THE ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
& THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NM
Encourage your participation in the following history & cultural events:
ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TAKES A HOLIDAY BREAK – NO DECEMBER PROGRAM. Albuquerque Museum, free parking south of the Museum, free admission to the program & Museum. www.albuqhistsoc.org.
SATURDAY WALKING TOURS ON BREAK TILL FEBRUARY BUT YOU MAY STILL ARRANGE A TOUR FOR A SMALL GROUP BY CALLING 289-0586 & LEAVING A MESSAGE. FREE SATURDAY GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF DOWNTOWN CENTRAL AVE. MEET YOUR GUIDE AT SW CORNER OF 1ST & CENTRAL IN FRONT OF THEATER. You must PAY City meters. Sponsored by the ABQ Historical Society & Historic ABQ. www.albuqhistsoc.org.
NUMEROUS SPECIAL EVENTS AT LOCAL LIBRARY BRANCHES: MOVIES, SPEAKERS, HOLIDAY CRAFT MAKING & MORE – CALL OR CHECK WEBSITES OF INDIVIDUAL BRANCHES.CHECK WEBSITE www.abqtodo.com for chronological calendar listing of Albuquerque activities in arts & culture.
ART BUSES ALONG CENTRAL AVE. ARE FREE THE ENTIRE MONTH OF DECEMBER
ALL YEAR FREE RAILRUNNER RIDES FOR SENIORS AGE 62 PLUS –WEDNESDAY ONLY www.riometro.org
DECEMBER 1-31, FREE. Bugg Lights Museum, 513 Becker St., Belen. Open Sun, Tues., Wed, Thursday from 5-8 pm; Sat/Sun 5-9 pm.
DECEMBER 1 – 22, 5-8 pm, free. Harvey House Lights. Christmas light display every Friday through Sunday night from 5-8 pm. Belen Harvey House Museum, 104 N. 1st St., Belen.
DECEMBER 4, 3 pm – television coverage on KOB Channel 4 of “Deliver Enchantment”, the White House Christmas Tree which came from NM’s Carson National Forest. Speakers include Gov. Lujan Grisham and several of NM’s congressional members.
DECEMBER 4, free. First Wednesday free admission all day at the ABQ Museum.
DECEMBER 4, 12 noon, free. Kaemper Music Series – Diana Hughes Trio presents Holiday Favorites. First Methodist Church, 315 Coal SW, free parking, Call 239-4421 if you want a $5 box lunch.
DECEMBER 4, 6 pm, free. Program by noted author Hampton Sides about his book On Desperate Ground: the Epic story of the Chosin Reservoir. BookWorks, 4022 Rio Grande NW.
DECEMBER 4, 10-11:30 am, free. Poetry through the Seasons. A combination nature walk and writing presented by Cynthia Grady. Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. Bernalillo County Open Space.
DECEMBER 4, 12 noon – 1 pm, free. The Expedition of Dominguez & Escalante presented with photos by Greg MacGregor. Part of the Friends of History Lecture Series. New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe. www.nmhistorymuseum.org.
DECEMBER 5, 5:30-7 pm. Happy Arte Hour. Meet friends and do a quick art project in a social environment. National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org. Contact Elena Baca, 246-2261.
DECEMBER 5, 5-10 pm, free. Nob Hill Shop & Stroll. Tree lighting at 6 pm at the Nob Hill Business Center at Carlisle & Central. Carolers, youth artisan market, NM United soccer players on hand for photos, discounts at stores. Food and beverages available for purchase.
DECEMBER 5, 10:30 am-12 noon, free. ABQ Gen. Soc. DNA Research Group. genealogy, more information from JohnAFarris@comcast.net“. Main Library, 2nd floor.
DECEMBER 6/7, 9am-4 pm, free. Holiday Fair Craft and Plant Sale. various clubs and master gardeners will have fresh holiday wreaths, garlands, greenery, Christmas cactus and more. Also 40 vendors selling arts and crafts. Garden Center, 10120 Lomas NE.
DECEMBER 6, 5-8 pm, free. First Friday Art Crawl of various art galleries around ABQ. www.artscrawlabq.org.
DECEMBER 6, 1st Friday free admission to the Balloon Museum.
DECEMBER 6, 5-8 pm, free. First Friday ABQ Artwalk. Numerous restaurants and gallery open houses including businesses along Central and south 4th street. Print map. at www.abqartwalk.com.
DECEMBER 6, free. Old Town Holiday Stroll: official City tree lighting at 6 pm. performing groups, music, dancers. Old Town streets closed at 4 pm. Buy button to get discount at Old Town Merchants. Call 311 for more info.
