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May 31

A musical performance by Schola Cantorum Santa Fe A Painting the Divine event

1 to 2 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Back by popular demand, one of the History Museum’s favorite groups, Schola Cantorum Santa Fe, performs "Echoes of Mary," seldom-heard sacred music dedicated to Mary from the cathedrals of Mexico City and Cuba to the capillas of northern New Mexico. Part of the programming series for Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents and children 16 and under are free daily.

May 31

Restoring the 1785 Roque Lobato House in Santa Fe An Adobe Summer event

2 to 3:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Join author Christopher Wilson, along with writer Pen La Farge, architect Beverley Spears, and Alan “Mac” Watson, vice chairman of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation, for a panel discussion and book signing on the successful renovation of the historic Roque Lobato home. This free event is part of "Adobe Summer," the History Museum's contribution to the city's Summer of Color celebration. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

Jun 5

Glorieta Battle and Beyond: The Civil War in the West A friends trip with the Palace Guard

9:30 AM to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Journey to the Glorieta Battle site at Pecos National Historic Park for a guided tour with Ranger Eric Valencia. After a picnic lunch, take a tour of Casa Escuela, a private museum owned and managed by Jim and Mary Dale Gordon. See their unique collection of historic firearms and military ephemera. $30. Reserve a spot by calling 505.982.6366, ext. 4. Not a Palace Guard member? To join, click here or call 505.982.6366 ext. 100.

Jun 7

The Civil War Remembered: Slavery and Territory of New Mexico

12 / New Mexico History Museum

New Mexico State University History Professor Dwight Pitcaithley discusses how the New Mexico Slave Code permitted African-American slaves and left New Mexico in the crosshairs of congressional debates and secession discussions. Part of the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War, which is part of a collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera’s debut of Cold Mountain this August. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

Jun 10

CreativeMornings Features Shawn Patrick on Revolution

9 to 10 AM / New Mexico History Museum

Graphic designers, writers, artists and more: Join us for our next CreativeMorning event as Shawn Patrick, a 25-year entrepreneur in software and hardware development and recent leader of the newest Creative Santa Fe initiative, Startup Santa Fe, shares his insights on the global theme of revolution. Enjoy free coffee and breakfast courtesy of the Santa Fe Baking Company. As a special treat, learn more about makerspaces happening in our communities in demonstrations by Make Santa Fe and others. This is a free event in the museum's main lobby. Support provided by Creative Santa Fe.

Jun 15

Time Trekkers Summer Camp for Kids

10 AM to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Take a weeklong trip to action-packed 1863 at the New Mexico History Museum’s summer camp, Time Trekkers. Children 9-11 will enjoy VIP access to the museum and get daily doses of hands-on learning—braiding horsehair bracelets, gathering a picnic lunch at the Santa Fe Farmers Market, practicing calligraphy, roping a calf dummy, hand-stitching their own book, playing old-time games and more. Make new friends, strengthen literacy skills, explore different kinds of artwork and learn how history connects the past to the present.

Time Trekkers takes place 10 am–4 pm, Monday–Friday, June 15–19. Cost is $125 (10 percent discount to children and grandchildren of Museum of New Mexico Foundation members). Space is limited. For info on how to register by June 1, contact René Harris at rene.harris@state.nm.us or Melanie LaBorwit at melanie.laborwit@state.nm.us.

Jun 16

Time Trekkers Summer Camp for Kids

10 AM to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Take a weeklong trip to action-packed 1863 at the New Mexico History Museum’s summer camp, Time Trekkers. Children 9-11 will enjoy VIP access to the museum and get daily doses of hands-on learning—braiding horsehair bracelets, gathering a picnic lunch at the Santa Fe Farmers Market, practicing calligraphy, roping a calf dummy, hand-stitching their own book, playing old-time games and more. Make new friends, strengthen literacy skills, explore different kinds of artwork and learn how history connects the past to the present.

Time Trekkers takes place 10 am–4 pm, Monday–Friday, June 15–19. Cost is $125 (10 percent discount to children and grandchildren of Museum of New Mexico Foundation members). Space is limited. For info on how to register by June 1, contact René Harris at rene.harris@state.nm.us or Melanie LaBorwit at melanie.laborwit@state.nm.us.

