Posted on: Dec. 3, 2013 by Kate Nelson
Meet the new kids on the block, check out a cool education program, find out what artist Kumi Yamashita is up to, map out your holiday events. All that and more in the December-January edition of The Museum Times, a publication of the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors. Give it a read by clicking here (or log onto http://media.newmexicoculture.org/press_releases.php?action=detail&releaseID=291) then tap on "download PDF" at the bottom of the page.
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Holiday Events at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors
Posted on: Nov. 18, 2013 by Kate Nelson
The 29th annual Christmas at the Palace kicks off a weekend’s worth of holiday-themed events at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors. Infuse your holidays with a dose of tradition: Friday, December 13, 5:30–8 pm, Christmas at the Palace Performances by local musicians (see schedule, below), piñatas, hot cider and cookies, craft-making activities, a chance to operate an antique printing press, and quality time with Santa and Mrs. Claus highlight this free event. (Donations of non-perishable foods are encouraged to help brighten other people’s holidays.) Saturday, December 14, 10–4 pm, and Sunday, December 15, 10 am–3 pm, Young Native Artists Holiday Show & Sale Come to the Meem Community Room to see what the children and grandchildren of the Palace Portal artists have created for your holiday gift-giving. Get it on the ground floor of collecting from the next generation of Native artists. Admission is free through the Washington Avenue doors. Sunday, December 15, 5:30–7 pm, Las Posadas Bundle up for the granddad of Santa Fe’s holiday celebrations. This recreation of Joseph and Mary’s search for an inn carries participants around the Plaza, where rooftop “devils” drive them on their way. Everyone finally gains admission into the Palace Courtyard for hot cider, cookies and carols. A free event.
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Free Friday Evenings Are Changing from Weekly to Monthly
Posted on: Oct. 8, 2013 by Kate Nelson
Starting Nov. 1, the New Mexico History Museum’s Free Friday Evenings will switch from every Friday to the first Friday of each month through April. Admission will be free from 5 to 8 pm for everyone on those evenings, and we’ll spice them up with casual staff-led gallery talks about special items in our long-term collections. Meet up with friends, learn a little something, then head onto dinner with the money you saved. The talks will be repeated at 5:30 and 6:30 each evening. Free Friday Evenings will resume their traditional weekly schedule May through October 2014.
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An Evening with the Harvey Girls
Posted on: Oct. 7, 2013 by Kate Nelson
This event is SOLD OUT. Thanks for your support! Fred Harvey all but invented cultural tourism, inspiring travel on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway that brought new life to the American West. From 4–7 pm on Sunday, Nov. 17, the New Mexico History Museum joins with KNME-TV and La Fonda on the Plaza to celebrate that legacy with a fund-raising event for the museum’s exhibitions and public programming funds. An Evening with the Harvey Girls begins with the premiere of Producer Katrina Parks’ new documentary, The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, in the History Museum auditorium. Following the film, participants will enjoy an exclusive reception at La Fonda with Harvey House-inspired hors d’oeuvres and tours of newly renovated suites featuring the architectural and design legacies of Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter. Special guests include Parks; former Harvey Girls; and Stephen Fried, author of a 2010 book about the Harvey empire, Appetite for America. Tickets are $80; $100 for reserved seating, and are available at the museum’s shops or by calling 505-982-9543. Ticket holders will also receive a complimentary set of note cards featuring historical Harvey images.
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New Mexico History Museum newsletter: October-November 2013
Posted on: Sep. 30, 2013 by Kate Nelson
Learn more about a special Harvey Girls event, new awards, a new book, and lots of great events at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors. iIt’s all in the latest edition of The Museum Times. Give it a read by clicking here (or log onto http://media.museumofnewmexico.org/press_releases.php?action=detail&releaseID=284) then tap on "download PDF" at the bottom of the page.
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The August-September edition of the History Museum Times
Posted on: Aug. 1, 2013 by Kate Nelson
Learn more about the History Museum’s upcoming Wild West Weekend. Meet our newest staffers. Check out the collections vault’s toys, toys, and more toys. It’s all in the latest edition of The Museum Times. Give it a read by clicking here, then tap on "download PDF" at the bottom of the next page.
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Wild West Weekend: Unleash your inner cowboy
Posted on: Jul. 22, 2013 by Kate Nelson
Immerse yourself in cowboy culture August 9—11 at the New Mexico History Museum’s Wild West Weekend, a special event celebrating the exhibition Cowboys Real and Imagined. Cowboy musicians and poets join trick ropers, saddle makers, silversmiths and more to provide three days of hands-on fun for the whole family. The events are free; the exhibition is by regular admission (Sundays free to NM residents, Friday evenings free to everyone, children 16 and under free daily).
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Pride in the Saddle in New Mexico: The Story of Gay Rodeo
Posted on: Jul. 10, 2013 by Kate Nelson
Gregory Hinton grew up in the cowboy country of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado, but evacuated to a California more tolerant of him as a gay man, finally making peace with his roots thanks to gay rodeo. Blake Little showed up at his first gay rodeo in the 1980s intending only to take photographs, but became so enchanted that he eventually earned his spurs as a champion bull rider. Hinton and Little will talk about their experiences, joined by Brian Helander, founder and president of the Gay & Lesbian Rodeo Heritage Foundation, and renowned Santa Fe photographer Herb Lotz, on Sunday, Aug. 4, at 2 pm in the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium. “Pride in the Saddle in New Mexico: The Story of Gay Rodeo” is free with admission; Sundays are free to NM residents.
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From Baseball to Hippies, the Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series, 2013, Part 2
Posted on: Jun. 26, 2013 by Kate Nelson
Experts on the early history of baseball, Mable Dodge Luhan, Edith Warner, and hippies will participate in the second half of the 2013 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series. Organized by Tomas Jaehn of the museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, the 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. Go to http://media.museumofnewmexico.org/press_releases.php?action=detail&releaseID=271 for details.
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Yummy News: History Museum welcomes Dulce Bakery
Posted on: Jun. 25, 2013 by Kate Nelson
Staffers of the New Mexico History Museum are delighted to welcome an offshoot of the popular dulce bakery + coffee to the museum’s Cowden Café. Now up and running, “dulce downtown” is operating a coffee shop and bakery/café in the museum’s second-floor space through this fall. The bakery serves sumptuous helpings of fresh-baked pastries, quiche, coffees and teas to customers eager for red velvet cupcakes, blueberry-ginger scones, banana-walnut muffins, bread pudding, lemon tarts, and cheesecake.
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