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Events for December 2018

December 2, 2018
Beading Demonstration #1
with Nina Sanders (Crow)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join us for a final view of "Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West" and a beading demonstration by the talented Nina Sanders (Crow). Having worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the School for Advanced Research, and soon - as a curator at Chicago’s Field Museum, where she’ll work on decolonization and reinterpretation efforts for exhibits with Native American themes - Sanders is as popular an artist as she is an academic. She assisted curator Maxine McBrinn with the Stepping Out exhibition.  As this is the first Sunday of the month, admission is free for all New Mexico residents!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
December 2, 2018
Making History
Block Printing
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Come learn about block printing and print out your own patterned wrapping paper. Custom make your own to take home! All ages welcome. NM residents free first Sunday of each month.
New Mexico History Museum
December 2, 2018
First Sunday
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
New Mexico residents are admitted free on the first Sunday of each month
New Mexico Museum of Art
December 5, 2018
The New Deal in New Mexico: Preserving Hispano Culture Through Music & Lore
Friends of History Lecture Series
Noon to 1:00 pm
Please join Jack Loeffler , Author, Aural Historian, and Radio Producer, and  Frank McCulloch , Fine Artist and Folk Musician, for a free Auditorium talk, as part of our Friends of History Lecture Series. Seating is limited-Bottled water only please
New Mexico History Museum
December 7, 2018
First Friday Evening at the Museum
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
New Mexico residents enjoy free admission to the New Mexico Museum of Art with ID after 5:00 PM.
New Mexico Museum of Art
December 7, 2018
Christmas at the Palace
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, a chance to operate an antique printing press, old fashioned activities, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus -- all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors. A free, family event. (Donations of non-perishable food welcomed.) The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event.  Enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave. The History Museum will remain closed during the event. Free event  
New Mexico History Museum
December 8, 2018
Light Among the Ruins - at Jemez Historic Site
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  WHAT:  Light among the Ruins – Christmas Celebration. WHERE:  Jemez Historic Site, 18160 Hwy 4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025. WHEN:  Saturday, December 8, 5PM – 10PM.
Jemez Historic Site
December 8, 2018
Holiday Concert
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Free performance by the High Desert Harp Ensemble
New Mexico Museum of Art
December 9, 2018
Las Posadas
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
The annual candle-lit procession of  Las Posadas  travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This version of an old Hispanic tradition, celebrated around the world, recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus—and includes innkeepers who deny the Holy Family a place of rest. You are invited to stay for carols, cookies and hot cider in the Palace Courtyard. Free. The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event. Free event
New Mexico History Museum
December 9, 2018
Beading Demonstration #2
with Charlene Holy Bear (Standing Rock Lakota Sioux)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join us for a final view of "Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West" and a beading demonstration by the renowned Charlene Holy Bear (Standing Rock Lakota Sioux). Recently featured by Vogue magazine with a pair of her popular beaded Vans sneakers, Holy Bear’s work is very collectible and in high demand. In addition to footwear, she also beads intricate dolls and creates beaded regalia for them to wear.     
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
December 12, 2018
Pueblo Pottery Demonstration
with Martha Romero (Nambe Pueblo)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Our popular Pueblo Pottery Series continues with Martha Romero (Nambe). 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!  A creative force in her life, Martha’s mother influenced her work from jewelry to pottery. She recalls her mother selling small drums, bears, and turtles under the Portal at the Palace of the Governors. "My heart has always belonged to my mother clay," she states. She has been working at the Poeh Center for 7 years and shows at Indian Market, MIAC’s Native Treasures, the Heard, and the New Mexico State Fair, where she’s won several prizes.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
December 12, 2018
Holiday Ornament Workshop #1
Micaceous and Polymer Clay!
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Join us for this ornament workshop - and the others listed on our calendar! Stop by any time between 10am and 2pm. On this particular day, we’ll be using micaceous and polymer clay to create beautiful ornaments. While this is a free activity, we have just one request of all participants: please make an ornament for MIAC, too! Our tree lighting is December 21, and we need ornaments to adorn the tree.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
December 14, 2018
Holiday Ornament Workshop #2
Micaceous and Polymer Clay!
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Join us for this ornament workshop - and the others listed on our calendar! Stop by any time between 10am and 2pm. On this particular day, we’ll be using micaceous and polymer clay to create beautiful ornaments. While this is a free activity, we have just one request of all participants: please make an ornament for MIAC, too! Our tree lighting is December 21, and we need ornaments to adorn the tree.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
December 15, 2018
Young Native Artists Winter Show & Sale
10:00 am
Continues through December 16, 2018

