Santa Fe Things To Do
Exciting exhibits and activities exist for May 2016 Historic New Mexico Trip Planning. Not only is May a beautiful month to visit New Mexico, but the New Mexico History Museum – just a short 5 minute stroll from Inn at Pueblo Bonito – Santa Fe, NM – offers rich Southwestern History and insights into yesteryear for our valued Santa Fe visitors.
Summer hours/Special Events begin May 1st at New Mexico History Museum: A brief overview
- Open all seven days -10 am to 5 pm.
- Every Friday Evening thru October is free from 5-8 pm!
- “Families Make History” workshops held every third Sunday of each month!
- Monday–Saturday (through October 15): Historical Downtown Walking Tours!
- Two major exhibit openings! (See below)
May 2016 at New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe:
Sunday, May 1: Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico. New Exhibit Opening! 1-4:00 pm. Cars exhibited in lobby and exhibition hall with a souvenir photo booth for visitors. Video loop screening of movie South American Cho Lo showing. 2 pm history lecture by the former editor of nationally renowned Lowrider Magazine, Ray John.
Friday, May 6: “Citizen Min in New Mexico” 6:00 pm. The first Free Friday Evening event! Highlighting Japanese American civil rights successes. A special presentation given by Holly Yasui, daughter of Minoru (Min) Yasui who was a Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree. Yasui’s activism started in World War II during the internment camps era.
Wednesday, May 11, noon: Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture –New Mexico historian and author Stephen Zimmer of Cimarron, NM presents “Kit Carson and Lucien Maxwell, Compadres.” Free in the Meem Community Room. Seating is limited.
Sunday, May 15: Families Make History May workshop. From 1:30-3:30 pm make a kite! New Mexico springtime brings winds great for flying. The whole family can enjoy learning to make a kite. Workshop Free with admission. Children 16 and under free daily!
Sunday, May 22: Lowrider Day on the Plaza– 10 am- 5:00 pm. What to expect? Mayor Javier Gonzales proclaims today as the official Lowrider Day of Santa Fe! Celebrations include a car procession followed by a show on the plaza, music, hopper demonstration and an awards presentation!
Sunday, May 22: Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities – Exhibit Opening! Be among the first to see this ground-breaking exhibition as a major institution tells the comprehensive story of Spanish Jewry’s 1492 diaspora and how it led to a tenuous foothold in North America.
Thursday, May 26: Palace Guard field trip– 12-4:00 pm. Have lunch with Daniel Kosharek (Photo Curator) and visit the private shop of mechanic and collector Sonnie Jaramillo. See examples of lowrider and custom-car work in action! Not a Palace Guard member? To join, call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100. Cost: $25. Call Alex Hesbrook for reservation details: (505) 982-7799 ext. 4.
Historical Downtown Walking Tours-Learn the history of Santa Fe, New Mexico via a museum-trained guide! BEST HISTORIC SANTA FE WALKING TOUR (recommended by Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn). Tours begin at the Palace of the Governor Courtyard’s Blue Gate (south of History Museum) at 10:15 am- Sunday thru Fridays. Make your historic Santa Fe travel experience come alive and RESERVE YOUR ROOM at “Pueblo Bonito b&b inn” in downtown Santa Fe! Voted “Guest Favorite” 3 years in a row, this popular adobe B&B features traditional historic adobe architecture dating to 1860- one of Santa Fe Travelers best value for true historic adobe lodging!
The New Mexico History Museum is part of a campus which includes the Palace of the Governors, a National Treasure and the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States; the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library; the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives; the Press at the Palace of the Governors; and the Native American Artisans Program. A division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, its exhibitions and programs are supported by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. A definite “Must See” when planning a historic southwest Santa Fe travel trip.
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