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Jul 5

Young Native Artists Show & Sale A free, family event

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 annualYoung 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 4 pm, July 4 and 5. Free. 

Jul 16

Los Alamos: Reflecting on the 70th Anniversary of Trinity A Palace Guard event

9 AM to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Get to know a local gem during a guided tour of the Bradbury Museum of Science. During lunch at the historic Hans Bethe house, Jon Hunner, author and historian discusses the July 16, 1945, Trinity nuclear bomb test and its lasting legacy. Finish with a tour of the Los Alamos Historical Society's collection. $45. Reserve a spot by calling 505.982.6366, ext. 4. Not a Palace Guard member? To join, click here or call 505.982.6366 ext. 100.

Jul 19

Childhood, 1860s-Style Free Family Event

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

Bring the kids! Learn about a child’s life in the Civil War era during this family-friendly two-hour session offered twice: 10am–noon and 1:30–3:30 pm. Try on a hoop skirt petticoat or a soldier’s sack jacket. Take a modern-day souvenir photo in our photo booth. Examine photos of children and adults to tease out details of their lives. Braid a take-home memory bracelet from horsehair. Free admission for NM residents and children 16 and under. Donations welcome.

Reservations recommended. Contact Rene Harris, 505-476-5087, rene.harris@state.nm.us; or Melanie LaBorwit, 505-476-5044, melanie.laborwit@state.nm.us.

Jul 19

CANCELLED Trail of Light—New Mexico to Beirut A Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography event

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

CANCELLED. We're sad to report that Nilufar is unable to come for this lecture. We're working on a substitute. Stay tuned!

International photographer Nilufar speaks on "Trail of LightNew Mexico to Beirut," defining how she uses the technology of a camera obscura to capture people in their natural environments in a dream-filled landscape. Her work is on the cover of the book accompanying Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography, on exhibit in the museum's Herzstein Gallery. This event is free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

Jul 20

Writing about Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and Peckinpah Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Paul Seydor, a Los Angeles-based writer and editor, speaks on “Writing about Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and Peckinpah,” based on his 2015 book, The Authentic Death and Contentious Afterlife of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid: The Untold Story of Peckinpah’s Last Western Film (Northwestern University Press, 2015). This lecture is part of the 2015 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

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Jul 25

Earthen Architecture—Past, Present and Future An Adobe Summer event

1 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Get a multicultural perspective of how communities preserve adobe structures, featuring Jake Barrow, program director for Cornerstones Community Partnerships; Tomasita Duran, executive director of the Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority; and artist Nicasio Romero of the Villanueva Valley. A free event, 1–3 pm, Saturday, July 25.

Jul 26

Performance of works by the composer of Cold Mountain

4 to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Hear "Echoes from Cold Mountain," a chamber music concert in the History Museum auditorium of works by Jennifer Higdon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who was commissioned to write the score for the operatic version of Charles Frazier’s novel, Cold Mountain, debuting at the Santa Fe Opera this summer. The works will be performed by the Chatter chamber music group of Albuquerque, along with members of the Santa Fe Opera's orchestra. Part of the museum's exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War. Tickets, $15 in advance (call 505-986-5900 or 800-280-4654), $20 at the door.

Jul 31

Santa Fe Opera Civil War Symposium

12 / New Mexico History Museum

Deepen your understanding of the Civil War and the Santa Fe Opera's premiere of Cold Mountain with presentations from authors and scholars, including Harold Holzer, Hampton Sides, Kirk Ellis and Paul Hutton, along with music by Mark Gardner and Rex Rideout. Daily events in the History Museum auditorium. Tickets $85 (at www.santafeopera.org).

Aug 1

Santa Fe Opera Civil War Symposium

12 / New Mexico History Museum

Deepen your understanding of the Civil War and the Santa Fe Opera's premiere of Cold Mountain with presentations from authors and scholars, including Harold Holzer, Hampton Sides, Kirk Ellis and Paul Hutton, along with music by Mark Gardner and Rex Rideout. Daily events in the History Museum auditorium. Tickets $85 (at www.santafeopera.org).

Aug 2

Santa Fe Opera Civil War Symposium

12 / New Mexico History Museum

Deepen your understanding of the Civil War and the Santa Fe Opera's premiere of Cold Mountain with presentations from authors and scholars, including Harold Holzer, Hampton Sides, Kirk Ellis and Paul Hutton, along with music by Mark Gardner and Rex Rideout. Daily events in the History Museum auditorium. Tickets $85 (at www.santafeopera.org).

Aug 2

CANCELLED--Gone with the Wind film screening

3 to 6 PM / New Mexico History Museum

This event has been cancelled, though it may be re-schedule for another date. Follow Scarlett O’Hara, a Southern belle, in the classic love story set in the turmoil of the Civil War, part of the museum's exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War. The screening will be held at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10.

Aug 4

The Civil War in the State Archives An exclusive event for Los Compadres and the Palace Guard

2 to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

State Historian Rick Hendricks leads a members-only tour of Civil War documents and ephemera at the State Records Center and Archives, including muster rolls and personal correspondence. Free to members of the Palace Guard and Los Compadres. Reserve a spot by calling 505-982-6366, ext. 4. Not a member? Join: http://www.museumfoundation.org/palace-guard. Reserve a spot by calling 505-982-6366, ext. 4. 

This event is part of the programming series for the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War, in collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera’s debut of Cold Mountain this August.

Aug 5

Women Marked for History—A New Mexico Historic Marker Project Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Rosanne and Phil Archuletta speak on “Women Marked for History—A New Mexico Historic Marker Project,” part of the 2015 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

Aug 7

Wars, Revolts, and Defining Collective Memory in the Context of the Great Pueblo Revolt An Adobe Summer event

6 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

The 1680 Pueblo Revolt converged on the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe. In commemoration and as part of the museum's Adobe Summer celebration, archaeologist and author Jason Shapiro speaks on “Wars, Revolts, and Defining Collective Memory in the Context of the Great Pueblo Revolt,” a free talk at 6 pm on Friday, Aug. 7. (Free museum admission for everyone from 5-8 pm.)

Aug 8

Never Before Seen Here: Baroque Stagecraft in the Spanish New World A Painting the Divine event

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Scholar and author James Middleton speaks on the first operas performed in the Americas, La Púrpura de la Rosa (1701) and La Parténope (1711). How were these productions staged and what fabulous new technology was used? A specialist in the material and social culture of Colonial Latin America, Middleton  brings old music-theater to life in the post-modern age. This event, part of Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World, is free and presented in the History Museum auditorium.

Aug 9

The Alvarado and Fred Harvey Hit the Silver Screen

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Film historian Jon Bowman speaks on "The Alvarado and Fred Harvey Hit the Silver Screen" in the History Museum auditorium. Part of the exhibit, Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, the lecture is free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

Aug 12

CreativeMornings Meets Summer of Color: Jeff Pappas on Action

9 to 10 AM / New Mexico History Museum

State Historic Preservation Officer Jeff Pappas explores the theme of “action” at a free CreativeMornings. Adobe buildings are always going up or coming down. Hear a 10-minute presentation on how preservation teams work to prevent the latter, with a focus on the Palace of the Governors. Do a little creative networking and enjoy pastries and coffee from the Santa Fe Baking Co.

Aug 13

The Sights and Sounds of the Inka Trail A Painting the Divine event

3 to 4:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Join distinguished conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya for a multimedia presentation about the music of South American regions connected by the great Inka Trail during the Spanish colonial era. "The Sights and Sounds of the Inka Trail" is part of the exhibition Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World and is presented for free in the History Museum auditorium. Doors open at 2:30 pm.

Harth-Bedoya is the music director of the Fort Worth Symphony and chief conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. He also conducts the world-premiere performances of Jennifer Higdon’s opera, Cold Mountain, at the Santa Fe Opera in August 2015. Harth-Bedoya is also the founder and artistic director of Caminos del Inka, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to performing and promoting the music of the Americas.

Aug 16

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the museum presents the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market. To see films and times, log onto www.AmericanIndian.si.edu.

Aug 17

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the museum presents the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market. To see films and times, log onto www.AmericanIndian.si.edu.

Aug 18

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the museum presents the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market. To see films and times, log onto www.AmericanIndian.si.edu.

Aug 19

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the museum presents the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market. To see films and times, log onto www.AmericanIndian.si.edu.

Aug 20

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the museum presents the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market. To see films and times, log onto www.AmericanIndian.si.edu.

Aug 21

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the museum presents the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market. To see films and times, log onto www.AmericanIndian.si.edu.

Aug 22

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the museum presents the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market. To see films and times, log onto www.AmericanIndian.si.edu.