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SC Museum 50th Anniversary Exhibition Opens


From: May 19, 2017 04:00 pm
To: May 19, 2017 06:00 pm
 
The Silver City Museum is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with the exhibition, 50 Years Ago in Silver City, on view at the Silver City Museum May 19 – December 31, 2017.

Please join us for the opening reception of the exhibition 50 Years Ago in Silver City, Friday, May 19, 4-6 pm at the Silver City Museum. Enjoy light refreshments and local music from the era. Free event; all ages; open to the public. Come dressed in your best circa 1967 attire! Prize for grooviest get-up.

The Silver City Museum opened its doors to the public in July 1967. Please help us celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2017! Kicking off with the exhibition, 50 Years Ago in Silver City, the Museum invites you to join us in looking back at where we started and how far we have come.

The exhibition 50 Years Ago in Silver City will immerse the visitor in the era of the Museum’s founding. The exhibition tells the origin story of the Museum and places it in the context of life in Silver City and Grant County circa 1962-1976. Artifacts and photographs of the era from both the Silver City Museum’s collection and borrowed from community members will be on view.

The Town of Silver City granted permission to establish the Silver City Museum in the H.B. Ailman House, then in use as the fire station. The Museum would share the space with the fire department for the first years of its existence until the fire department moved to its new building. In telling the story of the Museum founders, the exhibit connects to their other interests and projects in historic preservation, forming the local arts community and the Food Co-op.

50 Years Ago in Silver City features popular culture artifacts and photographs, showcasing the music, clothing, sports, and cars of the era. The exhibition also presents newsworthy local happenings in education, civil rights, mining, rodeo, and space exploration.
Vignettes comprising artifacts collected in 1967 will be displayed in the Museum hallway cases to give visitors a sense of the Museum collection in those early days.

In addition to the exhibition, the Museum is planning a slate of programs to celebrate this landmark year. Please check our website for updates.

The Silver City Museum creates opportunities for residents and visitors to explore, understand, and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of southwestern New Mexico by collecting, preserving, researching, and interpreting the region's unique history. For more information, please contact the museum at (575) 538-5921, education@silvercitymuseum.org, or go to the museum's website. www.silvercitymuseum.org.

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Andie Portillo, Museum Educator
education@silvercitymuseum.org
Phone: (575) 538-5921

Invited: Everyone

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