Programs & Events

Visitors fill the lobby for a presentation. Photo by Hannah Abelbeck

Visitors to the New Mexico History Museum can explore the state’s heritage through a number of unique programs and events.

Ongoing programs

Under the portal of the Palace of the Governors, Native American artisans sell their work, keeping craft traditions alive while explaining to browsers and buyers the tradition that each piece represents.

In the courtyard, the Palace Press offers an opportunity to learn about printing press technologies and the art of creating high quality books and printed graphic art.

Guided tours offer unique insights into the museum’s exhibitions. The NMHM's Friends of History offers downtown walking tours for an enhanced appreciation of Santa Fe’s architectural tradition. Trained docents are available for both types of tours on a scheduled basis.

Upcoming events

The Friends of History hosts a monthly lecture series featuring exceptional speakers on many aspects of New Mexico history. Other regularly scheduled events include breakfast talks as part of CreativeMornings, the international educational network, and “Family Fun with History,” the museum’s hands-on educational program for learners of all ages.

Wrapping up the museum’s regular calendar are annual events including the two perennial favorites: “Christmas at the Palace” and “Las Posadas."

Finally, the museum hosts or co-sponsors a variety of short-term pop-up exhibits, exhibition receptions, demonstrations, talks, and film presentations throughout the year. Check our calendar: there’s always plenty to do.

Upcoming Events

See our calendar of upcoming events.

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Tours and Groups

Docent-led tours, Historic Downtown Walking Tours, and scheduling group visits.

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Portal Artisans Program

The Native American Artisans Program offers buyers the chance to interact with artisans under the portal of the Palace of the Governors.

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The Palace Press

A working exhibit dedicated to the history of the state's printing traditions.

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Featured Exhibitions