August 2020 On-Line History & Culture Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following on-line history & cultural events:

We are not aware of any museums being open to the public. However many museums now have virtual tours. Many Museums and history organizations are providing free lectures & programs by using Zoom, YouTube or the Facebook page of the organization. (Note: you do NOT have to be a Facebook user to view the Facebook page of many organizations). Some of these require preregistration so you may receive a “specific link and password”. The programs are recorded to watch later. Most programs are free but some groups are requiring payment of a fee prior to getting a link or password to access the site.

SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 8:30-11 AM, CLEAN UP MORNING AT THE FAIRVIEW HISTORIC CEMETERY700 YALE SE All welcome, bring tools, gloves and wear hard soled shoes (no sandals). Wear sun screen & face coverings. Trash Bags & water provided. Facebook:.Historic Fairview Cemetery

MURALS OF ALBUQUERQUE ( This shows over 130 murals in the ABQ metro area. You click on each picture and it shows the mural, gives its title and address, describes the image, and the artists.

ONLINE TOUR OF THE 15 HISTORIC MURALS AT THE INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER The tour gives details  of the artist and the dance or ritual illustrated in the mural.

OBSERVANCE OF 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NUCLEAR BOMB, HIROSHIMA AUGUST 6, NAGASAKI, AUGUST 9 See the online exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum. Go to See the online exhibit at the Los Alamos History Museum. Go to

NUCLEAR MUSEUM – The Museum has a huge collection of oral history interviews (also transcribed) called Voices of the Manhattan Project. There are some 600 interviews of individuals who were either at the Manhattan Project or a family member who worked there. The  interviews are organized into 39 categories such as: Internment of Japanese Americans, Life in the Secret cities,  Hispanic employees, Native American.

75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WW II – The War Years: Selected Images from the NM Digital Collection. Go to the website of the Center for SW Research/Zimmerman Library,

AUGUST 1, 8am-12 noon and every Saturday in August, Farmers Market Robinson Park downtown, in person. Capacity at 50%. Mask required. More info at or 252-2959.

AUGUST 1, 1 pm, $10. Anthropological Genetic History: Amazon Warrior Women and the Sarmatians, Haplogroup G  presented by Angel de Cervantes from the New Mexico DNA Project and the Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. To pay and get a link for the program contact

AUGUST 1, 2 pm on line Zoom, free. Joe Sabatini speaks on Olla Bearers & Indian Detours: New Mexico’s Indians as Tourist Attractions. Taos County Historical Society. Email Paul Figueroa at paulcfigueroa@gmailcom or 575-779-8579 to request link.

AUGUST 1, 7pm, ENJOY THE SANTA FE OPERA FROM HOME – HAVE YOUR OWN TAILGATE! (Facebook, YouTube channel) opera begins at 7 pm –August 1, Madame Butterfly. Go to their website to watch.

AUGUST 2 & EVERY SUNDAY IN AUGUST, 10 am-1pm in person, limited capacity, must wear mask. Alvarado Park Farmers Market includes food & art. 2000 Alvarado NE near San Mateo & Constitution.

AUGUST 5, 12 noon, free online.  Matthew Babcock, Blurred Borders: Apache Acculturation & Adaption during the Last Decades of Spanish Rule. Go to the NM History Museum Facebook Page to watch live.

AUGUST 6, 6 PM, free online. 75th Commemoration of Hiroshima Nuclear Bomb. Go to    Most Speakers are from New Mexico with the keynote speaker, Dr. Ira Helfand, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

AUGUST 6, 3:30 PM, free online. Religion & Rebellion in 17th Century  New Mexico by Matt Barbour. More information on the website of New Mexico Historic Sites, Coronado. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 883 9989 5378  Password: 667421   Any questions please contact Annie at or Sheryl at

AUGUST 7, 6-8 pm, free In person ! Art Walk downtown Albuquerque. Meet the artists in person. Street music and vendors. Most artists will be along Central. Download map and descriptions at

AUGUST 8, “STAYCATION” sponsored by the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. Itinerary includes guided tour at Petroglyph National Monument, complimentary box lunch, room night at Comfort Inn Downtown, dinner on Patio of Rio Grande Brewing. Go to website of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce for more information Participant makes own hotel reservation..

AUGUST 8, 10:30 AM, free online Zoom. 1st of four beginning geneaology classes. Email — for more info.

AUGUST 10, commemoration of Pueblo Independence Day August 10, 1680 when the pueblo people of NM/AZ rebelled against Spanish Colonization. Go to the website of Jemez Historic Site.

AUGUST 11, 7-0 pm, free on NM PBS but you must register. N.Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear on American Masters. Go to and enter the name of the program.

