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Events & Activities — FEBRUARY 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.

Brown Bag Lunch Presentation - Ft. Bowie and the Chiricahua Apaches
with Brandon Cadwell
Thursday, February 5
Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway
Fort Bowie, located in southeast Arizona, commemorates the bitter conflict between Chiricahua Apaches and the U.S. military - a lasting monument to the bravery and endurance of the U.S. soldiers in paving the way for settlement and the taming of the western frontier. It provides insight into a "clash of cultures," a young nation in pursuit of "manifest destiny," and the hunter/gatherer society fighting to preserve its existence. Though most of the buildings that once stood at Fort Bowie are long gone, the history that unfolded there still lives, interpreted by the National Park Service. [ Press Release ]

Chocolate Fantasia - Chocolate Chip Cookie Mining
Saturday, February 7
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
The Silver City Museum is proud to offer Chocolate Chip Cookie Mining, a free, fun, and delicious activity for children of all ages, in participation with the Mimbres Regional Arts Council's Chocolate Fantasia. With a chocolate chip cookie and a few toothpicks, learn how old-time copper miners extracted ore from the earth. But when it comes to chocolate chip cookie mining, all ores and tailings are edible! [ Press Release ]

Exhibit Opening
Storytelling through the Mail: Tall Tale Postcards
Saturday, February 7
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
Storytelling through the Mail is a traveling exhibition developed at the Michigan State University Museum. It features over 80 examples of "tall tale" postcards from around the United States, which demonstrate a unique form of popular humor dating back to the early 20th century. Other items in the exhibit include newspaper cartoons and magazine covers, all of which help to tell the story of the tall tale postcard. Displayed in complement with this exhibition will be vintage postcards from the Silver City Museum collection. These cards and images, evocative of the exotic Wild West landscape of southwestern New Mexico, are examples of what folks would send through the mail to distant family and friends. They include popular scenes of Silver City as it appeared in the early 1900s. Vintage Valentines from the Museum's collection will also be presented in celebration of Valentine's Day.
[ More about the Exhibit ]  [ Press Release ]

Book Signing - Trekkerman
by Ric Samulski
Thursday, February 12
Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway
From the pampas of Patagonia and the mountains of the Himalaya to the Swiss Alps and beyond, Silver City's Ric Samulski has been there and done that. Over the past decade, Ric has set out to hike the world's "Great Treks", and he didn't get started until after he turned sixty. His "Great Treks" include trails across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and New Zealand. Ric's slide show presentation will include photographs from all these treks and his sparkling and informative commentary just might get your feet itchin' and reaching for your world map. Trekkerman: Walking the World's Best Trails ($18.00) will be available for purchase following the presentation. Find his book at [ www.trekkerman.com ]  [ Press Release ]