THE ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
& THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NM
Encourage your participation in the following on-line history & cultural events:
THE ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY (AHS) TAKES ITS HOLIDAY BREAK. There will not be a December AHS program due to the holiday season. Our next program will be on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 2 PM. Gail Rubin, President of the Historic Fairview Cemetery Association, will speak on the topic “Historic Fairview Cemetery: Final Resting Place for Notable People in Albuquerque History.” The program will take place by live stream on the AHS Facebook page.
SOME METRO AREA MUSEUMS HAVE REOPENED WITH DIFFERENT REGULATIONS & TIMES. Albuquerque Museum, Balloon Museum, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, New Mexico Holocaust Museum. Check their websites for more details as to hours of operation, gift shops, etc.
*** State of New Mexico Museums and Historic Sites are now closed ***
RT. 66 SHOP & GLOW in businesses windows, Nob Hill and Downtown along Central. Sponsored by the City of Albuquerque. Continues through the end of December. More information by contacting 311 or go to cabq.gov.
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 pre-registration 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.
OASIS LIFELONG LEARNING PRESENTS VARIOUS NM TOPICS www.albuquerque.oasisne
MURALS OF ALBUQUERQUE (www.murosabq.com) 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. https://indianpueblo.or
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 www.modernabq.org/events
The AMAFCA Snowman (a holiday tradition since 1995) installed adjacent to I-40 westbound, just west of Carlisle. Go to AMAFCA.org to see the “tumbleweed snowman” over the last 25 years.
DECEMBER 2, 12 noon, free Zoom. How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement in New Mexico and the Southwest. Presented by Cathleen Cahill, sponsored by the NM HISTORY MUSEUM in Santa Fe. Go to nmhistorymuseum.org and select the Facebook icon for access to the program. The Museum also has a You Tube channel where you can watch dozens of past programs & lectures ! Go to their website and click on their You Tube icon on the bottom of the home page.
DECEMBER 2, 6- 7 pm, free Zoom but $5 donation suggested. Part 2, Counter Narrative: Captured Culture with Fernando Cellicion, Zuni and Ria Thundercloud. IndianPueblo.org
DECEMBER 3, 3:30-4:30 pm, Zoom. Coronado, Onate and the Mixton War 1540-1542 presented by Matt Barbour. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site. Kuaua.org/presentations. You can also just listen by phone. All info on their website.
DECEMBER 4, 6-7 pm, free Facebook page. History Notes-Dolores Huerta-Revolt in the Fields. On line at the Las Cruces Museum facebook page. www.facebook.com/
DECEMBER 4, 6 pm, no pedestrians allowed. Lighting of Old Town Christmas Tree. KOB Channel 4 or City of ABQ You Tube channel and Facebook Page.
DECEMBER 5 , 1 pm, $15. Anthropological Genetic History: the Sephardic Jews and the Colonization of New Mexico (Haplo group J, J1 & J2) 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 angelrcervante
DECEMBER 5, 12, 19 – AVAILABLE ALL DAY. Stories by the Fireside. Go to the website of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, indianpueblo.org. Includes music and story telling.
DECEMBER BREAK FOR Taos County Historical Society. Email Paul Figueroa at email@example.com or 575-779-8579.
DECEMBER 7, 5:30-7 pm, free online Zoom. Marlon Magdalena (Jemez) leads a discussion about Native American flutes and plays his flutes. Los Alamos Historical Society. Go to losalamoshistory.org/events
DECEMBER 7, PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY
DECEMBER 9, 5:30 pm, Zoom. Our Lady in Blue/Maria de Agrada in Word and Legend. Presented by Ana Nogar. Part of the series from the Center for SW Research, UNM Zimmerman Library. Contact Tomas Jaehn, firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom access. You will be sent the link two days in advance.
DECEMBER 10 HANUKKAH BEGINS
DECEMBER 10, 3 pm, $10. Early Jews in New Mexico presented by Ron Duncan Hart. Sponsored by the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. Go to HistoricSantaFe.org. for information about payment and registration.
DECEMBER 10 , 1-2 pm, free Facebook page. History Notes – Black History of New Mexico presents film maker Julian Alexander speaking about the History of Buffalo Soldiers. On line at the Las Cruces Museum facebook page. www.facebook.com/
DECEMBER 11, 3 PM, live stream on the Facebook page of El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Go to Golondrinas.org and click on the Facebook icon on the right. Building Fire with Flint and Stone by Gordon Mark.
DECEMBER 11, 6-8 pm, free, In-person ! Art Walk downtown Albuquerque on Central. Meet the artists in person. Street music and vendors. Most artists will be along Central. Download map and descriptions at abqartwalk.com.
DECEMBER 15, 2-4 pm, Must register to get link. Pueblo Book Club, My Life in San Juan Pueblo-Stories of Esther Martinez. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. IndianPueblo.org.
DECEMBER 16, 3 PM, free. Bischochito Making. live stream on the Facebook page of El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Go to Golondrinas.org and click on the Facebook icon on the right.
DECEMBER 17, 3:30-4:30 pm, Urban Archaeology in the NM Capital Complex, presented by Matt Barbour. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site. Kuaua.org/presentations. All past presentation also on this website.
DECEMBER 17, 6-8 pm, free. THIRD THURSDAY AT THE ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM. Hosted by Cathryn McGill of the NM Black History Month organizing committee. At 7 pm is a conversation with Shinique Smith whose work is part of the new exhibit. Discussion incudes what it means to be a Black woman artist at this time. Includes live music and a virtual tour of the new exhibit “30 Americans” Go to cabq.gov/museum for more details and listing of activities.
