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There are many events throughout the year.  We'd love to see you at the next one!

Mata Ortiz Pottery Show

Board Meetings

The Annual Meeting for 2021 was held at the Farmington Courtyard Marriott on November 16, 6:00 pm.  Dinner was a Mexican Sampler platter, there were door prizes and recognition of board members, elections for the next year, and an excellent presentation of LIDAR research by Rich Friedman and his crew of helpers focused on Chaco Canyon and Chacoan Outlier sites in the region.  Read the Annual Report here!

Winter Arts and Crafts Fair

Events and Activities

Salmon Reunion

May is New Mexico Heritage Preservation Month!  Museums all over the state will offer special events and activities, and you can find out about them from the NM Historic Preservation Division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. A calendar of statewide events is available on their website.  Here at Salmon Ruins, we sometimes offer specials in the gift shop, Native American crafts and demonstrations, or a short guided tour of our site that you can sign up for by calling the museum.  These will be advertised in April so you have time to plan for your visit.

Night Sky Programs

Bastille Day

Heritage Preservation Month

Exhibit Openings

This year was our 32nd Annual event at the McGee Park Office Building, and took place on Saturday, December 4, 2021!  We had a record number of vendors and shoppers enjoying our new, more open floor plan to help avoid COVID, and hot food provided by the Northwest New Mexico Bowling Association as their own annual fund raiser!  Plan ahead to be part of our 2022 event!

2021 Annual Meeting

Summer Solstice Alignment

You bring the adventurous spirit,
we'll supply the archaeology!

Educational Groups

The 2022 Summer Solstice Experience WILL take place!  Join us in the Salmon Ruins parking lot at 7AM on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 for a guided tour of Salmon Ruins culminating at just the right time to see the Solstice Marker at work in Room 82.  There is no charge for this event, but you are encouraged to support our museum and research with donations and gift shop purchases!

There are always openings on our board of directors, the people who help us plan for the future, organize and staff our events, and help us keep perspective in the wider world outside of archaeology.  If you care about our mission of protecting sites and helping the public to have better education and experiences about what we do, and live nearby, please consider joining our board!  Background in archaeology is not required.  Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6 pm here at the museum (or on Zoom as required).‚Äč