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Support the Silver City Museum

The Silver City Museum is an essential cultural and historical institution that serves the community of Silver City and the surrounding area. The mission of the museum is to inspire people to explore the diverse history and culture of southwestern New Mexico. This mission is met through the collection, preservation, and interpretation of the history and cultural heritage of the region while providing educational and recreational opportunities for visitors of all ages. By supporting the Silver City Museum, you ensure that this important resource continues its vital work for generations to come. 

Whether through financial contributions, volunteering your time, or spreading the word, every bit of support makes a difference. Please, consider supporting the Silver City Museum today!


312 W Broadway St,
Silver City, NM 88061


Annual Appeal – Click here to contribute today

The Annual Appeal for the Silver City Museum Society is a fundraising campaign to help fund our programs and projects. The museum relies on the generous donations to help us preserve and interpret the rich history of Silver City and the surrounding area.

Your gift to the museum will make a meaningful difference in our ability to serve the community.. All donations to the museum are tax-deductible.

Please consider a gift to the Silver City Museum Society as part of our Annual Appeal.

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General Fund

The General Fund for the Silver City Museum Society is a fund that is used to sustain the daily operations of the museum. Donations to the General Fund help to ensure that the museum is able to continue to provide engaging and educational programming to preserve and share the rich history of Silver City and the surrounding area.


Give Grandly

Give Grandly is an annual event to raise funds for local non-profit organizations, made possible by the Grant County Community Foundation.

During the Give Grandly event, individuals can make donations to their favorite non-profits online at or in person at designated locations around town. All donations made during the event are matched by a group of generous sponsors, which helps to maximize the impact of each donation.

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Territorial Charter Day Ball 

The Territorial Charter Day Ball is an annual event organized by the Silver City Museum Fundraising Committee and held in February to celebrate the founding of Silver City in 1878. The event features live music, dancing, and drinks. It is a wonderful opportunity for community members to come together and celebrate the rich history and culture of Silver City. All proceeds from the event go towards aiding the work of the Silver City Museum.

The Territorial Charter for Silver City, New Mexico is a document that outlines the legal framework and powers of the town government in Silver City. It was enacted by the Territorial Legislature of New Mexico in 1878, and it outlines the powers and duties of the town council, mayor, and other municipal officials. The charter also establishes the boundaries of the town, and it sets forth the procedures for conducting town meetings and elections. The charter is an important document that provides the legal foundation for the governance of Silver City and helps to ensure that the town is run in a fair and orderly manner.


Victorian Christmas and More

Victorian Christmas and More is a beloved tradition at the Silver City Museum, taking place every December. This festive celebration features Victorian-era decorations, live music, and refreshments, and it is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season.

Celebrate the diverse ways Silver City recognizes this time of year and help to bring holiday cheer to our community for years to come!


Ice Cream Social

“The Silver City Museum is excited to announce our annual Ice Cream Social, taking place every July 4th in Silver City, New Mexico! This fun and festive event is a beloved tradition in our community and a great way to celebrate Independence Day.

Join us for delicious ice cream, live music, and activities for the whole family. The Ice Cream Social is a free event and open to all ages, so bring your friends and family and enjoy a sweet treat while celebrating our nation’s independence.

We hope to see you at the Ice Cream Social! Don’t miss out on this fun and festive community event.



The Silver City Museum Society hosts BINGO at the Murray Hotel Ballroom quarterly throughout the year. Come join us on the following dates:

BINGO occurs quarterly on the 3 rd Monday of the month in January, April, July and

  • January 16, 2023
  • April 17, 2023
  • July 17, 2023
  • October 16, 2023

Doors Open at 5:00 and BINGO begins at 6:00.

Doors are at 6 p.m. and playing gets underway at 7 p.m.
Pricing is $25 for 10 games with additional special games for an extra charge.

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