April 2019 NM History & Culture Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following history & cultural events:

ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY,  APRIL 28 (moved to 4th Sunday because of Easter) , 2 pm, Free.  Architect Anthony Anella and UNM architecture professor Mark Childs discuss their book Imagine a City that Remembers The ABQ Rehotograhpy Project.  Albuquerque in 1998 and 20 years later. Albuquerque Museum, free parking south of the Museum and free admission to the Museum and the program. www.albuqhistsoc.org.

FREE SATURDAY GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF DOWNTOWN CENTRAL AVE.   10 am, MEET YOUR GUIDE AT SW CORNER OF 1ST & CENTRAL IN FRONT OF THEATER.  You must now PAY City meters. Tours can also be arranged for other days and times. Call 289-0586 to leave a message or reserve for a group more than five. Sponsored by the ABQ Historical Society & Historic ABQ.   www.albuqhistsoc.org.

HISTORIC KIMO THEATRE FREE DOCENT LED TOURS – 12 NOON, March 6, 12, 13, 17, 24, 31. You must reserve a ticket at www.KimoTickets.com.

The Wheels Museum is located in the Barelas steam locomotive repair shops at 1100 2nd St. SW. It  is open for small group tours but you must call Leba Freed at 243-6269 to schedule a tour.  The Museum showcases the history of area transportation including rail, Route 66, and Camino Real. It also includes info on past, present and future modes of transportation in the west. It has photos and archives of men who worked in the Barelas facility.


APRIL 2, 2 pm, free. Labor stories from East to West, David Maes, Pot Creek Lunmber; Robin Henderson, the Story of Matilda Rabinowitz, immigrant girl, Radical Woman. Kit Carson Coop,118 Cruz Alta Rd. in Taos. Taos County Historical Society.

APRIL 3, free. First Wednesday free admission all day at the ABQ Museum. 

APRIL 3, 12 noon, free CONCERT. Part of the Bach Lunch series at  the First United Methodist Church, 315 Coal SW, Free parking. Box lunch available for $5 or bring your own. kaempermusic.com.

APRIL 3, 12 noon, free. Patrick Moore, director of NM Historic Sites speaks on “Blazing New Trails through Historic Sites”. NM History Museum.

APRIL 3, 5:30-7 pm, free. New Mexico and the Rise of Global Hispanism by Dr. John Nieto Philips. He speaks on educators Nina Otero Warren and George I Sanchez who viewed the Spanish Language as a cultural asset..  Part of the People & Places series. UNM Center for SW Research Zimmerman Library. More info from Tomas Jaehn, 277-7107, tjaehn@unm.edu.

APRIL 4, 5:30–7:30 pm, free but $5 donation accepted. Happy Arte Hour. National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org.

APRIL 4, 6 pm, free. Opening of “Stories on the Sleeve-Connecting with Album Cover Art” – records and their album covers. NM Humanities Council building, 4115 Silver SE, 633-7371.

APRIL 4, 10:30 AM, Free. DNA Research Group. ABQ Gen. Society, Main Library, 2nd floor.

APRIL 5, 3-5 pm, $ 20, $18. Douglas Wise, retired CIA officer speaks on Afghanistan after 911. Presented by the ABQ International Association, Journal auditorium, 7777 Jefferson NEinfo@abqinternational.org or 856-7277.

APRIL 5,  2 pm, free. James Hershberg speaks on “Conant, Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb”. NM History Museum.

APRIL 5, 5:30-9 pm, First Friday special admission price $5. NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.  www.NMnaturalhistory.org.

APRIL 6, 10:30 am-12 noon, $5 per family. Vamos al Museo-art projects for children. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Contact Elena Baca at 246-2261 or elenaD.Baca@state.nm.us.<

APRIL 6, 10:30 am, free. Dr. Joseph Sanchez speaks on “La Ruta de Onate 1598-1609 and the Establishment of New Mexico”. Historical Dialogues: New Mexicans and the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro 1598-1692″. Sponsored by the Hispanic Genealogical Resource Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center.

APRIL 6, 2-3 pm, free. Feature films from PBS Colores at Special Collections in honor of Poetry Month.  Summon the Fire, My Words are my Power. Special Collections Library.

APRIL 6, 10:30 am, free. Series of four free Beyond the Basics Genealogy workshops: this one on Military Research. Main Library, 2nd floor. ABQ Gen. Society. Free parking for two hours in City Garage across the street.