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople. Children and Grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the New Mexico History Museums’ Meem Community Room. Due to inclement weather, this event was moved from 12/1, 2 to 12/15 and 16. Free event
New Mexico History Museum
December 15, 2018
GARRISON PROGRAM HOLIDAY EDITION
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fort Stanton Historic Site
December 15, 2018
Las Noches de Las Luminarias
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Fort Selden Historic Site
December 16, 2018
Holiday Open House
Noon to 4:00 pm
Puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, and other holiday festivities 12-4pm
New Mexico Museum of Art
December 16, 2018
Nacimiento Open House with J. Paul Taylor
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site
December 16, 2018
Beading Demonstration #3
with Jhane Myers (Comanche / Blackfeet)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join MIAC’s own Jhane Myers for her beading demonstration. A popular dancer, jeweler, Comanche language consultant, and film producer, Jhane’s dolls are some of her most coveted work. See Jhane in action during this intimate setting and see how she brings beads to life.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
December 16, 2018
A Gathering of Voices
Folk Art from the Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenburg Collection
1:00 pm to 4:00 am
Public Opening: Join us for Free admission, live music, hands-on art projects at the the opening of A Gathering of Voices: Folk Art from the Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg Collection. Enjoy live jazz music by the Cyrus Campbell Group Make festive candle holders with ceramic artists Mary Olson and Lucy Ranney Refreshments by the Women’s Board of Museum of New Mexico, 2:00-4:00 pm  
Museum of International Folk Art
December 18, 2018
Holiday Ornament Workshop #3
Painted Gourds!
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Join us for this ornament workshop - and the others listed on our calendar! Stop by any time between 10am and 2pm. On this particular day, we’ll be painting gourds with artist Dominic Arquero (Cochiti Pueblo) to make beautiful ornaments. While this is a free activity, we have just one request of all participants: please make an ornament for MIAC, too! Our tree lighting is December 21, and we need ornaments to adorn the tree.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
December 19, 2018
Holiday Ornament Workshop #4
Corn Husk Dolls!
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Join us for this ornament workshop - and the others listed on our calendar! Stop by any time between 10am and 2pm. On this particular day, we’ll be using micaceous and polymer clay to create beautiful ornaments. While this is a free activity, we have just one request of all participants: please make an ornament for MIAC, too! Our tree lighting is December 21, and we need ornaments to adorn the tree.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
December 19, 2018
New volunteer meet and greet
9:00 am to 11:00 am
The New Mexico Museum of Art is looking to recruit a few more volunteers for our upcoming docent training class. This informal get together is a great way to learn about opportunities at the museum and meet some of the staff and other volunteers.
New Mexico Museum of Art
December 21, 2018
Museum Hill Holiday Stroll
MIAC Open House
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join us for what we hope will become an annual tradition on Museum Hill! From 4 to 7pm, MIAC welcomes you - and your friends and family - to the Holiday Stroll. All museums on the Hill will be open; here’s what you can anticipate at MIAC. Performances by the Tewa Women’s Choir Relaxing piano music by Renata Yazzie Jemez Pueblo Buffalo Dancers Ornament workshop for the whole family Late shopping in the MIAC Museum Shop Uniquely MIAC holiday refreshments Please revisit this listing closer to the event in case the program changes in any way. We look forward to your visit!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
December 21, 2018
2018 Winter Solstice Stroll on Museum Hill
MOIFA welcomes you - and your friends and family - to Celebrate
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  2018  1st Annual Winter Solstice Stroll on Museum Hill- Join us on Museum Hill as the museums stay open late, till 7pm, to celebrate the season on the winter solstice eve! MOIFA, MIAC and MOSCA on the Hill will be open with Free admission. Enjoy the holiday season with family and friends while enjoying activities at the Museum of International Folk Art including: Family Friendly Make and take your own farolito Visit our mercado with handmade holiday gifts from local artisans and the museum shop, last minute gifts from $5.00 and up Listen to Celtic Harp Duo, Linda Larkin and Claire Breitinger Enjoy hot apple cider and home made biscochitos
Museum of International Folk Art
December 25, 2018
Museum Christmas Holiday Closure
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Museum Christmas Holiday Closure 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Notice:The New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on Tuesday, December 25, only. We will re-open on Wednesday, December 26.   Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!  
New Mexico History Museum
December 25, 2018
Museum Closed

