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Feb 10

The AT&SF Railroad and the Pueblo Indians, 1880–1930 A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Richard Frost speaks on “The AT&SF Railroad and the Pueblo Indians, 1880–1930,” as part of the Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series. Frost, a Santa Fe resident, is professor emeritus of American history and Native American studies at Colgate University. He wrote The Railroad and Pueblo Indians: The Impact of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe on the Pueblos of the Rio Grande, 1880–1930 (University of Utah Press, 2015). Lectures are free in the Meem Community Room. Enter through the Washington Avenue doors.

Feb 12

CreativeMornings tackles ethics

9 to 10 AM / New Mexico History Museum

Robert and Renee Innis, owners of Rinse Design and co-founders of Design Corps Santa Fe explore the global theme of “ethics” at the latest installment of CreativeMornings. Enjoy some networking with other creative professionals before the talk, along with coffee and pastries courtesy of Iconik Coffee Roasters, and music by Lone Piñon. Design Corps is a group of a visual communication professionals in Santa Fe who sees progressive design as a catalyst for positive change and a force for social good. Free.

Feb 13

Performance from UnShakeable by the Santa Fe Opera A Shakespeare First Folio event

11 AM to 12:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

To commemorate both Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary and its own 60th, the Santa Fe Opera commissioned a new work from composer Joseph Illick, with a libretto by Andrea Fellows Walters. Mixing Shakespeare and sci-fi, UnShakeable travels 25 years into the future after a pandemic called “Erasure” has corroded people’s memories. Will Shakespearean actors and former lovers Wyatt and Meridian reconnect and restore their bond? Hear selections performed by baritone Samuel Schultz, soprano Jacquelyn Stucker, and Joseph Illick.

Free in the New Mexico History Museum auditorium; reservations required. Go to the Santa Fe Opera box office or call (505) 986-5900 or (800) 280-4654. Seating is limited.

Feb 21

Families Make History monthly workshop

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

See First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare on display at the New Mexico Museum of Art (just next door). Then come to the History Museum to see The Book’s the Thing: Shakespeare from Stage to Page and practice your own calligraphy with a real crow-quill pen. 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.

Feb 23

Community-in-Residence, Shakespeare-style

10 to 11 AM / New Mexico History Museum

Join local arts organizations and Gary Glazner, founder of the internationally acclaimed Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, for a fun-filled morning of creating poetry and song inspired by The Book’s the Thing: Shakespeare from Stage to Page . This event is crafted especially for people with memory illnesses and their care partners, though everyone is welcome to participate. For information, call Tom Leech at 505-476-5096.

Feb 26

Hamlet, Hamlet, Hamlet A Shakespeare First Folio event

6 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

In the 1600s, three distinct versions of Hamlet were produced. Known as the Bad Quarto, Good Quarto, and First Folio, they are often mixed into one during modern-day performances. The result is a Hamlet who seems more passive and indecisive than the one who appears in the First Folio. Joshua Calhoun, an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses those versions in this free talk.

Feb 28

Last day to see the Civil War exhibit

10 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Take in a sobering history lesson with Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War in our Mezzanine Gallery. Three curators—Meredith Davidson, Daniel Kosharek and Tom Leech—come together, approaching the subject from different angles and inviting visitors to consider these fragments of memories and how a long-gone war still defines us as Americans.

Admission on Sundays free to NM residents.

Mar 4

Albuquerque Day A Palace Guard adventure

9 AM to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Members of our Friends group, the Palace Guard, can enjoy a whirlwind day: Visit Dr. William Itoh’s home to see his collection of Civil War material; savor lunch at Los Poblanos and a tour of its John Gaw Meem–designed buildings; peek into the Center for Southwest Research’s collections; and tour UNM’s Zimmerman Library with John Gaw Meem Curator Audra Bellmore. 

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

These events feature a mix of carpools and buses, and some carry additional costs to cover expenses. Call Alex Hesbrook for details: (505) 982-6366, ext. 119.

