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April 15, 2023
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Silco Theater

311 North Bullard
Silver City, NM 88062
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Community Conversation - Sundry Mosaic: Clubs, Associations and Societies

Saturday, April 15, 2023

The Museum’s Spring series of talks will explore aspects of community building including the changing place and nature of “the public square,” media’s influence on community awareness and the scope and range of various associations and how they contribute to the energy and complexity of our larger community. 


The Community Conversations are co-sponsored with our partner WILL (Western Institute of Lifelong Learning) and scheduled for the third Saturday of March, April and May.  All programs take place from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm at the historic Silco Theater, 311 North Bullard Street. Each session consists of a speaker presentation, followed by panel discussion then questions and dialogue from the audience.


All events will also be streamed online via Zoom and Facebook.


A Sundry Mosaic: Clubs, Associations and Societies in Silver City on April 15 takes a look at organizations that helped better our community through the years. Susan Berry shares how different groups have met a variety of needs and interests. These ranged from education and health to culture, workers’ conditions and charitable efforts, as well as recreation and pleasure. 


As Silver City grew and matured, government stepped in to fulfill some of these functions, like education and healthcare. Yet, the urge to gather together and make our corner of the world a better place continued throughout the 1900s, taking several new directions. Now that COVID has receded we are gathering together in person again. 


Conversation begins with a panel of members from several local organizations, and it continues with questions and dialogue from the audience. We investigate - how have these groups and organizations changed during the years? How do they contribute to our community today? 

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