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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.

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.

Oct 9

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.

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 3

Young Native Artists Winter Show & Sale

9 AM to 4 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 & 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 Meem Community Room. Free.

Dec 4

Young Native Artists Winter Show & Sale

9 AM to 4 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 & 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 Meem Community Room. Free.

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.