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Oct 14

Turn On, Tune In – A Digital Story Telling Workshop

12 / New Mexico History Museum

Inspired by the iconic 1966 Timothy Leary counter culture motto: Turn on, tune in, drop out, the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors presents a unique digital storytelling workshop with members from five New Mexico communities: Las Vegas, Dixon, Taos, Silver City and Placitas. The three-day workshop hosted at the museum by the Berkeley, CA, group StoryCenter, will produce stories about and inspired by counter culture in New Mexico.

Download application here

Oct 14

CreativeMornings gets transparent

9 to 10 AM / New Mexico History Museum

Stay tuned to learn our special speaker at the next installment of CreativeMornings on the global them of "transparent." Enjoy some networking with other creative professionals before the talk, along with coffee and pastries courtesy of Iconik Coffee Roasters. Free.

Oct 15

Turn On, Tune In – A Digital Story Telling Workshop

12 / New Mexico History Museum

Inspired by the iconic 1966 Timothy Leary counter culture motto: Turn on, tune in, drop out, the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors presents a unique digital storytelling workshop with members from five New Mexico communities: Las Vegas, Dixon, Taos, Silver City and Placitas. The three-day workshop hosted at the museum by the Berkeley, CA, group StoryCenter, will produce stories about and inspired by counter culture in New Mexico.

Download application here

Oct 16

Turn On, Tune In – A Digital Story Telling Workshop

12 / New Mexico History Museum

Inspired by the iconic 1966 Timothy Leary counter culture motto: Turn on, tune in, drop out, the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors presents a unique digital storytelling workshop with members from five New Mexico communities: Las Vegas, Dixon, Taos, Silver City and Placitas. The three-day workshop hosted at the museum by the Berkeley, CA, group StoryCenter, will produce stories about and inspired by counter culture in New Mexico.

Download application here

Oct 16

Families Make History monthly workshop

1:30 to 3:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Before there was Halloween trick or treating, New Mexicans marked the Dia de los Muertos to remember and honor their ancestors. All Saints Day is celebrated on November 1 in New Mexican Pueblos with special ceremonials as well. We will celebrate today with a special guest storyteller, learn about New Mexican historical ghosts, and make some ghost lanterns to take home. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. Families Make History free workshops are held the third Sunday of every month.

Oct 16

Lowrider Poetry Slam

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Levi Romero, associate director of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UNM, leads a slam, Take a Little Trip with Me, with young poets on the topic of lowriders. Join the fun, part of the History Museum exhibit, Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents. Children 16 and under free daily.

Nov 1

Winter hours begin

12 / New Mexico History Museum

On Nov. 1, the History Museum changes to its winter hours, when we're closed on Mondays, but open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesdays through Sundays, and Free Friday Evenings, 5-8 pm, change to the first Friday of each month.

Nov 20

Families Make History monthly workshop

1:30 to 3:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Come see the exhibit Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico, then join us for an all-ages workshop with automobile detailer Mike Roybal from Las Vegas, NM. Roybal, president of the Latin Dezire car club, will teach us the basics on how to paint flames on your ride. We will learn how airbrushes work and make our own flames on paper. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. Families Make History free workshops are held the third Sunday of every month.

Nov 24

Closed for Thanksgiving

12 / New Mexico History Museum

We are closed on Thursday, November 24, but look forward to seeing you and all of your houseguests when we reopen at 10 am on Friday, November 25. Happy Thanksgiving!

Dec 9

Christmas at the Palace

5:30 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, piñatas, craft-making activities, a chance to operate an antique printing press and the visit of Mr. and Mrs. Claus -- all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors. A free, family event. (Donations of non-perishable food welcomed.)

The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event. Enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave. The History Museum will remain closed during the event.

Dec 10

Young Native Artists Winter Show

9 AM to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the annual Young Native Artists Winter Show. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the Meem Community Room. Free.

Dec 11

Young Native Artists Winter Show

9 AM to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the annual Young Native Artists Winter Show. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the Meem Community Room. Free.

Dec 11

Las Posadas

5:30 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

The annual candle-lit procession of Las Posadas travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This version of an old Hispanic tradition recreates Mary and Joseph's search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus—and throws in a few devils for good measure. Stay for carols, cookies and hot cider in the Palace Courtyard. Free.

The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event.

Dec 18

Exhibit opening: Dominguez and Escalante

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In Search of Dominguez and Escalante features the photography of Greg MacGregor and Siegfried Halus, who retraced the monumental 1776 expedition, documenting the places and people they encountered in hauntingly elegant black-and-white photographs.

Dec 18

Families Make History monthly workshop

1:30 to 3:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Hanukkah is a festive holiday of lights that begins this year on December 24. As part of the exhibition, Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities, bring the family to enjoy some Hanukkah-based activities. Make abeeswax candle to take home. Learn how to play a spinning top game of dreidel and compare it to the Mexican game of pon. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. Families Make History free workshops are held the third Sunday of every month.

Dec 25

Closed for Christmas

12 / New Mexico History Museum

The New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors are closed on Sunday, December 25. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen at 10 am on Tuesday, December 27.

Dec 8, 2017

Christmas at the Palace

5:30 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, piñatas, craft-making activities, a chance to operate an antique printing press and the visit of Mr. and Mrs. Claus -- all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors. A free, family event. (Donations of non-perishable food welcomed.)

The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event. Enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave. The History Museum will remain closed during the event.

Dec 10, 2017

Las Posadas

5:30 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

The annual candle-lit procession of Las Posadas travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This version of an old Hispanic tradition recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus—and throws in a few devils for good measure. Stay for carols, cookies and hot cider in the Palace Courtyard. Free.

The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event.