ANNIVERSARIES 2017

Hotels, museums and attractions around the state commemorate historical milestones as New Mexico celebrates its 105th year of statehood in 2017.

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ANNIVERSARIES 2017

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Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs
The springs serve as one of the oldest natural health resorts in the U.S. The Historic Bathhouse was built in 1868 and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
www.ojospa.com

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Lea County

Lea County was created from Eddy and Chaves counties in 1917 and named for Captain Joseph Calloway Lea just five years after New Mexico was admitted to the Union as a State. 
www.leacounty.net

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The New Mexico Museum of Art • Santa Fe 
The museum will officially turn 100 on November 24, 2017. The date is a state holiday, so there will be a celebration on Saturday, November 25, along with other events throughout the year. The museum brings the art of the world to New Mexico and the art of New Mexico to the world.
www.nmartmuseum.org

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Historic Hotel at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs
The historic hotel is part of the springs’ healing retreat and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
www.ojospa.com

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La Fonda On The Plaza • Santa Fe

La Fonda On The Plaza is situated in the heart of Santa Fe and provides guests with an authentic New Mexican experience complemented by 4 Diamond distinctive services. La Fonda offers a wealth of luxury services and is the only Santa Fe hotel situated on the historic Plaza, sitting on a coveted location that is said to have hosted an inn since the 1600s. Opened in 1922, it is a member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America.
www.lafondasantafe.com

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KiMo Theater • Albuquerque

The KiMo Theatre, a Pueblo Deco picture palace, opened on September 19, 1927. It was commissioned by the innovative Oresete Bachechi who envisioned a Southwestern style theater for Albuquerque. Every detail of the theater contains historical significance, making it one the region's most valued cultural gems. The KiMo offers a variety of entertainment including film, theater, and musical performances.
www.kimotickets.com

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Angel Fire Resort
On January 19, Angel Fire Resort will kick off it’s anniversary celebration with a cocktail welcome party featuring selected pieces on display to tout the rich history of the last 50 years. Known for highlighting its stunning natural surroundings, the resort has always perpetuated a distinct sense of environment and nature, both in design and service. In addition to lodging discounts, the resort will be rolling back the prices to 1966 and selling lift tickets for $5.50 to the first 550 bought each day at the ticket window.
www.angelfireresort.com

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Albuquerque Museum
The Albuquerque Museum has served as the city's cultural center since 1967. Located in the heart of Old Town, the Museum maintains a reputation for being one of the leading institutions for art, history and culture in the Southwest. Today, through the support of the City of Albuquerque, Cultural Services Department and the Albuquerque Museum Foundation, The Museum continues to celebrate the rich culture of the people, history and art through local, regional, national and international exhibitions.
www.albuquerquemuseum.org

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Silver City Museum
Opened in 1967, 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.
www.silvercitymuseum.org

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Coyote Café • Santa Fe
French and Asian influences, combined with Coyote Café's known Southwestern style, make for an exceptional dining experience. Café-goers can indulge in must-have dishes from Elk Tenderloin, and the legendary grilled 24-ounce "Cowboy Cut" Dry Aged Rib Eye along with different seasonal fish and seafood dishes, steaks, game hen and their signature Green Chile Mac & Cheese. 
www.coyotecafe.com

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Festival Flamenco International de Alburquerque
Each June, the National Institute of Flamenco and the University of New Mexico host Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque, bringing the finest flamenco artists in the world to the Duke City. For seven days, the city is filled with the pulse of flamenco, and is transformed into a cultural epicenter for the art form. 
www.ffi30.org

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The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum • Santa Fe

Opened on July 17, 1997, the museum immediately became one of Santa Fe’s most-visited attractions with more than three million visitors to date across its galleries and Research Center in Santa Fe, and the artist’s home and studio in Abiquiu. In 2017, the Museum will host a year’s worth of branded 20th Anniversary programs, including speakers, art activities, conversations, and workshops on subjects from O’Keeffe’s artwork and homes, to conservation and science, to readings of O’Keeffe’s letters.

The museum offers insight not only into the artist’s paintings, but also her creative process and the light and landscape that inspired her. In addition to the main Museum campus in Santa Fe, the O’Keeffe Museum maintains O’Keeffe’s two homes and studios in northern New Mexico, a research center and library, and a variety of collections relating to O’Keeffe and modern art.
www.okeefemuseum.org

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Ghost Pony Gallery Gala • Truchas
Located halfway between Santa Fe and Taos on "The High Road,” the gallery is just before "the turn to Taos" in the traditional Spanish village of Truchas. It is a delightful day trip from either side and one that will take you past other galleries and workshops in 400-year old villages along the way. The anniversary event is scheduled for Sunday, May 14, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with in-person, in-gallery specials and discounts during the day.
www.ghostponygallery.com

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Las Cruces Country Music Festival

The Las Cruces Country Music Festival celebrates its fifth annual weekend of legendary country music April 28-30, 2017. The festival features a once-in-a-lifetime lineup that includes: Kacey Musgraves, Travis Tritt, The Eli Young Band, Tanya Tucker, the Marshall Tucker Band and Bri Bagwell. 
www.LcCountryFest.com

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North Valley’s Farm & Table • Albuquerque
Farm & Table offers seasonal dishes created by scratch with ingredients sourced from local farmers and from an on-site farm. Delectable dishes are inspired by New Mexico's growing season and will satisfy the omnivore as well as the vegetarian as full entrees and small plates (perfect for sharing and tasting) are complemented by craft beer, select wine and local cheeses. The restaurant is open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday and brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

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The International Master of the Mountains Adventure Relay • Raton

The event, hosted by the Raton Department of Parks and Recreation, Sugarite Canyon State Park and the NRA Whittington Center will celebrate its fifth anniversary in August.
www.ratonmom.com