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March
Roped In: The History of Rodeo in Grant County and Beyond
Lecture,  Saturday, March 21 10:30 AM,  Silco Theater
Don Turner, Sheriff of the Westerners and former owner of the T Box and Easy Bar ranches will speak about how rodeo developed from its roots as an occupational teaching tool to become a popular sport and spectator event in Grant County and throughout the Southwest.

The Meaning of the Inanimate
Presentation/Discussion Friday, March 27, 6-8 pm,
Silver City Museum WNMU’s current artist in residence and Brazilian native, Joao Galera will give a presentation of the Meaning of the Inanimate. This intimate gathering will take place in the museum as Joao encourages us to look at the museum exhibits from a new perspective.  

All the Little Things
Family Fun, Saturday March 28, 1-3 Museum Annex
Families and artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to express themselves in clay and contribute to Joao’s upcoming collaborative work. 

 April
Preserving the Gila
Lecture/Presentation, Saturday, April 11, 10:00am-1100am, The Silco Theater
Michael Berman is the founding board member of the Gila Resources Information project as well as an award-winning photographer and recipient of both the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in New Mexico and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Michael has multiple books to his name including Gila: Radical Visions; The Enduring Silence. 

50th Earth Day 
Saturday, April 18
Activity Booth, 10am-2pm, The Gough Park

HNSM Presentation
Saturday, April 18
Event, 1pm – 5pm, Museum Annex, Museum
The Silver City Museum welcomes conference attendees with an open house. Tour the 1881 home of one of Silver City's most influential families.  Explore exhibits about ranching, mining and the formation of the Big Ditch.  Light refreshments will be served.  Tour on your own or join a Docent guided tour. All free.  A suggested donation of $5 helps underwrite the costs of exibits and programs. As a special offer each conference attendee receives a generous discount in the Museum's gift shop which is packed with regional souvenirs and one of the best selections of Southwest New Mexican local history.

May
Mother’s Day Colors:  dyeing textiles
Family Fun, Saturday, May 9, 1-3, Museum Courtyard
After the great success of her January workshop, textile artist Hosana Eilert has paired up with the museum once again. This time she teaches us how to hand dye fabric just in time to make a lovely mothers day gift.

The Warm Springs People: Apache Culture in Southwest NM
Family Fun, Saturday, May 30, 10:00am-11:00am, The Silco Theater
Guide, cultural icon, and creator of the Red Paint Powwow joins us to speak on the local Apache culture.










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