Mar 6

Pancho Villa and the US Army: A Training Ground for World War I

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

To commemorate this year’s 100th anniversary of Pancho Villa's attach on Columbus, NM, the New Mexico History Museum hosts a special lecture by noted author and photographer Jeff Lowdermilk and Helen Patton, granddaughter of General George S. Patton Jr. “Pancho Villa and the US Army: A Training Ground for World War I” is at 2 pm on Sunday, March 6, in the museum auditorium. Seating is limited. The lecture is free with admission; Sundays are free to NM residents.

Mar 13

Last day to see Painting the Divine

10 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

An extensive collection of gorgeous Spanish colonial paintings are going back into storage. Come see them one last time. Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World includes works from Spain’s three colonial capitals: Peru, Mexico and New Mexico. Together, they reveal how faith sustained Spanish colonists in harsh and remote frontiers and how their religious art evolved in those places.

Admission on Sundays free to NM residents.

Mar 13

Exhibition opening: Alan Pearlman

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Meet Santa Fe photographer Alan Pearlman and see his exhibit, Santa Fe Faces, in the Mezzanine Gallery. A retired physician and loyal Palace of the Governors Photo Archives volunteer, Pearlman recently donated 200 archival prints to our Photo Legacy Project. This exhibit features portraits he took from 2009–2013, during a quest to capture the soul of Santa Fe. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

Mar 20

Families Make History monthly workshop

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

Celebrate National Women’s History Month by learning about women’s domestic arts in Spanish colonial New Mexico. Join us for a colcha stitch-in with Carla Gomez, former director of Tapetes de Lana in Mora. 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.

Mar 27

Closed for Easter

12 / New Mexico History Museum

We are closed on Sunday, March 27. We look forward to seeing you on at 10 am on Tuesday, March 29, when the museum reopens.

Apr 8

CreativeMornings tackles risk

9 to 10 AM / New Mexico History Museum

Artist Rose B. Simpson explores the global theme of “risk” at the latest installment of CreativeMornings. Enjoy some networking with other creative professionals before the talk, along with coffee and pastries courtesy of Iconik Coffee Roasters. Free.

Apr 17

Families Make History monthly workshop

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

Bring the family to revel in springtime. We'll host a seed swap, have a Master Gardener on hand to answer your questions, and learn how to make traditional indigenous seed balls to take home and sow in your garden. 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.

Apr 21

Justice is Coming

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Chares W. Daniels speaks on “Justice is Coming: An Illustrated History of the Justice System in the Territory and State of New Mexico," as part of the Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series. A courtroom lawyer of 38 years before his 2007 appointment to the state’s high court, Daniels has frequently taught at the UNM School of Law. He will serve as the court’s chief justice in 2016–2018. Lectures are free in the Meem Community Room. Enter through the Washington Avenue doors.

Apr 26

Arizona Adventure A Palace Guard trip

12 / New Mexico History Museum

Here's an invitation to members of our Friends group, the Palace Guard: Spend the night at Mary Jane Colter’s favorite Harvey House, La Posada in Winslow, with a talk by Curator Meredith Davidson. At the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Curators Diana Pardue and Kathleen Howard give an exclusive tour of Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest. Visit two Frank Lloyd Wright properties, including a private home, sample the Scottsdale art scene, and relax at the classically cool Valley Ho, a mid-century modern gem.

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

These events feature a mix of carpools and buses, and some carry additional costs to cover expenses. Call Alex Hesbrook for details: (505) 982-6366, ext. 119.

Apr 27

Arizona Adventure A Palace Guard trip

12 / New Mexico History Museum

Here's an invitation to members of our Friends group, the Palace Guard: Spend the night at Mary Jane Colter’s favorite Harvey House, La Posada in Winslow, with a talk by Curator Meredith Davidson. At the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Curators Diana Pardue and Kathleen Howard give an exclusive tour of Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest. Visit two Frank Lloyd Wright properties, including a private home, sample the Scottsdale art scene, and relax at the classically cool Valley Ho, a mid-century modern gem.

