Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project (APP) and the New Mexico History Museum. The featured reader Santa Fe poet and winner of the 2017 Lummox Poetry Award, Mary McGinnis, will talk about her experience in being the guest artist for the APP. McGinnis led two workshops at local assisted living centers for people living with memory loss.
Tom Leech, the Director of the Press at the Palace of the Governors, will lead people attending the event, in creating their own books from marbled paper. Joining in the reading will be APP Executive Director, Gary Glazner, past Poetry Laureate of Santa Fe, Joan Logghe and award winning poet Anne Valley-Fox. The theme of the reading is books.
Event held in the Meem room-space limited
Enter in at the Washington street entrance-bottled water only please
Drop in to the library any time from 1-4PM to learn more about the many artists affiliated with the University of New Mexico’s Photography department. The Museum’s Librarian/Archivist will be here to answer any questions and show you all the library has to offer. Free.
Please join the Friends of History, as they welcome speaker Dwight Pitcaithley, Professor of History, NMSU, and retired Chief Historian, National Park Service who will share from his book and expand on the election of 1860 and the issue of the expansion of slavery into the western territories–especially into the New Mexico Territory.
Auditorium event, Seating is limited.
Bottled water only please
Explore the ruins of Giusewa Pueblo with archaeologists from New Mexico Historic Sites and Native American tribal members from Jemez Pueblo. Watch as they sift through the earth finding artifacts and features more than 500 years old. Ask questions and learn what makes Jemez Historic Site such a remarkable place. Ranger led tours of the archaeological excavation and the historic site will occur at 10AM and 2PM daily, self-guided tours are available at any time. Visit https://kuaua.com/giusewa for more information.
Discover design thinking and how to apply it to learn more about user needs and develop more delightful, useable, and effective products, services, and systems.
Lecturer Hugh Dubberly of Dubberly Design Office, San Francisco, with a list of clients that includes some of largest corporations including Amazon, Ebay, Facebook, Google, and McDonalds. Dubberly has also taught design courses at Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University, California College of Art, and more. www.dubberly.com
Join the Museum for First Friday on October 5th, 2018 from 5:30-9pm. The Museum will offer $5 general admission. On this First Friday the Museum will offer children’s activities and information on Pluto and Space Science.
Presented by the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, the 18th annual New Mexico Archaeology Fair is a chance for children and adults to participate in hands-on demonstrations and activities associated with cultures that trace their origins back thousands of years.
Join Science educators Liz Martineau and Gordon McDonough for a show that compares and contrasts magic tricks and science processes. Experience some hands-on activities to practice scientific magic of your own!
Free with admission, New Mexico residents free first Sunday of the month.
Star-gazing at Jemez Historic Site as the - moon is a waxing crescent. Enjoy Native American story telling and the views through multiple telescopes, provided and operated the Albuquerque Astronomy Club. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Call 575-829-3530 for more information.
Join Martin Pfeiffer, MA, from the University of New Mexico, for a talk, as he explores new perspectives on the historical and ongoing presence of the national laboratories in New Mexico.
Free Auditorium event-bottled water only please
Oct 16, 2018
" The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs" Talk and Book Signing
Museum of Natural History and Science
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Steve Brusatte Lecture and Book Signing
New York Times best selling author Steve Brusatte will be giving a free public lecture at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
Seating is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.
Curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology gather in lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. They attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them. They prefer to work with objects from the Southwest but are willing to take a look at anything that is brought in. If they can not identify an object an attempt will be made to find someone who can. Sometimes, the discussion among the curators may become as much - or more informative - than the identification of the artifact.
Curators cannot appraise any items but can refer you to resources that will.
For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look
Our popular Pueblo Pottery Series continues with Gabriel Paloma (Zuni). Pueblo Pottery demos take place in the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Buchsbaum Pottery Gallery. Don’t forget Wednesdays are free for seniors! Read below for more information on Mr. Paloma.
Gabriel Paloma was born in Zuni, NM back in 1966. Having grown up on the Zuni reservation close to the area known as the “Halona:we (Middle Place)” throughout his life, Gabriel has always been fascinated by images and how the Zuni World is represented now and back in time through the eyes of his elders. Naturally, he was drawn into automotive but the interest in clay was cultivated during his teenage years when he took art and pottery classes in high school.
After completing his high school journey and graduated, Gabriel went to UNM Albuquerque to take college courses. The university was a huge setting and Gabriel took on the advantage of being close to home and headed back to the reservation to enroll at UNM Gallup to further his art education.
Gabriel is drawn into practice of studying old Zuni pottery and its designs which is fascinating to see how the A: shiwi people endured this art since in time memorial. This ancient art is a collaboration between the artist and the native land of how the earthly materials are utilized to produce his pottery today. Gabriel cherishes this connection with nature and who taught him how to create pottery. He feels that the artistic talent is exchange between mother earth and the artist opens up many opportunities.
