Events & Activities — JANUARY 2017
Museum to close January 1 - 20 for Renovations
Silver City Museum will close for renovations - downstairs wood floors will be sanded and refinished, and preparations made for a new education and activity space, as well as a reconfigured Silver City Museum Store.
Interpreting Mimbres Women's Lives
with Dr. Cynthia Ann Bettison
Thursday, January 12 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway.
Co-Sponsored by the Western Institute of Life Long Learning
(WILL) as the first in a three-part series of programs in support of the Silver City Museum's exhibition, Stories of Southwestern New Mexico Women. Join Dr. Bettison as she examines and presents archaeological, ethnohistoric, ethnographic, and biological evidence about the daily lives of prehistoric Mimbres women. Dr. Bettison is director and archaeologist of the Western New Mexico University Museum, and is an active member and volunteer in a number of local non-profit civic organizations and groups. During this time, the Silver City Museum will be closed for renovations. Dr. Bettison's talk will take place at the Museum Annex on 302 W. Broadway
Hands-On Activity: God's Eye.
Saturday, January 21, 10:30 am to 12 pm in the Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
Come to the Silver City Museum for this craft associated with the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Woven with just yarn and wood, God's Eye have traditionally been made as a symbol of blessings and presented as a gift. Come to the museum and learn to make this popular New Mexican craft.