July 2019 NM History & Culture Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following history & cultural events:

ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.  July 21, 2 pm. Historian Will Steinsiek presents a dramatic performance in costume and character of Rev. Thomas Harwood, pioneer post Civil War Methodist  missionary to NM and Albuquerque. 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 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.

Summertime in Old Town Music weekends: Fridays & Saturdays, 7-9 pm; Sundays, 1-3 pm. Go to cabq.gov/oldtown to see the lineup of performers.

HISTORIC KIMO THEATRE FREE DOCENT LED TOURS – 12 NOON, JULY 10, 14, 17, 24, 28, 31. You must reserve a ticket at www.KimoTickets.com.


Free Saturday concerts, 7 pm, outdoors at the Elena Gallegos Open Space. More info at cabq.gov/openspace.

New Deal Artwork in New Mexico. Art will hang through August and may be viewed Monday – Thursday 10 am-3 pm and Sundays from 10 am-1 pm.  First United Methodist Church parlor, 4th & Coal SW downtown. Free parking at church.


JULY 8-10, 8 pm, free PBS. Chasing the Moon, Three-part documentary about the space program that led to the moon landing in 1969.

JULY 9, 9:30 am, Museum admission plus $8 and must preregister with Jayne.aubele@state.nm.usThe DEA and the Controlled Substance Act. NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.  www.NMnaturalhistory.org. (Part of the special exhibit on The Brain).

JULY 9, 2-4 pm or 6-8 pm, free. A monthly discussion of books written about or by Native Americans. This month’s book is No Settlement, No Conquest: A History of the Coronado Entrada by Richard Flint.  Meets in the Pueblo House of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. www.indianpueblo.org.

JULY TUESDAYS 9, 16, 23, 30. Salsa classes for beginners, 6-7 pm and intermediates, 7-8 pm. More info from elsa.menendez@state.nm.us, 246-2261 X 34744. Pay what you can. National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org

JULY 10, 10:30 am, free. ABQ Genealogical Society: Sherri Burr speaks on her research of Aaron Burr’s Family of Color.  Aaron Burr ( VP with Thomas Jefferson) sired two children of color. Burr’s family goes back to 1630. Main Library, free parking in the City garage across from the Main library, bring your ticket in for validation.

JULY 10, 6 pm, free. Boots, Suits & Citizens: New Mexico’s unique Legislative Culture presented by former State Sen. Dede Feldman. Magdalena Public Library, Main Street & Highway 60,villageofmagdalena.com. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

Summer Break for:
Albuquerque Press Women and Friends monthly luncheon
. Mimi’s Cafe on 4316 The 25 Way.
Friends of Coronado Historic Site Lecture serieswww.kuaua.com
Corrales Historical Societywww.corraleshistory.org
Friends of Tijeras Pueblo Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras Canyon. More info at FriendsofTijerasPueblo.org.
Bach Lunch series at  the First United Methodist Church315 Coal SW, Free parking. kaempermusic.com.
Bernalillo County lunch speakers series
ABQ Gen. Society military Research group. Main Library, Contact stubucks@gmail.com for more info.
Sandoval County Historical Societywww.sandovalhistory.org

JULY 10, 7 pm, free. Public Library free movie as part of the Summer Children’s Reading Program. Guardians of the Galaxy. KiMo Theatre.<

JULY 11, 7 pm, free. PBS Channel 5. Showing of  Freedom and Impeachment, The Courage of Edmund G. Ross former Territorial Governor of New Mexico.

JULY 11, and other Thursdays 18, 25, 5:30-8 pm, free. Food Truck Fest at Alvarado Park, Alvarado & Hanett NE near San Mateo & Indian School Rd. Music & kids activities.

JULY 11, 6-7:30 pm, free. Convention Center Kiva Auditorium. Mariachi Spectacular Salute to Mariachi & Excellence. 7:45-9 pm, Ballet Folklorico student performances (each 7 minutes) Categories are Elementary, mid, high school, college & open. mariachispectacular.com

JULY 12, 6:30 pm, free. Civic Plaza, Part of Mariachi Spectacular  Free student Mariachi performances (each 7 minutes) Elementary, mid, high school, college & open. mariachispectacular.com. Civic Plaza.

JULY 12, 12 noon, free. James Keller speaks on The Land that Enchants Featuring Popular Songs of New Mexico. He speaks on the life of Elizabeth Garrett (1885-1947) who wrote O Fair New Mexico. New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe.

JULY 12, 12:30-4 pm, free. UNM Duck pond, Traditional Health Fair sponsored by the UNM Curanderismo Class. More info at 277-4296 or curanderismo.unm.edu.

