Palace of the Governors – An Interesting Place to Visit in Santa Fe
Initially built in the early 17th century as Spain’s base of rule for what is nowadays the American Southwest, the Palace of the Governors archives the account of Santa Fe, along with New Mexico and the area. This adobe edifice, currently the state’s history museum, was elected a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1960 and an American Treasure in 1999.
The Fray Angelico Chavez History Library is the official heir of New Mexico’s eldest library (1851) and is part of the Palace of the Governors. It’s a non-circulating, sealed stack exploration resource that conserves antique constituents in numerous layouts; recording the antiquity of the state, the Southwest, and meso-America from pre-European interaction to the present-day.
Correspondingly part of the Palace is the Print Shop. Other than a gathering of relics, the Shop is a dynamic epicenter for the renewal, inspiration, and quest of the book arts. Prized, limited-edition books are printed here on historical presses. A study library containing more than 400 volumes associated to the arts of the book is accessible to the public throughout Museum hours. Informative agendas are presented in the shape of on-site speech tours, clinics in the public schools, and a yearly book event.
Located in the state capitol, the Palace of the Governors is a magnificent place to visit if you are ever in Santa Fe. It is open from 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday during the fall and winter; and all week during the summer. An admission ticket includes access to the Palace, the Museum, and the Print Shop.