Friends, family, and loved ones of John Silver are invited to celebrate his life at a special memorial here at a place where his legacy lives on… at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.
~ 3 pm – 7 pm~
More information on this event to come.
*The museum’s indoor/outdoor exhibits will be closed for this occasion*
The current and past boards and staff of the Santa Fe Children’s Museum were incredibly saddened by the untimely death of John Silver this past September. John was president of the Museum during the ’90s. We were a young organization and he quickly embraced our mission and helped us develop into a vibrant community resource. He was determined to increase our budget so we could serve the entire community. He wasn’t an educator but supported our commitment to “hands-on” experiential learning. During those years, John was our rock – always there to support new programs, think through our ideas, and help solve problems. He was a fundraiser extraordinaire, reaching out to all parts of the community and securing many donations while establishing new relationships with foundations and people in the Santa Fe community.
And he did it all with grace and a smile.
John brought his family into the museum family. Abe, Marian, Gloria, Margaret, Scott, and Carolyn were always present at museum events and helped with our auctions (with John often serving as an auctioneer). John convinced his dad to give some of his electric trains to the birthday room. We watched John and Gloria’s children grow up at the museum.
The Santa Fe Children’s Museum would not be here today if it were not for the hard work, dedication, and support of John and the Silver family. John loved the Museum and we all loved him in return.
With sorrow and gratitude,
All of Us Who Love the Santa Fe Children’s Museum