APRIL 6, 6 pm, free. Star Gazing & Astronomy at Gran Quivira / Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. 6 pm Marlon Magdalena from Jemez Puelbo speaks on Looking to the Skies: Ancient Astronomers of the Southwest. More info from Behany Burnett, 847-2770, 847-2585 X 220.

APRIL 6/7 (repeats every Saturday and Sunday), 12 noon – 5 pm, free. Mundos de Mestizaje, tours of the colossal fresco mural about the Hispanic world in the Torreon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

APRIL 6, 9-11 am, free. Educators Open House. Learn how to use the K-12 curriculum developed to teach pueblo history. RSVP at bit.ly/eductorsopenhouse. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

APRIL 6, 4-7 pm, free. Art of Faith: Exploring the intersection of Belief and Creativity. Performances by the NM Philharmonic string quartet, talks by NM artists, wine tasting, food trucks. Co-sponsored by Bernalillo County and the NM Philharmonic. Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SWnmphil.orgbernco.gov/public-art-program.

APRIL 6, 2 pm, free. Noel Pugach presents “Harry Truman, a chautauqua”. Anthropology Lecture Hall, Room 165, UNM. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

APRIL 6, 2 pm, free. Richard Melzer, BG Burr and John Taylor speak on Notable and Notorious Neighbors in Valencia County, Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. 352-7720.

APRIL 6, free. Songkran Festival (New Year for Thais, Laotions, Burmese, Cambodians). Food, Music and dance. Buddhist Center of NM, 143 Madison NE.

APRIL 6, 6 pm, free. Panel discussion of artists from Ayer, Hoy y Manana / Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: An Exhibit of traditional Hispanic arts from 63 different artist. Artists are Tim Lucero, Roxanne Shaw Galindo, Nicolas Otero. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. Call 352-7720 for more information.

APRIL 7, 8-10 am, free but limited space, must pre-register with Kent Swanson, 897-8831. Bosque Wild Guided nature walk. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NWwww.cabq.gov/openspace.

APRIL 7, 3-4 pm, free. ABQ Concert Band performs at Eldorado HS Performing Arts Center. MORE INformation, www.abqband.org.

APRIL 8, 11:30 am, $5 for non-members and buy your own lunch.  Come learn about the 2019 Legislative session from journalist Sherry Robinson and Melanie Majors, executive director of New Mexico for Open Government.   Albuquerque Press Women and Friends monthly luncheon. Mimi’s Cafe on 4316 The 25 Way

APRIL 9, 6:30 pm, $5 for non members. Friends of Tijeras Pueblo present Demystifying Stable Isotope Analysis in Archaeological Resarch. Presented by Jonathan Dombrosky, PhD candidate. Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras Canyon. FriendsofTijerasPueblo.org.

APRIL 9, 2-4 pm or 6-8 pm, free. A monthly discussion of books written about or by Native Americans. This month’s book is Rez Salute  by Jim Northrup. This book challenges the native communities and various stereotypes, racism and misinformation. Meets in the Pueblo House of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. www.indianpueblo.org.

APRIL 9, 7 pm, free. Heather McClenahan, outgoing museum director, gives perspectives on Los Alamos History. Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central in Los Alamos.  www.osalamoshistory.org.

APRIL TUESDAYS 9,16, 23, 30. Salsa classes for beginners, 6-7 pm and intermediates, 7-8 pm. More info from elsa.menendez@state.nm.us, 246-2261 X 34744. Pay what you can. National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org

APRIL 10, Call 843-7270 for reservation. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. 6-8 pm, $15. Fry bread Class. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Restaurant (limit 50 enrollment). RSVP at ipcc.ticketleap.com.

APRIL 10, 6-10 pm, free. Bosque Stargazing. Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

APRIL 10, 10:20 AM, free. Linda Koch, president ABQ Genealogical Soc. speaks on “Thinking outside the Screen”. Main Library lower level auditorium. Free parking for two hours in City parking garage across the stree.t.

APRIL 10, 6 pm, free. “A Night of Poetry”, new poetry by writers after an eight week workshop. Library, National Hispanic Cultural Center.

APRIL 11, 3:30 pm, free. Workshop on Saving Historic Places (2nd workshop) presented by the NM Office of Historic Preservation. Manzano Mountain Art Council, 101 E. Broadway in Mountainair.

