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Jun 1

Billy the Kid and Other New Mexico Legends

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Ray John de Aragon speaks on “Billy the Kid and Other New Mexico Legends," as part of the Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series. De Aragon, an Albuquerque historian with a memorabilia collection of Kid-related materials, is the author of Billy the Kid Meets his Ghost (Event Horizon Press, 2015) and an Arcadia photo book on Lincoln, NM. He wrote the foreword to the reprint of The Real Billy the Kid by former Territorial Governor Miguel Antonio Otero. Lectures are free in the Meem Community Room. Enter through the Washington Avenue doors.

Jun 4

Honoring D-Day

2 to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, the New Mexico History Museum will be host to "Honoring D-Day," a free event for those wishing to learn more about this historic event.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating in the auditorium is limited. Bottled water only allowed.

Jun 13

Time Trekkers Summer Camp

10 AM to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Take a weeklong trip to action-packed 1766 at Time Trekkers, a camp for children ages 9–12 presented by the New Mexico History Museum in collaboration with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. Participants enjoy VIP access to the museums and hands-on learning—making yucca bracelets, baking in an horno, trying on clothing, practicing calligraphy, hand-stitching their own book, playing oldtime games and more. June 13–17, 10 am–4 pm. $125 (10 percent discount to children and grandchildren of Museum of New Mexico Foundation members). Contact René Harris at rene.harris@state.nm.us, (505) 476-5087; or Melanie LaBorwit at melanie.laborwit@state.nm.us, (505) 476-5044.

Jun 14

Time Trekkers Summer Camp

10 AM to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Take a weeklong trip to action-packed 1766 at Time Trekkers, a camp for children ages 9–12 presented by the New Mexico History Museum in collaboration with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. Participants enjoy VIP access to the museums and hands-on learning—making yucca bracelets, baking in an horno, trying on clothing, practicing calligraphy, hand-stitching their own book, playing oldtime games and more. June 13–17, 10 am–4 pm. $125 (10 percent discount to children and grandchildren of Museum of New Mexico Foundation members). Contact René Harris at rene.harris@state.nm.us, (505) 476-5087; or Melanie LaBorwit at melanie.laborwit@state.nm.us, (505) 476-5044.

Jun 15

Time Trekkers Summer Camp

10 AM to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Take a weeklong trip to action-packed 1766 at Time Trekkers, a camp for children ages 9–12 presented by the New Mexico History Museum in collaboration with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. Participants enjoy VIP access to the museums and hands-on learning—making yucca bracelets, baking in an horno, trying on clothing, practicing calligraphy, hand-stitching their own book, playing oldtime games and more. June 13–17, 10 am–4 pm. $125 (10 percent discount to children and grandchildren of Museum of New Mexico Foundation members). Contact René Harris at rene.harris@state.nm.us, (505) 476-5087; or Melanie LaBorwit at melanie.laborwit@state.nm.us, (505) 476-5044.

Jun 16

Time Trekkers Summer Camp

10 AM to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Take a weeklong trip to action-packed 1766 at Time Trekkers, a camp for children ages 9–12 presented by the New Mexico History Museum in collaboration with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. Participants enjoy VIP access to the museums and hands-on learning—making yucca bracelets, baking in an horno, trying on clothing, practicing calligraphy, hand-stitching their own book, playing oldtime games and more. June 13–17, 10 am–4 pm. $125 (10 percent discount to children and grandchildren of Museum of New Mexico Foundation members). Contact René Harris at rene.harris@state.nm.us, (505) 476-5087; or Melanie LaBorwit at melanie.laborwit@state.nm.us, (505) 476-5044.

Jun 17

CreativeMornings addresses broken

9 to 10 AM / New Mexico History Museum

Join a special speaker from the Santa Fe Opera for our latest installment of CreativeMornings, exploring the global them of "broken." Enjoy some networking with other creative professionals before the talk, along with coffee and pastries courtesy of Iconik Coffee Roasters. Free.

Jun 17

Time Trekkers Summer Camp

10 AM to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Take a weeklong trip to action-packed 1766 at Time Trekkers, a camp for children ages 9–12 presented by the New Mexico History Museum in collaboration with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. Participants enjoy VIP access to the museums and hands-on learning—making yucca bracelets, baking in an horno, trying on clothing, practicing calligraphy, hand-stitching their own book, playing oldtime games and more. June 13–17, 10 am–4 pm. $125 (10 percent discount to children and grandchildren of Museum of New Mexico Foundation members). Contact René Harris at rene.harris@state.nm.us, (505) 476-5087; or Melanie LaBorwit at melanie.laborwit@state.nm.us, (505) 476-5044.

Jun 19

Community Day PLUS Families Make History monthly workshop Lowrider Summer

1:30 to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Celebrate Father’s Day with Community Day at the New Mexico History Museum. See the exhibit Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico, along with these activities:

2pm: Acclaimed author and cultural activist Denise Chávez speaks on celebratory fronterizo lowrider culture in the “other” New Mexico in “¡Órale! Border Low & Border Slow,” with photos by Daniel Zolinsky.

1:30-3:30pm: Take part in an all-ages Families Make History free monthly workshop. Design a car and paint a miniature metal car just the way you imagine it. Learn about the science of motion and experiment with a DIY car propelled by air.

Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. Family Fun Days are held the third Sunday of every month.

Jun 19

¡ÓRALE! BORDER LOW & BORDER SLOW with Denise Chavez

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Santa Fe— Sunday, June 19, 2016, 2 pm, New Mexico History Museum auditorium, Free with museum admission

¡ÓRALE! BORDER LOW & BORDER SLOW with Denise Chavez

In conjunction with the museum’s Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods exhibit, writer and cultural activist Denise Chávez takes a look at the celebratory fronterizo lowrider culture in Southern New Mexico with photo documentation by international photographer Daniel Zolinsky.  Chávez and Zolinsky will address the differences, similarities, and resonant traditions and customs of southern New Mexico, the sometimes forgotten, always highly-charged world within a world. 

Denise Chávez was born, raised and still lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico, 42 miles from the México Border. If she didn’t live in Cruces, she would live in Española, New Mexico, “Low-Rider Capital of the World,” where she once lived and taught at Northern New Mexico Community College. Chávez’s most recent novel, The King and Queen of Comezón, won the International Latino Book Award in Fiction as well as the NM-AZ award in Fiction. Other books include Loving Pedro Infante, Face of An Angel and A Taco Testimony: Meditations on Family, Food and Culture, among others. Daniel Zolinsky was born in Paris, France to Franco/Russian parents and learned to take photographs when he arrived in the U.S. at age ten. He considers himself a “Fricano”—A French Chicano. Zolinsky has exhibited his photos throughout the U.S. and Europe and lives in Las Cruces with his wife, author, Denise Chávez.

Jun 24

Map Mania Symposium Opening Reception

5 to 7:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

On Friday June 24 and Saturday June 25, the Chávez History Library hosts "Map Mania Symposium," a free event for all who love maps. The symposium opens with a reception and keynote speech on June 24, followed by a day of discussions on the 25th. The event is co-sponsored by the Historical Society of New Mexico. The event is free and open to the public. Seating in the auditorium is limited.

Jun 25

Map Mania Symposium

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

On Friday June 24 and Saturday June 25, the Chávez History Library hosts "Map Mania Symposium," a free event for all who love maps. The symposium opens with a reception and keynote speech on June 24, followed by a day of discussions on the 25th The event is co-sponsored by the Historical Society of New Mexico. The event is free and open to the public. Seating in the auditorium is limited.

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.