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Sep 3

A Palace in Need of Repair: 1660-1720 The Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture

6 to 7:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

The Palace of the Governors, begun in 1609, remains the nation’s oldest continuously occupied government building. But before and especially after the 1680 Pueblo Revolt and 1693 Reconquest, one of the most common complaints found in early descriptions of it came down to four important words: “In need of repair.” Over and over, the phrase crops up in the historical record. For the museum’s annual Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture, noted archaeologist Cordelia “Dedie” Thomas Snow pulls together the various citations of that phrase to imagine how the Palace looked and what life in Santa Fe was like.

“A Palace in Need of Repair: 1660-1720” is at 6 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the History Museum auditorium. Admission is $5 at the door; free to members of the Palace Guard, the museum’s friends’ group. (To join the Palace Guard, call the Museum of New Mexico Foundation at 982-6366, ext. 100.)

Sep 5

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Sep 5

Mirror of Time: Cased Portraits from the Dawn of Photography A Free First Friday Gallery Talk

6 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

From 1839 into the 1860s, people held their loved ones’ images as daguerreotypes or ambrotypes tucked into hinged cases. The cases protected the images from exposure to the ravages of air—but that also bars them from public display. Toxic to produce, they are increasingly difficult to find, but the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives owns several hundred. Join Photo Archivist Daniel Kosharek for "Mirror of Time: Cased Portraits from the Dawn of Photography," as he pulls a few from storage for this special one-time viewing in the museum lobby.

Free museum admission to everyone from 5 to 8 pm.

Sep 10

Edmund G. Ross: A Profile in Courage A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

By the time he became the New Mexico Territory’s 13th governor, Edmund G. Ross had played a key roles as an abolitionist, journalist and Union officer. Join Richard Ruddy as he talks about Ross, the subject of his award-winning biography, Edmund G. Ross: Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist (University of New Mexico Press, 2013).

The Brainpower & Brownbags Lectures are free and open to the public. Enter the Meem Community Room through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

Sep 12

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Sep 19

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Sep 26

CANCELLED: 9th Annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show

9 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

A preservation project in the Palace Courtyard has caused us to cancel this year's gem show. We plan to return to our regular, annual event in 2015.

Build your collection with authentic gems and minerals offered by miners, traders and jewelers in the shady Palace Courtyard. Learn more about geodes, fossils, opals, turquoise and more. Entry is free through the Blue Gate south of the History Museum’s main entrance on Lincoln Avenue.

Sep 26

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Sep 27

CANCELLED: 9th Annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show

9 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

A preservation project in the Palace Courtyard has caused us to cancel this year's gem show. We plan to return to our regular, annual event in 2015.

Build your collection with authentic gems and minerals offered by miners, traders and jewelers in the shady Palace Courtyard. Learn more about geodes, fossils, opals, turquoise and more. Entry is free through the Blue Gate south of the History Museum’s main entrance on Lincoln Avenue.

Sep 27

Painting the Divine Symposium: Mary in the New World A Painting the Divine event

9:30 AM to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

As part of the exhibit Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World, we're proud to host this FREE two-day seminar exploring more about her venerations. Meet art historians and scholars, including Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, Clara Bargellini, James Cordova, Jeanette Favrot Peterson, Tey Marianna Nunn, Kelly Donahue-Wallace, and Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt. Topics include the function and reception of Marian images in the Americas; monjas (nuns) and their use of Marian imagery in colonial Mexico; and dressed statue paintings in the Americas.

Sep 27

After Action: Talking Service for Veterans

2 to 3:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Santa Fe Community College and the New Mexico History Museum are bringing a national program for veterans to Santa Fe. Using the Great Books Foundation’s “Talking Service” program, the free four-week reading and discussion group uses literature to help veterans talk about their service and their experiences coming home. After Action: Talking Service for Veterans begins in the History Museum’s Meem Community Room on September 27 and runs four Saturdays, from 2–3:30 pm, through October 18. Space is limited. To register, call SFCC’s Continuing Education Department at 505-428-1676.

This partnership is supported by the New Mexico Humanities Council, which is mounting similar programs across the state.

Sep 28

CANCELLED: 9th Annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show

9 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

A preservation project in the Palace Courtyard has caused us to cancel this year's gem show. We plan to return to our regular, annual event in 2015.

