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Jul 31

Sephardic Legacy, by the Desert Chorale A Fractured Faiths event

1 to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

The Desert Chorale will present “Sephardic Legacy,” an original program of music, in conjunction with the exhibit Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities. Vanessa Paloma, Santa Fe native and Sephardic music expert, will be the guest vocalist. Fattah Abbou joins the program performing the oud and percussion instruments. Performances will take place at the New Mexico History Museum on Tuesday, July 26, at 8 pm; Sunday, July 31, at 3:30 pm; and Tuesday, August 2, at 8 pm. The program will be led by Joshua Habermann. Free, pre-concert lectures will be given by Steven Ovistky, executive director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and a frequent lecturer on Sephardic music. Tickets for the performances are $65 and $45 each. For tickets, go to www.desertchorale.org.

Aug 2

Sephardic Legacy, by the Desert Chorale A Fractured Faiths event

6:30 to 9 PM / New Mexico History Museum

The Desert Chorale will present “Sephardic Legacy,” an original program of music, in conjunction with the exhibit Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities. Vanessa Paloma, Santa Fe native and Sephardic music expert, will be the guest vocalist. Fattah Abbou joins the program performing the oud and percussion instruments. Performances will take place at the New Mexico History Museum on Tuesday, July 26, at 8 pm; Sunday, July 31, at 3:30 pm; and Tuesday, August 2, at 8 pm. The program will be led by Joshua Habermann. Tickets for the performances are $65 and $45 each. For tickets, go to www.desertchorale.org.

Aug 5

Exhibit opening: Agnes Martin and Me

6 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

See Donald Woodman's photographs of iconic artist Agnes Martin in this exhibit, which accompanies his new book, Agnes Martin and Me (Lyon Art Books; May 2016). A Free First Friday Evening event. Free admission 5-8 pm.

Aug 12

CreativeMornings tackles weirdness Lowrider Summer

9 to 10 AM / New Mexico History Museum

Legendary lowrider painter Rob Vanderslice explores the global theme of “weird” at the latest installment of CreativeMornings in collaboration with the History Museum exhibit Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico. Enjoy some networking with other creative professionals before the talk, along with coffee and pastries courtesy of Iconik Coffee Roasters. Free.

Aug 15

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the History Museum and the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market present a week's worth of the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during Indian Market. The full list of daily films and times will be posted here, www.AmericanIndian.si.edu, and here, www.swaia.org, when it's ready.

Aug 16

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the History Museum and the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market present a week's worth of the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during Indian Market. The full list of daily films and times will be posted here, www.AmericanIndian.si.edu, and here, www.swaia.org, when it's ready.

Aug 17

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the History Museum and the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market present a week's worth of the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during Indian Market. The full list of daily films and times will be posted here, www.AmericanIndian.si.edu, and here, www.swaia.org, when it's ready.

Aug 18

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the History Museum and the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market present a week's worth of the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during Indian Market. The full list of daily films and times will be posted here, www.AmericanIndian.si.edu, and here, www.swaia.org, when it's ready.

Aug 19

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the History Museum and the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market present a week's worth of the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during Indian Market. The full list of daily films and times will be posted here, www.AmericanIndian.si.edu, and here, www.swaia.org, when it's ready.

Aug 20

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the History Museum and the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market present a week's worth of the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during Indian Market. The full list of daily films and times will be posted here, www.AmericanIndian.si.edu, and here, www.swaia.org, when it's ready.

Aug 20

Portal Artisans Celebration

8 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Take a break during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market to enjoy the Palace Portal Artisans Celebration in the shady Palace Courtyard. From 8 am—5 pm, portal artisans will offer music, hand-crafted art, raffles, a Native specialties food booth, and traditional Indian dances. The event is free.

Aug 21

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the History Museum and the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market present a week's worth of the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during Indian Market. The full list of daily films and times will be posted here, www.AmericanIndian.si.edu, and here, www.swaia.org, when it's ready.

Aug 21

Portal Artisans Celebration

8 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Take a break during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market to enjoy the Palace Portal Artisans Celebration in the shady Palace Courtyard. From 8 am—5 pm, portal artisans will offer music, hand-crafted art, raffles, a Native specialties food booth, and traditional Indian dances. The event is free.

Aug 21

Families Makes History monthly workshop

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

As we head into harvest, it's time to think about gathering seeds for next year's garden. Learn how to save seeds and then make traditional indigenous seed balls to preserve until spring planting. 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.

Aug 28

Behind the Locked Doors of General Motors Design Lowrider Summer

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Dennis Little, a Santa Fe resident and retired Cadillac Studio Chief Designer, will present a glimpse into what really goes into creating the cars of the future. "Behind the Locked Doors of General Motors Design" offers a chance to see what the design studios look like, as well as illustrated slides of future car themes. His talk is part of the exhibit, Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New MexicoFree with museum admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

Sep 2

Early closing for Zozobra

10 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Kick off Santa Fe Fiesta with the annual burning of Zozobra. We’ll close at 5 pm to make it easy for you, instead of our usual Free Friday Evening. See you at the show.

Sep 4

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Our National Parks

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

From Carlsbad Caverns to Chaco Canyon, national parks pepper New Mexico’s terrain and help share our regional history. Dwight T. Pitcaithley, who served as the National Park Service's chief historian for 10 years, will address the growth of the park system over the past century, the little-known community and preservation programs  that reach into almost every community, and the challenges our parks face in their second century.

