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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suzanne Moody is a National Park Service ranger at Chiricahua National Monument and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. After working at several parks in the west; Natural Bridges, Petrified Forest, Death Valley, Crater Lake, and the north rim of the Grand Canyon, she was hired at Chiricahua. She is captivated by the beauty of the Wonderland of Rocks and the history of Fort Bowie, and loves sharing their stories with visitors. Suzanne will help us discover some of the many treasures in this unique place and why it is a national monument.
Guests, friends, and family are invited to come to the museum for Valentine's Day refreshments and to view an exhibit honoring the February 15, 1878, signing of the Territorial Charter of the Town of Silver City.
For this inaugural celebration, visitors to the museum will view historic photographs of the town from the mid 1870s to the early 1880s that portray a rapid influx of people and buildings that came to the area known as La Cienega de San Vicente to form the Town of Silver City immediately after silver was discovered in 1870. This sudden growth was the impetus for the town to pursue legal incorporation. Guests to the museum will be able to read copies of the original 1878 hand-written Territorial Town Charter document that was prepared by town leaders of the day for passage and signing by the New Mexico Territorial Speaker House of Representatives, Juan Patron; the Territorial Governor in Santa Fe, S. B. Axtell; and Santiago Baca, Presidente del Consejo Legislativo.
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Saturday, February 13, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
at the Silver City Museum
Come make some heart crafts to give to your special valentine! Children of all ages will enjoy these Valentine traditions from the Victorian era. This activity is free and open to the public.