AUGUST 12, online, free. Remembering the End of WW II sponsored by the ABQ Geneaology Society. Go to

AUGUST 14, 5 pm, Webinar. Free for members and $10 for others. The Santa Fe Opera Guild presents: Sam I Am, A visit with Opera Bass Sam Ramey interviewed by Cori Ellison. Go to htpps:// this includes video, photos and recorded excerpts of his most famous roles. More info by calling Jackie at 505-455-7964.

AUGUST 15, 1 pm, $10. Anthropological Genetic History: the Vandals Connection to NM Families, Haplogroup 1  presented by Angel de Cervantes from the New Mexico DNA Project and the Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. To pay and get a link for the program contact

AUGUST 15-16, online, free. Bosque Chile Festival sponsored by Bernalillo County. Go to Speakers, music, performances. You may purchase various products from online vendors.

AUGUST 17, 11 AM, free Zoom Registration. Could Columbus Have Been Jewish? And Should we Care ? presented by Norma Libman. Register with the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society. Call 348-4471 or Email

AUGUST 20, free. 3RD THURSDAY AT THE ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM – Go to for listing of activities.

AUGUST 21, 5:30-6:30, FREE online. Delivering Little Boy: Doctoring History at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age presented by Prof. James Nolan of Williams College MA. Part of the series from the Center for SW Research, UNM. Contact Tomas Jaehn, for Zoom access. You will be sent the link two days in advance.

AUGUST 22, “Daycation” sponsored by the ABQ Hispano Chamber of Commerce. Visit Pecos National Monument. Includes room night at Ramada Inn on Menaul and dinner at the hotel. Go to the website of the Hispano Chamber for more information.

AUGUST 23, 2 PM, LIVE STREAM ON THE ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY (AHS) FACEBOOK PAGE. Women and the Vote 19th Amendment presented by Dr. Sylvia Ramos Cruz.
Until the Museum of Albuquerque is available for group programs, AHS programs will take place by live stream on the AHS Facebook Page. Go to

AUGUST 23, 2 pm, in person. Parade in Santa Fe commemorating the 19th Amendment. Renames in honor of Nina Otero Warren.

AUGUST 25, 6:30 pm, free Online. Historic Los Luceros with speaker Candie Borduin.

AUGUST 26, 4-7 pm, Commemoration of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote. Various Speakers. Zoom, Facebook, YouTube and Gov 16 City There will be more information posted later on Facebook.

AUGUST 27, 6 PM, Free online live. Calhoun, Choice and the Early Days of US-Indian Relations presented by author Sherry Robinson. Part of the Abiquiu talk series. Registration at

AUGUST 29, 7 PM, free but you must register with NM PBS. Stories of Rudolfo Anaya: From Curandera to Chupacabra. Go to Eventbrite to register..

BOOKWORKS ONLINE AUTHOR SERIES-request Zoom link by Email, 23, Arnold Vigil, Santa Fe Different; AUGUST 26, patrick Frank, sharing Code; August 28, Great Outdoor New Mexico Panel including Bob Julyan, Baker Morrow, Ashley Biggers; AUGUST 29 INDEPENDENT BOODSTORE DAY, 1 pm, Emily Sego, NM Food Made Easy; Martha Burk, Your Voice, your vote.

NEW MEXICO HISTORY IN TEN MINUTES ( On the home page, go to the bottom and click on Video of the Month. The entire list of episodes will appear by clicking on the corner of the video. NM State Historian Rob Martinez is most engaging and informative and there are more than 25 Episodes. The episodes may be heard in chronological order or by topic which is introduced in the first minute or so of the episode.

MUSEUM GIFT SHOPS/GALLERIES NOW OPEN FOR IN STORE SHOPPING – Call first to confirm. COVID regulations could change these openings.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center2401 12th St. NW, 843-7270

Manzano Mountain Art Council, 101 E. Broadway in Mountainair, 847-0109-Tues-Thur. 11-3 pm, Saturday 11-2 pm See the exhibit Celebracion de las Artes Hispanas in the Gallery.

New Mexico Art Museum in Santa Fe, 982-1131, 10-4 pm, Tuesday – Sat.

New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, 982-9543, 10am-4 pm, Tuesday – Sat.

Nuclear Science & History Museum601 Eubank SE




OPEN SPACE VISITOR CENTER SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 8, 15) PROGRAM FOR KIDS AGES 6-10, 9am-12 noon. Saturday Explorer Camp. $10. Limited registration at or Call 897-8831.

