Silver City is the only New Mexico community still operating under its original territorial charter. Come celebrate the anniversary of this historic 1878 document on February 17, 2018.
Scheduled events and highlights:
8:30 - 10:30 am, Hike Boston Hill, Contact Sylveen at Royal Scepter, 538-9001 for meeting location
9 am – 4 pm Tours at Historic Ft. Bayard and people in period dress
9 am - Urban Challenge Run, sign up at the Visitor Center
11 am - Children’s Run in the Big Ditch below 6th St.
11 am to 1 pm - Penny Play House
Introductions by Raul Turrieta - Square Dancers - Silver City Stompers - Marshall (Tommy Ryan) - Music
1 pm - History of mining in Grant County, talk by Virginia McLemore, Senior Economic Geologist, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, at the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce & Conference Center.
2 pm - Re-enactment at the Silver City Museum Annex featuring current and former officials in period garb followed by traditional guitar performance by Danny Cordova and performance of New Mexico song by Kenn Kepler.
Deals from local merchants
Sign-up for volunteer days of service
Also look out for February 15 special edition of The Independent
For more information, please contact Carmen Vendelin, Silver City Museum Director, 312 W. Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061, phone 575-538-5921, WWW.SILVERCITYMUSEUM.ORG
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.