Programs

Monthly Events

The First Friday Every Month
 
Fort Collins Gallery Walk
Half-Priced Admission     6 – 9 pm
The first Friday of every month from 6 – 9 pm, Global Village Museum is part of the Fort Collins Gallery Walk.
Each month we extend our hours and have a special activity to go along with our galleries.

 

 

The First Saturday Every Month

Story Time at the Museum
Free 11 am 
The first Saturday of every month at 11 am, Global Village Museum in partner with Poudre River Library District will host Story Time: Tales of Mexico. Enjoy a bilingual story, snack, and a craft related to the Museum’s exhibit Mexico: Objects for Living, Objects for Life. Children and their families are invited to view the rich history and traditions of Mexico through the artistry of its diverse population with a focus on objects used in both everyday life and for special or religious occasions.
 

Program/Events
 
 
Understanding Aztec Human Sacrifice
Presented by Bryan Dennis
Nov  6  •  6:30 pm          Free Members  •  $5 Public
Social Time  •  6 pm

Human sacrifice is often presented in a sensational manner with little regard for the cultural context within which it occurred.  This talk will discuss the religious, ritual, and political associations of human sacrifice as practiced by the Aztec. Archaeological evidence will be supplemented by native written sources and Spanish eye-witness accounts.  Bryan Dennis earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles specializing in Aztec, Mixtec, and Maya societies. His primary interests are the archaeology, ethnohistory, and sociopolitical organization of New World cultures – interests he has nurtured since childhood. Bryan works as a business planning and strategy consultant for nonprofits and small businesses, focusing especially on building online tools to improve the dissemination and use of scientific research.
 
“Tales from Afar Part II”
Presented by John Roberts
Nov  12  •  6:30 pm          $5 suggested donation
Twinberry Auditorium – Fort Collins Senior Center

John Roberts, immediate past Board Chair and Cofounder of the Global Village Museum, will share tales and stories of his 34 year life overseas with the US Department of State and US Peace Corps.  This promises to be an exhilarating and entertaining evening, particularly designed for the adult mind.  Do not miss this extraordinary evening of international and cross-cultural entertainment!

 
“Giving Twice” sale at Ten Thousand Villages
Nov 13  •  3 – 7 pm        

Help Global Village Museum by shopping at Ten Thousand Villages located at 113 Linden St on November 13.  Ten Thousand Villages is an exceptional source for unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Do your holiday shopping early!

 

Numbers in November – Youth Activity
Counting Story, Toma Todo game, & snacks                                                                                                       
Nov 15  •  2 pm        $3 Admission includes craft materials, snack, & visit 4 galleries     

Just a Minute!: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book is a spirited tribute to the rich traditions of Mexican culture is the perfect introduction to counting in both English and Spanish. The vivacious illustrations and universal depiction of a family celebration are sure to be adored by young readers everywhere.  The Craft Activity is creating a Toma Todo which is a Mexican game of chance.  We will make our own Toma Todo tops or topas and then play to see who is the luckiest!

 

Snow South of the Border: Eighteen Years of Travels in Mexico
Presented by Jody Snow
Nov 22  •  2 pm          Free Members  •  $5 Public

Jody Snow, co-curator for “Mexico: Objects for living, Objects for Life,” will tell about her love of Mexican culture and shares anecdotes of her travels to the country she calls her second home.  She has traveled to Mexico every summer for the past 18 years as part of a Summer Staff Guide in Mexico for Intercultural Student Experiences.  Jody currently works for Poudre School District as a Spanish tutor at the before school enrichment program at Bethke Elementary School, as a Family Liaison at Fort Collins High School, and as a teacher in the adult English language program.  Her pictures and stories will entice you to explore Mexico.  Admission includes visit to 4 galleries.

 

Black Friday at Global Village Museum
Nov 28  •  11 – 5 pm         Free Admission

Enjoy a break from your shopping and stop in at Global Village Museum.  FREE admission to our 4 galleries.  Shop our eclectic Museum Shop and our members save 30% off Museum Shop Items and 10% off Museum Shop Items for public. 

 

 

Admission to the Museum: $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, & $1 children.

The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11 – 5