SILVER CITY — Join the Silver City Museum and partners for an afternoon presentation Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest, on Sept. 29, 2017 at the Silver City Museum Annex from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The lecture will be followed by an introduction for those participating in the digital storytelling workshop over the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2017.

The Silver City Museum is honored to host Meredith Davidson, Curator of 19th- and 20th-Century Southwest Collections, at the New Mexico History Museum, Palace of the Governors who will present a Curator’s Presentation to the public. The Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest exhibition will be on display until February 11, 2018 at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, NM.

Stemming from the New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors’ exhibition, Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest is a series of regional workshops and community presentations relating to the ethos and reverberations of the late 1960’s/early 1970’s signature movements. The counterculture era ignited a unique brand of alternative life styles, social and political activism, artistic expression and resistance in response to the Vietnam conflict, civil rights injustices, environmental degradation and spiritual neglect. These themes are as relevant and palpable today as they were 50 years ago. The Museum’s project intends to shine the light on counterculture’s relevance and how it may activate and inspire us today.

“In today’s complicated political and social environment, it is a powerful thing to look back at some of the movements and efforts from the 1960s that laid the groundwork for today’s understanding of equal rights, awareness of our environment and what it means to be an engaged citizen,” said Davidson, curator of the New Mexico History Museum exhibition and co-facilitator of…