Programs & Events

Upcoming Events

Wed Nov 3
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Friends of History Wednesday Lecture Series

The Santa Fe Trail: When Horatio Alger Met Paco

Please join Thomas E. Chavez, Director (Retired), New Mexico History Museum; Historian, for an online discussion of the history of the Santa Fe Trail as part of our Friends of History lecture series.

YouTube Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxjLr5pdnl8

Donations Welcome

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Sat Nov 6
1:00 - 2:30 pm

MOUNTAINS OF MEMORY, DEPTHS OF GRATITUDE: Remembering the Santa Fe Internment Camp Prisoners and Their American Military Sons

Virtual Event

Dr. Gail Okawa, a granddaughter of a Japanese Christian minister interned at the Santa Fe Internment Camp during WWII, will introduce her 18-year book project Remembering Our Grandfathers’ Exile:  US Imprisonment of Hawai’i’s Japanese in World War II in an illustrated talk.  Her presentation will share her journey of discovery.

Virtual Event link: 

https://nmculture-org.zoom.us/j/89199808048?pwd=a3Z4b0JZZjBqdnBZOXY3MFQ3ZGdkUT09

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Sun Nov 7
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Film Presentation of "The Harvey Girl’s"

Please join us for a preview to the Fred Harvey History Weekend for the 1946 film presentation of The Harvey Girl’s in technicolor, starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, and John Hodiak.

Bring your mask amd enjoy a film from the past.

Limited seating-no food or beverages-bottled water only 

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Fri Nov 12
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Fred Harvey History Weekend

Please join us for the annual Fred Harvey history weekend. 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. The three-day event will include Friday and Saturday talks at the museum, a ticketed dinner on Saturday night at La Fonda on the Plaza, with additional activities in Santa Fe, and at the Castaneda Hotel and Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, NM. Pre-registration required. Limited Seating Click here to register for all events, which can be experienced in-person or ...

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Sun Nov 14
2:00 - 3:30 pm

“The Road to Santa Fe” A Convergence of Cultures

A film presentation to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail

The history of the Santa Fe Trail provides the focus of a new documentary being distributed to PBS stations throughout the US this Fall. Entitled “The Road to Santa Fe,” this 90-minute program traces the main routes of the trail from Missouri to Santa Fe, spotlighting some of the landmark venues associated with it. Produced to coincide with the bicentennial of the trail, the documentary begins with the departure of a small group of traders from Franklin, Missouri in September of 1821 on the first successful trading expedition to Santa Fe. It proceeds ...

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Fri Dec 3
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Holiday Wreath Making

Join the New Mexico History Museum for a celebratory wreath making workshop.  Wreaths are a classic way to create some holiday trim and can be as traditional or zany as you imagine. Supplies provided.  Personalization is encouraged.

Drop in between 1 and 4pm. FREE and fun for all ages.

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Wed Dec 22
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Holiday Wreath Making

Join the New Mexico History Museum for a celebratory wreath making workshop.  Wreaths are a classic way to create some holiday trim and can be as traditional or zany as you imagine. Supplies provided.  Personalization is encouraged.

Drop in between 1 and 4pm. FREE and fun for all ages.

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