Welcome to the Museum of New Mexico Foundation blog. Here, you'll find news about the Foundation and information on exhibitions and events taking place at the four state museums in Santa Fe, eight historic sites across New Mexico, and the Office of Archaeological Studies.


  • Grant Builds on Office of Archaeology Studies Bioarchaeology Database

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    Database to include variables on the health of Ancestral Puebloan communities between AD 800 and 1600 The Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS) announces the award of a National Science Foundation grant to Ann Stodder, Co-PI with Scott Ortman (University…
  • 60 Free Memberships Given to Students and Families

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    The Foundation’s membership office has partnered with the education and outreach team at the Museum of International Folk Art to give away 60 complimentary memberships to children and families living in Santa Fe.We hope…
  • Major Donation to Augment OAS Lab Work

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    Super Critical Fluids equipment will help further non-destructive analysis at the Office of Archaeological Studies Written by Shelby Jones, OAS One of the challenges and fun opportunities for creativity in radiocarbon dating is pretreating specimens in order to…
  • Activities for All in the Fall

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    The Fall in Santa Fe is a great time to explore local activities, visit museums and enjoy the great outdoors. Here are some wonderful spaces and events to check out: • Stop by one of the museum…
  • If We Knew All the Answers, We Wouldn’t Have to Dig

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    A letter from the Office of Archaeological Studies Director, Eric Blinman, Ph. D. In another issue of Friends of Archaeology, I introduced readers to the preliminary work that goes into what might seem to be a simple…
  • In Celebration of Santa Fe Native Nina Otero-Warren

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    Adelina (Nina) Otero-Warren’s incredible impact on history and contribution to the suffrage movement is being nationally recognized as she becomes the fourth woman featured on the U.S. quarter as part of the U.S. Mint’s American Women…
  • Make A Gift Today to the Annual Fund

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    Each year the Museum of New Mexico Foundation is responsible for raising funds for the Museum of New Mexico system’s exhibitions and education programs, which we could not do without the support of our members and donors to the Annual Fund. …
  • Enjoy a Santa Fe Day after Balloon Fiesta

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    Santa Fe is just a short train or car ride away from the world renowned Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. After a magical morning of being out in the field, watching the dawn patrol and witnessing all the balloons…
  • New Mexico History Museum Secures Grant to Preserve Hewett Manuscript

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    New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) is pleased to announce the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library and Palace of the Governors Photo Archives have been awarded a $149,921 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The…
  • Navajo Rug Auction

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    Navajo weavings are some of the best known American Indian art forms. For 32 years, we celebrated this art form through a yearly auction selling more than 3,500 rugs. This will be the first time the auction has been live…
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