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Events & Activities — MAY 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 info@silvercitymuseum.org.

Volunteer Social
Friday, April 25, 2 pm
Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway
The Silver City Museum is recognizing one of our many talented volunteers. The April honoree is Mary Soule, one of our many dedicated volunteers. Come and meet volunteers and learn about how you can be involved!
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Grant County Chicano Music Project Gallery Talk
with Patricia Cano
Saturday, April 26, 12 noon to 1 pm
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
To continue in its efforts to preserve the important history of Chicano music in Grant County, and to encourage and support the creative expression of current and future musicians from the area, the Chicano Music Project is working with the Silver City Museum to present a selection of photographs and memorabilia from the original 2013 exhibit and viewings of the DVD movie, Parece Que Fue Ayer: A Celebration of Grant County Chicano Musicians.
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Book Signing: African American History in New Mexico
with author, Bruce Glasrud
Sunday, April 27, 2pm
Silver City Museum
Although their total numbers in New Mexico were never large, blacks arrived with Spanish explorers and settlers and played active roles in the history of the territory and state. Here, Bruce Glasrud assembles the best information available on the themes, events, and personages of black New Mexico history. [ Press Release . . . ]

Brown Bag program:
Railroads of Southwestern New Mexico, Part III
with Joe Gill
Thursday, May 1, 12 Noon to 1:00pm
Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway
Part III of this series on the Railroads of Southwestern New Mexico concerns the Santa Fe Railway (Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe) as it enters the New Mexico Territory and makes its way to Silver City. The issues and problems with the Territory's Government and how it took over much of the upper Grant County's small short line Railroads. Included are discussions on what the Santa Fe shipped and finally when the Railway pulled out of Grant County, and why.
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Tour of the Gila Children's Activities
Saturday, May 3, 2 to 3pm
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
Don't Run! Bike! Come on down to the Silver City Museum and make a license plate for your bike and complete bike coloring sheets and word games. Activities are geared towards crafters eight years and older. This is a great way to have some more fun while watching the Tour of the Gila from the front lawn of the Museum.
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Craft Class:
Create a Clay Pendant for Mom or Yourself!
Saturday, May 10, 10am to 12 Noon
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
Young crafters will create their own sculpted clay jewelry. For crafters aged 8 and older, $5, limit 10 crafters, pre-registration encouraged. Parent or guardian attendance required. [ Press Release . . . ]

Book Signing:
Wicked Women of the West
with author Donna Birchell
Saturday, May 17, 2pm
Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway
Jealous dames and larcenous ladies in the Land of Enchantment are the subject of this book. New Mexico Territory attracted outlaws and desperados as its remote locations guaranteed non-detection while providing opportunists the perfect setting in which to seize wealth. Many wicked women on the run from their pasts headed there seeking new starts before and after 1912 statehood. Colorful characters such as Bronco Sue, Sadie Orchard and Lizzie McGrath were noted mavens of mayhem, while many other women were notorious gamblers, bawdy madams or confidence tricksters. Some paid the ultimate price for crimes of passion, while others avoided punishment by slyly using their beguiling allure to influence authorities. Follow the raucous tales of these wild women in a collection that proves crime in early New Mexico wasn't only a boys' game.
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Book Signing:
Grant County Chicano Music Project Gallery Talk
with Patricia Cano
Saturday, May 18, 12 Noon to 1pm
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
To continue in its efforts to preserve the important history of Chicano music in Grant County, and to encourage and support the creative expression of current and future musicians from the area, the Chicano Music Project is working with the Silver City Museum to present a selection of photographs and memorabilia from the original 2013 exhibit and viewings of the DVD movie, Parece Que Fue Ayer: A Celebration of Grant County Chicano Musicians. Performance playbills, stage clothes, records, instruments, and photos help to bring back a time and memories, very close to many of a school dance or club performance. To name just a few, band photos of La Rondalla Santa Rita, Zeke and the Ambassadors, Cuchillo, and Freddy and Starlighters will be in the exhibit.
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Exhibit Opening for Gila Wild:
A Celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the Gila Wilderness and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
Saturday, May 24, 11am to 2pm
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
The people of Silver City and Southwest New Mexico played an important role in both the establishment and preservation of the Gila Wilderness in 1924 and in the passage and signing of the Wilderness Act by President Johnson in 1964. This year, the nation is celebrating both of these important events.
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Rodeo Kickoff Downtown: Celebrate Our Western Heritage Booth
Saturday, May 31, 9 to 11am
Farmers Market, Downtown Silver City, 7th Street and Bullard Street
The Silver City Museum will provide free children's activities. Come by and explore cowboy artifacts, get your picture taken as a pioneer child, and play cowboy match-up! Funding for programs and exhibits is made possible thanks to the members and volunteers of the Silver City Museum Society.
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