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December 8, 2020
December 9, 2020
December 22, 2020
1400 Highway 180 E.
December 23, 2020
1203 N. Hudson Street
January 27, 2021
610 E. 8th St.
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December 8, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Due to the State Public Health Order regarding COVID-19, the Town Council meetings are being held remotely via GoToMeeting and in compliance with the NM Open Meetings Act. Review the legal notice for each meeting to obtain the GoToMeeting details.
December 9, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Due to the State Public Health Orders regarding COVID-19, the Historic Design Review Committee meetings are being held remotely via Zoom and in compliance with the NM Open Meetings Act. Review each meeting's legal notice for details.
Meetings begin at 2:00 pm.
December 22, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Grant County Administration Center
December 23, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ City Annex
December 7, 2020, 10:00 AM - December 19, 2020, 4:00 PM @ Silver City Museum Front Porch
Victorian ornament-making kits will be available for pickup on the museum porch from Dec. 7th-19th. You can make ornaments on your own with the enclosed materials and instructions for some favorite traditional holiday ornaments, such as Orange Pomanders, Foil Garland, and Gilded Walnuts. Or, on Dec. 19th Volunteer Phyllis McQuaide will be hosting a zoom workshop 11 am that walks guests through the process and helps them make masterpieces!
Interesting tidbits of information about Victorian Christmas will be included in kits with instructions and supplies. To arrange kit pickup please email email@example.com or call 575-597-0227. Please give your name, number of kits, and when you will be picking them up. At least 24 hours notice, weekday pickup only.
Gilded Walnuts contain a fortune inside that is revealed when they are cracked open on the new year. Please share your fortunes on Facebook in the New Year, tagging @thesilvercitymuseum with the hashtag #GoldenWalnuts2021
December 19, 2020, 11:00 AM @ https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aakwBT-0QWuJjKSKqCdzIQ
Volunteer Phyllis McQuaide will guide guests through the process of creating some of our favorite traditional holiday ornaments, such as Orange Pomanders, Foil Garland, and Gilded Walnuts. Kits can be picked up ahead of time from the museum porch by contacting Educator Erin Griffith at the link on this page, or at 575-597-0227.
In Victorian England, ornaments were typically made from scraps and food items. Besides looking festive, Orange Pomanders left a cheerful odor of citrus and cloves wafting through the air. Fresh fruit was often hard to come by, so the orange itself was a gift.
In many Victorian households it was traditional to create gilded (gold-covered) walnuts with tiny messages foretelling love, money, travel or other such futures to the lucky individuals that open them. They are opened on New Year’s Day.
We encourage ornament makers to post their fortunes on Facebook in the new year: Tag @thesilvercitymuseum and use #GoldenWalnuts2021. May it bring new beginnings
December 24, 2020, 8:00 AM - December 25, 2020, 5:00 PM @ All Town Offices and Municipal Court