APRIL 11, 7 pm, free (tickets available at 6 pm). Free film series at National Hispanic Cultural Center. The Way (historical pilgrimage of the El Camino de Santiago). 2010/123 minutes/English.

APRIL 12, 6:30-8pm,, $8,7,5. The Symphony of Sleep presented by Russel Morton, PhD; Lisa Cutchen MD; Shana Diez DO. Part of The Brain exhibit. NM Natural History Museum.

APRIL 12, 6 pm, free.  Joe Traugott speaks about his new book Painted Reflections Isomeric Design in Ancestral Pueblo Pottery at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. More info at 344-8139 or www.bkwrks.com.

APRIL 12, 5 pm dinner, 6 pm presentations. Night of Peace, free dinner. A program to bring awareness of the crisis in Yemen. Ortega Hall UNM, 3rd floor. Sponsored by the UNM Arabic Club and Hillel.

APRIL 13, 10:30 am-12 noon, free. Special Collections Library.  Albuquerque Academy: One Man’s Vision, One Family’s Mission presented by former Academy Archivist Rich Adam.Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE.

APRIL 13, 7:30-9:30 pm, $15-$20. Our Words Our Songs – Music by African American Composers. Co sponsored by the African American Museum & Cultural Center of NM. Outpost Performance Soace, 210 Yale SE.

APRIL 13, 1-4 pm, free second Saturday program.   1 pm, Historian Dr. Linda Tigges  speaks on Merchants of Colonial Transatlantic Trade. Activities for children. Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. Contact 987-8828.

APRIL 13, 12:30-3:30 pm, free. Matachines Dance, in conjunction with the exhibition on Genizaro Continuance and Identity. Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW.

APRIL 13, 10 am-4 pm, free. Book sale in the parking lot of the Los Lunas Public Library.

APRIL 13, 2 pm, free. Diana Molina speaks on the Icons & Symbols of our Regional Heritage. Placitas Library. 867-3355.

APRIL 13, 2 pm, free. la Canoa series, Book signing by Valerie Rangel, Environmental Justice in NM: rights to religious freedom, continuation of traditional customs and more. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

APRIL 13, 10:30 am, free second of four free genealogy workshops. This one on using Immigration Records. ABQ Genealogical Society. Main Library second floor. Free parking in City garage across the street.

APRIL 13/14 (repeats every Saturday and Sunday), 12 noon – 5 pm, free. Mundos de Mestizaje, tours of the colossal fresco mural about the Hispanic world in the Torreon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

APRIL 14, 2 pm, free. Fun, informative talks about upcoming Santa Fe opera season. La Boheme by Puccini. Las Puertas Event Center, 1512 1st St. NW. Sponsored by the Santa Fe Opera.

APRIL 14, 1-2 pm, admission. Art of Faith. Art curator Josie Lopez discusses art from the ABQ Museum permanent exhibit whose work reflect intersections with culture, identity and spirituality. Albuquerque Museum in Old Town.

APRIL 14, 2 pm, free. May Cordova speaks on the History of Cuba, NM. Sandoval County Historical Society building off Hwy. 550 at the I-Hop in Bernalillo. www.sandovalhistory.org.

APRIL 14, 2 pm, free. John Taylor speaks on “Catholics along the Rio Grande”, Belen Harvey House Museum.

APRIL 15, 7 pm, free. Anna Nogar PhD speaks on the Lady in Blue, the Spanish nun from 400 years ago whose writing impacted colonial Mexican society. UNM Hodgin Hall, 1889 Central NE.

APRIL 16, 6 pm, free.  Ann Hillerman speaks about her new book The Tale Teller at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. More info at 344-8139 or www.bkwrks.com.

APRIL 17, 12 noon, free. Deputy State historian Rob Martinez describes “A History of the Inquisition in New Mexico”. Bring your lunch. Yucca Room of the State Records and Archives, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey, just east of Cerillos Rd. 505-476-9782.

APRIL 17,  12 noon, free(bring your lunch). Pat Davis, City Councilor for District 6 speaks on a variety of local issues and answers questions. McKinley Recreation Center, 3401 Monroe NE, enter from west of McKinley School.

