New Mexico History Museum

The New Mexico History Museum, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, opened in Santa Fe in 2009 as the newest museum in the state-run chain of cultural institutions. Its mission: to tell New Mexico’s oldest stories, collect some of its oldest objects, and to preserve other cultural resources that represent the state’s centuries-long narrative.

Since 1610, the heart of this history has beat inside the earthen walls of the Palace of the Governors, the longest continually occupied government building in the United States. Once home to more than 60 governors and other officialsSpaniards, Pueblo Indians and Americans alike—the Palace was designated as the state’s first history museum in 1909. Today it remains the historical hub of a 96,000-square-foot museum cultural complex that includes more than 30,000 square feet of exhibition space, the Fray Angelico Chávez History Library and Photo Archives, and the Press at the Palace of the Governors.

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Museum Events

Dec
4
2022
an Exhibition, Short Film, & Lecture about NM Railroad History
Dec
7
2022
Deeply Honored: Two Heroes of the 442nd
Dec
10
2022
Free Admission
Dec
11
2022
Dec
17
2022
Dec
18
2022
Free public event presented by the New Mexico History Museum