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Upcoming Events

Wed Feb 1
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Friends of History Wednesday Lecture Series

Mining Camps of Cookes Peak

Please Join Matt Barbour, Deputy Director, New Mexico Historic Sites, Research Associate, Office of Archaeological Studies, Department of Cultural Affairs, for an ONLINE talk, as he shares on the Mining Camps of Cookes Peak. The mountain northeast of Deming, known as Cookes Peak, was once a flourishing industrial center. Miners in the late 1800s established three major camps in the area: Cooks Town, Hadley Town, and Jose Town. These communities expanded and contracted with the price of silver until the area was largely abandoned in the mid-twentieth century. Traces of ...

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Fri Feb 3
5:00 - 7:00 pm

They're History!

A fun event for learning how to reuse, remake, recycle, or donate leftover belongings

The New Mexico History Museum wants to help cleanse your closet of ex-lovers’ leftovers with the free First Friday event “They’re History.”  

But this isn’t just about starting fresh! Visitors will learn how to take old magazines and books and start origami projects, make old t-shirts into fresh fits, and make Pal-entines to demonstrate their love for family and friends. The History Museum staff will also help connect visitors with community resources, which can help inspire and educate others.  

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