August 2022 Online & In-Person NM History & Culture Opportunities



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

HUNDREDS OF ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES AT THE BRANCHES OF THE ABC LIBRARY SYSTEM, Go to to review listing by location, days and times!

DOWNTOWN WALKING TOURS, 10 AM, DOWNTOWN CENTRAL (1ST – 8TH ST.)  Meet at the corner of 1st and Central SW by Tucano’s Restaurant. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society. Parking is not free on Saturdays so be sure to pay meters, parking lots, or parking garages. Tours continue no matter the weather.

ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY returns to in-person free programs at the ABQ Museum. Free Parking, Free Admission to the ABQ Museum. PROGRAM, AUGUST 21, 2 pm, Sherri Bruggemann speaks about the History of the City’s Public Art Program and the Urban Enhancement Program


DO YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS EACH MONTH TO HELP THE WHEELS MUSEUM? Volunteers are needed so the Museum can be open more; run the model railroad trains, also help needed with events, marketing, fund raising. Call Leba Freed at 243-6269.

AUGUST 3, 11 am, free. Historian John Taylor speaks about New Mexico Medal of Honor recipients. sponsored by the Valencia County Historical Society and UNM Valencia Campus. 1020 Huning Ranch Loop in Los Lunas.

AUGUST 3, 12 noon, virtual Zoom, free. Famed NM Cochiti Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz describes EVOLUTION: Converging Tradition & Innovation NM History Museum. Go to to get info to log in. Previous programs are on the You Tube channel and website of the New Mexico History Museum,

AUGUST 3, 9 am-5 pm. Free admission on 1st Wednesday, ABQ Museum. 

AUGUST 4, 1st day of school, Rio Rancho Public Schools

AUGUST 4/5, 11 am and every Thursday/Fri. in AUGUST in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. More info at

AUGUST 4-14, Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial 100th celebration. Full schedule at

AUGUST 5, 5-8 pm, free, In-person. Albuquerque Artwalk – downtown Albuquerque. Along Central and at Gold & 7th St. – There will be food, artists and live music. Meet the artists in person. Street music and vendors. Most artists will be along Central.

AUGUST 5, 10 am-5 pm, all day free admission on 1st Friday, Balloon Museum.

AUGUST 5/6/7,  various fees at 23rd Great Southwestern Antique and Vintage Show. Manuel Lujan Complex at Expo NM. Preview night Aug. 5 benefits PBS/KNME.

AUGUST 6, 10 am, free. History and Spirituality of the Matachines Dances of the Fiestas de San Lorenzo. Presented by Dr. Joseph Moreno. Martha Liebert Library, 124 Calle Malinche in Bernalillo, NM. More info at 505-867-1440.

AUGUST 6, 2-6 PM, free. Open house at the Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. 116 Bridge St. in Las Vegas, NM. Many local historians there to answer your questions including Henrietta Christmas and Rudy Laumbach.

AUGUST 6, 5-10 pm DOWNTOWN Summerfest on Civic Plaza, free.  music.. Kids activities,  food, arts and crafts, cantina. More info at or call 311.

AUGUST 6, Remembrance of nuclear bomb on Hisroshima, Japan 1945.

AUGUST 6,  8am-11 am, Help Clean-up Historic Fairview Cemetery,  700 Yale SE. Come hoe tumbleweeds and goat heads and spread mulch. The cemetery is open dawn to dusk and accessible through the gates of Fairview Memorial Park. Wear hard soled shoes & bring your own tools. or “Where the Past Meets the Present”.

AUGUST 6, 2 pm, free to members but $5 donations encouraged from others. Virginia Dodier (great granddaughter) discusses “B.C. Hernandez, from Taos to Washington DC”. Hernandez was a NM congressman born in 1862. Kit Carson Electrical Co-op Boardroom. 118 Cruz Alta Rd.More info at TaosCountyHistoricalSociety. or, 575-770-0681.

AUGUST 6, 3 – 5 pm, free.  “Leave Her to Heaven” with Gene Tierney and Cornell Wilde. Film set in New Mexico Special Collections Library, Edith & Central NE. Be aware of parking restrictions on streets near Library.

AUGUST 6, 8 pm, free show outdoors. Life in Bernalillo Film Showcase: a student perspective.  Sawmill area, 1781 Bellamah NW, at the Tierra Adentro de Nuevo Mexico Flamenco School near Ponderosa Brewery.  Contact Emily Stovel for info, 505-220-3693.

AUGUST 6/7, $8, $6 seniors and teens, children under age 12 free. 4th Annual Santa Fe Beer & Food FestivalMore info at or call 505-471-2261.

AUGUST 6/7, 9am – 5 pm, free. First Nakotah LaRance Memorial Youth Hoop Dance Competition. Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill, Santa Fe. or 476-1269. Hoop dances are a tradition in many native American cultures and use up to 50 hoops. Dancers are from across the US and dress in traditional regalia; four age categories.

AUGUST 7, Bosque Wild, 8am-12 noon, free BUT YOU must register. Hike of the bosque area. Meet at Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW. More info at 768-4951,

AUGUST 5/6/7, 11am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to for more info.