The New Mexico Museum of Art is closed on Christmas Day. We will re-open on Wednesday, December 26.   Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
New Mexico Museum of Art


On Exhibit during December 2018

Through December 30, 2018
Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West
Footwear is evocative. It tells us about belonging, love, and social aspiration, reflecting the lives of makers and wearers and offering a window into the past and the present. This exhibition features sandals that date back thousands of years found in the dry caves of New Mexico and nearby regions; includes Plains and Southwest moccasins, many beautifully beaded or quilled, and exhibited for the first time in decades; and concludes with examples of contemporary high fashion footwear made artists like Teri Greeves, Lisa Telford, and Emil Her Many Horses. Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on August 27, 2017, and will be on display through the end of 2018.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through February 3, 2019
Beadwork Adorns the World
Extraordinary how a small glass bead from the island of Murano (Venice, Italy) or the mountains of Bohemia (Czech Republic) can travel around the world, entering into the cultural life of people far distant. 
Museum of International Folk Art
Through March 3, 2019
Maria Samora: Master of Elegance
MIAC is happy to announce Maria Samora: Master of Elegance, an exhibition that showcases this year’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Living Treasure and Native Treasurers Featured Artist. Samora (Taos Pueblo) is known for her minimalist lines, interdisciplinary approach, and modern designs. She began apprenticing with goldsmith and master gem cutter Phil Poirer in 1998 and went on to work with him for 15 years. Since striking out on her own in 2005, her jewelry has become known for the simplicity of its design, textured metals, and combinations of both gold and silver. Stones include traditional turquoise and unexpected choices such as diamonds, guava moonstone, and African opal. The metalwork Samora has learned to incorporate are rooted in Etruscan, Greek, Egyptian, Syrian, and even Korean designs. Samora’s work will remain on display in MIAC’s Diker Gallery through February of 2019.   You may view a short documentary about Maria Samora by copying and pasting the following link.  https://tinyurl.com/yd6ef9yy  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through March 10, 2019
Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru
This exhibition explores the new directions taken by current Peruvian folk artists during the recent decades of social and political upheaval and economic change. The exhibition will highlight the biographies and social histories of contemporary artists along with examples of work that preserve family tradition, reimagine older artforms, reclaim pre-Columbian techniques and styles, and forge new directions for arte popular in the 21st century.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through March 10, 2019
Good Company: Five Artist Communities in New Mexico

New Mexico Museum of Art
Open December 15, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Carved & Cast: 20th Century New Mexican Sculpture

New Mexico Museum of Art
Open December 15, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Shots in the Dark

New Mexico Museum of Art
Through April 15, 2019
The Land that Enchants Me So: Picturing Popular Songs of New Mexico
Before radio and television, when making music at home was the evening’s entertainment and playing the piano was considered an essential talent among the middle class, sheet music was the music consumer’s gateway to the world.”  The New Mexico History Museum celebrates this era with sheet music of popular songs about the State of New Mexico, dating from the mid-19th through the mid-20th centuries, in the new exhibition The Land That Enchants Me So. The show spotlights graphically striking sheet-music covers published from 1840s through about 1960, along with other printed materials, sound recordings, and memorabilia relating to New Mexico and its musical life.
New Mexico History Museum
Through April 21, 2019
Wait Until Dark

