The Silver City Museum Society, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1985 to provide supplementary financial and volunteer support to the Silver City Museum, in Historic Downtown Silver City. The Museum Society augments operational support from the Town of Silver City, enhancing Museum programming and public services with supplementary staffing, paid and volunteer, as well as equipment and outreach support.
In 2019, The American Alliance of Museums again recognized the Silver City Museum as member of a rare group of museums, in fact only 7 in all of New Mexico, to be granted Accreditation, 1 of only 1,085 museums in all the US with 33,000 museums in the country. This status, originally achieved years ago under the direction of the first Museum Director, Susan Berry, brings national attention to our museum and recognizes the continuing hard work and high standards of the staff.
Photo: Director, Bart Roselli and Susan Berry
Museum Annual Meeting
Monday, December 16, 2019
The Silver City Museum Society hosted the Annual Meeting on December 19, 2019. Those attending met the Society's Board members, received the Society's financial report, heard from Museum Director, Bart Roselli about the future of the museum.
The Society elected seven new members to their Board of Directors during a Special Meeting, July 17, 2019. Stephen Fox, Max Higgs, Bobbie Neal Little, and Dale Rucklos elected to serve for a first term of three years. Juanita Escobedo, Ray Lozano and Robert Padilla elected to serve a first term of two years. Additional Board Members include Al Gamboa, Raul Turrieta and Bob Schweitzer.
Victorian Christmas at the Museum
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Presented in the sharing spirit of past community celebrations, this cherished event makes the most of the Museum’s Victorian home. Decorations, costumed characters, activities, and entertainment transports guests to Christmas Past when the Ailman family built the house in 1881. Musical guests performed holiday and other traditional music, Christmas cookies and warm spiced cider were served, and children participated in fun activities and visited with Father Christmas.
All enjoyed the popular Scrooge’s Exchange, a celebration of giving and holiday surprise. Visitors brought a small wrapped gift for under the tree and took one in exchange. Children participated using the holiday crafts they made at the event!
Did you miss it this year? Join us next year!