Jun 17

Time Trekkers Summer Camp for Kids

10 AM to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Take a weeklong trip to action-packed 1863 at the New Mexico History Museum’s summer camp, Time Trekkers. Children 9-11 will enjoy VIP access to the museum and get daily doses of hands-on learning—braiding horsehair bracelets, gathering a picnic lunch at the Santa Fe Farmers Market, practicing calligraphy, roping a calf dummy, hand-stitching their own book, playing old-time games and more. Make new friends, strengthen literacy skills, explore different kinds of artwork and learn how history connects the past to the present.

Time Trekkers takes place 10 am–4 pm, Monday–Friday, June 15–19. Cost is $125 (10 percent discount to children and grandchildren of Museum of New Mexico Foundation members). Space is limited. For info on how to register by June 1, contact René Harris at rene.harris@state.nm.us or Melanie LaBorwit at melanie.laborwit@state.nm.us.

Jun 17

Inside the NM Senate: A Political History A Brainpower and Brownbags Lunch Lecture

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Former state Senator Dede Feldman speaks on "Inside the NM Senate: A Political History," at noon on Wednesday, June 17, part of the 2015 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors. Feldman is the author of Inside the New Mexico Senate: Boots, Suits and Citizens (University of New Mexico Press, 2014).

Jun 18

Time Trekkers Summer Camp for Kids

10 AM to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Take a weeklong trip to action-packed 1863 at the New Mexico History Museum’s summer camp, Time Trekkers. Children 9-11 will enjoy VIP access to the museum and get daily doses of hands-on learning—braiding horsehair bracelets, gathering a picnic lunch at the Santa Fe Farmers Market, practicing calligraphy, roping a calf dummy, hand-stitching their own book, playing old-time games and more. Make new friends, strengthen literacy skills, explore different kinds of artwork and learn how history connects the past to the present.

Time Trekkers takes place 10 am–4 pm, Monday–Friday, June 15–19. Cost is $125 (10 percent discount to children and grandchildren of Museum of New Mexico Foundation members). Space is limited. For info on how to register by June 1, contact René Harris at rene.harris@state.nm.us or Melanie LaBorwit at melanie.laborwit@state.nm.us.

Jun 19

Time Trekkers Summer Camp for Kids

10 AM to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Take a weeklong trip to action-packed 1863 at the New Mexico History Museum’s summer camp, Time Trekkers. Children 9-11 will enjoy VIP access to the museum and get daily doses of hands-on learning—braiding horsehair bracelets, gathering a picnic lunch at the Santa Fe Farmers Market, practicing calligraphy, roping a calf dummy, hand-stitching their own book, playing old-time games and more. Make new friends, strengthen literacy skills, explore different kinds of artwork and learn how history connects the past to the present.

Time Trekkers takes place 10 am–4 pm, Monday–Friday, June 15–19. Cost is $125 (10 percent discount to children and grandchildren of Museum of New Mexico Foundation members). Space is limited. For info on how to register by June 1, contact René Harris at rene.harris@state.nm.us or Melanie LaBorwit at melanie.laborwit@state.nm.us.

Jun 19

An Evening with William deBuys Lecture and book signing

5:30 to 7:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Award-winning author and conservationist William deBuys speaks on and signs copies of his latest book, The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures, and joins us for a reception honoring the museum’s acquisition of his papers. The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library hosts this free event on Friday, June 19, 5:30–7:30 pm, in the museum auditorium, with light refreshments in the lobby.

Jun 20

Santa Fe in Motion

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

See archival films from the Old Santa Fe Association’s new collection, culled from residents’ garages and closets and boasting cinematic gems of life in northern New Mexico. The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives is partnering with OSFA to preserve the films, prime artifacts in a city long devoted to protecting its historic authenticity. Free with admission.

Jun 21

Furnishing the Alvarado Hotel: A Material Culture Tour

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Deb Slaney, curator at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and author of Jewel of the Railroad Era: Albuquerque's Alvarado Hotel, speaks on "Furnishing the Alvarado Hotel: A Material Culture Tour," in the History Museum auditorium. Part of the exhibit, Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, her lecture is free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents. Seating is limited. Make a reservation by calling (505) 476-5152.

Jun 22

Teaching with Historic Maps A free, one-day workshop

9 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Calling all teachers, educators, education students and librarians: Drawing on the extensive map collection of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, educators Dennis and Judy Reinhartz, along with librarian Patricia Hewitt, have developed a free curriculum you can use in the classroom. From the earliest Spanish colonial maps through the Mexican period, U.S. Territorial era and modern-day guides, the lesson plans challenge students to use a variety of learning skills that will help them better understand geography, history, and social studies.