Currently, Gabriel is a pottery teacher at Zuni High School specializing in the Fine Arts Department. He teaches 15-18 year-olds in pottery and ceramics to help them nurture the same enthusiasm that he had when he took art classes. He is also teaching at an alternative high school in Zuni to pursue the same ecstatic love of pottery making with young adults.
Gabriel was introduced to his first ever West Valley Native American Arts Festival as a professional potter at Litchfield Park in Phoenix, AZ. (1998) and in 2004 he was selected as one of the SWAIA FELLOWSHIP AWARD artist in Santa Fe, NM. In 2018, he has been earning recognition and still building customer cliental at the same time improving on his elaborate Zuni style pottery.
Join paleontologists, educators, and life long learners in fossil-related events and activities across the country in parks, classrooms, and online during National Fossil Day. National Fossil Day is an annual celebration held to highlight the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations.
Oct 20, 2018
2018 NatureScapes Annual Photo competition Ė Clouds: Reception
Museum of Natural History and Science
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) hosts a reception for the winners of the 2018 NatureScapes Annual Photo competition – Clouds.
A reception for the winning photographers will be held at the Museum on October 20, 2018 from 10:00-11:00am.
Fort Selden Historic Site
Saturday, October 20, 6-9 pm
Join us for a special moonlight tour in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System. Walk on an authentic portion of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail. Meet historical figures from the past camped at Paraje de Robledo!Tours leave every 15 minutes. Admission: $5 for adults. Kids are free. Tickets sold at the door. Cash or check only. All activities are outside, please dress warmly. Sponsored by the Museum of NM Foundation. Call 575-202-1638 for information. NM I-25, Exit 19, Radium Springs and follow the signs.
Please note this program takes place at the Center for NM Archaeology, located at 7 Old Cochiti Road, off the Caja Del Rio exit of 599. This event is free and open to all!
Join us for our annual family-oriented Archaeology Day at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA)!
CNMA opens it doors to the public to learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage through hands on activities and demonstrations, including:
This is also a great opportunity to view Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies, which "explores the importance of birds in Native American culture, as well how birds are addressed or studied in the field of archaeology," said Diana Sherman, MIAC Assistant Collections Manager and Exhibit Curator. "The exhibit [also] informs the visitor about birds in general and their great significance and amazing adaptability."
Make sure to tour the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (the storage facility for New Mexico’s archaeological collections), the research laboratories for the Office of Archaeological Studies, and meet the archaeologists behind the excavations at the Palace of the Governors, the Civic Center, Railyard, Santa Fe County Courthouse, and many other locations throughout the state.
Join us for a fascinating presentation on the culture of the Comanche, presented by Jhane Myers. This event is offered as part of the El Paso-based Tom Lea Institute’s "Tom Lea Month," which annually organizes more than a dozen events throughout Texas and New Mexico to celebrate Lea, who lived in Santa Fe for several years. Lea’s Comanche murals in Seymour, TX, will serve as Myers’ departure point for a broader discussion on the Comanche people, history, and culture.
Oct 25, 2018
Palace in the Raw Lecture series
New Mexico History Museum
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fascinating Finds: Seven Bizarre and Extraordinarily Informative Artifacts found behind the Palace of the Governors
Please join Matthew Barbour, Regional Manager of Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites, as he examines seven of the most bizarre artifacts found out of the 700,000 recovered during the archaeological excavations in preparation for the construction of the New Mexico History Museum, the history behind their use and disposal at the Palace of the Governors.
Open House 1-5pm, Lecture: 3-5pm
Nov. 2-4 events-Details on our nmhm November calendar link
Come learn more about Fred Harvey, the Harvey Girls, Mary Colter and the Santa Fe Railroad, and their roles in civilizing the Wild West and developing New Mexico. Events include Friday and Saturday talks at the museum, a ticketed dinner on Saturday night in the La Terraza at La Fonda on the Plaza, additional activities and Brunch on Sunday in Las Vegas, NM.
Purchase your Saturday DINNER ONLY tickets, please do so here: https://tickets.ticketssantafe.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=5558
Optional free RSVP seating for the TALKS ONLY, please do so here: firstname.lastname@example.org
***For additional details and information to any of these events, please visit: http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/calendar.php? the November page
Come and decorate sugar skulls (Calaveras de azure), make paper altars (nichos), and experience Calavera face painting. Sample traditional Mexican treats and listen to Los Flores del Valle musical performance. Come dressed as a calaca (skeleton). Bring flowers, candles and/or a memento to add to our community altar. One our most popular events of the year!