February 2019 NM History & Culture Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following history & cultural events:

ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY,  February 17 , 2 pm, Free. Award winning author & historian Dr. David Holtby will speak on his newly published book, Lest We Forget: World War I and New Mexico. 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.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS ALL MONTH, more details at www.nmblackhistory.com

SPECIAL FEATURE “LOVE IN THE UNM ARCHIVES” FEBRUARY 14, 11AM-2PM. Center for Southwest Research. Come see historic items dealing with love, romance, and marriage from the UNM archives. Includes the controversial 1969 Love Lust poem. There will be music from the UNM Women’s Chorus and refreshments. Zimmerman Library Frank Waters Room 105

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.

TIME EXPOSURES,  historical photos of Isleta Pueblo, free admission. Photos on display on the hotel side of the Isleta Resort & Casino Complex, 11000 Broadway SE. On display through Summer 2019.

2019 CALENDARS FOR SALE FEATURING BEFORE & AFTER SCENES OF EAST MOUNTAIN HISTORY. The calendars may be found at the Triangle Grocery and Roots Cafe. More info at www.eastmountainhistory.org.


FEBRUARY 1,  8 pm, free. Kumbuka Celebration (remember in Swahili). KiMo Theatre.

FEBRUARY 1, 5:30-9 pm, First Friday special admission price $5; Fall in Love .. with science that is!  Come meet various scientists who will explain why they fell in love with their science topic. NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.  www.NMnaturalhistory.org.

FEBRUARY 2, 10:30 am-12 noon, $5 per family. Vamos al Museo-art projects for children. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

FEBRUARY 2, 2 pm, free. Growing Up in Taos presented by Charles Randall from the Randall Lumber and Hardware company, founded 1921. Kit Carson Coop, 118 Cruz Alta Rd. in Taos, Taos County Historical Society.

FEBRUARY 2, 4 pm and repeats Feb. 8, 8 pm on PBS/KNME Colores. Charles Carrillo speaks about the exhibit Visions of the Hispanic World which is now showing at the ABQ Museum.

FEBRUARY 2, 2 pm, free. A Short history of New Mexico’s Railroads presented by Fred Friedman. Sponsored by the Historical Society of NM Speakers Bureau. Placitas Community Library. 453 Highway 165 in Placitas, 867-3355. www.PlacitasLibrary.com.

FEBRUARY 2, 1 pm, free. Old West Saloon Girls, Madams and Bordellos presented by Dixie Boyle and Donna Deiner. 101 E. Broadway-Manzano Mountain Art Council in Mountainair at the blinking light.

FEBRUARY 2, 2-3 pm, free. Feature films from PBS Colores at Special Collections. Surviving Columbus: First Encounters; The Japanese American Experience in New Mexico: Confinement in the Land of Enchantment-Commemorates the Feb. 19, 1942 executive order 9066 banning those of Japanese ancestry from the west coast. Special Collections Library.

FEBRUARY 2, 10 am-3 pm, required museum admission. Discover STEM Day – numerous activities & experiments for children. Museum of Nuclear Science and History. 601 Eubank SEwww.nuclearmuseum.org.

FEBRUARY 2, 10:30 am, free. Filberto Pachecho speaks on “Sephardic Jews: The Road North to Northern New Mexico“. Mr. Pachecho speaks on his research about the history of Crypto-Jews and his family name. Sponsored by the Hispanic Genealogical Resource Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center.

FEBRUARY 2, 2:30 pm, free. Graham Greene Books to the Big Screen. The Quiet American(1958) Main Library downtown, free 2 hour parking in City garage across street, bring in ticket.

FEBRUARY 2/3 (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.

FEBRUARY 3, free. Call 768-3522 for more info and times. Guided Tour of the historic 1927 KiMo Theatre.

FEBRUARY 3, 8-10am, free but limited space, must pre-register with Kent Swanson, 897-8831. Bosque Wild Guided nature walk. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW.www.cabq.gov/openspace.

FEBRUARY 3 & EVERY SUNDAY in February, 12 noon – 4pm. Theme is Rocks, Soils and Sand: Family Fun Day at the Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW.

FEBRUARY 5, 5:30-7 pm, free. Inside Opera-the opera of Maria de Buenos Aires presented by Oliver Prezant. Must register with the National Hispanic cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, www.nhccnm.org.

