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Events & Activities - 2019
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.

Thursday, July 4, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Museum Courtyard & Back Lot, 312 W. Broadway
The Silver City Museum hosts the 36th Ice Cream Social this Independence Day! For decades the Ice Cream Social has been a highlight of the local Independence Day celebration. A full slate of live entertainment, seasonal treats, and old-fashioned pastimes will be featured, along with vendors and non-profit partners. Admission and children's activities are free as always.

Tickets are available at the gates for treats, refreshments and Cakewalk. The program will be MCed by the incomparable Raul Turrieta, hosting this year as the ring leader for our old-time carnival (don't worry, "Uncle Sam" will still make an appearance).

Musical guests will entertain guests on the shady lawn of our courtyard, including mariachi singer Angelica Padilla, beloved fiddling duo Bayou Seco, a surprise act TBA, and of course the Concert Band of the Southwest will take us out for the grand finale!

Saturday, July 20, 10:00 - 4:00 pm
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
Master artist Oralia López from Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, will be in the Education Room demonstrating the intricate technique used to paint pottery including elegant forms, precision designs and beautiful colors. Oralia will have a wonderful selection of work by many other fine Mata Ortiz artists for purchase at reasonable prices starting at $20.

At 11:00 am, and 1:00 pm, Dr. John Bezy, author of numerous publications about the human and natural history of the Southwest and northern Mexico, will be making a presentation about the prehistoric roots of modern Mata Ortiz ceramics in the museum parlor.