Organized by Silver City MainStreet, these Cash Mob events encourage safe local holiday shopping. The events are held via Facebook live, on the Facebook page @SilverCityCashMob. A professional videographer will film while MainStreet’s Brenda Tozier co-hosts with Museum Store Manager Melody Collins. Shoppers interact and make purchases in the comments section.
Volunteers confirm and track purchases, and customers are contacted the next day to arrange pickup or shipping.
Some of the Museum Store’s most popular items will be available for holiday shoppers. An oft-remarked item is the old-fashioned painted tin tea set that is normally displayed for children to use in the “Victorian Parlor” of the museum. This is sold in the Museum Store, where it and many other tin and wooden toys are customer favorites to bring some timeless delight to the holidays. Kids also gravitate toward the realistic galloping horse and unicorn wind-up toys that light up and make noises.
For the discerning adult customer, there are gorgeous and practical gifts, all extremely reasonably priced. These include silver, copper, wood and leather jewelry for all tastes and styles, like bangles, cuffs, necklaces, lockets, and earrings. It includes one-of-a-kind handmade Mata Ortiz pottery from central Mexico, and lapis, malachite, and pearl inlaid knives. Finally, there are a variety of festive Día de los Muertos crafts and symbols of faith.
These and more items will be put up for sale one by one, and the first person to reply in the comment gets the item!
All proceeds support the Silver City Museum’s free programs and exhibits, which are ongoing virtually and at a social distance during COVID. For more information go to www.SilverCityMuseum.org. Store sales represent a huge part of museum revenue. Since COVID forced shutdowns the Museum relies now on online sales solely. The Museum invites all to help create some joy for the holidays and support the museum with your purchase through this December 2 Cash Mob from 5-7pm at https://www.facebook.com/SilverCityCashMob. Most of these items will be available exclusively through the Cash Mob.
Beginning November 24, The Silver City Museum Store will also be available online at www.SilverCityMuseum.org and www.SilverCityMuseumSociety.org/shop. This is where you can browse over 80 local history books, as well as some jewelry, pottery, and Zia gifts. Show someone in your life that you’re thinking of them during this difficult holiday season… and don’t forget to get yourself something nice!
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. It is nationally recognized through its accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums.