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Your faculty and staff news since 1965
May 9, 2005
Volume 40, Number 10

Maxwell hosts Tricentennial events

Several diverse events are planned at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology during May as part of the UNM salute to the 18-month Albuquerque Tricentennial.

May is designated Museum/Visual Arts Month.

A scavenger hunt, with prizes, will be ongoing May 10-14. Participants will also have a chance to win larger prizes through the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau.

On Tuesday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Luther Rivera will give a flintknapping demonstration. Learn the ancient techniques of making stone tools and projectile points from obsidian. At 1 p.m., a tour of the museum’s archaeological collections and photo archives will be given by Dave Phillips, curator of archeology and Catherine Baudoin, photo archivist.

Wednesday, May 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., features Indian bread making demonstration and sale of fresh horno bread, Indian tacos, fry bread, pastries and more. At 1 p.m., Katherine Klein, curator of ethnology will give a tour of the museum’s ethnological collections.

Thursday, May 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Maxwell Museum Education Division will provide arts and crafts activities for children and families.

Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a Saori weaving demonstration will include hands-on weaving, sale of textiles, and a slide presentation by curator Kathryn Klein.

For more information, call 277-5963.