THE ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
& THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NM
Encourage your participation in the following on-line history & cultural events:
HUNDREDS OF ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES AT THE BRANCHES OF THE ABC LIBRARY SYSTEM, Go to abqlibrary.org to review listing by location, days and times!
DOWNTOWN WALKING TOURS, 10 AM, DOWNTOWN CENTRAL (1ST – 8TH ST.) Meet at the corner of 1st and Central SW by Tucano’s Restaurant. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society. Parking is not free so be sure to pay meters, parking lots, or parking garages. Tours continue no matter the weather.
ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY returns to in-person free programs at the ABQ Museum. FREE Parking, Free Admission to the ABQ Museum. PROGRAM, July 17, 2 pm, Anthony DellaFlora speaks about the History of the Hoffmantown neighborhood in NE ABQ and the making of the CABQ documentary series about neighborhoods. albuqhistsoc.
DOZENS OF ACTIVITIES & PODCASTS DESCRIBED ON THE WEBSITE OF THE NEW MEXICO HUMANITIES COUNCIL, NMhumanities.org.
DO YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS EACH MONTH TO HELP THE WHEELS MUSEUM? Volunteers are needed so the Museum can be open more; run the model railroad trains, also help needed with events, marketing, fund raising. Call Leba Freed at 243-6269.
JULY 1, 11 am and every Thursday/Fri. in JULY in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. More info at nhccnm.org.
JULY 1, 10 am-5 pm, all day free admission on 1st Friday, Balloon Museum.
JULY 2, International Mud Day, 10 am-2 pm, free. Splash, roll, squish, slide, make mud pies-Be a Kid for the Day Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW. More info from firstname.lastname@example.org or 768-4950. cabq.gov/openspace.
JULY 2, Help Clean-up Historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE. This will not be an organized or supervised clean up but volunteers are welcome to come hoe tumbleweeds and goat heads. The cemetery is open dawn to dusk and accessible through the gates of Fairview Memorial Park. Wear hard soled shoes & bring your own tools. www.HistoricFairviewCemeteryA
JUly 2, 2 pm, free to members but $5 donations encouraged from others. Virginia Dodier discusses “B.C. Hernandez, from Taos to Washington DC”. Hernandez was a NM congressman born in 1862. Kit Carson Electrical Coop Boardroom. 118 Cruz Alta Rd. More info at TaosCountyHistoricalSociety.or
JULY 2, 3 – 5 pm, free. Pursued (1947) – “Western movie matinee” Set on a New Mexico Ranch and partially filmed in Gallup, starring Robert Mitchum. Special Collections Library, Edith & Central NE. Be aware of parking restrictions on streets near Library.
JULY 2/3. free/ Grand Opening of Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. 505-476-1269. IndianArtsAndCulture.org. Speakers, demonstrations dancers, music, food available.
JULY 2/3, Noon – 6 pm, admission. Santa Fe Wine Festival. More info at Golondrinas.org or call 505-471-226
JULY 2/3, 11am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org for more info.
JULY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum.
JULY 3, free admission to the Visual Arts Museum, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW. nhccnm.org.
JULY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 10 am – 2 pm, Railyards Market – 777 1st St. SW. railyardsmarket.org.Over 150 vendors.
JULY 4 OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY, FREEDOM 4TH ABQ EVENT, gates open 3 pm. Balloon Fiesta Park, $10 per car. Music, food, fireworks; Rio Rancho, 5-9:30 pm, free. Parade, fireworks, kids activities; Campus Park in City Center, 2516 King Blvd. NE; Socorro, Socorro Rodeo and Sports Complex, 11am-10 pm, dancing, water slide, jumpers, music with Al Hurricane Jr.
JULY 6, 12 noon, virtual Zoom, free. Dr. Jeanne Abrams describes Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail in the American West. NM History Museum. Go to FriendsofHistoryNM.org to get info to log in. Previous programs are on the You Tube channel and website of the New Mexico History Museum, nmhistoryMuseum.org.
JULY 6, 9 am-5 pm. Free admission on 1st Wednesday, ABQ Museum.
JULY 7/8, 11 am, person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at nhccnm.org
JULY 8, 5-8 pm, free, In-person. Albuquerque Artwalk – downtown Albuquerque. Along Central and at Gold & 7th St. – There will be food, artists and live music. Meet the artists in person. Street music and vendors. Most artists will be along Central. m
JULY 9, 10:30 am, in person, free. Ever Changing, Ever Growing – Charlie Frantes. presents “Ghosts of Old Town” this includes some Old Town history and Frantes’ encounter with ghosts while being a tour guide. Special Collections Branch Library, Edith & Central NE. 848-1376. Be aware of parking regulations on surrounding streets.
JULY 9, 1-4 pm, free. Grand Opening of the International District Branch Library, 7601 Central NE.
JULY 9, 9 am – 1 pm, free. Book Sale — Friends of the Los Lunas Public Library, 460 Main St. Los Lunas. 839-3850.
