Free Admission: NM History Museum Grand Opening

May 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Events, Freebies

Two unidentified children with flags, Santa Fe, NM; unattributed; ca. 1918; 3x4 glass negative; from the Twitchell Collection; courtesy New Mexico History Museum

Wave your New Mexico state flag proudly at the grand opening of the New Mexico History Museum — and get free admission, to boot!

On Sunday, May 24 (2009), join the festivities in Santa Fe from noon to 6:00pm. An incredible slate of activities includes:

  • Native American drumming
  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony
  • Low-rider procession
  • Spoken Word team performance
  • and much more!

Not to mention, of course, touring all the fabulous exhibits that illustrate the history of our great state!

On Monday, May 25, you not only can get in free all day at the NM History Museum, but you can get free admission to every other state museum, which makes Memorial Day a great day to go up to Santa Fe! Even more festivities planned for the grand opening include:

  • Processional parade
  • Lion dancers
  • Live music and dance on the plaza
  • Free ice cream scoops
  • Vintage car exhibition
  • and, again, much, much more!

Check out the entire schedule of events for all the details.

It’s about time we got a proper museum to showcase all the artifacts from our state’s rich history. Some of this stuff has been stored away for decades in dark recesses at the Palace of the Governors. But now it’s all on display for us to enjoy! Take the family, pack a picnic, and get on up to Santa Fe to enjoy your museum.

The New Mexico History Museum is located at 113 Lincoln Ave, just behind the Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe.

–Elizabeth Hanes


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