AUGUST 7, 11 am-3 pm, free family event. Dia de Familia Visiones del Futuro. Movement art projects, free give away of art supplies. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

AUGUST 7, 14, 21, 28 –  Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum.

AUGUST 7, free admission to the Visual Arts Museum, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW.

AUGUST 7, 14, 21, 28, 10 am – 2 pm, Railyards Market – 777  1st St. SW. Over 150 vendors.

AUGUST 9, remembrance of nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, Japan 1945.

AUGUST 9, 9:30 am, free, by Zoom. Colcha Community Stitch Along. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

AUGUST 9, 11 am, free by Zoom. The Art gifts of Albuquerque High School 1926-1982. Some 30 paintings were purchased by senior classes of ABQ HS. Ultimately that valuable collection was given to the ABQ Museum. Learn about it in this online program. Go to

AUGUST 10, 2-4 pm , free but $5 donation suggested. Pueblo Book Club in person or Zoom.  The Pueblo in Revolt 1692 — Franciscan Mission in New Mexico: Letters of the Missionaries and related Documents authored by J. Manuel Espinosa. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

AUGUST 10, 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL, Albuquerque Public Schools

AUGUST 10-21, Commemoration of 1680 Pueblo Revolt in New Mexico.

AUGUST 10, free with admission. 10 am repeated at 12 noon and 2 pm. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center educator Jon Ghahate presents information on the Pueblo Revolt in the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Courtyard. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.


AUGUST 10, 10:30 am, virtual or in-person, free. Monthly meeting of the ABQ Genealogical Society. Annual storytelling time and sharing with other like minded researchers. Main Library, 5th & Copper.

AUGUST 11, 6-8 pm, $10 in advance or at event. Cemetery Stories. Storytelling event – poetry, Story slam, spoken word and more. Historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE.Contact Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

AUGUST 11-14, 1-4 pm, free. Huge photo show of people and places in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties. Sandoval County Historical Society Museum on Homestead Lane, off 550, just east of Santa Ana Star.

AUGUST 11/12, 11 am, person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at


AUGUST 12, 6 pm, repeats at 7:30 pm, free but you must register. Sleeping Monsters, Sacred Fires -the Volcanoes of NM.Jayne Aubell and Larry Crumpler, registration required. 768-4950. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW. More info from or 768-4950.

AUGUST 13, 2 pm, free. Author and historian Sherry Robinson speaks about James Calhoun, 1st NM Territorial Governor for the Cibola County Historical Society at the Cibola History Museum, 525 West High St. in Grants, NM. Sponsored by the Historical Society of NM Speakers Bureau.

AUGUST 13, 1 pm, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, Lost Faces of the Bible, the Philistines, Haplo group E1 b1 b1 T presented by Angel Cervantes. Includes a short film. Presented by the New Mexico DNA project and Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Payment must be by postal mail. Contact for postal address and to register.

AUGUST 13, 10AM-4 PM, free. Pueblo Independence Day at Jemez Historic Site. eight different dance groups, food, arts and crafts vendors. 7am pilgrimage from Jemez Pueblo to historic Site. 10 am Welcome.More info at Jemez Historic Site.

AUGUST 13, 1 pm, free.  UNM Professor emeritus Enrique la Madrid speaks on Water for the People: NM Acequia Heritage in Global Contest, Land and Water in the Middle East, the Yemen Connection. Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. Contact Aaron Gardner to get  info at 898-3915 or

AUGUST 13, 10:30 am, in person, free. Sylvia Ramos Cruz presents Ganaron el Voto: Woman Suffrage & Suffragists in NM. Special Collections Branch Library, Edith & Central NE. 848-1376. Be aware of parking regulations on surrounding streets.

AUGUST 13, 10 am – 4 pm, free for members, $2 others. Friends of the Public Library monthly book sale at downtown Main library, 5th & Copper.

AUGUST 12/13/14, 11 am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to for more info.

AUGUST 14 – Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum.


AUGUST, takes break until September. Sandoval County Historical Society, DeLavy House in Bernalillo. Turn off Hy. 550 just west of Coronado Historic Site.


AUGUST 16, 2-4 PM, FREE. Pivot Skateboard Art Lecture, each artist discusses their work. Landis Bahe (Dine) Kandis Quam (Zuni). Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

AUGUST 16, 10 am, free. Bilingual story time for toddlers 18 mo. – age 4. “Green is a Chile Pepper”. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

AUGUST 18/19, 11 am, in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at

AUGUST 18, 5-8 pm, free, in person. Third Thursday “Live After 5”, music, make your own craft,  ABQ Museum.

AUGUST 20, 3-5 pm. free. Snail Mail Social, Special Collections Library, Edith & Central NE. Be aware of parking restrictions around the Library.

AUGUST 21, 8-11 am, free but $2 park entrance per car. Foothills Wild, Moderately strenuous guided hike. Elena Gallegos Open Space, Contact depps@cabq.govfor more info, 768-4951. Meet at the Cottonwood Springs parking lot.

