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Events & Activities — SEPTEMBER 2016

An Event to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
World War I Soldiers of Grant County
presented by Henrietta Martinez Christmas
Wednesday, September 21 - 1 pm at the Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway.
Part Two of the collaborative presentations by the Silver City Library and the Silver City Museum is about World War I soldiers of Grant County. World War I was fought from 1914-1918, but the United States did not enter until April 6, 1917. Several thousand New Mexicans fought and died during this time period. A draft of 24 million was done for men born between the years of 1873-1900; of those, 2.8 million were drafted to serve. Henrietta Christmas will discuss various resources to discover the men in Grant County who served during this time, such as photos and service records.

Henrietta M. Christmas, an independent genealogist and historian, has worked mainly in colonial military records for New Mexico. She will speak on the history and genealogy of World War I soldiers of Grant County. This event is co-sponsored by the Silver City Public Library in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. [ Press Release ]

Children's Activity - Paper Rock Mosaics
Saturday, September 24 - 10:30 am to 12 noon at the Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway.
In conjunction with the Gila River Festival, the kids will make mosaics out of paper rock squares. The squares are pictures of various types of rocks such as turquoise, native copper, malachite, pyrite, and others. There will be mosaic patterns they can follow or they can use their own imaginations to create a mosaic of their own.
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Brown Bag Presentation
The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and the Institute of American Indian Arts
with Carmen Vendelin
Thursday, September 29 - 12 noon to 1 pm at the Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway.
Carmen Vendelin, Director of the Silver City Museum, will give a talk based on an exhibition she curated which is on view at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe until October 10, 2016. The exhibition includes work by artists from the 1960s to the present including Fritz Scholder, Neil Parsons, T. C. Cannon and Melanie Yazzie among others. Lloyd Kiva New devoted himself to the goal of empowering individual students to reach their full potential as people and artists through a connection to traditional tribal art and culture utilized to create a personal artistic expression.

Bring your lunch and listen to Carmen tell about American Indian Arts.

Photo: Kevin Red Star, Running Rabbit, 1978, lithograph, 40 1/2 x 29 1/4 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Elizabeth and Duncan Boeckman, 2000 (2000.7.2) © Kevin Red Star - Collection New Mexico Museum of Art © Kevin Red Star - Photo Credit. [ Press Release ]

Victorian Christmas will be held at the Silver City Museum on December 8, 2016.