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) Sunday, February 21, 2021, at 2 PM. Richard Ruddy presents “An Iconic View: A Photographic Study of 1st & Central, 1880-2020“. The program will take place by live stream on the AHS Facebook page.
*** FERUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH ***
More information and education materials from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Heritage and Culture (nmaahc.si.edu)
Some state Historic Sites and Museums opening. Check individual web sites for hours, open dates, etc.
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.
FEBRUARY 1, FREEDOM DAY. (Black History Month) Commemorates the signing of the 13th Amendment in 1865 which abolished slavery.
FEBRUARY 1, 10 pm, PBS Channel 5. CRYPTO JEWS OF NM.
FEBRUARY 3, 12 noon, free Zoom. THE 1779 SMALLPOX OUTBREAK. Presented by Colin Calloway, sponsored by the NM Friends of History at the HISTORY MUSEUM in Santa Fe. Go to nmhistorymuseum.org and select the Facebook icon for access to the program. The Museum also has a YouTube channel where you can watch dozens of past programs & lectures ! Go to their website and click on their YouTube icon on the bottom of the home page. Get more info from the Friends of history website. FriendsofHistoryNM.org.
FEBRUARY 4, 6:30 pm, Zoom. Happy Art Hour. Art activities for adults featuring Valentines. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Go to www.nhccnm.org to get link.
FEBRARY 5, 10 am- 2 pm. Youth Job and volunteer Fair presented by the City of Albuquerque. http://www.cabq.
FEBRUARY 5, 5-8 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.
FEBRUARY 5, 6-7:30 PM, Zoom. Seven Generations of Red Power. Lecture and panel discussion with moderator Dr. Nick Estes. ABQ Museum for more info. www.cabq.gov/museum, YouTube@abqmuseum.
FEBRUARY 6, 10 am. In-person cleanup of Historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE. Trash bags and water provided. www.
FEBRUARY 6 , 1 pm, $15. Anthropological Genetic History: El Cid Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar. Who was he, what is true, Who are his Descendants? 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
FEBRUARY 6, ALL DAY, opening of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Mexican Modernish Exhibit. Extended hours at the ABQ Museum to visit the opening. Must purchase tickets in advance online., www.cabq.gov/museum.
FEBRUARY 9, 2 pm, Pueblo Book Club. Free but $5 donation encouraged. Pueblos of the Rio Grande by Daniel Gibson, a travel guide to the 19 pueblos. The book may be purchased at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center store. Must register by Feb. 8. More information at indianpueblo.org.
FEBRUARY 9, 2pm, virtual. Eastern NM University’s African American Affairs presents The Negro Baseball League. Byron Motley presents a memoir of his late father Bob Motley, the last surviving umpire from the historic Negro Baseball League. Contact enmu.africanamericanaffairs@
FEBRUARY 9, 6 pm, Zoom. Perspectivas Modernas: Brazilian Rap and the Grammar of the Black Existence. National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org.
FEBRUARY 9, 7 pm, Zoom, free. Rebecca Ulrich presents Spinning Off from the Manhattan Project: the origins of Sandia Labs. Los Alamos Historical Society. Go to losalamoshistory.org/
FEBRUARY 10, 10:30 pm, Zoom, free. ABQ Genealogical Society presents Robert Burch discussing African American History, putting it into context. He presents the basics of doing African American research. Contact Phillip Spivey to get Zoom link. President@abqgen.org.
FEBRUARY 11, 1 pm, Zoom. Las Cruces Museum system presents Normas Haratell describing the murals of Las Cruces. Contact Kayla Myers for more info. KMyers@las-cruces.org.
FEBRUARY 12 Observance of President. Abraham Lincoln’s birthday
FEBRUARY 12, Lunar New Year, Year of the Ox
FEBRUARY 12, 1 pm, Zoom. Colcha Embroidery. National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org.
FEBRUARY 13, 1pm, online. Unique Legacy of Abraham Lincoln in New Mexico. Program by NMSU Professor Christopher Schurtz and Dr. Dwight Pitcaithley. Casa San Ysidro. Contact Aaron Gardner, firstname.lastname@example.org or 898-3915. www.cabq.gov/casasanysidro to watch live.