LIBRARY BRANCHES ARE OPEN AT VARIOUS TIMES. Call the library before you go there. Capacity limits so call to find best times to visit.

HERITAGE OUTDOOR PARK AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE & HISTORY601 Eubank SE, the outdoor display at the Nuclear Museum contains many historic aircraft. It will be open daily from 9am-4pm, admission is $5 and tickets must be purchased on line. You may bring food and water. Wear a mask as you enter. Restrooms will NOT be available. More information is available from

WALKING TOURS OF DOWNTOWN STORE WINDOWS CALLED WINDOWS ON THE FUTURE presented by 516 Arts. Go to their website to download map of locations and see what’s in each window.



DAILY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS & ADULTS AT THE MAXWELL MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY Daily programs on their website: MONDAY-object,  TUESDAY-Education,  WEDNESDAY -Resources, THURSDAY -History, FRIDAY-Ask the Maxwell

The New Mexico History Museum has put many programs on Facebook or YouTube including The Santa Fe River in NM History presented by William Mee, ex. director of the Santa Fe Watershed Association and Andy Otto from Agua Fria. YouTube /user/NM museum . Look up the titles. More info at the NM History Museum website,
For Facebook, click on:
For YouTube, go to:

SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO VISIT THE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY Other library branches have opened on a limited basis but Special Collections remains closed. Staff will help you with research or setting up an appointment by contacting

Because of Rudolfo Anaya’s literary and cultural significance to New Mexico and to honor his legacy, UNM Libraries’ Department of Digital Initiative and Scholarly Resources (DISC) created the Rudolfo Anaya Digital Archive, a comprehensive online guide to his life and work. Oral histories, draft manuscripts, book covers, and an extensive bibliography of Anaya resources are available in the online archive. CSWR staff, and indeed, the entire UNM Libraries community is deeply saddened by Mr. Anaya’s death, one of New Mexico’s great writers and cultural icons.  While his passing is a great loss, by placing his papers with CSWR he left an incredible gift to New Mexico. His work will be treasured and preserved in perpetuity in the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections for future generations to enjoy. For detailed descriptions of the material in the Rudolfo A. Anaya Papers please see the CSWR finding aid at
To access the Rudolfo A. Anaya Digital Archive, please visit


In this time of buildings being closed, many of the museums and cultural centers in the ABQ metro area have put programming on their websites, Facebook pages or You Tube links. This includes everything from:

  • concerts, history lectures, video tours of various museum collections,
  • photograph pod casts, curriculum and study guides for children, audio interviews,

All of this is free and even “low tech” individuals can navigate these websites There are YouTube channels available at no cost to watch to all. You are urged to explore many websites but especially these:

  • ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY You may visit the current exhibitions. This includes an 11 minute video of the Jim Henson exhibition and a four minute “walk through” the new exhibit Trinity Reflections on the Bomb. This commemorates the 75th anniversary of the July 16, 1945 detonation of the nuclear bomb.You may also look at thousands of items, paintings and photographs that are part of the collection.
    There are short 5-6 minute pod casts (combo of voice and photographs) by Museum photo archivist Jill Hartke. The six podcasts  include: baseball in ABQ, downtown businesses in the early 1920s, local photos from 1969-1970, Lovelace astronauts, Streetcars and Motorettes (ABQ 1907-1920s).
  • CIVIC AUDITORIUM HISTORY VIDEO (1957-1986) Go to the Resources Tab, then the drop down to the three Civic Auditorium videos. They tell the story of the structure: why it was built, how it was used and why it was ultimately demolished.
  • CONCERTS OF NM MUSIC Concerts began on April 10 and there are numerous concerts by NM artists ranging from harpist Otilio Ruiz, Jemez flutist Marlon Magdalena, Lone Pinon, Dos Gatos, and Rob Martinez playing Northern NM music.
  • INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER (  You may read about current and past exhibits. These include Matriarchs at the Heart of Pueblo Families and Recipes from a Pueblo Kitchen. The website also gives an overview of each of the 19 NM pueblos and lists the individual websites.
  • NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER ( You may visit various exhibits.

ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCHIVED VIDEO PROGRAMS The Albuquerque Historical Society provides videos of scheduled program presentations that are live-streamed to the Society’s Facebook page. If viewed live, the Facebook live-stream event allows those who are unable to attend the opportunity to participate in the question and answer session following the event.  The video presentations are permanently available in the “Videos” section of the AHS Facebook page as well as linked to from the appropriate AHS Program pages. Presentations captured on Facebook videos to date include:

DISCLAIMER: All information should be checked with the sponsoring entity as changes may have occurred. This information is provided by the Albuquerque Historical Society ( as a community service.