With the purpose of preserving the historical memory of the country and disseminating it to the rest of the world, using a selective sample of objects and images that allow interpreting the historical events that shaped our nation, the National History Museum, Chapultepec Castle, opened its doors on September 27, 1944.
On its 78th anniversary, the venue will carry out a program designed for the knowledge and enjoyment of its audiences, bringing together theatre, opera, ballet, orchestral music, conferences, walks and guided tours.
The celebrations begin tomorrow at 7:00 p.m.; In the courtyard of the Alcázar, the play inspired by the Mexican Revolution, “We are God”, will be presented, whose story takes place in the government of General Victoriano Huerta. The story of Wilberto Cantón, adapted and directed by Guadalupe Rammath, revolves around the dilemma of Don Justo Álvarez del Prado, Minister of Justice, when he finds out that his children belong to the revolutionary movement.
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In that same space, on the 23rd, at 7:00 p.m., the artistic company Ópera Joven will be presented, which, in almost 13 years of experience, has integrated a rich repertoire of the operatic and opera-pop genre, also called “ classical crossover”, as well as popular Mexican music.
On Saturday 24, at 7:00 p.m., the public will appreciate the presentation of the Vini Cubi Folkloric Ballet, from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, on the esplanade of the museum. The group was founded in 1973, by Enrique Jorge Gómez Lomelí and Abigail Aguilar, and receives new university dancers every year, achieving a balance between new people and former students.
On the 27th, at 7:00 p.m., the Alcázar courtyard will receive the Ibero-American Orchestra. Created with high-level musicians, the musical group seeks to raise the interpretive level of Mexican orchestras, for which it has been invited to important national and international forums.
The music will continue on Friday the 30th, with a tribute concert to the composer Manuel Esperón, the most prolific of the golden age of Mexican cinema, author of songs such as Amorcito corazón, Flor de azalea, Ay Jalisco, no te rajes and I will not return, among others. The appointment is at 7:00 p.m., in the courtyard of the Alcázar.
On September 27 and 29, as well as on October 1, there will be a walk through different monuments and spaces in the surroundings of Cerro del Chapulín, such as the petroglyphs of Moctezuma Xocoyotzin, the steps of Empress Carlota, the Cincalco cave , the aqueducts of Santa Fe and the springs. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing, non-slip shoes and a hat. The activity takes place at 10:00 and 12:30 hours; It is aimed at children 10 years and older and adults, in groups of no more than 15 people.
There will also be a virtual guided tour of the museum, on September 27, 29 and 30, at 10:00 a.m., prior registration to the emails: [email protected] Y [email protected]. Meanwhile, the guided tour of the Alcázar will take place from Tuesday, October 27 to Saturday, October 1, at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:00.
On September 27, at 12:00, the conference The watch that made the dollar famous, an Ingersoll Yankee in the collection of the National Museum of History, will be given, which will deal with a watch that belonged to the poet Rubén Darío, also relevant due to its manufacture, part of the enclosure’s pocket watch collection.
Daytime activities are included in the entrance ticket to the museum space; meanwhile, night activities are free, but with limited space. No reservation is required in any case, except arriving in advance.
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