Enjoy an Ice Cream Social
The Silver City Museum is proud to host its 35th Annual Ice Cream Social on July Fourth from 11 AM to 4 PM. For decades the Ice Cream Social has been a highlight of the local Independence Day celebration. A full slate of live entertainment, seasonal treats, and oldfashioned pastimes will again be featured. But this year there will be even more delightful diversions and historical ambiance!
Admission and children’s activities are free, including refreshments and face painting. Live music will entertain guests in the shady courtyard, including mariachi singer Angelica Padilla, fiddling duo Bayou Seco, guitarist Danny Cordova, and the Concert Band of the Southwest. Visitors will be offered ice cream, root beer floats, popcorn, and soda. This year, Brazzas Grill will also offer three kinds of hot dogs: Sonoran, Hawaiian, and New Mexican.
Children will be amused with old-fashioned games and crafts, including Bubblemania, hoop rolling, sack races, clothespin drop, and more. Folks of all ages look forward to our annual Cake Walk – for some, the central attraction of the Ice Cream Social.
The Ice Cream Social is also
expanding to include the vendors and entertainers. In the tree-lined lot adjacent to the courtyard, guests can have their faces painted, watch jugglers, get a psychic reading, shop for gems and jewelry, and learn about some of our great local causes and organizations.
The Museum and Museum Store will open, free of charge. Visitors can take in photographer Delilah Montoya’s Contemporary Castas:
Nuestra “Calidad” as well as our local history exhibits.
This annual event would not be possible without support from Finn’s Gallery and Western Bank. Other key supplies are donated or supplied at cost by Food Basket, Albertsons Market and Deming Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Cakes are donated by local volunteers. Every person serving, performing, and assisting with the Ice Cream Social is donating his or her time to make this a special holiday celebration for the community. To join the fun as a volunteer, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Jo Lutz at 575-596-0229. More information can be found at silvercitymuseum.org.