Fundraising & Events

Campaign Donation Form [ PDF ]

Campaign Flyer [ PDF ]

50th Anniversary Capital Campaign

Help us raise a new roof on the historic H.B. Ailman House!

To honor the Silver City Museum’s 50th Anniversary, the Silver City Museum Society has set a capital campaign goal to raise $50,000 to support the maintenance of the Mansard roof on the H.B. Ailman House. The H.B. Ailman House is listed on both the State Register of Cultural Properties and National Register of Historic Places. This historic house has been the home of the Silver City Museum since 1967. The current metal standing seam roof, designed to replicate the original metal roof, has been in place since 1974, and now coming to the end of service.

The Silver City Museum Society is raising money to match other funding sources. Donations of all sizes gratefully encouraged and accepted! Those who can make a gift of $500 or more to the capital campaign in 2017 will be recognized on a special 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign plaque in the Museum Courtyard. For more information, please contact Museum Director Carmen Vendelin at 575-538-5921 or, or Society Board President John Warner at 575-912-1018 or

34th Annual 4th of July Ice Cream Social
July 4th, 2017 - 11 am → 4 pm

Join us in the Museum Courtyard

12 - 12:45 pm - Illusion Band
1 - 1:45 pm -  Jeff RAy
2 - 2:45 pm -  Paul Holtvert
3 - 3:45 pm -  Concert Band of the Southwest

Cake Walk, Children’s Activities, Ice Cream Cones, Root Beer Floats, Soft Drinks & Popcorn. Visit the Museum Gift Store.
See the → Flyer PDF

Thank You Sponsors!
Albertsons, Deming Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Diane's Bakery, Millie's Bake House, Silver City Food Basket, and

Oralia López, Master Artist  - July 29, 2017 - 10 am → 4 pm

Oralia Lόpez from Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua will be at the Silver City Museum Annex located at 302 Broadway demonstrating the intricate technique used to paint pottery including elegant forms, precision designs and beautiful colors. Oralia will have a wonderful selection of work by other fine Mata Ortiz artists for purchase at reasonable prices starting at $20.

Please join us for the Mata Ortiz Pottery Demonstration, Presentation and Sale, being held in conjunction with the Clay Festival, |

Dr. John Bezy, Author  - July 29, 2017 - 11 am → 1 pm

Dr. John Bezy, author of the book The Artistry and History of Mata Ortiz, will be making a presentation about the prehistoric roots of modern Mata Ortiz ceramics.

For more information contact the Silver City Museum, 575-538-5921.