APRIL 18, 5-8 pm, free. Third Thursday as the ABQ Museum. Poet Laureate Michelle Otero speaks. Jazz Music, food and beverage for sale.

APRIL 19, 9:30 am-12 noon, free. Colcha embroidery stitch along, bring your project or just come watch. . Contact elenaD.baca@state.nm.us or call 246-2261. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Bridge SW, www.nhccnm.org.

APRIL 19, 6-10:30 pm, fee. This is your Brain on Dance ! NM Natural History Museum.

APRIL 19, 10 am-12 noon am, free but limited space. Must create an account at play.cabq.gov., 897-8831. Family  Guided nature walk. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NWwww.cabq.gov/openspace.

APRIL 20, 11am-7 pm, free. ABQ Turkish Festival. Music, food, dancing. Turkish Raindrop House,7901 Mountain Rd. NE. More info at www.raindropturkishhouse.org.

APRIL 20, Earth Day events around ABQ.

APRIL 21, EASTER SUNDAY – Some museums closed. Call individual sites for more information.

APRIL 21, both Jemez Historic Site and Coronado Historic Site open. 7 am Jemez all faith sunrise service. Coronado, all day  virtual Easter egg hunt guides visitors through the history of Easter in New Mexico. Coronado, 867-5351; Jemez, 575-829-3530. www.kuaua.org.

APRIL 22-28 AMERICAN INDIAN WEEK, admission fee at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Dances, demos, workshops. Get full schedule at www.indianpueblo.org.

APRIL 23, 7 pm, free. Spain and the Independence of the United States presented by Tom Chavez, former director of the NM History Museum. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

APRIL 20 (closed April 21 Easter Sunday) (repeats every Saturday and Sunday), 12 noon – 5 pm, free. Mundos de Mestizaje, tours of the colossal fresco mural about the Hispanic world in the Torreon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

APRIL 24, 5:30 pm, free. Lobo Living Room presents Reading the River, a presentation of international water issues by UNM Professor Basia Irland. RSVP by April 23 on the UNM Alumni Association website or call 277-5808. Ballroom C of the SUB.<

APRIL 24, 12 noon, free. Native American and Hispanic History in the Spanish and Mexican archive collections in the Center for Southwest Research, UNM. Speaker is Dr. Joseph Sanchez, author of some 20 books and research historian for the National Park Service for 35 years. Zimmerman Library, Waters Room.

APRIL 24, 6:30-8 pm, $5-8. Voices in Science lecture. Tsunamis in the Brain. Presented by Bill Shuttleworth PhD, Director of the UNM Center for Brain Recovery and Regents Professor of the Dept. of Neuroscience. NM Natural History Museum, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.  www.NMnaturalhistory.org. More info from jayne.aubele@state.nm.us.

APRIL 27, 10 am-4 pm, free. Authors for Literacy. book sale and book signing. Come meet numerous New Mexico authors. Moriarty Convention Center. Sponsored by the Moriarty History Museum.

APRIL 27, tours at 11 am and 1 pm, free with Museum admission. International Sculpture Day, tours of the sculpture garden. Albuquerque Museum in Old Town.

APRIL 27, two workshops at Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. 12 noon – 3  pm, each $10. Intro to Homesteading or Heritage Spinning and Weaving. Call 898-3915 for more info.

APRIL 27, 10 am-12 noon, free. NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION – Cherry Hills Library. Arthur Sze, poet laureate of Santa Fe, reads poetry and signs his books.  Chinese American Speaker Series.  More information by calling Fay Yao at 934-3941.

APRIL 27, 10 am-4 pm, free. Celebrate 50 years of the Friends of the Public Library: various activities. Main Library, free two hour parking across the street in the City garage.

APRIL 27, 1:30 pm, free. Free tour of the special Collections Library. 2:30 pm, demonstration of the printing press.

APRIL 27/28, 9am-5 pm, free. Spring Native American Art Market. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

APRIL 27/28 (repeats every Saturday and Sunday), 12 noon – 5 pm, free. Mundos de Mestizaje, tours of the colossal fresco mural about the Hispanic world in the torreon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

APRIL 28, 2 pm, free. Imagine a City that Remembers The Albuquerque Rephotography Project presented by architect Anthony Anella and UNM Professor Mark Childs. ABQ in 1998 and today. Albuquerque Historical Society at the Albuquerque Museum.  Free parking south of the Museum; Free admission to the Museum and the program. albuqhistsoc.org/programs

APRIL 28, 9-11 am, free. Rt/ 66 Hike of City open Space. (area near Tramway & Central). Call Kyle Bality at 452-5205. www.cabq.gov/openspace.

APRIL 28, 1 pm, free. Author Sherry Robinson presents “Apache Voices”. Part of the NM History and Culture series. Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW. Sponsored by BernCo open space.

APRIL 28, 2 pm, free. Singer , historian and tearcher Seve Cormier presents Music from the Ranch and Open Range.  Old San Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Rd. in Corrales. www.corraleshistory.org.

APRIL 28, 9-11 am, $5 donatIon. Learn how to conStruct a waffle garden. Part of the Gardening series at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.. Register at learn@indianpueblo.org.

Articles about New Mexico people, places & events. READ OVER 100 ISSUES OF LA CRONICA, the publication of the Historical Society of New Mexico. https://ejournals.unm.edu/index.php/lacronica


Call 884-4529 to register and for more information. Must be age 55 and up. Location at American Square Shopping Center, 3301 Menaul Blvd. NE, Suite 18 (near Menaul & Carlisle) www.oasisabq.org. Fees vary.


$20 Annual Registration Fee. Each class has a fee. More classes in the catalog. Call 277-0077 to register or on line at ce.unm.edu/Osher.

BOOKWORKS PROGRAMS WITH LOCAL & STATE AUTHORS, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW,  www.bkwrks.com.

NEW OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ALBUQUERQUE HISTORY View the scrapbooks of the ABQ City Clerk dated from 1922-1974. The books have been copied and reside at the ABQ Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE. Check at the main desk.

NEW MEXICO DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS Over 200,000 pages of historical state newspapers have been digitized and may be viewed. http://elibrary.unm.edu/cswr/newspapers.php.k.


Ana Pacheco Santa Fe anapachecosantafe.com website about NM history & culture.

Unser Racing Museum www.unserracingmuseum.org

NM Veterans Memorial (Albuquerque) www.nmvetsmemorial.org
1100 Lousiana NE, 256-2042. The Memorial is dedicated to the men and women who gave their youth, hopes and dreams in the name of freedom. The website includes a section on nine periods of military history and how it affected those living in NM. Go to the events section and click on History of NM Vets.


NM Genealogical Society, Main Library, nmgs.org/index.php.


Holocaust & Intolerance Museum, 616 Central SW.

UNM Zimmerman Library Center for Southwest Research
 Contact CSWR – http://elibrary.unm.edu/cswr/index.php

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History photo exhibit Everyday People-photos of people in Albuquerque in the 1940s & 50s “Pesos to Patriots” – New Mexico’s role in the War of Independence Albuquerque Museum.

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM.  Opening of the exhibit “The Last Supper” calling attention to the negative effects of contemporary diets and diabetes on native nations. UNM.www.maxwellmuseum.unm.edu.Chinese Americans in New Mexico, Earth, Fire, Life – Six Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics   maxwellmuseum.unm.edu. 277-4405, 277-1400.

Belen Harvey House, 104 North 1st St. 861-0581. open Tuesday – Saturday 12:30-3:30 pm, Closed Sunday & Monday.

Santa Fe Public Library,  Japanese American Prison Camps of New Mexico. Santa Fe Southside Library on 6599 Jaguar.

The Struggle for Human Dignity, Social Justice and Civil Rights in NM, ten panels from the African-American Museum & Cultural  Center. Displayed at the Holocaust Museum, 616 Central SW.

Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW. 244-0507, www.gutierrezhubbelhouse.org

Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts.Ayer, Hoy y Manana / Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: An Exhibit of traditional Hispanic arts from 63 different artists.  Call 352-7720 for more information.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW –   www.indianpueblo.org. Opening of exhibit Zia Sun – different ways the symbol has been used on merchandise and its impact on Zia Pueblo 40th anniversary exhibit “We are of this Place: the Pueblo Story”.

National Hispanic Cultural Center4th & Bridge NW. www.nhccnm.org.
Que Chola  exhibit continues through Aug. 4. “Cholas & home girls” in art and pop culture. This collection of 30 black & white photos tell the story of the WW II labor program that brought Mexican men to the US to supply the much needed labor force. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, www.nhccnm.org.
Braceros Photo exhibit of 30 black & white photos describing the use of Mexican labor in the US during WW II. People Powered-New Mexicans and Social Movements, La Ultima Exhibicion based on the visual interpretation of the novel Bless Me, Ultima. National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Unraveling Race and Place in New Mexico“.
New Mexico Hometown Heroes: Hispanic Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients photo exhibit.

