Monday, May 25, 2009, 10am-5pm
New Mexico History Museum Family Day
As the Grand Public Opening of the New Mexico History Museum moves into its second day, we'll offer a full day of free, family activities at the Museum, in the Palace of the Governors Courtyard, and on the Santa Fe Plaza. Join us for live music, an ice cream social, dancers, artisans, lowriders and more. Don't forget: Free admission to the Museum and the Palace from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10am: Interfaith Service at St. Francis Cathedral
10 am-5 pm: Free admission to the History Museum and its exhibits, as well as the three other state museums in Santa Fe
11am: Procession from the Cathedral to the Museum
(Participants to include Los Caballeros; the Santa Fe Fiesta Council, Queen and Court, Don Diego; representatives of local Native American groups; Sociedad Folklorico; representatives of historical societies; Lion Dancers)
11:30 am: Lion Dancers from the Chinese American Citizens Alliance of New Mexico perform outside the Museum (Feed the lion dollar bills for good luck!)
12-5 pm: Music and dance from various periods and cultures of New Mexico, including Andrew Tomás on Native American flute; Barbershop Sounds; Santa Fe Community Band; National Dance Institute; Not-So-Andrews-Sisters; Alamogordo Ballet Folklorica Dancers; Call of the Drums, all on the Plaza Gazebo.
Also, throughout the Plaza, characters from the past dressed in the costumes of their time reappear, ready to tell their stories, answer questions and pose for pictures
12-4 pm: The Santa Fe Vintage Car Club displays shining examples of the vehicles that once carried Americans across the Southwest on the Plaza
1-2:30 pm: Members of Sociedad Folklorico join members of New Mexico’s tribes and pueblos to model historical clothing, complementing the Museum’s premiere rotating exhibition, Fashioning New Mexico in the History Museum Gathering Space
1-4 pm: Ice cream social with live music and historical photo boards to pose yourself into (bring a camera!), in the Palace of the Governors Courtyard
2:30-4 pm:Telling New Mexico panel discussion and booksigning in the History Museum Auditorium