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Sep 7

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 9

Islands in the Sky: Photographers View the Llano Estacado Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Bill Tydeman speaks on “Islands in the Sky: Photographers View the Llano Estacado,” part of the 2015 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

Tydeman is a historian at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University. With Stephen Bogener, he edited the 2011 book, Llano Estacado: An Island in the Sky (Texas Tech University Press).

Sep 10

How Lithography Shaped Our Memory of the Civil War An exclusive event for Los Compadres and the Palace Guard

2 to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Curator and Palace Press Director Tom Leech leads a members-only visit to see the Landfall Press and its Marinoni Voirin printing press (ca.1860). Master lithographers Jack Lemon and Steve Campbell will produce prints from a litho stone bearing a historic image of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Part of the programming series for the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War, which is a collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera’s debut of Cold Mountain this August. Free to members of the Palace Guard and Los Compadres. Reservations: (505) 982-7799, ext. 4. Not a member? Join: http://www.museumfoundation.org/palace-guard

Sep 17

Teacher Resource Fair

4 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Teachers: Enjoy a free opportunity to learn how community organizations can amp up your offerings in the classroom and on field trips. The Teacher Resource Fair is offered through a partnership by the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and the Santa Fe Community Educators Network, made up of education directors from local nonprofits and government entities. Teachers of all kinds—from public schools, private schools and home schooling—are welcome. Free admission to explore the museum from 4–5 pm. From 5–7, visit with representatives from dozens of nonprofits and government entities that have programs for you and your students. Mingle with fellow teachers, enjoy light refreshments, register for door prizes and collect free materials.

Sep 20

Empire and Liberty: The Civil War in the West

2 to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Author and historian Virginia Scharff leads a panel discussion featuring Carolyn Brucken, curator at the Autry Museum; Durwood Ball, editor of the New Mexico Historical Review; and Jennifer Denetdale, a professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Part of the programming series for the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War, a collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera’s debut of Cold Mountain this August. Free with admission; admission free on Sundays to NM residents.

Oct 2

Make a Hot-Air Balloon Trading Card

5 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

During the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, learn about the art trading cards made and shared by hot-air balloonists, then make one of your own. This all-ages, drop-in workshop is a Free First Friday Evening event.

Oct 4

Straw applique workshop

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

Try your hand at transforming strips and pieces of straw and corn husks into beautiful designs on a take-home box. A family-friendly drop-in event, part of Painting the Divine. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily.

Oct 8

Harvey Houses of New Mexico: Historic Hospitality from Raton to Deming Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Rosa Latimer speaks on “Harvey Houses of New Mexico: Historic Hospitality from Raton to Deming,” part of the 2015 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

Latimer, a writer, bookstore owner, playwright and photographer in Post, Texas, has written two Arcadia Publishing books about Harvey Houses, including Harvey Houses of Texas. Her newest book, Harvey Houses of New Mexico, was released this year.

Oct 10

Chimayo and Cordova A Palace Guard event

9 AM to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Immerse yourself in the traditional crafts of Northern New Mexico. After a visit to El Santuario de Chimayo, learn about the history of the Rio Grande-style weaving tradition at the shop and studio of a local artisan. We'll have lunch at Rancho de Chimayo, then visit the Cordova studios of some of the region's best-known wood carves. (And yes, you'll have time to shop.) $75. Reserve a spot by calling (505) 982-7799, ext. 4. Not a Palace Guard member? To join, click here or call (505) 982-6366 ext. 100.

Oct 14

CreativeMornings tackles social issues: Sam Scarpino on Shock

9 to 10 AM / New Mexico History Museum

Sam Scarpino, a Santa Fe Institute resident, talks on the theme of “shock” at a free CreativeMornings event. Scarpino uses technology to study and creatively solve issues of poverty and disease with a specific focus on the recent outbreaks of Ebola and certain influenza stains. Do a little creative networking and enjoy pastries and coffee from the Santa Fe Baking Co.

Oct 18

Cowboy Balladeer Don Edwards Presents The Legend of Jack Thorp

2 to 3:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Don Edwards, a premier performer of old-time ballads and cowboy songs, returns to the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium at 2 pm on Sunday, October 18, performing The Legend of Jack Thorp. Tickets for Edwards’ performance are $25 and will go on sale Sept. 1 at the History Museum Shop; call (505) 982-9543 or go to www.newmexicocreates.org.

Oct 25

Harvey Girls Revisited

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Join documentary maker Katrina Parks for a sneak peek at her newest interviews with former Harvey Girls in New Mexico. Joining her for a discussion following are Harvey family members and Stephen Fried, author of Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West—One Meal at a Time. Parks directed the 2013 documentary Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

Oct 30

Ghost Stories of Northern New Mexico

6 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Join author and folklorist Nasario Garcia for tales of witches, ghosts and bogeymen from his rural childhood. A Free Friday Evening event.

Nov 1

Winter hours begin

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Starting Nov. 1 through April, the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors will be closed on Mondays, but open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday. In addition, Free Friday Evenings, 5 to 8 pm, will change from every Friday to only the first Friday of each month. Summer hours resume May 1, 2016.

Nov 5

New Mexico Treasures A Palace Guard event

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

Find out what the Palace Guard is all about at this annual reception. Museum curators share their favorite stories and artifacts and give a special peek at what goes on behind-the-scenes of a world-class museum. Reservations: (505) 982-7799, ext. 4.

Nov 8

Death in the Civil War screening

2 to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

With casualties in the Civil War reaching unfathomable numbers equalling about 2.5 percent of the entire population, the ways that both sides of the war grappled with death and dying changed drastically. In Death in the Civil War, a PBS documentary, we learn how America dealt with large-scale deaths of unidentified people and the cultural need for dying honorably. Part of the programming series for the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War, a collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera’s debut of Cold Mountain this August. Free with admission; NM residents free on Sundays.

Nov 15

A lecture on the Japanese Internment Camps

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Historian and author Gail Okawa speaks on “Lessons in American History, Barbed Wire and Beyond: Japanese Internee Fathers and American Military Sons," in the History Museum auditorium. Her lecture is free with admission. Sundays are free to NM residents.

Nov 26

Closed for Thanksgiving

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The staff of the New Mexico History Museum wishes you a happy Thanksgiving. We'll be closed today, but open at 10 am on Friday, Nov. 27. See you then?

Dec 2

Ladies of the Canyons: Remarkable Women of the Southwest Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Lesley Poling-Kempes speaks on “Ladies of the Canyons: Remarkable Women of the Southwest,” part of the 2015 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

Poling-Kempes, an Abiquiu resident, has written numerous books about the Southwest, including Bone Horses, Ghost Ranch, and The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West. Her most recent book is Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest (University of Arizona Press, 2015).

Dec 9

CreativeMornings enters a time warp: Ed Fenimore on Time

9 to 10 AM / New Mexico History Museum

Join Los Alamos astrophysicist Ed Fenimore as he explores the theme of “time” at this month’s CreativeMornings event. Do a little creative networking and enjoy pastries and coffee from the Santa Fe Baking Co.

Dec 11

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 12

Young Native Artists Show & Sale

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 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, Dec. 12 and 13. Free.

Dec 13

Young Native Artists Show & Sale

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 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, Dec. 12 and 13. Free.

Dec 13

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 in the Palace Courtyard, along with cookies and refreshments. Free and open to the public.

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

Dec 25

Closed for Christmas

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The New Mexico History Museum is closed on Christmas Day. Please join us from 10 am to 5 pm on Friday, Dec. 26.