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

These events feature a mix of carpools and buses, and some carry additional costs to cover expenses. Call Alex Hesbrook for details: (505) 982-6366, ext. 119.

Apr 28

Arizona Adventure A Palace Guard trip

12 / New Mexico History Museum

Here's an invitation to members of our Friends group, the Palace Guard: Spend the night at Mary Jane Colter’s favorite Harvey House, La Posada in Winslow, with a talk by Curator Meredith Davidson. At the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Curators Diana Pardue and Kathleen Howard give an exclusive tour of Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest. Visit two Frank Lloyd Wright properties, including a private home, sample the Scottsdale art scene, and relax at the classically cool Valley Ho, a mid-century modern gem.

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

These events feature a mix of carpools and buses, and some carry additional costs to cover expenses. Call Alex Hesbrook for details: (505) 982-6366, ext. 119.

Apr 29

Arizona Adventure A Palace Guard trip

12 / New Mexico History Museum

Here's an invitation to members of our Friends group, the Palace Guard: Spend the night at Mary Jane Colter’s favorite Harvey House, La Posada in Winslow, with a talk by Curator Meredith Davidson. At the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Curators Diana Pardue and Kathleen Howard give an exclusive tour of Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest. Visit two Frank Lloyd Wright properties, including a private home, sample the Scottsdale art scene, and relax at the classically cool Valley Ho, a mid-century modern gem.

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

These events feature a mix of carpools and buses, and some carry additional costs to cover expenses. Call Alex Hesbrook for details: (505) 982-6366, ext. 119.

May 1

Opening of Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods

1 to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Be among the first to see our newest exhibit and the kickoff of "Lowrider Summer" in collaboration with the New Mexico Museum of Art. Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico at the New Mexico History Museum through March 5, 2017, celebrates both these mobile works of art as well as their makers—home-grown Nuevomexicanos who customize, detail, paint and upholster these favorite symbols of Hispanic culture. Opening events include a free photo booth to take a souvenir of the day, video loop screenings of South American Cho Low, and a 2 pm lecture about the history of the nationally renowned Lowrider Magazine.

Free with admission, and Sundays are always free to NM residents. Children 16 and under free daily.

May 11

Kit Carson and Lucien Maxwell, Compadres

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Stephen Zimmer speaks on “Kit Carson and Lucien Maxwell, Compadres," as part of the Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series. Zimmer, a longtime Cimarron, NM, resident, is the author of numerous historical books, including People of the Cimarron Country (Eagle Trail Press, 2012). He was formerly director of museums at Philmont Scout Ranch. Lectures are free in the Meem Community Room. Enter through the Washington Avenue doors.

May 15

Families Make History monthly workshop

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

Springtime in New Mexico means wind, and lots of it. Bring the family to learn about traditional pastimes and making your own kite. No previous experience necessary. 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.

May 22

Exhibition opening

10 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Be among the first to see the ground-breaking exhibition, Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities.For the first time, a major institution tells the comprehensive story of Spanish Jewry's 1492 diaspora and how it led to a tenuous foothold in North America. Despite continued persecution, its people persisted—sometimes as upright Catholic conversos, sometimes as secret “crypto-Jews”—to finally make a mark as successful merchants, artists and philanthropists in New Mexico.

Sundays are free to NM residents.

May 22

Lowrider Day on the Plaza Lowrider Summer

10 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

¡Orale! Mayor Javier Gonzales has declared May 22 the official Santa Fe "Lowrider Day," and we're celebrating with a car show on the Plaza and invitation to visit not one, but two great exhibits: Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico at the New Mexico History Museum, and Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Come celebrate "Lowrider Summer," check out some sweet rides and see the exhibits. Free museum admission to all NM residents.