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The Silver City Museum creates opportunities for residents and visitors to explore, understand, and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of southwestern New Mexico by collecting, preserving, researching and interpreting the region's unique history.
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Museum events educate and entertain residents and visitors interested in the rich and diverse history of southwest New Mexico. A wide range of events draw the whole family to the Museum. The Ailman House and all it contains are preserved for the future.

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Victorian Christmas!

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Museum exhibits present our collections as well as materials from other sources. Our collection comprises well over 20,000 objects & approximately 17,000 photos. Unique interactive exhibits bring the collection and the history of southwest New Mexico to life for adults and children.

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New Exhibit
Southwest New Mexico Women
Our focus on public education includes programming to adults and to children, residents and visitors. Exhibits illustrate the cultural heritage of southwestern New Mexico and the Town of Silver City through our unique permanent collections. Events and activities link local residents and visitors to cultural events with historical significance.
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Tin Ornaments

Dec 17, 12 to 2pm
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The Silver City Museum will be closed to the public the first three weeks of January 2017. Downstairs wood floors will be sanded and refinished along with preparations for a new education and activity space, and reconfigured Silver City Museum Store.
December 31 will be the last day to see the exhibition
Arte Chicano de San Vicente: Reflections of the Chicano Community in Silver City.
Watch for a special grand re-opening and plan to celebrate with us at the Silver City Museum's 50th Anniversary.