DECEMBER 6, 6-8 pm, free. Holiday open house with music, refreshments and tour new exhibits. Maxwell Museum. More info at maxwellmuseum.unm.edu.
DECEMBER 6, 4-8 pm, admission. Pueblo Shop & Stroll and Fireside Stories. Native artists sell ornaments, nativity sets. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. www.indianpueblo.org.
DECEMBER 6, 3 pm, free but limited space, RSVP with firstname.lastname@example.org. The Garlic Papers: A small garlic Farm in in the Age of Global Vampires – presented by Stanley Crawford. Historic Santa Fe. www.historicsantafe.org.
DECEMBER 6-8, 10 am-5 pm, free. Winter Craft Show with 50 artists. Old San Ysidro church in Corrales. Sponsored by the Corrales Historical Society. www.corraleshistory.org.
DECEMBER 7, 5-9 pm, $10. Historic Home and Building Tours in Las Vegas, NM. sponsored by the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. More info at 505-425-8803 and www.lvcchp.org.
DECEMBER 7, 4-5 pm Mass, 5:30-8 pm luminarias, music, Posada reenactment. Luminaria de Abo at Abo National Monument near Mountainair. Sponsored by Friends of Salinas Pueblo Missions and Western National Parks Association. Call 847-2585 X 220 for more information.
DECEMBER 7 and other Saturdays, 14, 21, 28. 5-6 pm, Admission. Stories by the Fireside. Storytellers for children followed by an art activity. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
DECEMBER 7, 5 PM, free. Twinkle Light Parade and Holiday Stroll. Central between Washington & Girard. Central closed at 2 pm.
DECEMBER 7, 2-3 pm, free. Feature films from PBS Colores at Special Collections Library. Las Maravillas de Navidad presents many beautiful and ancient adobe churches along with music and folk tales; 2nd film, Southwest Christmas. Special Collections Library. Edith & Central NE.
DECEMBER 7/8 (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. 1701 4th SW.
DECEMBER 7, 10:30 am, free. Ron Miera, president of HGRC presents A Spanish New Mexican Family History. Miera traces the migration of the first Miera to San Antonio, NM. Sponsored by the Hispanic Genealogical Resource Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center. 1701 4th SW.
DECEMBER 7, 10:30 – 12 noon, free but $5 contribution to cover materials is appreciated. Vamos al Museo – art for children. National Hispanic Cultural Center. contact Elena Baca, 246-2261.
DECEMBER 7-8, 10 am-5 pm, $6 for one ticket or 2 for $10, under 12 free. Winter Spanish Market, National Hispanic Cultural Center.
DECEMBER 7, 10:30 am-4 pm, free. Baca Family History Workshop – limited to 75 participants. Presentation by Henrietta Martinez Christmas on Josefa Baca. Other speakers on the Baca family tree and the rare genetic disease in Northern NM families. Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW. www.gutierrezhubbellhouse.org
DECEMBER 7 and continues DEC. 8, 10-13, 9 am-5 pm, admission. Let the Sun Shine In: Visit the Museum Photo Archives to see Street Photos of ABQ from 1968-1972. By Walter McDonald. ABQ Museum.
DECEMBER 7, 5-8 pm, free. Opening reception for “Guadalupe”, Contemporary Work and traditional retablos with a community altar. South Broadway Cultural Center. 1025 Broadway SE.
DECEMBER 7/8, 9 am-5 pm, free but $1 donation suggested. Festival of Trees -Beautifully decorated trees to benefit Carrie Tingley Hospital. Children’s village area for photos with Santa. Convention Center downtown.
DECEMBER 7/8, 9am-5 pm, free. SIPI Holiday Art market and Fashion Show, 9169 Coors NW near Paseo del Norte. SIPIHolidayArtMarket.com.
DECEMBER 8, 10 am-4 pm, free. El Vado Holiday Shop N Eat. Visit the historic El Vado Motel and enjoy local small shops and eateries. More parking across Central at the Bio Park.
DECEMBER 8, 2 pm, $35. (reservations closed Dec. 2 but you can contact their website.) Taos County Historical Society annual Holiday lunch. Frank Graziano speaks on Historic churches of NM. Sagebrush Inn. www.
DECEMBER 8, 4-8 pm, free. Illuminarte includes luminarias, storytelling and performances. Followed by candlelight bicycle ride. More info from the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
DECEMBER 8, 1-3 pm, free. Learning, Labor, Remembrance – Lives Lived around the Gutierrez Hubbell House. Research by UNM students about the lives of women over the century. Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW. www.gutierrezhubbellhouse.org, 244-0507.
