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Making History Program

The Making History program welcomes people of all ages. Activities inspired by New Mexico’s rich history and culture will connect participants with our long tradition of problem-solving, invention, and actually making things. Through shared projects, open-ended explorations, and intergenerational exchange, participants will master practical skills, while developing comfort and competency with new technologies.

Making History venues are located throughout the museum. The largest dedicated space is on the upper level of the Domenici Building. Worktables in the area are set up with tools, supplies, and instructions needed to carry out several history-related projects.

The museum is also creating a Maker Laboratory off the Palace of the Governors courtyard. The laboratory will provide students with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). To stimulate this process the museum has developed a number of maker activities based on objects in the history museum’s collection.

In this same vein, Families Make History is a series of workshops held on the first Sunday afternoon of each month from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Each program focuses on a different topic, and participants leave with an object they made. Interactive projects are available on the Educational Resources page.

For information about upcoming Making activities, please refer to the museum’s calendar of events.

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