New Mexico Museum of Art
Through May 27, 2019
Atomic Histories
The Atomic Histories exhibit explores the most famous events, sometimes little known stories, and inventions born here which impact our lives, and helps to recognize the remarkable contributions of thousands of people involved in writing New Mexico’s Atomic Histories for the last 75 years.  Curated by Melanie LaBorwit, Educator with the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors. Photo courtesy of the Los Alamos Historical Society Archives 
New Mexico History Museum
Through June 2, 2019
Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will exhibit over 100 objects dating from the late 1880s to the present. Cultural objects will represent the lifeways of the different Apachean groups in New Mexico and Arizona. These cultural objects include basketry, beaded clothing, hunting and horse gear. These groups are: Jicarilla Apache, Mescalero Apache, Fort Sill Apache (Chiricahua), San Carlos Apache and White Mountain Apache.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through July 28, 2019
On Exhibit: Designs That Defined the Museum of New Mexico
Santa Fe is widely recognized as a city of museums. These beloved institutions and their exhibitions have long been integral to the fabric of local culture.  On Exhibit: Designs That Defined the Museum of New Mexico,  presents a fascinating look back at more than a century of changing exhibition design in the historic state museum system. This “exhibit about exhibits” reveals how presentation techniques evolved and helped establish the unique character of the Santa Fe’s museums.
New Mexico History Museum
Through July 30, 2019
Hweeldi: The Woven Tribute
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is commemorating the 150 th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo, signed June 1, 1868, by displaying an extraordinary wool rug woven in tribute to the Long Walk. Created in the early 1900s, the rug is an impressive 9 ft. by 15 ft., last displayed at MIAC in 1996. While the identity of the weavers of the piece remains unknown, Navajo oral history – and likely some first-hand accounts – informed the weavers along the way with their design.  In 1868, the Long Walk was initiated by the United States military as part of Manifest Destiny, the concept that expansion of the United States in the 1800s was both justified and inevitable. Only the 1868 treaty allowed the Navajo to return to their Diné Bikéyah (Navajo sacred lands) in northwestern New Mexico, where they rebuilt as a nation of herders, farmers, and weavers.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through August 4, 2019
What’s New in New: Selections from the Carol Warren Collection
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) periodically features art recently acquired through gifts or purchases. What’s New in New: Selections from the Carol Warren Collection , highlights the collection donated to the Museum by Carol Warren, who was a volunteer in the Collections Department for more than 20 years. The collection consists of over 200 works of art, including paintings, pottery, jewelry and textiles from some of Santa Fe’s most prominent contemporary artists. A selection of this collection will be on exhibit and will include pieces created by renowned artists such as Tony Abeyta, Tammy Garcia, Dan Namingha, and Jody Naranjo. The exhibition, co-curated by, C.L. Kieffer Nail, Antonio Chavarria, and Valerie Verzuh, will not only highlight outstanding contemporary artists, but it will also feature multigenerational artists by including work of artists within the same family that have crafted their trade alongside each other. “By displaying pieces made by related artists, we hope to demonstrate ways in which Native artists inspire each other through instruction as well as how individual artists exhibit their own identity through what is essentially a family practice,” said curator C. L. Kieffer Nail. In accepting new items, whether they were made yesterday or 12,000 years ago, museum staff consider various issues such as curatorial collecting objectives, gaps in collections, potential future use of the objects such as publication and exhibition, storage limitations and special preservation requirements. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology collections inspire appreciation for and promote knowledge of the diverse native arts, histories, languages, and cultures of the Greater Southwest. This mission is made possible through the active acquisition of material culture that contributes to an understanding of the peoples that made them. The creative talents of Native artists in the past, present and future, give purpose to the MIAC. This is why it continues to collect and preserve art and artifacts made by tribal artists from all time periods. It endeavors to educate visitors about ancient yet living Native cultures, and provide Indian artists with examples of their ancestors’ gifts. The accessioned collections of the museum are made possible by the generosity of donors and the cultivation of such by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and its affiliated support groups.  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Open December 16, 2018 through August 25, 2019
A Gathering of Voices: Folk Art from the Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg Collection
A Gathering of Voices celebrates the promised gift of the folk art collection of Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg. Comprising primarily ceramic traditions from Mexico, Spain, France, Hungary, Morocco, and numerous other countries, the collection also includes rich holdings of New Mexico santos , Latin American retablos, and metalwork, furniture and textiles from around the world. The exhibition brings together the various voices of international cultures and living traditions, through the vision of one collector.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through September 30, 2019
Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies
