Upcoming Events

October 7, 2023

Comanche Gap tour
October 7th and 8th, 2023
Cost of trip: $85

October 11, 2023

Blue-Gray to Biscuit Ware; Trends and Connections
OAS Brown Bag talk by C. Dean Wilson (OAS Research Associate) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

October 27, 2023

DÍa de los Muertos Redux
OAS Brown Bag talk by Sherri Spaar (OAS Research Associate) at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

Holiday Party and Silent Auction

November 3, 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 3 to 6 pm
Cost of event: $30

The Friends of Archaeology (FOA) is holding its annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction, Sunday, November 3, from 3 to 6 pm, at its new location: the La Fonda on the Plaza in the Terraza Room at 100 East San Francisco Street. This festive and informative event provides a rare opportunity for the public to learn about how New Mexico's first inhabitants lived, their not-so-primitive technologies, and some of the interesting archaeological digs underway in New Mexico. The party benefits the FOA, a volunteer organization that was created by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation in 1991 to support ongoing research and education projects at the Museum of New Mexico's Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS).

This event helps raise money for another very important OAS function: to educate the next generation of New Mexicans in the state's rich archaeological history through its award-winning education outreach program. OAS archaeologists travel to schools throughout New Mexico, trying to reach every county in the state each year. Operating almost exclusively on private donations since 1995, this successful program has twice won the prestigious “Award for Excellence in Public Education,” from the Society for American Archaeology.

The silent auction this year features exceptional and beautiful Native American pottery and baskets, eclectic furnishings, prints and paintings, books, a vacation getaway on the Oregon coast and many other unique offerings.

Reservations can be made by replying to the mailed invitation (preferred) or by calling (505) 982-7799, ext.7 and someone will call you back. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Please check back on this website and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation's Friends of Archaeology website for updates.


2019 Annual FOA Holiday Party and Silent Auction