A one-day session (9 am to 5 pm) offered twice: Monday, June 22, and Monday, June 29.

Jun 26

Rhythm and Blues: The Art and Color of Calligraphy

6 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Learn how Italian master calligrapher Massimo Polello produces beautiful, imaginative scripts that blend letterforms with abstract expressionist vitality—from classical applications to designs for packaging and logos. "Rhythm and Blues: The Art and Color of Calligraphy," is a Free Friday Evening event in the History Museum auditorium.

Jun 28

Sand-Cast Your Hands An Adobe Summer event

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

As part of the museum's Adobe Summer celebration, bring the family to this free art-making activity. Make sand casts of your hands for a keepsake. A free family activity. Note: You'll need to give the casts 45 minutes to dry before taking them. (A good time to see our great exhibits!)

Jun 29

Teaching with Historic Maps A free, one-day workshop

9 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Calling all teachers, educators, education students and librarians: Drawing on the extensive map collection of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, educators Dennis and Judy Reinhartz, along with librarian Patricia Hewitt, have developed a free curriculum you can use in the classroom. From the earliest Spanish colonial maps through the Mexican period, U.S. Territorial era and modern-day guides, the lesson plans challenge students to use a variety of learning skills that will help them better understand geography, history, and social studies.

A one-day session (9 am to 5 pm) offered twice: Monday, June 22, and Monday, June 29.

Jul 4

Young Native Artists Show & Sale A free, family event

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 annualYoung Native Artists Show & Sale. 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 Palace Courtyard from 9 am to 3 pm, July 4 and 5. Free. 

Jul 5

Young Native Artists Show & Sale A free, family event

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 annualYoung Native Artists Show & Sale. 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 Palace Courtyard from 9 am to 3 pm, July 4 and 5. Free. 

Jul 16

Los Alamos: Reflecting on the 70th Anniversary of Trinity A Palace Guard event

9 AM to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Get to know a local gem during a guided tour of the Bradbury Museum of Science. During lunch at the historic Hans Bethe house, listen to Alan Carr, Los Alamos National Laboratory historian, and Jon Hunner, author and historian discuss the July 16, 1945, Trinity nuclear bomb test and its lasting legacy. Finish with a tour of the Los Alamos Historical Society's collection. $45. Reserve a spot by calling 505.982.6366, ext. 4. Not a Palace Guard member? To join, click here or call 505.982.6366 ext. 100.

Jul 19

CANCELLED Trail of Light—New Mexico to Beirut A Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography event

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

CANCELLED. We're sad to report that Nilufar is unable to come for this lecture. We're working on a substitute. Stay tuned!

International photographer Nilufar speaks on "Trail of LightNew Mexico to Beirut," defining how she uses the technology of a camera obscura to capture people in their natural environments in a dream-filled landscape. Her work is on the cover of the book accompanying Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography, on exhibit in the museum's Herzstein Gallery. This event is free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

Jul 25

Earthen Architecture—Past, Present and Future An Adobe Summer event

1 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Get a multicultural perspective of how communities preserve adobe structures, featuring Jake Barrow, program director for Cornerstones Community Partnerships; Tomacita Duran, executive director of the Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority; and artist Nicasio Romero of the Villanueva Valley. A free event, 1–3 pm, Saturday, July 25.

Jul 26

Performance by the composer of Cold Mountain

4 to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Hear "Echoes from Cold Mountain," a chamber music concert in the History Museum auditorium by Jennifer Higdon, the Pulitzer Prize winning composer who was commissioned to write the score for the operatic version of Charles Frazier’s novel, Cold Mountain, debuting at the Santa Fe Opera this summer. Part of the museum's exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War. Tickets, $15 in advance (call 505-986-5900 or 800-280-4654), $20 at the door.

Jul 31

Santa Fe Opera Civil War Symposium

12 / New Mexico History Museum

Deepen your understanding of the Civil War and the Santa Fe Opera's premiere of Cold Mountain with presentations from authors and scholars, including Harold Holzer, Hampton Sides, Kirk Ellis and Paul Hutton, along with music by Mark Gardner and Rex Rideout. Daily events in the History Museum auditorium. Tickets $85 (at www.santafeopera.org); some events free.