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Museum of New Mexico Foundation celebrates 50th anniversary September 23

The Museum of New Mexico Foundation celebrates its half-century anniversary with a free event on September 23 at 10am – 5pm.

Kick off the celebration by learning about your eight New Mexico State Monuments at a special presentation honoring the 50th anniversary of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

Activities for all-ages will showcase what can be discovered at the New Mexico State Monuments, your heritage sites throughout the state. Enjoy chuck wagon cooking and fry bread demonstrations, living history, and hands-on activities. The Van of Enchantment, the Department of Cultural Affairs’ mobile museum, will also be available for visitors.

The event will feature a special dance performance by the Oak Canyon Dancers of Jemez Pueblo at 12 p.m.

Our State Monuments include:

Coronado State Monument
Fort Selden State Monument
Jemez State Monument
Lincoln State Monument
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner State Monument that interprets the ”Long Walk” in the 1860s.
El Camino Real International Heritage Center that commemorates El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the historic trade route and its impact on New Mexico.
Each monument tells a unique story, important to the understanding of New Mexico history. So join us in a day of discovery and Travel Back in Time. . . to each of the New Mexico State Monuments.

To learn more about the monuments please visit their Web site at

NM State Monuments’ activities will be held in the lot of the Stewart Udall –Museum Resources Building, 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe

(On Museum Hill across the street from the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art)

For more information the public may call 505-476-1150

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