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Events & Activities — JULY - AUGUST 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.

Silver City Historic Districts Presentation
with historian and preservationist, Susan Berry
Friday, July 18, 2pm
Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway
Susan Berry, retired director of the Silver City Museum, has been involved with local history research and historic preservation since 1974. She directed the five-year Grant County Historic Building Survey for the Silver City Museum and in the process prepared National Register nominations for a number of historic districts and structures in the Silver City area. She co-authored, Built to Last: An Architectural History of Silver City, New Mexico.
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Brick Re-pointing Workshop
with Pat Taylor, Pre-Registration Required
Saturday, July 19, 9 am to 1 pm
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
Pat Taylor of Pat Taylor Inc. of Mesilla, New Mexico, a Historic Preservation Consultant since 1993, teaches preservation workshops throughout the United States, Mexico and South America. He co-authored the book Adobe Conservation, A Preservation Handbook. The Saturday, July 19 workshop at the Silver City Museum, will be a hands on workshop designed to instruct participants in the lime mortar repointing of a brick structure. The workshop will begin with introductions of presenters and participants. The focus will be on the historic Silver City Museum, which is a brick and lime mortar building. Safety will be discussed as to the necessary precautions when working with lime products. Participants will also be shown the importance of preparation, application and post care of the lime mortar repointing work including how to distinguish lime based mortars from cement based mortars, proper removal of cement based mortars from brick work, proper mixing recipes and mixing techniques, proper tuck pointing techniques (application of the lime mortar). Workshops are free, and limited to 15 participants. You must pre-register to attend. [ Workshop Information . . . ]

Lath-and-Plaster Workshop
with Pat Taylor, Pre-Registration Required
Sunday, July 20, 9 am to 1 pm
Waterworks Building, 1721 Little Walnut Rd
The July 20 workshop, at the Silver City Waterworks Building, will be a hands-on workshop designed to instruct participants in the gypsum plastering on wooden lath. The workshop focus on the historic Silver City Waterworks building, which has interior gypsum plaster on wooden lath partitions. Safety will be discussed as to the necessary precautions when working with gypsum and lime products. Participants will also be shown the importance of preparation, application and post care of the gypsum plastering.Workshops are free, and limited to 15 participants. You must pre-register to attend. [ Workshop Information . . . ]

"Where is Gila Wild?" Youth Program
Thursday, July 24, 10:30 to 11:30 am
Silver Public Library, 515 W. College Ave.
Come to the Silver City Public Library on July 24, 2014 at 10:30am and learn how to find the wilderness! Participants will learn about topographic maps, complete a map puzzle and more! [ Press Release . . . ]

Brown Bag program:
Mary Richards: Billy the Kid's Teacher with Doc Campbell
Thursday, August 7, 12 noon - 1 pm
Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway
In the early years of Silver City, families hoping to tame the town contracted with teachers to educate their children. One of these instructors was a well-educated Englishwoman named Mary Richards. Although she only taught for a few years, Mary's short life was filled with adventure, including educating Billy the Kid. Doc Campbell is a local historian who enjoys researching interesting facts about the history of the Southwest. [ Press Release . . . ]

Craft Class: Papermaking for Children
Saturday, August 9, 10 am - 12 noon
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
Have fun making custom coasters to use with paper you make! Papermaking has been done for centuries and is an interesting and fun craft. Young crafters will learn how to make new paper items from recycled paper in this class. The class complements the current exhibit, Gila Wild, that celebrates our wilderness areas. Trees take a long time to grow, so recycling helps save trees that are cut down to make paper. 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 at 538-5921 or cwait@silvercitymuseum.org.
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Smokey Bear Birthday Party with Smokey Bear!
Saturday, August 9, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
Smokey Bear's 70th birthday party is in conjunction with the current exhibit, Gila Wild: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 90th Anniversary of the Gila Wilderness. There are many activities for children and families within the exhibit, so come and spend a fun afternoon at the museum!
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Craft Class: Papermaking for Adults with Veronique De Jaegher
Saturday, August 9, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway
In collaboration with the Southwest Women's Fiber Arts Collective, this adult class taught by fiber artist Veronique De Jaegher, will cover the basics of paper making. Participants can bring 'stuff' to add to the paper from nature (has to be flat!), pieces of fabric or paper can be added too. I will have lots of goodies to choose from too. Paper from this class can be used for the lamp making class De Jaegher will teach on October 11, 2014. There is a $15 fee, a limit of 6 participants, and pre-registration is required. Register in advance with Charmeine Wait at 538-5921 or cwait@silvercitymuseum.org. [ Press Release . . . ]

Exhibit Opening: Wilderness: Michael Berman, James Hemphill and Anthony Howell
Saturday, August 16
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
The Silver City Museum will present Wilderness: Michael Berman, James Hemphill and Anthony Howell, an exhibition with local photographer Michael Berman and his friends James Hemphill and Anthony Howell. The photography exhibit focuses on wilderness in the southwest and will open to the public from August 16 through November 30, 2014. [ Press Release . . . ]

Presentation and Book Signing: Sanatoriums of New Mexico by Richard Melzer
Sunday, August 24, 2 to 3 pm
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
Tuberculosis, also known as consumption, the White Plague, or simply TB, was the number-one killer in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many physicians of the era advised their patients to chase the cure for tuberculosis in the Southwest, where the regions clean, dry, fresh air, high altitude, and sunshine offered relief for most and recovery for some. Richard Anthony Melzer is a professor of history at the University of New Mexico Valencia Campus. He is a former president of the Historical Society of New Mexico and is the author of many books and articles on twentieth-century New Mexico history. [ Press Release . . . ]