Sep 5

Open on Labor Day

10 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

You bet, we’re open our regular working hours today, 10 am to 5 pm. Bring your out-of-town guests and introduce them to New Mexico history!

Sep 18

Families Make History monthly workshop

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

Come see the exhibit Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities and, in advance of the Oct. 2 celebration of Rosh Hashanah, learn to make and enjoy Tishpishti, a honey-soaked cake traditionally shared to start off the new year with sweetness and good fortune. 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.

Sep 20

El Paso Expedition A Palace Guard trip

12 / New Mexico History Museum

A special adventure for members of the museum's Friends group, the Palace Guard: New Mexico State Historian Dr. Rick Hendricks will lead us through the 1680 Pueblo Revolt refuge locations of Isleta, Socorro, and the early presidio of San Elisario, Texas. We’ll explore the El Paso History Museum and downtown district. Rene Harrris, former director of the El Paso History Museum, will share the University of Texas at El Paso’s Jose Sisneros art collection and the El Paso Museum of Art’s Mexican retablo collection. Additional stops include the Magoffin Home State Historic Site and the Licon Dairy where we’ll enjoy bites of the Mexican-style string cheese azadero. Visit the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces and lunch at La Posta in Mesilla on the return to Santa Fe..

Not a Palace Guard member? To join, click here or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100.

For reservations and details on the trip's cost, call Alex Hesbrook: (505) 982-6366, ext. 119.

Sep 21

El Paso Expedition A Palace Guard trip

12 / New Mexico History Museum

A special adventure for members of the museum's Friends group, the Palace Guard: New Mexico State Historian Dr. Rick Hendricks will lead us through the 1680 Pueblo Revolt refuge locations of Isleta, Socorro, and the early presidio of San Elisario, Texas. We’ll explore the El Paso History Museum and downtown district. Rene Harrris, former director of the El Paso History Museum, will share the University of Texas at El Paso’s Jose Sisneros art collection and the El Paso Museum of Art’s Mexican retablo collection. Additional stops include the Magoffin Home State Historic Site and the Licon Dairy where we’ll enjoy bites of the Mexican-style string cheese azadero. Visit the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces and lunch at La Posta in Mesilla on the return to Santa Fe..

Not a Palace Guard member? To join, click here or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100.

For reservations and details on the trip's cost, call Alex Hesbrook: (505) 982-6366, ext. 119.

Sep 22

El Paso Expedition A Palace Guard trip

12 / New Mexico History Museum

A special adventure for members of the museum's Friends group, the Palace Guard: New Mexico State Historian Dr. Rick Hendricks will lead us through the 1680 Pueblo Revolt refuge locations of Isleta, Socorro, and the early presidio of San Elisario, Texas. We’ll explore the El Paso History Museum and downtown district. Rene Harrris, former director of the El Paso History Museum, will share the University of Texas at El Paso’s Jose Sisneros art collection and the El Paso Museum of Art’s Mexican retablo collection. Additional stops include the Magoffin Home State Historic Site and the Licon Dairy where we’ll enjoy bites of the Mexican-style string cheese azadero. Visit the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces and lunch at La Posta in Mesilla on the return to Santa Fe..

Not a Palace Guard member? To join, click here or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100.

For reservations and details on the trip's cost, call Alex Hesbrook: (505) 982-6366, ext. 119.

Sep 23

El Paso Expedition A Palace Guard trip

12 / New Mexico History Museum

A special adventure for members of the museum's Friends group, the Palace Guard: New Mexico State Historian Dr. Rick Hendricks will lead us through the 1680 Pueblo Revolt refuge locations of Isleta, Socorro, and the early presidio of San Elisario, Texas. We’ll explore the El Paso History Museum and downtown district. Rene Harrris, former director of the El Paso History Museum, will share the University of Texas at El Paso’s Jose Sisneros art collection and the El Paso Museum of Art’s Mexican retablo collection. Additional stops include the Magoffin Home State Historic Site and the Licon Dairy where we’ll enjoy bites of the Mexican-style string cheese azadero. Visit the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces and lunch at La Posta in Mesilla on the return to Santa Fe..

Not a Palace Guard member? To join, click here or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100.

For reservations and details on the trip's cost, call Alex Hesbrook: (505) 982-6366, ext. 119.

Sep 25

Growing Up in a Lowrider Community

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Author and photographer Don Usner talks about his youth in Chimayó and his experiences in documenting the lowriders of northern New Mexico. His work is included in the History Museum exhibit Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico. This event is free with admission; Sundays are free to NM residents.

Oct 8

Georgia O'Keeffe's Abiquiu A Palace Guard adventure

12 / New Mexico History Museum

A special trip for members of the History Museum's Friends group, the Palace Guard. This exclusive visit to Ghost Ranch includes a tour of Georgia O’Keeffe’s usually closed home there. Stay at the Presbyterian Retreat Center, with an additional tour of Ghost Ranch and a dinner talk by author Lesley Poling-Kempes. Enjoy the autumn air and night sky in the surroundings that inspired New Mexico’s most famous artist. Included in the trip is a visit to the historic San Gabriel Ranch. Space is limited; book early.

Not a Palace Guard member? To join, click here or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100.

For reservations, call Alex Hesbrook: (505) 982-6366, ext. 119.