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Events & Activities — OCTOBER - NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2017
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.

FALL BREAK: DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS - Hands-on activities
Tuesday, October 17 - Friday, October 20, 1:30 - 3:30 pm each day
at the Silver City Museum Activity Room, 312 W. Broadway
Día de los Muertos hands-on activities. Fee: $5 per person per class for instruction & materials.
Be sure to join the Silver City Public Library on Thrusday, Nov. 2, from 4:00 to 6:00 to make your own sugar skull, then decorate it with us! You may also use a pre-made skull provided the day of the activity. *Papel picado participants must be 11 years of age or older, unless accompanied by an adult or guardian.
  • Tuesday Oct. 17 - tissue paper marigolds
  • Wednesday Oct. 18 - papel picado, with Dougan Hale*
  • Thursday Oct. 19 - matchbox altares
  • Friday Oct. 20 - sugar skull decoration

HALLOWEEN MASKS - Hands-on activity
Saturday, October 28, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
at the Silver City Museum Activity Room, 312 W. Broadway
Come in your Halloween costume to make your own unique Halloween mask! Free admission; $5 suggested donation for activities.

DíA DE LOS MUERTOS - Hands-on activity
Sunday, October 29 - 20, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
at the Silver City Museum Activity Room, 312 W. Broadway
Join us as we prepare for our Día de los Muertos altar honoring loved and lost ones by preparing tissue paper marigolds and enjoying bilingual story time. We will read The Spirt of Tío Fernando: a Day of the Dead Story by Janice Levy. There will also be an opportunity to win a copy of The Spirit of Tío Fernando: a Day of the Dead Story!

ARTE CHICANO DE SAN VICENTE 2017
Artist Reception: November 1, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Exhibition: September 22 - December 10, 2017
at the Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
In conjunction with Día de todos los Santos, join us for an artists' reception celebrating local Chicano artists; multimedia artwork featured includes the work of Dayna Griego, Peter Garcia, and the late Ruben Gonzales. Light refreshments will be served.

PERFORMANCE BY MARIACHI SINGER ANGELICA PADILLA
Thursday, November 2, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
at the Silver City Museum Courtyard, 312 W. Broadway
Join us in the Museum Courtyard for a performance by Angelica Padilla. Mexican hot chocolate will be available for a suggested donation of $2.

COMMUNITY OFRENDA PROCESSION
Thursday, November 2, beginning at 5:00 pm
Begins at the Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
You are invited to join in a procession through the community's ofrendas, or alters built to honor deceased loved ones. The procession will begin at the Silver City Museum and end at the Miller Library on the WNMU Campus. It may be cool, so please bring a jacket and wear comfortable walking shoes.

50 YEARS AGO PANEL SERIES: GRANT COUNTY BEFORE AND AFTER VIETNAM
Thursday, November 9, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
at the Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway
YJoin us for the final community brown-bag lunch panels; this month's topic will discuss Vietnam Veteran's perspectives of Grant County before and after their service. Support for the exhibition 50 Years Ago in Silver City and community panels provided by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

THANKSGIVING
The Museum will be closed to celebrate Thanksgiving Day

GETTING MEN TO THE MOON AND BACK: BEHIND-THE-SCENES STORIES
Thursday, November 30, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
at the Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway
Join presenter Loretta Hall and the Silver City Museum for a brown-bag lunch and an engaging presentation of insiders stories of what it took to overcome challenges and accomplish triumphs space program. Her presentation of Getting Men to the Moon: Behind-the-Scenes Stories will also feature stories relevant to the southwest and the southwest's historical connection to space.

33rd ANNUAL VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Thursday, December 14, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
at the Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
Join the staff and volunteers of the Silver City Museum to celebrate the 33rd Annual Victorian Christmas. The event will feature live music, sweet treats, costumes, hands-on activities for children of all ages, and a special holiday visit from Saint Nicholas! This event is generously supported by First American Bank.