Museum launches website, director reads bedtime stories


Like most places, the Silver City Museum, though closed physically, is moving programs online.

There will be lectures and bedtime stories, quizzes, and activities, a virtual exhibit and an online store. The first of these can now be found on the Museum’s redesigned website at

Virtual Storytime will kick off via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 with the Museum’s own director, Bart Roselli reading the children’s book "Alejandro’s Gift" by Richard Albert. The book won a Reading Rainbow Select Book award and tells the tale of Alejandro, his challenge of living alone in the Southwest desert, and the value of water and making new friends.

“It’s a book made for our times.” Roselli said. “Tune in with the family for a relaxing Sunday evening!”

To attend virtual events, go to www.silvercitymuseum.orgs or email Attendees can download a conferencing program called Zoom, or simply click on the link (or type into your browser):

Zoom has a text chat feature and audience participation is welcome.

The Silver City Museum creates opportunities for residents and visitors to explore, understand, and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of southwestern New Mexico by collecting, preserving, researching, and interpreting the region's unique history. It is nationally recognized through its accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums.

For more information, please contact the museum at 575-538-5921 , or visit the museum's website: