Visitors to the New Mexico History Museum can explore the state’s heritage through a number of unique programs and events.
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.
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.
Guided Virtual Tours on Weds. & Thurs.
Museum docents are hosting live virtual tours online! Each tour, offered on the Zoom platform, will last approximately 50 minutes and will feature a specific theme or aspect of our Telling New Mexico exibits. Visit the Tour Schedule to see the calendar of tours available and register to attend. Tours are free of charge, but registration is requested. Upon registration, the online link to the selected tour will be sent by email along with instructions for joining the group.