site. Visitors to this free annual free event will also enjoy traditional Native dances, dine on authentic Native food, and shop Native arts and crafts.
- 06/23/15 Brainpower and Brownbags 2015 series, part II
From the making of a classic Western to stories of remarkable women, Harvey Houses, Southwestern cuisine and the Llano Estacado, the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library’s Brainpower & Brownbags Lunch Lectures offer a wealth of learning. Organized by Librarian Tomas Jaehn, the monthly lectures are free and open to the public (and, yes, you can bring a lunch). Each lecture begins at noon in the Meem Community Room; enter through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors. Seating is limited.
- 06/23/15 Young Native Artists Show & Sale
Start growing your collection of Native art at the Young Native Artists Show & Sale, July 4 and 5, in the Palace Courtyard from 9 am to 4 pm. Children and grandchildren of artists belonging to the Native American Artisans Program will show off their latest works of art, learn a few tricks of the customer-service trade, and potentially launch their careers. See the hand-crafted artwork, purchase refreshments, and strike up a conversation or two with artists who are growing and continuing to learn their craft. Admission is free through the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate on Lincoln Avenue, south of the New Mexico History Museum’s main entrance.
- 06/10/15 An Evening with William deBuys
Award-winning author and conservationist William deBuys speaks on and signs copies of his latest book and joins us for a reception honoring the museum’s acquisition of his papers. The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library hosts this free event on Friday, June 19, 5:30–7:30 pm, in the museum auditorium, with light refreshments in the lobby.
- 06/04/15 Home Movies--Discovered, Collected, Preserved
At 2 pm on Saturday, June 20, see archival films from the Old Santa Fe Association’s new collection, including gems filmed by Ernest Knee, culled from residents’ garages and closets and boasting little-known cinematic glimpses of life in northern New Mexico. The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives is partnering with OSFA to preserve the films, prime artifacts in a city long devoted to protecting its historic authenticity. A free event.
- 06/03/15 Downtown Santa Fe Museums Join Santa Fe’s Summer of Color
As the “Summer of Color” kicks into high gear, the City Different’s Downtown museums are offering special exhibitions and programs, featuring a range of colors from a sunset’s multi-hued grandeur to the adobe mud that coats most of our buildings. Participating institutions are the New Mexico Museum of Art; New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors; Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.
- 06/02/15 Along the Pecos, a photo and sound exhibition
One of the staples of desert life is the presence—or scarcity—of water. Its importance can be seen across eastern New Mexico, where the Pecos River strives to quench a fragile, 926-mile riparian environment. Along the Pecos, a collage of photographs and sounds, opens June 19 on the second floor of the New Mexico History Museum. Developed by photographer Jennifer Schlesinger and the late composer Steven M. Miller, the materials were recently donated to the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, whose Photo Legacy Project collects the work of contemporary photographers.
- 06/01/15 The June-July edition of the History Museum Times
Summer camp caught our fancy this month, and we’re itching to hit the road and visit some of State Historic Sites. Learn what’s new at the New Mexico History Museum. Click here to download a PDF.
- 05/14/15 June fun at the History Museum
Go to summer camp. Remember the Alvarado Hotel. See home movies. Find "the last unicorn"—and more. We’ve got something for everyone in the family this June at the New Mexico History Museum.
- 05/14/15 Rediscover Coronado Historic Site
- 05/07/15 Lincoln Historic Site opens new Children’s Exhibit
Have you ever wondered what it was like to grow up in Lincoln County in the 1880s? Find out when the Lincoln Historic Site opens its new exhibit If You Were Growing Up in 1800s Lincoln. The items featured in the exhibit, objects and clothing used by children in the 1880s highlights the show’s theme, “Please Touch!” The exhibition opens Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10 a.m.