JULY 13, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, free. Salud y Sabor Celebrates Peru. Cooking demos, art/movement activities for adults, entertainment. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

JULY 13, 10:30 am-12 noon, free. Steve Morgan presents  Aldo Leopold in Albuquerque -Leopold is considered one of the most influential conservationists of the 20th Century. Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE.

JULY 13, 10 am, free. Children’s Opera Unlimited performance of Jack & the Beanstalk (singing, costumes & sets) Placitas Community Library, 453 Highway 165www.placitaslibrary.com.

JULY 13, 2 pm, free. Chuy Martinez sings Latin American Ballads, Cumbia and Nueva Cancion. Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center, 6510 Western Trail NW. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

JULY 13, 1-4 pm, free second Saturday at Casa San Ysidro: Celebrating NM Statehood. Guest speakers: 1 pm George Garcia, The Presidio and Soldiers of Santa Fe during the American Revolution; 2 pm Jim Harris, director of the NM Lea County Museum. He will speak on the difficulties that faced New Mexico to achieve statehood in 1912. Contact 898-3915.

JULY 13, 6-8:30 pm, free. Moonrise Concert featuring the indi-folk rock band Dust City Opera. This is an alcohol-free event but picnic baskets are OK;food trucks also available. Open Space Visitor Center. 897-8831, cabq.gov/openspace.

JULY 13, 2-4:30 pm, free monthly movie matinee. “Contact” (rated PG) with Jodie Foster. Special Collections Library.

JULY 13/14, free. Lavender & Garlic Festival. Art market, food, entertainment. 6718 Rio Grande Blvd.

JULY 13, 12 noon – 2pm, free. Demonstration of Clay work, Angelina Median (Acoma/Zia/Zuni).Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

JULY 13/14 (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.

JULY 14, 2pm, free. Booksigning by Thelma Giomi at Treasure House Books, 2012 S. Plaza St. in Old Town. Church of my Heart (experiences at Petroglyph National Monument); Weather’s Store: Encounters with the Sacred (Novel set in northern New Mexico). www.thelmagiomi.com.

JULY 16, admission. Opening of A Walk on the Moon: the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. New Mexico History Museum.

JULY 16, 7 pm, free Sunny Dooley presents Dine Blessingway Stories. Corrales Library, West La Entrada Rd. Corraleslibrary.org. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

JULY 16, 11-12:30 pm, free but registration limited to 10 youth. STEM lab for teens/tweens – learn to make paper. Special Collections library.

JULY 17, 6-8 pm, free. ABQ Concert Band performs at Balloon Museum.  Free admission to the Museum beginning at 5 pm. More information  www.abqband.org.

JULY 17, 12 noon, free. State Historian Rob Martinez describes A History of the Catholic Church in late Spanish Colonial New Mexico. Bring your lunch. Yucca Room of the State Records and Archives, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey, just east of Cerrillos Rd. 505-476-9782.

JULY 17, 2 pm, free. Public Library Free Movie as part of the Summer Reading Program. E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. Kimo Theater.

JULY 18, 5-8 pm, free. Third Thursday at the ABQ Museum. Seed Stories. ABQ Poet laureate Michell Otero and student poets speak on the new exhibit Seed: Climate Change Resilience. David Garcia performs musica nortena. Food and beverage for sale.   Albuquerque Museum.

JULY 18, 6:30-8pm, $8. Loretta Hall, noted NM space historian, presents Ride to the Moon with Neil, Buzz & Mike. Voices in Science series, NM Natural History Museum. Tickets may be purchased in advance.

JULY 19, 7-8:30 pm, free. The Past & Future of Manned Space Exploration presented by Rick Wallace. New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe. www.nmhistorymuseum.org.

JULY 19, 6:30-10 pm, tickets / fee.”Moonshots” over age 18 event at Explora.

JULY 19, 6-7:30 pm, free. Opening reception for Camina el Autor: The Iconography of Felipe Huaman Doma de Ayala, History of Indigenous People of Peru, Andean Civilizations and the Spanish Conquest. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

JULY 19, 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.


JULY 20, 10,11 am, 1, 2, 3 pm, regular museum admission. “The Day we Walked on the Moon” a Smithsonian Documentary Film. National Museum of Nuclear Science & Energy, 601 Eubank SEwww.nuclearmuseum.org.

JULY 20, 2 pm,free. Battle of Bloodless Conquest, New Mexico in the Mexican American War presented by Ray John de Aragon. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. 352-7720.

JULY 20, Author Anne Hillerman speaks and signs her books at the Los Lunas Transportation Center, adjacent to the Railrunner station. Sponsored by the Friends of the Los Lunas Library.

JULY 20/21, 8 am-3 pm, $10. Lavender in the Village Festival. Los Ranchos AgriNature Center. More info & tickets at lavenderinthevillage.org.

