NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 5:00PM Mountain Daylight Saving Time (4:00PM Arizona Time): GCAS's regular monthly meeting becomes a special hybrid in-person and online Zoom charity event to be held in Silver City at the Western New Mexico University Museum at Fleming Hall on W. 10th St. next to the Aldo Leopold Charter School, to support the WNMU Museum's curation of their historic documents and photo archives. Featured Speaker: historian and award-winning author, Carolyn O’Bagy Davis, will discuss Hopi Quilts and Textiles as Cultural Artforms. We begin at 5:00 PM with a minimum $5 donation payable to the Museum at their front desk. Online participants also register with a $5 minimum donation to the Museum payable via the GCAS's secure Paypal portal. The Museum welcomes and appreciates additional donations in any other amounts to support their curation project. All such proceeds go to the WNMU Museum. A classic quilter's trunk show immediately follows Carolyn's presentation, offering original 25" x 30" quilted wall hangings designed and created by Hopi artist Bonnie Nampeyo Chapella for $150 each. The proceeds from one quilt will also be donated to the WNMU Museum. Register and donate online here, or Email the GCAS for registration info and other details.

NEXT FIELD TRIP: Sunday, March 3, 2024, Third time's a charm for the GCAS monthly field trip! At 10:00 AM sharp, meet our trip leader, Marilyn Gendron, at the intersection of Hwy 180 and Hwy 61 (City of Rocks turnoff). From there we will caravan 1/2 hour more, turn left onto the Hatch highway (26), and drive 5 miles to turn left again onto Green Leaf Mine Road (a good dirt road, fine for a street car). Here is a video of the road. Drive 10 more miles passing one check dam (at the 9:34 mark on the video), crossing a yellow cattle guard (11:07) and at the second check dam turn left and park (11:44). It is rocky and uphill to the ridge (1/4 mile?) but there is a trail. There are four petroglyph areas with wonderful images. It is exposed on the ridge with no toilet facilities. Wear sturdy shoes, dress in layers, and bring a lunch. As always, carpooling is encouraged. See you there!

Calling All GCAS Members!
Start Times for This Weekend's ASNM Meeting

Two ASNM Meeting Updates - News You Can Use

Two pertinent items:


The caterer can no longer accept meal orders for the Banquet on Saturday evening, April 27, 2019.

Attendees who have not yet ordered a Banquet meal are still welcome to register for the meeting ($60) and for the Bandelier Lecture ($10) that takes place from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM immediately following the Saturday evening Banquet.

The Sunday, April 28, 2019, field trip to the Pony Hills Petroglyph Site unfortunately had to be cancelled on short notice.

We regret any inconvenience this cancellation may have caused but we want to assure all attendees that the four other field trips we offer are still open for participation. Attendees do not necessarily have to make a choice until they arrive in Silver City and check in to the meeting, but they can read about the other field trips on our ASNM Field Trip page.

The extended weather forecast calls for fine weather for a walk outdoors. Enjoy!

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