New Mexico History Museum makes new Gustave Baumann collections available to researchers
New Mexico History Museum Blog
by Ada Negraru
1y ago
Gustave Baumann and marionettes, circa 1959 Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) is the home for new collections about the life and work of internationally acclaimed artist and printer Gustave Baumann. Born in Germany, Baumann was an internationally noted printer and artist who settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1918. He died in 1971.  In 2021, the Ann Baumann Trust donated a substantial collection of Gustave Baumann’s documents and photographs to NMHM. The new gift, along with previously donated Baumann material, is now open to researchers by appointment.   The newly ..read more
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Spotlight: New Mexico History Museum Summer Interns
New Mexico History Museum Blog
by Ada Negraru
1y ago
FATIMA DEL ANGEL GUEVARA: Palace of the Governors Photo Archives Fatima working with an album in the Photo Archives processing room. Fatima Del Angel Guevara joined the NMHM Palace of the Governors Photo Archives as one of our Summer 2023 interns. A graduate student pursuing a doctorate in Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, Fatima is also interested in exploring the archival field, and has worked as a research assistant at UNM’s Center for Southwest Research before starting her internship with the NMHM. She is particularly skilled at creating bilingual English/ Spanish metadata for ..read more
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Friends of History Lecture, Weds, March 2, 2022: The Wisdom Archive
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by Chris Albert
2y ago
Join us here at noon on Wednesday, March 2, to hear Scott Andrews speak about the Wisdom Archive and share some video excerpts from the archive which looks to preserve New Mexico’s vanishing cultural traditions ..read more
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12th Annual Harvey Weekend happening again, Nov 12-15, 2021
New Mexico History Museum Blog
by Chris Albert
2y ago
The annual gathering of “FredHeads” is happening again. After a completely virtual gathering last year, this year’s event will be both in person, as well as virtually. November 12-13: The event kicks of at the New Mexico History Museum with docent led tours of the exhibition Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Co. and its Legacy and a slate of talks available in person and online on Friday and Saturday: Best-selling author John Sedgwick and his new book “From the River to the Sea” Q&A with the fabulous Jean Harvey Vanderbilt “Deep Inside the Alvarado” with architect and rail historian M ..read more
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Native American Artisans Portal Program Annual Meeting
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by Chris Albert
2y ago
The annual meeting of the Native American Artisans Portal Program is taking place on Monday, October 25th from 8:30 – 1pm. The meeting will take place at the New Mexico History Museum. Please note that proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test are required in order to attend, as is the wearing of masks. Meeting Agenda 8:30 Begin registration (Committee members & coordinator) 9:00 Call the meeting to order (Chair) Opening prayer Welcome & comments by Chair Welcome & comments by Director Review purpose of the meeting and the agenda 9:15 Nominations for the Portal Committee (Direc ..read more
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Portal Artists in the Courtyard this weekend.
New Mexico History Museum Blog
by Chris Albert
2y ago
The SWAIA Indian Art Market is taking place this weekend all around Santa Fe’s Plaza. Because of that, the artisans of the Native American Artisans Program will be selling their creations in the courtyard of the Palace of the Governors. Be sure to drop by and peruse the offerings. Entry to the courtyard is free ..read more
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Palace of the Governors partial reopening set for June 26, 2021 with a new exhibit
New Mexico History Museum Blog
by Chris Albert
2y ago
Filled with more than 400 years of antiquity and culture, the New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) announces the opening of “Palace Seen and Unseen: A Convergence of History and Archaeology.” Set to debut June 26, 2021, this new exhibition explores the Palace of the Governors as a public building and a storied place. Reflecting current archaeological and historical perspectives, “Palace Seen and Unseen” draws from historic documents, photographs, and archaeological and architectural studies produced by its former residents, visitors, stewards, and ..read more
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USS New Mexico sets sail to Los Lunas
New Mexico History Museum Blog
by Chris Albert
2y ago
The NMHM has facilitated the loan of a USS New Mexico model battleship to the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts for their exhibition: New Mexico’s Navy, which will be on display June 26, 2021 through August 21, 2021. The model of the USSNM being packed to travel to Los Lunas. The exhibition highlights the fact that although New Mexico is landlocked, there are 95 U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine vessels that have been named after noteworthy people and geographic features in this desert state. John Taylor’s book, New Mexico’s Navy, details these ships, namesakes, i ..read more
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The Native American Artisans Portal Program Reopens June 11, 2021
New Mexico History Museum Blog
by Chris Albert
2y ago
Native American vendors under the portal of the Palace of the Governors. photo by Hannah Abelbeck The New Mexico History Museum is pleased to announce that the renowned Native American Artisans Portal Program will reopen on Friday, June 11. The program has been closed since March 12, 2020 as a result of the Covid pandemic. A reopening plan has been crafted in accordance with state public health orders and Covid-safe practices. Protecting the health of artisans and the public is a primary concern of the museum and the Department of Cultural Affairs. All vendors will wear masks and will be separ ..read more
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1st Wednesday Lecture: Pueblo Sovereignty
New Mexico History Museum Blog
by Chris Albert
2y ago
In this talk, Rick Hendricks, ….and former New Mexico State Historian discusses the way in which Pueblo Indians have fought to preserve tribal sovereignty as it related to issues of land and water from the Spanish Colonial Period to the present day. Case studies of five pueblos will be examined, four in New Mexico and one in Texas: Pojoaque, Nambe, Tesuque, Isleta, and Ysleta del Sur. Rick Hendricks, is the New Mexico state records administrator. He is a former state historian and editor of the Vargas Project at the University of New Mexico. He has written extensively on the history of the Am ..read more
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