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10th Annual Gila River Festival18 September - 21 September
The 10th annual Gila River Festival - Celebrating America's First Wilderness River - planned in and around Silver City, September 18 to 21, will commemorate two momentous wilderness milestones. Across the country, conservationists will honor the Wilderness Act's 50th anniversary. In southwest New Mexico, we'll also celebrate the Gila Wilderness Area's 90th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of the Gila River Festival. As America's first wilderness river, the Gila's verdant thread of life weaves through these celebrations.
Location: Locations throughout Grant County
Take a Virtual Hike Along the Gila River18 September
Join Nathan Newcomer as he leads a virtual hike along 50 miles of the Gila River. The encore presentation will be shown at the Silver City Museum Annex on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 12 noon to 1 pm in conjunction with the Gila River Festival. The annex is located at 302 W. Broadway in Silver City.
Location: Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway in Silver City.
Phone: (575) 538-5921
Fort Bayard Days18 September - 21 September
Come enjoy the grounds of Historic Fort Bayard and see actors reenact special events and periods from the Fort's history. Fort Bayard became a New Mexico Historic District in 2001 and was named a National Historic Landmark on March 19, 2004. Under the management of Pinon Health Care, Fort Bayard continues to play a vital role in the health care of the people of Grant County and the surrounding area.
Location: Historic Fort Bayard
Meet the Artist: Wilderness Photo Exhibit at Silver City Museum20 September
The Silver City Museum will be presenting exquisite photographs from Michael Berman and two other, nationally accomplished artists. The theme of "Wilderness: Michael Berman, James Hemphill and Anthony Howell," will complement the "Gila Wild" exhibition currently showing at the museum. Guests to the museum will have opportunity to meet and speak with Michael Berman on Sept. 20 from 11 am to noon.
Location: Silver City Museum
Phone: (575) 538-5921
Meet Artist Louise Phillips at the Silver City Museum23 September
The Silver City Museum in collaboration with the Gila National Forest, and in conjunction with the exhibit, Gila Wild: A Celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the Gila Wilderness and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, will host artist Louise Phillips Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 12 pm to 1 pm.
Location: Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway
Cliff - Gila Grant County Fair24 September - 27 September
The annual Cliff-Gila County Fair is a celebration of Grant County's agricultural heritage and future, with outstanding animal and craft exhibits from schools and civic groups across the County. Enjoy the fair exhibits, livestock judging, rodeo, dances and more: It's a great look at American agriculture and the young farmers and ranchers that hold its future.
Location: County Fairgrounds and Cliff High School, next door to the fairgrounds
Lead and Asbestos Awareness Training for Renovators25 September
Register now, for a free workshop on Federal and State regulations pertaining to renovation of buildings with lead and asbestos taught by Janet Kerley. The workshop will be offered by the Town of Silver City on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 9 am to 1 pm and held at the Besse-Forward Global Resource Center on the campus of Western New Mexico University.
Location: Besse-Forward Global Resource Center on the campus of Western New Mexico University