DECEMBER 8, 5:30-7 pm, free. Las Posadas – 43rd annual community event which tells the historic Spanish version of Mary & Joseph’s search for shelter. Begins on the Santa Fe Plaza at 5:30 pm and concludes in the courtyard of the Palace of the Governors. New Mexico History Museum.
DECEMBER 9 – JANUARY 7, free in the lobby of Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Gingerbread houses in a New Mexico Pueblo style.
DECEMBER 9, 11:30 am, $5 for non members, buy your own lunch. NM Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver discusses election security and challenges to keeping elections safe and honest. Albuquerque Press Women and Friends, Mimi’s Cafe on 4316 The 25 Way.
DECEMBER 10, 2-4 & 6-8 pm, free. Pueblo Book Club with books about Native Americans or written by Native Americans. Pueblo Indian Folk Stories by Charles Lummis. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
DECEMBER 11, 12 noon, free. Rick Hendricks, former NM State Historian, describes A New Mexico Conflict: Free Masons vs. Jesuits. Bring your lunch. Yucca Room of the State Records and Archives, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey, just east of Cerrillos Rd. 505-476-9782. Santa Fe.
DECEMBER TUESDAYS 10 & 17. Salsa classes for beginners, 6-7 pm and intermediates, 7-8 pm. More info from email@example.com, 246-2261 X 34744. Pay what you can. National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org
DECEMBER 12, 6:30-8 PM, $8. Revealing Untold Stories of Chaco Canyon: Archaeocosmology. Program includes latest research concerning Pueblo Bonito & Chaco Culture presented by Anna Sofaer, who rediscovered the “Sun Dagger” and is head of the Solstice Project. She is joined by colleagues Robert Weiner and Richard Friedman. Program includes the complex lunar and solar astronomy of the Chaco Culture. New Mexico Natural History Museum. It is recommended to purchase tickets in advance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.
DECEMBER 12, 5-7 pm, free. Bird Conservation in New Mexico presented by Jon Hayes, Executive director of Audubon New Mexico. 516 Arts, 516 Central SW.
DECEMBER 14/15, 10 am – 5 pm, free. Festival of Nativities, a display of some 100 nativities from around the world. Old San Ysidro church in Corrales. www.corraleshistory.org.
DECEMBER 14, 2 pm, free. Film historian Jeff Berg presents Holiday Myth and Tradition on Film. Placitas Community Library. www.placitaslibrary.com.
DECEMBER 14, 12 noon, free. Van Ann Moore presents Fred Harvey’s SW couriers- All Aboard. Cerrillos Hills State Park. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council, www.nmhum.org.
DECEMBER 14, staggered entry times from 5-8:30 pm, $18 adults, $10.50 youth. Light among the Ruins at Jemez Historic Site. Shuttles from Jemez Springs to the Historic Site. More info at https://emnrd.state.nm.
DECEMBER 14, 10:30 am-12 noon, free. Roger Zimmerman speaks on the History Lover’s Guide to Albuquerque. Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE.
DECEMBER 14, 2 pm, free. Ranching in NM in the early 20th Century: Tales of a widow and her young sons presented by Laurie Firor. Sponsored by the Office of the State Historian and the Historical Society of NM. Special Collections Library.
DECEMBER 14, 2-4 pm, free. La Canoa presents Giving Baque on Hemispheric Indigeneities and the Southern Border of NM by Dr. Gregorio Gonzales. National Hispanic Cultural Center.
DECEMBER 14/15 (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.
HOLIDAY BREAK FOR Friends of Tijeras Pueblo, Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras Canyon. More info at FriendsofTijerasPueblo.org.
DECEMBER 14, 2-3 pm, free. Making holiday trees from Old Paperback books. Juan Tabo Library.
DECEMBER 14, 10 am-11:30 am, free. Fay Yao speaks on In Search of Petroglyph: China, Hong Kong, Easter Island, New Mexico – includes an overview of world wide scientific observation of rock carving and inscription. Chinese American Speaker Series. North Domingo Baca Community Center, 7521 Carmel NE at Wyoming. More information by calling Fay Yao at 934-3941.
DECEMBER 15, 3 pm, free. Los Pastores de Belen. (the Shepherds story) The last time this was presented was 1929. Using an old script recently rediscovered — presented by Filomena Baca and Dante Bere. Questions and Answers. National Hispanic Cultural Center.