JULY 20, 9 am-12 noon, free but limited registration, must RSVP at 897-8831. Open space Visitor Center. How to Compost.

JULY 20, 2 pm, free. The West: Singing Its Song (1000 years of American west music). Presented by Ralph Estes. Petroglyph Nat. Monument, 6510 Western Trail NW. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

JULY 20, 10:30-1:30, free. Albuquerque Genealogical Society (AGS) Research Day: need help with your genealogy?  Main ABQ library, 5th and Copper, in the genealogy center on the second floor. No set schedule.  Call 768-5141.  For more information contact the “Genealogy Research with Friends Days” coordinators Lynda Katonak at 898-5592, e-mail LLKatonak@comcast.net  or Marianne Eaton at 833-3991, e-mail eaton.thomas@comcast.net   : https://libevents.abqlibrary.org/event/3765531.

JULY 20, 5-10 pm, free. Summerfest in Nob Hill. Central closed between Girard & Carlisle. Various music stages. Arts & crafts, food trucks, beer garden, kids activities, entertainment. Main act at 8:30. More info at 311 or cabq.gov.

JULY 20/21 (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.

JULY 21, 2 pm, free. Will Steinsiek presents a dramatic performance in costume and character of Rev Thomas Harwood, pioneer post Civil War Methodist  missionary to NM and Albuquerque. Albuquerque Historical Society. Albuquerque Museum.  Free parking south of the Museum; Free admission to the Museum and the program. albuqhistsoc.org/programs

JULY 24, 7 pm, free. Public Library free movie as part of the Summer Reading Program. The Right Stuff (1983). Kimo Theatre.

JULY 27, 10 am-12 noon, free. Ray Tokuda on “The Archaeology of Gong Fu Forms-unwritten oral Tradition”. North Domingo Baca Center, 7521 Carmel NE near Paseo & Wyoming.   Chinese American Speaker Series.  More information by calling Fay Yao at 934-3941.

JULY 27, 11 am-2 pm, free. Dessert with a Doc Health/Wellness Event sponsored by Lovelace Women’s Hospital, 898-3030. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

JULY 27, 11am-12 noon, free. Tour of the Special Collections Library.

JULY 27, 12-3 pm.  Introduction to Homesteading at Casa San Ysidro: Preserving the Harvest. More info at 898-3915.

>JULY 27, 1:30-3 pm. limited class size, $10. Heritage Spinning and Weaving at Casa San Ysidro: Contact AaronGardner, 898-3915 or agardner@cabq.gov to reserve your space.

JULY 27, 2 pm, free. Arnold Herrera  presents The Way of the Drumthe world of Cochiti Pueblo, 1940s-the present. Petroglyph National Monument, 6510 Western Trail NW.  Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

JULY 27/28 (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.

JULY 28, evening, free. Astronomy event (Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower) sponsored by Salinas Pueblo Missions in cooperation with Manzano Mountains State Park.  More info from Bethany Burnett, 847-2770, 847-2585 X 220.

JULY 28, 6 pm, free Breathe, Barelas, Breathe: A Reading of Excerpts from a Trilogy of One Act Plays. B Ruppe Drugstore Parking lot, 807 4th SW.

JULY 31, 7-8:30 pm, free.  Breathe, Barelas, Breathe: Presenting all three One Act Plays. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

JULY 31, 6-8 pm, free. ABQ Concert Band performs at Balloon Museum.  Free admission to the Museum beginning at 5 pm. More information  www.abqband.org.

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.edu/index.php/lacronica

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. Fees vary.

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.

BOOKWORKS PROGRAMS WITH LOCAL & STATE AUTHORS4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW,  www.bkwrks.com.

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.


anapachecosantafe.com website about NM history & culture.

Unser Racing Museum www.unserracingmuseum.com

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 – 
Unfolding Traditions showcases traditional Japanese woodblock prints alongside their contemporary heirs.
Focus on youth high school photography and Film exhibit.
Photo exhibit Everyday People-photos of people in Albuquerque in the 1940s & 50s.
Opening of Courage and Compassion: Our Shared story of the Japanese American WW II Experience.
Opening of A Past Rediscovered, rare and fascinating collections from the Palace of the Governors.

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM.  “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.

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. 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 Pueblo40th anniversary exhibit “We are of this Place: the Pueblo Story”.

National Hispanic Cultural Center4th & Bridge NW. www.nhccnm.org.
Que Chola  exhibit continues through Aug. 4. “Cholas & home girls” in art and pop culture. T. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, www.nhccnm.org.
Braceros Photo exhibit of 30 black & white photos describing the use of Mexican labor in the US during WW II.
Unraveling Race and Place in New Mexico“.
New Mexico Hometown Heroes: Hispanic Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients photo exhibit.

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 ).

 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