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Change in First Free Sunday of 2017

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Announces Change in First Free Sunday of 2017 for Santa Fe and Albuquerque Museums and State Historic Sites in Recognition of the New Year’s Day Holiday

Dec. 14, 2016 (Santa Fe, NM)—The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces that the first free Sunday for its four Santa Fe museums, two Albuquerque Museums, and seven historic sites, will be Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, because Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, is New Year’s Day and the Museums will be closed for the holiday.

The New Mexico Museum of Art, the New Mexico Museum of History/Palace of the Governors, the Museum of International Folk Art, and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, all in Santa Fe, will offer free admission on Jan. 8, 2017. The two Albuquerque Museum’s offering free admission on Jan. 8, 2017, are the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

The historic sites are the Lincoln Historic Site, Jemez Historic Site, Fort Stanton Historic Site, Fort Selden Historic Site, Coronado Historic Site, El Camino Real Historic Trail Site, and the Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner.

Who:

Santa Fe:
New Mexico Museum of Art
New Mexico Museum of History/Palace of the Governors
Museum of International Folk Art
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Albuquerque
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
National Hispanic Cultural Center

Statewide Historic Sites
Lincoln Historic Site
Jemez Historic Site
Fort Stanton Historic Site
Fort Selden Historic Site
Coronado Historic Site
El Camino Real Historic Trail Site
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner

What: January 8, 2017, Free Sunday

Cost: Free!

About the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

Created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature, the Department of Cultural Affairs represents New Mexico's dedication to preserving and celebrating the cultural integrity and diversity of our state. The Department oversees a broad range of New Mexico's arts and cultural heritage agencies. These include 15 divisions representing a variety of programs and services. Among its primary functions is the management of the largest state sponsored museum system in the country. New Mexico's historic sites and state-run museums are located across the state and include: New Mexico Historic Sites, Statewide; New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe; New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo; New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque; New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces; and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Padilla
505-577-1347
jennpadilla@newmexico.com

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