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, exhibit “Things Come Apart” the evolution of the smart phone and other everyday technological items. Continues through May. Museum of Nuclear History, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, www.nuclearmuseum.org.Consider yearly memberships: Family $75; adult $40; Senior $35, Youth under 13, $25 ).

NM Humanities Council Office, 4115 Silver SE.

Santa Fe Museum of Indian Arts Turquoise Water Sky: the stone and its Meaningwww.indianartsandculture.org. 476-1250

New Mexico History Museum – The Land that Enchants Me, picturing sheet music covers 1840-1960 with NM themes.  The Great War opens Nov. 11; The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, 47 Stars; Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time; Telling NM Stories,Then & Now. www.nmhistorymuseum.org.The First World War exhibit which includes letters, photos and objects. NM History Museum in Santa Fe.

UNM CONTINUING EDUCATION & OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE Maralie BeLonge, 277-6179, program supervisor for Osher. For course info go to dce.unm.edu/culture or call 277-0077. UNM CE & Osher provide travel, lectures and classes. Osher requires a $20 membership fee. Go to dce.unm.edu/osher for course descriptions.

New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, NM Cultural Affairs Dept. www.nmhistoricpreservation.org.

Placitas Public Library, 453 Hy 165, 5 miles east of the I-25 exit. www.placitaslibrary.com, 867-3355.



SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY LOCAL HISTORY & ARCHIVES 423 Central SE, 848-1377. Come see the beautifully renovated library and browse through many one of a kind books about Albuquerque. Open Tuesday – Sat. 9am-6pm.

MENAUL HISTORICAL LIBRARY OF THE SOUTHWEST, 301 Menaul NE on campus of Menaul School. View artifacts of 100 year old Menaul School and archives of Presbyterian Church history of NM & Southwest. www.menaulhistoricallibrary.org. Contact 343-7480 or archives@menaulhistoricallibrary.org.

NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER highlights of dance, film, workshops, music, theatre and exhibits. www.nhccnm.org. 1701 4TH ST. SW, 246-2261.




Celebrating New Mexico Statehood site, nmstatehood.unm.edu/
Celebrating New Mexico Statehood provides access to materials about New Mexico’s history and culture. Designed to facilitate research about New Mexico’s past, cultural heritage materials from 12 New Mexico institutions are available here for study and research. Materials include photographs, documents, maps, posters, art, music and video. Managed by the University of New Mexico, University Libraries and funded by UNM’s Center for Regional Studies, this project is intended to help all New Mexicans learn about and appreciate our past. Enjoy!

The 12 institutions participating in the Celebrating New Mexico site are:

  • The Albuquerque Museum
  • Farmington Museum
  • Hubbard Museum of the American West
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • New Mexico History Museum, Chavez History Library
  • New Mexico History Museum, Photo Archives
  • New Mexico State University Library
  • Roswell Museum and Art Center
  • Silver City Museum
  • University of New Mexico, Art Museum
  • University of New Mexico, Center for Southwest Research

1910 New Mexico Constitution www.newmexicohistory.org/centennial.
This is from the State Historian’s office and it deals specifically with the 1910 New Mexico Constitution. It has photos & bios of all the delegates to the 1910 constitutional convention along with the text of the 1910 constitution, the 2012 amended NM constitution and an essay by the Legislative Council Services describing all the changes to the Constitution over the last 100 years. There is also info on president Taft and much more.

The ABQ Public Library has a huge web site devoted to the Centennial and NM History. There are links to all sorts of material. www.cabq.gov/library.


Visit the web sites of  the Albuquerque Historical Society, www.albuqhistsoc.org, to see the free Centennial Teachers Resource Guide. The Guide has four sections on New Mexico History and 4th & 7th grade lesson plans. The sections are:

  • New Mexico’s Long Road to Statehood
  • New Mexico’s County Courthouses
  • The Boundaries of New Mexico
  • New Mexico’s Governors since 1912

Compiled by Janet Saiers.- jsaiers@msn.com