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Events & Activities — MAY 2015
Events and Activities are held at either the Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway, or the Museum Annex at 302 W. Broadway in downtown Silver City, New Mexico, and are free unless noted otherwise (donations always welcome). More information: 575.538.5921 or info@silvercitymuseum.org.

Our Gifts from Spain: How Mediterranean Plants and Foods Came to New Mexico
with Bill Dunmire, Chautauqua speaker
Thursday, May 7, 12 noon - 1:00pm
Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway
This slide-illustrated talk relates the story of how Old World cultivated plants and foods made their way from pre-Colombian Spain to the colonial frontier of New Mexico and the greater Southwest. It focuses on the positive contributions of the Spanish colonizers and missionaries and tells of how Puebloans and other native peoples in New Mexico integrated some of the crops and foods into their own cultures. [ Press Release ]

Silver City Museum Music in the ParlorSaturday Afternoon Music in the Parlor
with Farhad Arasteh
Saturday, May 9, 1:00 - 2:00pm
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
Relax in Victorian elegance while enjoying Spanish guitar music. Farhad Arasteh was born in Iran, and has been a resident of Silver City for 26 years. He was educated in Iran, England, and the United States. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Math & Computer Science Department at WNMU. He loves to play the Spanish guitar in both classical and Flamenco styles. He has trained with teachers in these traditions in many regions including Iran, Albuquerque, NM, and Spain. This program is free and open to the public. [ Press Release ]

From Fort Marion to Fort Sill
Book Signing/Presentation
Saturday, May 16, 2:00am - 3:00pm
Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway
From Fort Marion to Fort Sill, A Documentary History of the Chiricahua Apache Prisoners of War, 1886-1913
by Alicia Delgadillo, with Miriam Perrett
From 1886 to 1913, hundreds of Chiricahua Apache men, women, and children lived and died as prisoners of war in Florida, Alabama, and Oklahoma. Their names, faces, and lives have long been forgotten by history, and for nearly one hundred years these individuals have been nothing more than statistics in the history of the United States' tumultuous war against the Chiricahua Apache. Based on extensive archival research, From Fort Marion to Fort Sill offers long-overdue documentation of the lives and fate of many of these people. [ Press Release ]

Exhibit Opening:
Open Drawers, Fashion Plates, and Late Night Dates: High Fashion from the Wheaton-Smith Collection
Saturday, May 23, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
Open Drawers, Fashion Plates, and Late Night Dates: High Fashion from the Wheaton-Smith Collection. Through a generous donation from Elizabeth Wheaton-Smith, our museum is in possession of an extraordinary collection of fine clothing from the turn of the century. On a larger scale, these garments also tell of the monumental upheavals in culture and economy taking place at that time in southwestern New Mexico. Rapid advances in technology and transportation, the mass migration of European Americans, and the unbound riches of prospecting are the definitive forces that shaped the times.

TIN CAN CAMERA PHOTOS! In conjunction with the exhibit opening we offer Tin Can Camera photos from 1 to 3 pm. Come dress up in Victorian finery and take home a photo made the old-fashioned way! These activities are free and open to the public. [ Press Release ]