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Events & Activities — OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2014
Events and Activities are held at either the Silver City Museum, 312 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

Halloween Ghost Walk
with students from WNMU as area "ghosts"!
Saturday, October 25, 1 to 3 pm
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
Boo! The Theater 250, Storytelling class is composed of students from the entire university including teachers in training for secondary education. Each student will assume a character from Silver City or New Mexico's past. Fun for the entire family, come and meet ghosts and get a treat! [ Press Release . . . ]

Brown Bag program:
New Mexican Colcha Stitch Embroidery: from India to Iberia and to New Mexico
with Monique Durham
Thursday, November 6, 12 noon to 1 pm
Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway
We will step back in time, before the New Mexican colonial period to explore the history, the designs, and the stitch of this unique America Southwest folk embroidery. Monique Durham was born and reared in France. She earned a degree from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in Spanish literature and worked as a folk music archivist at the Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico. Embroidery and fiber are parts of Monique's life. She has won several prizes for her colcha (Spanish Colonial) embroidery, and her work has appeared in the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta, a juried event, and won a prize at the Taos Wool Festival. [ Press Release . . . ]

Craft Class:
Create Paper Bowls
Saturday, November 8, 10 am to 12 noon
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
Young crafters will have fun making paper bowls. Everyone can use a bowl for putting something in. Crafters will use card stock to make paper bowls. The classes are geared towards elementary school-aged children, and parent/guardian attendance is required. Crafters aged 8 and older are welcome to register for the craft classes. These classes are a great opportunity for family craft making! Fees are: $5.00 per class. Register in advance with Charmeine Wait, 575-538-5921 or [ Press Release . . . ]

Ready on the Set, Action!
Meet Dustinn Craig, Film Maker
Silver City Museum Society Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 9, 2 to 3 pm
WNMU Global Resource Center, 12th Street
Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo) grew up in Arizona, living in White River on the Fort Apache Reservation and later in Window Rock on the Navajo Reservation. As a teenager, Craig began making skateboarding videos of himself and his friends. But with fatherhood arriving early, he decided to create "something I hoped my kids would see and watch some day." This led to his short film I Belong to This, a personal documentary in the 2003 PBS documentary series Matters of Race. In 2005 he was awarded the National Video Resources Media Artists Fellowship for a documentary on skateboarding at Fort Apache, Ride through Genocide (working title). Working in high-definition format, Craig has produced commissions for various cultural institutions and PBS.
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History and Tradition in the Gila Region
with Madeleine Carey
Thursday, November 13, 12 noon to 1 pm
Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway
Madeleine will be presenting the history and tradition of wilderness in the Gila region and what lies ahead for the region in regards to public lands management, recreation, and wildlife. She will share Guardians' vision for the region including details about their voluntary grazing permit retirement program. Madeleine Carey is the WildEarth Guardians' Gila Campaign Fellow. Born and raised in Albuquerque, Madeleine has a deep love of the New Mexican landscape and all its wild inhabitants, especially its wolves. She graduated from Tufts University in Medford, MA in May of 2014, with a degree in Biology and Urban Studies. [ Press Release . . . ]

Adult Craft Class: Making Paper Lamps
Saturday, November 15, 1 to 3 pm
The Common Thread, 107 W Broadway
Using handmade paper, participants will create petals and a flower lamp. If you have taken one of the paper making classes, bring the paper you have made, or you can purchase some handmade paper from the instructor. All other supplies will be provided. Veronique De Jaegher started making paper in 1992 in California with Jacqueline Malegni. There is a $22 fee if you bring your own paper, otherwise $25 and both fees include a lamp base. The class size is limited to 8, and pre-registration is required. The class needs a minimum of 5 students by November 12, 2014. Register in advance with Charmeine Wait, 575-538-5921 or [ Press Release . . . ]

Learn How to Grind Corn!
Saturday, November 22, 1 to 2 pm
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
Try your hand at grinding corn the old-fashioned way. A pre-event activity for the Tamal Fiesta. This is a fun family activity to see not only how corn was ground, but also wheat, and a variety of grains before store bought flours were common. Your work will be rewarded with a taste of a tamal. This event is in collaboration with the Tamal Fiesta to be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014, from 10 am to 2 pm in downtown Silver City.
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