DECEMBER 15, 10 am-12 noon, admission. A View into the Collection. Space limited to 15 participants. Must RSVP at 724-3546. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
THIRD SUNDAY ABQ HISTORICAL SOCIETY, HOLIDAY BREAK — NO DECEMBER PROGRAM, Albuquerque Museum. Free parking south of the Museum; Free admission to the Museum and the program. albuqhistsoc.org/prog
DECEMBER 18, 6-9 pm, $8. Inspired by Nature: Natural Holiday Fun for Families (includes gourd painting). Pre-registration required because of limited space. NM Museum of Natural History, Mountain Rd. NW. More information at www.nmnaturalhistory.org.
DECEMBER 17, 6-7 pm, free. Q Brass Quintet performs. Lomas Tramway Library.
DECEMBER 18, 12 noon, free. Holiday Enchilada lunch provided by Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins. Speaker pending. McKinley Recreation Center., 3401 Monroe NE, just east of McKinley Mid School. Speaker series Sponsored by Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins.
DECEMBER 18, 6-7 pm, free. Q Brass Quintet performs. Taylor Ranch Library. 5700 Bogart NW at Unser.
DECEMBER 20, 9:30 am-12 noon, free. Colcha embroidery stitch along, bring your project or just come watch. Contact elenaD.email@example.com or call 246-2261. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Bridge SW, www.nhccnm.org.
DECEMBER 21, all day, admission. Opening of Let the Sun Shine In: Street Photos of ABQ from 1968-1972. By Walter McDonald. ABQ Museum Keleher Gallery.
DECEMBER 22, 12 – 1 pm, free. Brief History of Christmas Music. Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW at Unser. Sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council.
DECEMBER 24 & 25 CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY – many museums and libraries close early Christmas Eve and are closed Christmas Day.
DECEMBER 27, 12:15-1:15, free. Rituals and traditions of Folk Music and songs of Northern New Mexico presented by nationally known musician Cipriano Vigil. Holy Ghost Church, 833 Arizona SE. sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.
DECEMBER 28, 11 am-12 noon. free. Tour of the Special Collections Library.
DECEMBER 29, 5-8 pm, $12 adults, $6 children. Launch of Congregation B’nai Israel’s 100 year Anniversary and the 8th Day of Chanukah. Includes latkes, dairy dinner, entertainment, candle lighting, songs, and kids games.
DECEMBER 31. Numerous “early New Year’s Eve” events around ABQ
10 am-1 pm New Years before Dark, “Jug Band Christmas.” ABQ Museum.
9-11 am, admission. New Year’s Eve on the Moon. Space related activities, lunar scavenger<
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 has photos and archives of men who worked in the Barelas facility.
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.
OASIS PROGRAMS, 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. Fe
OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING, $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.
NEW MEXICO DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS Over 200,000 pages of historical state newspapers have been digitized and may be viewed. http://elibrary.unm.ed
anapachecosantafe.com website about NM history & culture.
Unser Racing Museum www.unserracingmuseum.org
NM Veterans Memorial (Albuquerque) www.nmv
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 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE & RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY www.nmslrhs.org
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/
Albuquerque Museum of Art & History – JIM HENSEN, IMAGINATION UNLIMITED
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. www.maxwellmuseum.unm.edu.
Belen Harvey House, 104 North 1st St. 861-0581. open Tuesday – Saturday 12:30-3:30 pm, Closed Sunday & Monday.
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.
Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts. 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 Museum of Nuclear Science & History 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, www.nuclearmuseum.
NM Humanities Council Office, 4115 Silver SE.
Santa Fe Museum of Indian Arts –Turquoise Water Sky: the stone and its Meaning. www.indianartsandcult
New Mexico History Museum – The Land that Enchants Me, picturing sheet music covers 1840-1960 with NM themes. The Great War, 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.nmhistoricpreservati
Placitas Public Library, 453 Hy 165, 5 miles east of the I-25 exit. www.placitaslibrary.com, 867-3355.
INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER – NATIVE DANCES EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT 11 AM & 2 PM, 2401 12TH ST. NW, www.indianpueblo.org
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.menaulhistorica
NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER highlights of dance, film, workshops, music, theatre and exhibits. www.nhccnm.org. 1701 4TH ST. SW, 246-2261.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE & HISTORY www.nuclearmuseum.org
FRIENDS OF THE VALLE de ORO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE www.FriendsofValledeOro.org.
WEBSITES OF NOTE
Celebrating New Mexico Statehood site, nmstatehood.un
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.newmexicohist
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
CENTENNIAL TEACHERS RESOURCE GUIDE
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 as a volunteer effort by Janet Saiers.- firstname.lastname@example.org