Please note this exhibit is at the Center for NM Archaeology, located at 7 Old Cochiti Road, off the Caja Del Rio exit of 599. Birds are among the most cherished animals with whom we share the Earth. Where birds live well, people thrive. The presence and wellbeing of birds reflects the health of the environment; they share every ecosystem with us, playing the role of hunter and prey, pollinators, scavengers, and dispersers of seeds. Feeding the spirit, they can signify strength, courage and freedom. They are companions to us and inspire us to think beyond our own confinement and limitations. With some 10,000 species of birds in the world, they represent one of the best adapted animals on Earth, dating back to the time of the dinosaurs. “Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies” explores the importance of birds among Native American culture both in the past and today. It includes information on some of the major bird species of the Southwest and how important birds have been as a resource for tools, feathers and food. Birds in archaeology, how they are studied and what that tells us about the past, is also included. With help from Audubon New Mexico, the exhibit inspires to communicate important aspects of birds and their role in our world. The exhibit opens on International Archaeology Day, Saturday, October 20, at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology located off the 599 Bypass in Santa Fe at 7 Old Cochiti Road (located off Caja del Rio Road, right across from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society). The Center, which houses the archaeology collections for the State of New Mexico, and the Office of Archaeological Studies, who shares the building, will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include tours of the facility and many activities and demonstrations for children and adults including atlatl (spear) throwing and archaeology demonstrations. The event is free of charge. Thereafter, the exhibit can be viewed in the lobby of the Center until October 2019, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays). This exhibit complements The Year of the Bird, the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that was passed in 1918 to protect birds from wanton killing. The Year of the Bird is sponsored by National Geographic, the National Audubon Society, BirdLife International and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Visit any of these organizations’ sites to sign up, learn how to help protect birds, and find events near you!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through November 11, 2019
The First World War
The First World War exhibition investigates the contributions of New Mexicans to the war, through letters, photographs and objects. “New Mexico played an important role in both world wars,” said Andrew Wulf, Director of the New Mexico History Museum. “We are proud to be able to recognize and remember that contribution and add The First World War as a permanent exhibition, to underscore the sacrifice and heartfelt letters home from these brave soldiers.”
New Mexico History Museum
Through December 31, 2019
Creating Tradition - at Epcot Center
This special MIAC exhibition - located at Disney World’s Epcot Center (Orlando, FL)  - allows visitors to explore the artistry of American Indian communities and learn about traditional Native influences. “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” showcases authentic, historical Native artifacts alongside contemporary works of American Indian art—demonstrating examples of cultural traditions which have been handed down through generations. Native communities from 7 geographic regions across the United States are included in the gallery. Their art represents the richness, depth and diversity of Native cultures past and present. Among the featured artists with works on display are fashion designer Loren Aragon (Acoma Pueblo), noted doll-maker Glenda McKay (Ingalik-Athabascan) and Juanita Growing Thunder (Assiniboine Sioux) from the Growing Thunder family of Montana. This collection is made possible through the collaboration of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
on long-term display
The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery
The Buchsbaum Gallery features each of the Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona in a selection of pieces that represent the development of a community tradition. In addition, a changing area of the gallery, entitled Traditions Today highlights the evolving contemporary traditions of the ancient art of pottery making.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
on long-term display
Here, Now and Always
Here, Now, and Always is a major exhibition based on eight years of collaboration among Native American elders, artists, scholars, teachers, writers and museum professionals. Voices of fifty Native Americans guide visitors through the Southwest’s indigenous communities and their challenging landscapes. More than 1,300 artifacts from the Museum’s collections are displayed accompanied by poetry, story, song and scholarly discussion.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
on long-term display
Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now
Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now , the main exhibition of the New Mexico History Museum, sweeps across more than 500 years of stories - from early Native inhabitants to today’s residents - told through artifacts, films, photographs, computer interactives, oral histories and more. Together, they breath life into the people who made the American West: Native Americans, Spanish colonists, Mexican traders, Santa Fe Trail riders, fur trappers, outlaws, railroad men, scientists, hippies and artists.  
New Mexico History Museum
on long-term display
Multiple Visions: A Common Bond
Multiple Visions: A Common Bond has been the destination for well over a million first-time and repeat visitors to the Museum of International Folk Art. First, second, third, or countless times around, we find our gaze drawn by different objects, different scenes. With more than 10,000 objects to see, this exhibition continues to enchant museum visitors, staff and patrons.
Museum of International Folk Art
on long-term display
Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy
Will Rogers noted that Fred Harvey “kept the West in food—and wives.” But the company’s Harvey Girls are by no means its only legacy. From the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway’s 1879 arrival in New Mexico to the 1970 demolition of Albuquerque’s Alvarado Hotel, the Fred Harvey name and its company’s influence have been felt across New Mexico, not to mention the American West. The company and its New Mexico establishments served as the stage on which people such as Mary Colter were able to fashion an “authentic” tourist experience, along with Herman Schweizer who helped drive the direction of Native American jewelry and crafts as an industry. Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy , a new section that joins the New Mexico History Museum’s main exhibit, Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now, helps tell those stories. Opening December 7, Setting the Standard uses artifacts from the museum’s collection, images from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives and loans from other museums and private collectors. Focusing on the rise of the Fred Harvey Company as a family business and events that transpired specifically in the Land of Enchantment, the tale will leave visitors with an understanding of how the Harvey experience resonates in our Southwest today.
New Mexico History Museum


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