Family Friendly Fun At Museum Hill Community Day

Budding artists off all ages will enjoy making notched, layered paper photo frames, Family mural painting, and Live Music during Community Day on Museum Hill, Santa Fe. Courtesy/Museum of International Folk Art
Courtesy/Museum of International Folk Art
SANTA FE Have you ever been to Museum Hill in Santa Fe? Many New Mexicans don’t even know it exists. You can explore all the riches this unique Santa Fe collaborative of museums and botanical garden has to offer free of charge during Community Day, Sunday, Sept. 23.
This event attracts 2,000 people to Museum Hill, where all museums offer a slew of activities for the entire family.  
Admission to all museums and the botanical garden is free during Community Day, which has become one of the capital city’s most popular annual events.
This daylong event is hosted by Museum Hill Partners, which include the: Museum of International Folk Art; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; International Folk Art Alliance; Museum of Spanish Colonial Art; the National Park Service; Santa Fe Botanical Garden; and the Wheelwright Museum of The American Indian.
“Each year on this special day, we look forward to sharing the unique treasures of Museum Hill as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to the dedicated community of museum lovers for supporting our museums and the beautiful Santa Fe Botanical Garden,” Department of Cultural Affairs Cabinet Secretary Veronica Gonzales said.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture: Mural Painting on the Plaza and Indigenous Food Informational Booth
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gerardo’s Andale Food Truck Wheelwright Museum
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Horno Baking (includes flat breads, cookies, and s’mores); Herbal Iced Tea Sampling made from herbs grown in our own agricultural terrace; Weaving and Fiber Spinning Demo; Docent Tours: Take a tour through the garden with a Botanical Garden Trained Tour Guide. Ask questions and learn how to incorporate the Botanical Garden landscape into your own backyard. Santa Fe Botanical Garden                
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale of Native American jewelry & art at Laboratory of Anthropology next to MIAC.  Admission free.
10 a.m. Sky City Buffalo Elk Dance Group, Acoma Pueblo, on the plaza, Wheelwright Museum
10 a.m. – Noon Tin Workshop. Make your own tin ornament. A brief introduction to working with tin, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
10 a.m.  – 1 p.m. Museum of Spanish Colonial Art Matanza (Pig Roast). A traditional annual social ritual that celebrated the harvest of meat and the bonds of immediate and extended families. Museum of Spanish Colonial Art – Spanish Colonial Arts Society
11 a.m. Children’s Crafts Session, lower level lobby, Wheelwright Museum
Noon Sky City Buffalo Elk Dance Group, Acoma Pueblo, on the Plaza, Wheelwright Museum
Noon – 4 p.m. Community Bead Exchange, Museum of International Folk Art – Have fun going thru your collection and price the beads you want to exchange. Trade with others.
1 – 2 p.m. Marie Romero Cash, author and a Master of Lifetime Achievement in the Spanish Market will read from several of her books about the art and culture of the Southwest, including excerpts from her Jemimah Hodge Mystery Series. Museum of Spanish Colonial Art;
1 – 3 p.m. Melanie Yazzie Screenprinting Event, lower level, Classroom, Wheelwright Museum
1:30 p.m. Joe Hayes, Storyteller, in the Library, Wheelwright Museum
2 p.m.  Children’s Craft Session, lower level lobby, Wheelwright Museum
3 – 4 p.m.  Entertainment TBD Museum of Spanish Colonial Art;
3:30 – 4 p.m. Joe Hayes, Storyteller in the Library at Wheelwright Museum
4 p.m. Horno Building Demo at Santa Fe Botanical Garden