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Jul 1

We Declare A Free First Friday Evening event

6 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Buff up on your American history. The Palace Press is creating a commemorative Declaration of Independence to take home, and we'll host an out-loud read-along of its text in the museum lobby. A Free First Friday Evening event. Free admission to everyone 5-8 pm.

Jul 2

Young Native Artists Summer 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 Summer 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. Free.

Jul 3

Young Native Artists Summer 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 Summer 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. Free.

Jul 17

Families Make History monthly workshop

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

Dive into Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico, then come to our "Low Writing Workshop," open to all ages. Learn to write your name lowrider style. Try a similar calligraphic style to design your own escudo (family crest) like those seen in Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities. Listen to some car-inspired poetry and write your own, with northern New Mexico poet and artist Tara Evonne Trudell. 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.

Jul 23

New Mexico Treasures A Palace Guard event

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

Our annual thank-you event to members of the Palace Guard moves to the home of History Museum Director Andrew Wulf for cocktails and catered appetizers. Museum curators share their favorite stories and artifacts, while you learn what goes on behind-the-scenes of our museum. Join us as we toast your support and membership. Free for Palace Guard members.

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.

Jul 24

Doña Teresa Confronts the Spanish Inquisition A lecture and book signing for

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Join scholar and ethnohistorian Frances Levine for a special lecture in honor of her new book, Doña Teresa Confronts the Spanish Inquisition: A Seventeenth-Century New Mexican Drama (University of Oklahoma Press). Levine speaks at 2 pm on Sunday, July 24, in the History Museum auditorium. Her talk is free with admission; NM residents are free on Sundays.

Jul 26

Sephardic Legacy, by the Desert Chorale A Fractured Faiths event

6 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. 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.com.

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.com.

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.com.

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!