FEBRUARY 13, The New Mexico Navy presented by John Taylor. Prerecorded and available beginning that day on the Facebook page of the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. www.facebook.com/
FEBRUARY 14 VALENTINE’S DAY
FEBRUARY 15, PRESIDENTS DAY FEDERAL HOLIDAY
FEBRUARY 16, all day. Tour Tuesday of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center including the new exhibit “HERitage.”. IndianPueblo.org.
FEBRUARY 16, MARDI GRAS
FEBRUARY 16, ASH WEDNESDAY
FEBRUARY 18, 6-8 pm, virtual free. THIRD THURSDAY AT THE ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM. Focus on the new Exhibit about Frida Kahlo with Opera presentation by Opera Southwest.. Go to cabq.gov/museum for more details and listing of activities.
FEBRUARY 20 , 1 pm, $15. Anthropological Genetic History: The Saxons Connection to New Mexico 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 angelrcervante
FEBRUARY 20, 2 pm, Zoom, free. Tertulia Historica: My Grandfather and Pancho Villa presented by Stacey Ravel Arbunel. Sponsored by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org for more information and registration. You must register in advance.
FEBRUARY 21, 2 pm, free. Richard Ruddy presents: An Iconic View: A Photographic Study of 1st & Central from 1880-2020. Go to the website of the Albuquerque Historical Society, www.albuqhistsoc.org. It will direct you to the presentation.
FEBRUARY 22, BIRTHDAY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
FEBRUARY 23, 6 PM, BLACKDOM NEW MEXICO, a panel discussion about the southern NM town founded in 1903. Panelists are Timothy Nelson, Geni Flores, Janice Dunnahoo, Maya Allen. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council. Go to nmhum.org to register and receive the link.
FEBRUARY 23, 6 pm. Facebook Live. Rancho de Las Gonlondrinas presents: Stanley Crawford speaking on Acequias, Mayordomos and Norteno Traditions. Go to Golondrinas.org.
FEBRUARY 25, 5:30 pm, Zoom, free. A Whole way of Seeing: Story Telling through Lee Marmon’s photographic Archive. Presented by Audrey Goodman, Georgia State University. Part of the series from the Center for SW Research, UNM Zimmerman Library. Contact Tomas Jaehn, email@example.com for Zoom access. You will be sent the link two days in advance.
FEBRUARY 27,Unusual and Strange Signs presented by Dr. Richard Melzer. Available beginning that day on the Facebook page of the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. www.facebook.com/
EL RANCHO DE LAS GOLONDRINAS. Go to Golondrinas.org 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.
NEW MEXICO HUMANITIES COUNCIL has numerous programs on their YouTube Channel including What Public Memorials mean in New Mexico, A Tribute to Rudolpho Anaya, Creating a Multi Cultural NM. Go to their website www.nmhumanities.org.
HISTORIC SANTA FE FOUNDATION (historicSantaFe.
Commemoration of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote. Various Speakers including elected officials, poets, One Albuquerque Media Facebook page. https://www.facebook.co
WHAT ELSE IS OPEN OR IN PERSON?
DOWNTOWN ART WALK – SEE ABOVE ON FEBRUARY 5
LIBRARY BRANCHES ARE OPEN AT VARIOUS TIMES. Call the library before you go there. Capacity limits so call to find best times to visit.
SOME METRO AREA MUSEUMS HAVE REOPENED WITH DIFFERENT REGULATIONS, TICKETING & 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.
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
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
Watch Early Jews in New Mexico presented by Ron Duncan Hart. Sponsored by the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. Go to HistoricSantaFe.org. for information.
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 are six 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 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. Kuaua.org/presentations. You can also just listen by phone. All info on their website.
- 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 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.
- 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-
- ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY http://www.cabq.gov/cu
lturalservices/albuquerque-mus eum You may visit the current exhibitions. exhibit Luis Jimenez: Motion and Emotion (drawings and lithographs).
Picture This! Podcast – short 5-6 minute podcasts (combo of voice and photographs) by Museum photo archivist Jill Hartke. The 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? (YouTube) 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/YouTube. On line at the Las Cruces Museum Facebook page. www.facebook.com/LCmuseu
ms/ Call 575-541-2154 for more information, Kayla Myers. las-cruces.org/1523/mu seum. Branigan Center.
ALBOASIS LIFELONG LEARNING PRESENTS VARIOUS NM TOPICS www.albuquerque.oasisne
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:
- Historic Fairview Cemetery: Final Resting Place for Notable People in Albuquerque History
Gail Rubin, CT – January 17, 2021
- 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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