DECEMBER 19, 1 pm, $15. Anthropology Genetics, The Vikings Connection to New Mexico Families, Haplo Group 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 angelrcervante
DECEMBER 19, 2 pm, Zoom free. Tertulia Historica: A History of Luminarias and Farolitos presented by NM state historian Rob Martinez. Sponsored by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org for more information and registration. You must register in advance.
DECEMBER 19, ALL DAY, free. Showing of the film “Black Panther”. Part of the 30 Americans exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum. More information and link at cabq.gov/museum.
DECEMBER 20, free. THE ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY (AHS) FACEBOOK PAGE– no program, AHS takes its winter break.
DECEMBER 21, Winter Solstice, shortest day of the year.
DECEMBER 21-Public School winter break begins. APS students return to school January 5, 2021.
DECEMBER 25, CHRISTMAS OBSERVANCE.
DECEMBER 26, Kwanza Observed through Jan. 1, 2021
DECEMBER 31, 3:30-4:30 pm, New Mexico Central Railway presented by Matt Barbour. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site. Kuaua.org/presentations. All past presentations on the website.
Commemoration of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote. Various Speakers including elected officials, poets, musicians. City gov facebook page. https://www.facebook.co
WHAT ELSE IS OPEN OR IN PERSON?
DOWNTOWN ART WALK – SEE ABOVE ON DECEMBER 11
LIBRARY BRANCHES ARE OPEN AT VARIOUS TIMES. Call the library before you go there. Capacity limits so call to find best times to visit.
OASIS SENIOR LEARNING IS PROVIDING ONLINE PROGRAMS. Contact 884-4529 or visit albuquerque.oasisnet.org
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO CENTER FOR SOUTHWEST RESEARCH AT ZIMMERMAN LIBRARY IS TAKING LIMITED APPOINTMENTS FOR RESEARCH. Go to their website to fill out an application, ELibrary.unm.edu
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. https://www.nuclearm
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, Elibrary.unm.edu/csw
DAILY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS & ADULTS AT THE MAXWELL MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY maxwellmuseum.unm
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 aresix videos telling the story of The Harvey Girls. YouTube https://www.YouTube.co
For Facebook, click on: https://www.facebook.com/e
For YouTube, go to: https://www.youtube.com/u
SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO VISIT THE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY Library branches have opened on a limited basis. Staff will help you with research or setting up an appointment by contacting specialcollections
TRIBUTES TO AUTHOR RUDOLFO ANAYA AND LINKS TO HIS ARCHIVES AT THE UNM CENTER FOR SOUTHWEST RESEARCH https://anaya.unm.edu
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 https://rmoa.unm.edu/docvi
To access the Rudolfo A. Anaya Digital Archive, please visit https://anaya.unm.edu/
*****AMAZING HISTORY / CULTURE OPPORTUNITIES ONLINE*****
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:
- NEW MEXICO HISTORY IN TEN MINUTES (newmexicohistory.org)
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.
- NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER (www.nhccnm.org) La Hilacha Podcast-numerous podcasts including the 1918 Pandemic: What does History teach us by NM State Historian Rob Martinez. There are many videos about NM history related topics from the La Canoa series including Nina Otero Warren, New Mexican 20th Century Mujerota. You may visit various exhibits.
- NEW MEXICO PBS PODCASTS ON WOMEN & THE RIGHT TO VOTE. go to NewMexicoPBS.org/new-mexico-an
- ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY http://www.cabq.gov/cu
lturalservices/albuquerque-mus eum You may visit the current exhibitions. This includes an 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) www.modernabq.org. 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.
- OUR FAIR NEW MEXICO: A VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES OF NM MUSIC http://www.newmexicocult
ure.org/virtualconcerts Concer ts 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 (indianpueblo.org) 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. Go to NativeAmericanHeritageMonth.go
v for links to the Smithsonian, National Endowment for Humanities, National Park Service, National Archives, Teacher resources and more.
- YOU CAN STILL WATCH THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY PROGRAM RECORDED OCTOBER 12 AT THE INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER – GO TO THEIR WEBSITE, indianpueblo.org.
- COULD COLUMBUS HAVE BEEN JEWISH AND SHOULD WE CARE ? (you tube) presented by Norma Libman and the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society. Use this link. To contact Norma directly go to her website www.normalibman.com.
- LAS CRUCES MUSEUM SYSTEM has many interesting history programs on their website/Facebook Page/You Tube. On line at the Las Cruces Museum facebook page. www.facebook.com/
LCmuseums/ Call 575-541-2154 for more information, Kayla Myers. las-cruces.org/1523/mu seum. Branigan Center.
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:
- The Spanish Flu Pandemic in New Mexico 1918-1920
Rick Hendricks, Ph.D, – November 15, 2020
- Architectural History of Albuquerque’s Old Main Library
Teri Reynoso – October 18, 2020
- The Photo Heritage of Eddie Ross Cobb and Daphne Cobb: Unbending Courage and Creativity
Sueki (Susan) Woodward – September 20, 2020
- They Won the Vote! : Suffrage and Suffragists in New Mexico
Sylvia Ramos Cruz, M.D. – August 23, 2020
- Albuquerque Sculptor Herb Goldman
Lisa Goldman – July 19, 2020
- Secret Albuquerque: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Ashley M. Biggers – June 21, 2020
- Albuquerque in the Nuclear Age
Duane Hughes – February 16, 2020
- Early History of the Albuquerque Open Space Program
Rex Funk – January 19, 2020
- A History Lover’s Guide to Albuquerque
Roger Zimmerman – November 17, 2019
- Ridgecrest Area History: The Parkland Hills Addition
Willam Dodge – October 20, 2019
- History of Menaul School
Dr. Christine Sierra – September 15, 2019
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