FEBRUARY TUESDAYS 5,12, 19, 26. Salsa classes for beginners, 6-7pm and intermediates, 7-8pm. More info from elsa.menendez@state.nm.us, 246-2261 X 34744. Pay what you can. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

FEBRUARY 5, 6:30 pm, $5-$8. Major Science from Minor Planets: Discovery of the Dawn Mission to Vesta & Ceres presented by Carol Raymond of the Jet Propulsion Lab. More info fromjayne.aubele@state.nm.us.,  www.nmnaturalhistory.org.

FEBRUARY 5, beginning of Lunar New Year, Year of the Pig.

FEBRUARY 6, free. First Wednesday free admission all day at the ABQ Museum.

FEBRUARY 6, 12 noon, free. From Russia with Love, with Olga Natalia Tikhovidova, piano and violin. 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.

FEBRUARY 6, 12 noon, free. The Galisteo Basin, Pueblo Communities across the Threshold of Spanish Colonization. Presented by Eric Blinman, Director, Office of Archaeological Studies. NM History Museum in Santa Fe.

FEBRUARY 6, 5:30-7 pm, free. The History of Navajo students at Crownpoint Boarding School presented by Farina King. Part of the People & Places series. UNM Center for SW Research Zimmerman Library. More info from Tomas Jaehn, 277-7107, tjaehn@unm.edu.

FEBRUARY 6, free. Call for more information and time. Guided Tour of the historic 1927 KiMo Theatre.

FEBRUARY 7, 10:30 am, free. John Ferris and the ABQ Genealogical Society describes DNA Research. Main Library.

FEBRUARY 7, 7 pm, free. Graham Greene Books to the Big Screen. Our Man in Havana (1959) KiMo Theatre.

FEBRUARY 8, 7 pm, free. Graham Greene books to the Big Screen. Travels with my Aunt (1972) KiMo Theatre

FEBRUARY 8, 10:30 am-12 noon, free. Health Fair at Oasis. Cholesterol, glucose screenings, blood pressure, nutrition, demos on balance and more. Oasis main office, 3301 Menaul NE # 18(just west of American Furniture on Carlisle).

FEBRUARY 8, 5-7 pm, free. Opening of the art exhibit The Power of Blue. Placitas Community Library, 453 highway 165, 5 miles East of the I-25 exit. www.placitaslibrary.org.

FEBRUARY 8, 4-6 pm, free. Opening reception for the Spring exhibits at the UNM Art Museum.

FEBRUARY 9/10 (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.

FEBRUARY 9, 1 pm, free. Robert Julyan speaks on Unusual & Odd Place Names in New Mexico. 101 E. Broadway-Manzano Mountain Art Council in Mountainair at the blinking light.

FEBRUARY 9, 2 pm, free. John Taylor speaks on the History of Railroads in NM. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts. Call 352-7720 for more information.

FEBRUARY 9, 11 am, free. Judith Avila speaks on Chester Nez, WW II Code Talker. Corrales Library on West La Entrada Rd.. 897-0733. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

FEBRUARY 9, 1:30-4 pm, free but limited space, must pre-register with Kent Swanson, 897-8831. Amending Desert Garden Soil. Open Space Visitory Center, 6500 Coors NWwww.cabq.gov/openspace.

FEBRUARY 9, 7 pm, free. Graham Greene books to the Big Screen. End of the Affair (1955) KiMo Theatre.

FEBRUARY 9, 10:30 am-12 noon, free. Special Collections Library. The Japanese American Experience in NM presents a multimedia play about the Feb. 19, 1942 executive order which moved those of Japanese descent from the west coast. Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE.

FEBRUARY 9, 1-4 pm, free second Saturday program. Architecture Styles of New Mexico is theme. 1 pm, Architecture historian Chris Wilson speaks. Activities for children. Casa San Ysidro in Corrales.<

FEBRUARY 10, 3:30 pm, $20 for non members. Architecture of India presented by local architects Sanjay Kadu and Sajini Badrinarayan. ABQ International Association. Discount for early ticket purchase. ABQ Museum

FEBRUARY 10, 2 pm, museum admission. Islamic arts from Spain presented by Maria Judith Feliciano. Albuquerque Museum.

FEBRUARY 10, 2 pm, free. Graham Greene books to the Big Screen. Minister of Fear (1944) KiMo Theatre.

FEBRUARY 11, 11:30 am, Albuquerque Press Women and Friends monthly luncheon. $5 for non-members and buy your own lunch. Speakers are Dalilah Naranjo and Clarissa Earl from Crossroads for Women which assists women as they transition out of prison. Mimi’s Cafe on 4316 The 25 Way

FEBRUARY 12, 6:30 pm, $5 for non members. Friends of Tijeras Pueblo present Salado and Casas Grandes: Exploring the Postclassic period in the International Four Corners. Presented by Thatcher Rogers, UNM graduate student in anthropology. Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras Canyon.

FEBRUARY 12, free. Guided Tour of the historic 1927 KiMo Theatre.

FEBRUARY 12, 7 pm, free. Paulette Atencio presents “Traditional Stories from Northern New Mexico”. She describes “Cuentos (stories) of her growing up in Penasco, NM. Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos. www.losalamoshistory.org.

FEBRUARY 12, 2-4 pm or 6-8 pm, free. A monthly discussion of books written about or by Native Americans. This month’s book is Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence  by Greg Cajete( Santa Clara). Meets in the Pueblo House of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

FEBRUARY 13, free. Guided Tour of the historic 1927 KiMo Theatre.

FEBRUARY 13, 12 noon, free. Thomas Shumaker describes “The Early Book and New Mexico: The Rise of books and printing in Europe-what books were probably read in 17th century NM”. Yucca Room of the State Records and Archives, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey, just east of Cerillos Rd. 505-476-9782.

FEBRUARY 13, 11:30 am, free. Part of Black History Month at UNM. Dr. Kyle Mays from UCLA speaks on Possibilities of Black & Indigenous Solidarity. UNM SUB rooms A/B.FEBRUARY 14, UNM’s archives presents Love at the University of New Mexico.

FEBRUARY 14, 11 am – 2 pm, free. “LOVE IN THE UNM ARCHIVES”  Come see historic items dealing with love, romance, and marriage from the UNM archives. Includes the controversial 1969 Love Lust poem. There will be music from the UNM Women’s Chorus and refreshments. Zimmerman Library Frank Waters Room 105

FEBRUARY 15, 7 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm, limited seating. Cathryn McGill presents The Past is an Egg laid in the Past with the Future in its Shell (the future of the Black Woman’s experience in America). NM Humanities Council Building, 4115 Silver SE.

FEBRUARY 15, 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.

FEBRUARY 15, 7:30 pm, $10. They called me King Tiger (a documentary about Reise Tijerina). Unitarian Universalist Church, Santa Fe.

FEBRUARY 16, 2 pm, free. Women Entrepreneurs on the Mexican Border 1900s-1950s. Contributions of forgotten women, historical geography and the towns they promoted. Placitas Community Library.

FEBRUARY 16, 1 pm, free. Phil Connor presents A Song for the River, the threat to the life of the free flowing Gila River. Manzano Mountain Art Council, 101 E. Broadway, Mountainair.

FEBRUARY 16, 3:30 pm, free. Graham Greene books to the Big Screen. This Gun for Hire (1942) Juan Tabo Library.

FEBRUARY 16, 9-12 noon, free but limited space, must pre-register with Kent Swanson, 897-8831. Trail Watch Volunteer Training. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NWwww.cabq.gov/openspace.

FEBRUARY 16, 2-3:30 pm, free but limited space, must pre-register with Kent Swanson, 897-8831. Icons & Symbols of the Borderland with artist Diana Molina. Includes tradition, history, nature and culture. Co sponsored by the NM Humanities Council and the NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NWwww.cabq.gov/openspace.

FEBRUARY 16, 12 noon-2 pm, free. Everett Fragua (Jemez) demonstrates the making of a cottonwood drum. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.  www.indianpueblo.org.

FEBRUARY 17, 2 pm and 7 pm, $15-20. Awakening in Taos-The Mabel Dodge Lujan Story. KiMo Theatre.

FEBRUARY 17, 2 pm, free. BG Burr presents Ernie Pyle: Bringing the World to America’s Doorstep. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site. Location: DeLavy House/Sandoval County Historical Society, off Hy. 550 in Bernalillo.

FEBRUARY 17, 2 pm, free. Brenda Dabney presents New Mexico’s African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable. Cerrilos Hills State Park Visitor Center in Cerillos, NM. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

FEBRUARY 16/17 (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.

FEBRUARY 17, 2 pm, free. Albuquerque Historical Society at the Albuquerque Museum. Author & historian Dr. David Holtby speaks on his newly published book Lest We Forget: World War I and New Mexico . Free parking south of the Museum; Free admission to the Museum and the program. albuqhistsoc.org/programs

FEBRUARY 18, Presidents Day federal holiday. Many museums closed.

FEBRUARY 20,  12 noon, free. Charmaine Gutierrez from the City of ABQ speaks about the supper meal program. She is joined by Ruth Rosenstein of Rhubarbs and Elliott restaurant. McKinley Recreation Center,3401 Monroe NE, enter from west of McKinley School.

FEBRUARY 21, 5-8 pm, free. Third Thursday as the ABQ Museum. Music, food and beverage for sale. Speaker on How Islamic Art influenced Spain. 7 pm, Internationally known oud player Rahim AlHaj. Part of the exhibit Visions of the Hispanic World.

FEBRUARY 21, 7 pm, free. Sherri Burr presents Race and Racism in the New Millenium. Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

FEBRUARY 22, 3-5 pm, $20. China’s Great Gamble: Can China’s Government create a technological Superpower? ABQ International Association. ABQ Journal Auditorium 7777 Jefferson NEwww.abqinternational.org.

FEBRUARY 22, 5-7 pm, free. Opening of exhibit Zia Sun – different ways the symbol has been used on merchandise and its impact on Zia Pueblo. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. www.indianpueblo.org.

FEBRUARY 23, Susan Holland and Mike Rooney present Petroglyphs of Central NM and Wichita Indians of the Great Plains. Sponsored by Manzano Art Council in Mountainair.

FEBRUARY 23, 9am-1pm, $85. Basics of blacksmithing; 1:30-3 pm. Casa San Ysidro in Corrales.

FEBRUARY 23,  7 pm, $10. Nooks & Crannies of New York City presented by Justin Ferate at Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Fe.

FEBRUARY 23, free. Graham Greene books to the Big Screen. The Comedians (1967) Special Collections Library.

FEBRUARY 23, all day, $20. Saints & Sinners Tour in Los Lunas. Call 352-7720 for more information.

FEBRUARY 23, 2pm, free. David Garcia speaks about the New Mexico Acequia Movement. Part of the La Canoa series. National Hispanic Cultural Center. for more information go to  www.nhccnm.org.

FEBRUARY 23, 10 am-12 noon, free. KQRE television’s Joy Wang describes from Los Angeles to Albuquerque: My Life as a Reporter. Chinese American Speaker Series.  North Domingo Baca Community Center. More information by calling Fay Yao at 934-3941.

FEBRUARY 23, 11-12 noon, free. Take a guided tour of the 1920s era Special Collection Library.

FEBRUARY 23/24 (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.

FEBRUARY 24, 2 pm, free. Will Whitehead speaks on Paleoethnobiology in New Mexico. Old San Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Rd. in Corrales. www.corraleshistory.org.

FEBRUARY 24, 1 PM, free. Paulette Atencio. presents “Traditional Stories from Northern New Mexico”. She describes “Cuentos (stories) of her growing up in Penasco, NM. Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

FEBRUARY 25, 7-9 pm, free but tips appreciated. Western Music Association presents High Country Cowboys-traditional sounds in three part harmony, Rio Grande Best Western, 1015 Rio Grande NW.

FEBRUARY 27, 3 pm, free. Tim Roberts presents War Time Governor, Lew Wallace in the Land of Enchantment. NM History Museum in Santa Fe. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

FEBRUARY 27, $5-8. Voices in Science lecture. Peering into the Brain,What do we see? Presented by Dr. Elaine Bearer, neuropathologist at the UNM School of Medicine. JNM Natural History Museum, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.  www.NMnaturalhistory.org.

FEBRUARY 27, 2;30 pm, free. Bill Martin presents The Pilot with a Magic Hat: Escape in Vietnam. Meadowlark Senior Center, Rio Rancho. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

FEBRUARY 28, 7pm, free. The movie Harvest of Loneliness, the Bracero Program (WW II labor shortage brings Mexican workers). National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Articles about New Mexico people, places & eventsREAD 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 AUTHORS4022 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 – Visions of the Hispanic World – Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum and Library, 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.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW –   www.indianpueblo.org.   40th anniversary exhibit “We are of this Place: the Pueblo Story”.

National Hispanic Cultural Center4th & Bridge NW. www.nhccnm.org. Braceros Photo exhibit of 30 black & white photos describing the use of Mexican labor in the US during WW II. 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. People Powered-New Mexicans and Social Movements, La Ultima Exhibicion based on the visual interpretation of the novel Bless Me, Ultima.  “Unraveling Race and Place in New Mexico“; New Mexico Hometown Heroes: Hispanic Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients photo exhibit. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, www.nhccnm.org.

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).

Black Art Speaks – a collaborative exhibition curated by the NM African American Artists Guild. Runs weekdays 9am-4pm through March 29. 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