AUGUST 21 , 2 pm, free admission to ABQ Museum and free parking in Museum lot. In person event. Sherry Bruggemann discusses the history of the City’s Public Arts program. Sponsored by the ABQ Historical Society. ABQ Museum small auditorium.

AUGUST 21, 10 am – 2 pm, Railyards Market – 777 1st St. SW. Over 150 vendors.

AUGUST 25, 6 PM, free but limited tickets so RSVP. Lone Pinon performs in the courtyard of the Maxwell Museum at UNM. 500 University NEmore info at

AUGUST 25, 6-7, free. Soundscapes in the Garden, an installation featuring sight and sound in the sculpture garden of the Museum of ABQ. Done by the UNM Art and Ecology students. Go to or 311 for more info.

AUGUST 25/26, 11 am, person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at

AUGUST 27/28, 11 am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to for more info.

AUGUST 27 ,  11 am – 12 NOON, free. Tour of Special Collections Library (constructed in 1925) RSVP at 505-848-1376. 423 Central NE. Please note parking restrictions on streets around library.

AUGUST 27, 10 AM-4 PM, free. Mountainair Sunflower Festival. Music, lots of sunflower items, food vendors, auction, sunflower hat contest. More info at

AUGUST 27, 9 am – 12 noon, Free. Neighborhood Nature Fest-taking open space to the community. includes music, story telling, wild birds, carnival performers with nature theme. Location is Phil Chacon Park, 7600 Southern SE adjacent to the Cesar Chavez Community Center. Contact or  768-4959.

AUGUST 27, 1 pm, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, The Roman Connection to NM Families, Haplo group E1 b1 b1- presented by Angel Cervantes. Includes a short film. Presented by the New Mexico DNA project and Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Payment must be by postal mail. Contact for postal address and to register.

AUGUST 27, 1:30 – 3 pm, Class free with admission. Class on Heritage Spinning and weaving. Casa San Ysidro. More info by calling Aaron Gardner at 898-3915 or

AUGUST 28, 1-2 pm, free. los Matachines de San Lorenzo dancers in the Museum lobby, Albuquerque Museum. More info from Elizabeth Becker,, 764-6515.


AUGUST 28 –  Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum.

AUGUST 28, 10 am – 2 pm, Railyards Market – 777 1st St. SW. Over 150 vendors.

AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION AT UNM, Watch several previously recorded programs about Native American education, the Dine language and more.

EL RANCHO DE LAS GOLONDRINAS, Celebrating 50 years. Go to and click on the Facebook icon on the right to watch a variety of past programs. Examples are: The Truchas Mill, El Horno, Sheep to Blanket, Chile & Wild Greens, NM Remedios.

HISTORIC SANTA FE FOUNDATION ( offers many free programs to watch: Ron Duncan Hart speaking on the Early Jews in NM; Rob Martinez – The Enduring Hispanic Music of NM.

The Wheels Museum, 1100 2nd St. SW is open. Times are Sunday-Thursday, 9 am-12 noon. Call first to confirm, 243-6269 or

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.

Virtual Tour of the Downtown Main Library, 1975. Presented by Modern Albuquerque and sponsored by the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund. More information including the YouTube link to the live stream is on their Events page. See

Cibola County History Museum, 525 West High St., Grants NMGo to for more information.

OASIS SENIOR LEARNING IS PROVIDING ONLINE PROGRAMS. Contact 884-4529 or visit for more information.

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.

EAST MOUNTAIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY announces the recorded program of Rt. 66 and Historic NM License PlatesGo to  to view.


Historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE. invites anyone to come and hoe tumbleweeds and goat heads. The cemetery is open dawn to dusk and accessible through the gates of Fairview Memorial Park. Wear hard soled shoes & bring your own tools. or “Where the Past meets the Present.

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,

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. There are six videos telling the story of The Harvey Girls. YouTube /user/NM museum . Look up the titles. More info at the NM History Museum website,
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TRIBUTES TO AUTHOR RUDOLFO ANAYA AND LINKS TO HIS ARCHIVES AT THE UNM CENTER FOR SOUTHWEST RESEARCH 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


Many of the museums and cultural centers in the ABQ metro area have put programming on their websites, Facebook pages or YouTube 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:

  • CORONADO HISTORIC SITE – Watch numerous programs from the website of the Friends of Coronado Historic Site. You can also just listen by phone. All info on their website.
  • 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 40 Episodes. The episodes may be heard in chronological order or by topic which is introduced in the first minute or so of the episode.
  • 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.
  • LAS CRUCES MUSEUM SYSTEM has many interesting history programs on their website/Facebook Page/YouTube. On line at the Las Cruces Museum Facebook page.   Call 575-541-2154 for more information, Kayla Myers Branigan Center.
  • HOLOCAUST MUSEUM and GELLERT EDUCATION CENTER NM, 616 Central SW. Go to the website Questions call 247-0606.


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, on the AHS YouTube Channel, as well as linked to from the appropriate AHS Program pages. Presentations captured on Facebook videos to date include: