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Events & Activities
The following Events and Hands-on Activities are free, unless otherwise noted, although a $5 donation is suggested to support museum activities. Weather permitting, hands-on activities may take place in the Silver City Museum Courtyard, so please dress accordingly. Materials for hands-on activities are provided.

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Celebration Events are throughout town, only the Charter Signing Re-enactment takes place at the Museum.

Join us in the celebration of our Territorial Charter with a lively re-enactment of the historical event, foot races, music, scavenger hunts - former and current Silver City officials in period costume re-enacting the historic signing.

Scheduled events and highlights:

8:30 - 10:30 am
Hike Boston Hill, Contact Sylveen at Royal Scepter, 538-9001 for meeting location

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tours at Ft. Bayard and people in period dress

9:00 am
Urban Challenge Run, sign up at the Visitor Center

11:00 am
Children's Run in the Big Ditch below 6th St.

11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Penny Play House
  • Introductions by Raul Turrieta
  • Square Dancers Silver City Stompers
  • Marshall (Tommy Ryan)Music

1:00 pm, at Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce & Conference Center
Gold in New Mexico from a historical context.
Talk by Virginia McLemore, Senior Economic Geologist, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

2:00 pm
Re-enactment at the Silver City Museum Annex featuring current and former officials in period garb followed by live traditional music

All Day: Deals from local merchants
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