Throughout 2007, Gila Cliff
Dwellings’ theme Celebrating a Century of
will guide the special events and programs at the monument,
leading up to the actual 100th
anniversary on November 16, 2007. Gila
Cliff Dwellings National Monument Superintendent Steve Riley announced today
the following November centennial celebration activities.
Throughout 2007, Gila Cliff Dwellings’ theme Celebrating a Century of Storytelling
has guided the special events and programs at the monument, leading up to the
actual 100th anniversary on November 16, 2007. Gila Cliff Dwellings
National Monument Superintendent Steve Riley announced today the following centennial
6:30pm Gila Cliff Dwellings Centennial Birthday Bash at the Silco
Celebrations on Friday,
November 16, 2007 include a slide show of historic photos from the
community scrapbook “The Dwellings through the Decades” and a presentation by
special guest Theodore Roosevelt, courtesy of the New Mexico Humanities
Council. This event starts at 6:30 pm at the historic Silco Theater located at
311 N Bullard in downtown Silver
City, no tickets
Centennial Ceremony at the Gila
Everyone is invited up to Gila Cliff Dwellings National
Monument for the official centennial ceremony on Saturday, November 17, 2007. Natural and cultural demonstrations
will take place from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. A free lunch will be served at 12:30 pm.
The ceremony (which includes assembling a time capsule of modern artifacts to
be opened at the 150th Anniversary in 2057) begins at 2:00 pm,
followed by cake, ice cream, and special tours through the monument’s
archeological sites. The trail through the dwellings will be open from 9:00 am
– 4:00 pm, and the admission fee is waived for the day. Call 505-536-9461 to RSVP
for lunch by November 10.
Performance by Cowboy Poet Mike Moutoux
Join Cowboy Poet Mike Moutoux from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm for sonds and sounds of the frontier. Mike has been performing cowboy poetry and music since 2002 and is an audience favorite wherever he goes. Calling himself, “New Mexico’s Most Enchanting Cowboy” he strives to take his listeners to places and feelings they may not get to any other way. “I want to put them as close to being in the saddle as words and music allow—and at the same time leave ‘em laughing.” he says. In 2006, Mike was nominated for “Cowboy Poet of the Year” with the Western Music Association and performed at their festival in Albuquerque. In 2007, his latest CD, Headin’ Home was nominated for “Cowboy Poetry CD” of the Year. Learn more...
Exhibit at the Silver City
Museum Closes November 25th
Discovering the Dwellings Celebrate the 40th
anniversary of the museum and the 100th anniversary of the monument,
find out who really “discovered” the dwellings, come face to face with the
monument’s first Park Ranger, and add your own story to the community
scrapbook. Museum located at 312 W. Broadway, hours Tuesday through Friday 9:00
am – 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.