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Museum of Space History Governor’s Commission Meeting

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Governor’s Commission to the New Mexico Museum of Space History will hold a regular quarterly meeting at 1:00 pm.

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, January 19, 2024) – The Governor’s Commission to the New Mexico Museum of Space History will hold a regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on Friday, January 26, 2024, beginning at 1:00 pm in the Udall Building at 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe.

The Commission’s agenda will be posted to the museum website at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please email msh.info@dca.nm.gov at least 48 hours before the meeting to discuss your accessibility needs.

The mission of the Governor’s Commission to the museum is to provide direction, advice, and support to the Director of the Museum in the maintenance and operation of the Museum and its activities.


About the New Mexico Museum of Space History: www.nmspacemuseum.org

The New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. A Smithsonian Affiliate, the museum showcases the significant role New Mexico has played in the development of the U.S. Space Program and features the International Space Hall of Fame, and New Horizons Dome Theater.

3198 State Route 2001 | Alamogordo, NM 88310, (575) 437-2840 for more information or visit the website at www.nmspacemuseum.org. Like us at: www.facebook.com/NMSpaceMuseum/





Friday, January 26, 2024
1:00 PM MDT

Udall Building (Center for Museums’ Resources)
725 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM

The Mission of the New Mexico Museum of Space History Commission is to establish museum of space history policy and determine the mission and direct the development of the museum subject to the approval of the secretary of cultural affairs and to provide direction, advice, and support to the Director of the Museum in the maintenance and operation of the Museum and its activities.

  1. Call To Order – Mr. Jon Haas
  2. Introductions – Commission and Guests
  3. Action: Approve agenda for the January 26, 2024 Meeting – Commission
  4. Action: Approve minutes from the October 28, 2023 Meeting – Commission 
  5. Department of Cultural Affairs Report – Dr. Patrick Moore
  6. Discussion of Legislative Priorities (affecting NMMSH) for 2024, and opportunities – TBD, DCA and discussion item for the Commission.
  7. Int’l Space Hall of Fame Foundation Comments – TBD
  8. Division Director’s Report – Mr. Chris Orwoll
  9. Deferred to allow time for items 10-12, 17
  10. Opportunity for the NMMSH Commission to interact with Dr. George Goldstein, President of the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
  11. Open Discussion: Developing plans for the requirements, resources, and construction of a new large artifacts exhibit space. 
    • Agenda needs for the April meeting to continue planning in April in Alamogordo
  12. Call for leadership of standing Sub-Committees for 2024
    • Development Committee – OPEN
    • Mission and Long-Range Planning – OPEN
    • Education Committee – OPEN
    • Collections Committee – Acting Chair: Mr. Jon Haas – (Available)
    • Museum Review Committee – Appointment by 2024 Chair (Currently Jon Haas)
  13. Announcements
  14. Call for nominations for Chairperson and Vice Chair of the Commission for 2023 
  15. Action: Approval of 2024 Commission Chairperson and Vice Chair – Commission
  16. Action: Confirm/Establish Dates of Upcoming Meetings – Commission
    • 26 April 2024 (Alamogordo, NM)
    • 26 July, 2024 (TBD)
    • 25 October, 2024 (Alamogordo, NM)
  17. Closed Executive Session (Commission and Commission’s Council only): Museum Review Committee Finalize the periodic evaluation of Executive Director’s performance, as required by N. M. S. A. 1978, § 18-7-1 (J). 
  18. Adjournment – Commission

Note: Following the meeting, the Commission will informally tour the nearby NM Museum of International Folk Art.

*Except for emergency matters, the Commission cannot take action on new business that is not on the posted agenda. New business requiring action will be added to the agenda for the next meeting of the Commission.


January 26
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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NM Museum of Space History
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Museum of Space History
3198 State Rd. 2001
Alamogordo, NM 88310 United States
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