Build your collection with authentic gems and minerals offered by miners, traders and jewelers in the shady Palace Courtyard. Learn more about geodes, fossils, opals, turquoise and more. Entry is free through the Blue Gate south of the History Museum’s main entrance on Lincoln Avenue.

Sep 28

Painting the Divine Symposium: Mary in the New World A Painting the Divine event

9:30 AM to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

As part of the exhibit Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World, we're proud to host this FREE two-day seminar exploring more about her venerations. Meet art historians and scholars, including Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, Clara Bargellini, James Cordova, Jeanette Favrot Peterson, Tey Marianna Nunn, Kelly Donahue-Wallace, and Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt. Topics include the function and reception of Marian images in the Americas; monjas (nuns) and their use of Marian imagery in colonial Mexico; and dressed statue paintings in the Americas.

Oct 3

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Oct 3

Broken by Secrets: Robert Oppenheimer and the Early Atomic Age A Free First Friday Gallery Talk

6 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Dr. Jon Hunner, interim director of the museum, explores the complicated life of the atomic bomb’s father—from his childhood through his scientific career to his involvement with governmental policies during the early Atomic Age. Hunner's Free First Friday talk, "Broken by Secrets: Robert Oppenheimer and the Early Atomic Age," will focus on Oppenheimer’s leadership of the Manhattan Project, his advocacy for an alternative way of dealing with these new weapons during the Cold War, and the events that led to him losing his security clearance in 1954.

The museum is free to everyone from 5 to 8 pm.

Oct 5

Albuquerque Baroque Players A Painting the Divine event

2 to 3:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Hear the Albuquerque Baroque Players perform in the History Museum auditorium, featuring 17th- and 18th-century chamber music from Italy, Germany and France. Performing: MaryAnn Shore (oboe and recorder), Mary Bruesch (viola da gamba) and Susan Patrick (harpsichord). The event is free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents. Children 16 and under free daily.

Oct 10

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Oct 12

From Pinholes to Black Holes A lecture in support of the exhibit Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Los Alamos National Laboratory fellow and astrophysicist Ed Fenimore speaks in the History Museum auditorium on "From Pinholes to Black Holes," detailing his work on a complex pinhole-based camera that flew on a 1991 Space Shuttle experiment. Why pinhole? Some stars and especially black holes generate mostly x-rays, but x-rays reflect and refract poorly. The best imaging technique for such stars is the technologically simplistic pinhole. LANL developed a coded array with 22,805 pinholes to get the task done. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

Oct 17

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Oct 24

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Oct 25

Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care: A Day of Learning A special workshop

8 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

How can we build creative connections among people with memory illnesses using music, poetry and museum exhibits? Learn new techniques at a daylong workshop sponsored by the New Mexico History Museum and the acclaimed Alzheimer's Poetry Project. Participation is open to museum staff, caregivers, educators, family members--anyone with an interest in reaching new populations through creative learning. A registration fee of $35 includes light breakfast and lunch. Continuing Education Units are available. To register or for more information call (505) 577-2250 or go to: www.dementiaarts.com.

Oct 26

Cameras from the Kitchen A family-friendly workshop for Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography

2 to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Bring an empty coffee can, oatmeal box, potato chip can or shoebox (with lids). We'll provide the rest to help you make your own camera obscura and see the world through a pinhole of light. A drop-in, family-friendly event suitable for all ages. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

Oct 29

Fred Harvey, the Hotel Castañeda, and the Future of the Past in Railroad New Mexico A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Stephen Fried, author of the best-selling biography, Appetite for America, delivers a Brainpower & Brownbags Lunch Lecture on “Fred Harvey, the Hotel Castañeda, and the Future of the Past in Railroad New Mexico.” Fried is an expert on the legacy of Fred Harvey and his many Harvey Houses, including the soon-to-be-renovated Hotel Castañeda in Las Vegas, NM.

The Brainpower & Brownbags Lectures are free and open to the public. Enter the Meem Community Room through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

Oct 31

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Nov 1

New winter hours

12 / New Mexico History Museum

Starting November 1, the New Mexico History Museum switches to its winter hours, meaning we will be closed on Mondays and observe Free Friday Evenings only on the first Friday of each month (rather than every week).

Winter hours, November through April: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday; Free Friday Evening, 5-8 pm, the first Friday of each month. Closed Thanksgiving day, Christmas, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday.