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May 6

Citizen Min in New Mexico

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

Citizen Min in New Mexico commemorates an event of national significance—the posthumous award of a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Minoru (Min) Yasui, one of the heroes of Japanese American civil rights beginning in the World War II era of internment camps. It also presents a little-known event, a historic encounter between Min and Senator Pete Domenici in Albuquerque in 1984. At 6 pm on Friday, May 6, Min’s daughter, Holly Yasui, offers a special presentation as a Free First Friday Evening event. Museum admission is free to everyone from 5 to 8 pm. The program is sponsored by the New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League and funded by a generous grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council.

May 11

Kit Carson and Lucien Maxwell, Compadres

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Stephen Zimmer speaks on “Kit Carson and Lucien Maxwell, Compadres," as part of the Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series. Zimmer, a longtime Cimarron, NM, resident, is the author of numerous historical books, including People of the Cimarron Country (Eagle Trail Press, 2012). He was formerly director of museums at Philmont Scout Ranch. Lectures are free in the Meem Community Room. Enter through the Washington Avenue doors.

May 15

Families Make History monthly workshop

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

Springtime in New Mexico means wind, and lots of it. Bring the family to learn about traditional pastimes and making your own kite. No previous experience necessary. 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.

May 22

Exhibition opening

10 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Be among the first to see the ground-breaking exhibition, Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities.For the first time, a major institution tells the comprehensive story of Spanish Jewry's 1492 diaspora and how it led to a tenuous foothold in North America. Despite continued persecution, its people persisted—sometimes as upright Catholic conversos, sometimes as secret “crypto-Jews”—to finally make a mark as successful merchants, artists and philanthropists in New Mexico.

Sundays are free to NM residents.

May 22

Lowrider Day on the Plaza Lowrider Summer

10 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Drive on down to catch Mayor Javier Gonzales reading a proclamation declaring this the official Lowrider Day of Santa Fe. See a car procession from Fort Marcy, followed by a show on the plaza, with music by DJ Jason Crawford (a History Museum security officer), a hopper demonstration and awards presentation. Free admission for NM residents to Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico at the New Mexico History Museum, and Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders at the New Mexico Museum of Art.

May 26

Lowriders, Hoppers & Hot Rods in Santa Fe A Palace Guard adventure

12 to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Here's an invitation to members of our Friends group, the Palace Guard: Enjoy lunch with Photo Curator Daniel Kosharek and take a trip to theprivate shop of mechanic and collector Sonnie Jaramillo, where we’llsee examples of lowrider and custom-car work in action.

Not a Palace Guard member? To join, click here or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100.

These events feature a mix of carpools and buses. This event costs $45. Call Alex Hesbrook for reservation details: (505) 982-6366, ext. 119.

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 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 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.