JULY 9, 3-4 pm, free. Classical guitar concert by Lucian Johnson. Special Collections Library. Edith and Central NE.
JULY 9, 10 am – 4 pm, free for members, $2 others. Friends of the Public Library monthly book sale at downtown library.
JULY 9, 6-8 pm, free. Community Concert at the Tijeras Bio Zone open space, 15600 Central NE-one mile east of Tramway, access from old 66 frontage road. Includes Conservation Carnival, science circus, rock climbing, music, face painting and more.
JULY 9, 1 pm, free. Author Don Bullis speaks on Law and Order in Territorial New Mexico. Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. Contact Aaron Gardner to get info at 898-3915 or email@example.com.
JULY 9/10, 11 am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org for more info.
JULY 10, takes break until September. Sandoval County Historical Society, DeLavy House in Bernalillo. Turn off Hy. 550 just west of Coronado Historic Site. sandovalhistory.org.
JULY 11, $20. Southwest Seminars Voices Lectures-My Chimayo: Culture, History and Family by Don Usner. Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta.
JULY 12, 11 am, free by Zoom. What is New Mexico Art? Go to ABQ Museum for sign-in information.
JULY 12, 9:30 am, free, by Zoom. Colcha Community Stich Along. National Hispanic Cultural Center. nhccnm.org.
JULY 12, 2-4 pm , free but $5 donation suggested. Pueblo Book Club in person or Zoom. The Last Conquistador, Juan de Onate and the settling of the Southwest by Marc Simmons. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. indianpueblo.org.
JULY 13, between 11 am-5 pm, free. Go on the Scavenger Hunt and win a prize: learn more about the Special Collections Library, Edith & Central NE. Be aware of parking restrictions around Library.
JULY 13, 10:30 am, virtual or in-person, free. Monthly meeting of the ABQ Genealogical Society. Speaker is Karen Jones on Sails, Rails, Trails: How our ancestors Traveled. Main Library, 5th & Copper.
JULY 14, Cochiti Pueblo Feast Day.
July 14/15, 11 am, in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at nhccnm.org.
JULY 16, 9am-12 noon, free. Neighborhood Nature Festival. Alamosa Park, 1100 Bataan Dr. SW near Central. Music storytelling, kids activities, live birds, language interpreters. Sponsored by the City’s Open Space Division. Call 311 for more info.
JULY 16, 1 pm, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, The Minoans and the People of the Sea (ancient culture of the Minoans), Haplo group E1b1,b1 presented by Angel Cervantes.Presented by the New Mexico DNA project and Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Payment must be by postal mail. Contact angelrcervantes@gmail.
JULY 16, 2-4 pm, free. Summer movie featuring Aquaman — at the Special Collections Library. Be aware of parking restrictions around the Library.
JULY 16, 10am-4 pm, entry Fee. Christmas in July with Pueblo Santa: Hospitality, Hope and Happiness. Artisans in the courtyard, activities all day. 1-3 pm-Shaun Beyale (Dine) demonstrates his comic book work with Marvel Comics. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. indianpueblo.org.
JULY 16, 10 am-5 pm, free. Placitas Community Library presents PLACITAS ROCKS! – Geology Extravaganza for the entire family festival, speakers, demos, displays. All day short walks to see Placitas geology. 1pm Storyteller Indiana Bones and puppet Draco present “Legends of NM”; 3 pm, Dr. John Shomaker talks about Placitas Water and its Future. 453 Highway 165, 867-3355. PlacitasLibrary.com.
JULY 16, 10am-3 pm, free. Discover Kuaua at Coronado Historic Site in Bernalillo. Family activities with five “stations” – Spanish Armor, art and pottery, animals, food, registration. More info at kuaua.org.
JULY 16/17, 10am – 4 pm, admission. Santa Fe Viva Mexico Festival. More info at Golondrinas.org or call 505-471-226
JULY 17, 8-11 am, free but $2 park entrance per car. Moderately strenuous guided hike. Elena Gallegos Foothills Wild. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info, 768-4951.Meet at the Cottonwood Springs parking lot.
JULY 17 – Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum.
JULY 17 , 2 pm, free admission to ABQ Museum. In person event. Tony Della Flora shows the documentary and speaks on The History of the Hoffmantown neighborhood near Wyoming and Menaul NE. Sponsored by the ABQ Historical Society. ABQ Museum small auditorium. albuqhistsoc.org.
JULY 17, 10 am – 2 pm, Railyards Market – 777 1st St. SW. railyardsmarket.org. Over 150 vendors.
JULY 17, 1-2 pm, free. Malinche y los Matachines, a photo presentation by Miguel Gandert , Albuquerque Museum. More info from Elizabeth Becker, email@example.com, 764-6515.
JULY 17, 11 am-7 pm, free. 25th Anniversary of Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. Includes music, youth poets, dances, face painting, family activities. okeeffeMuseum.org, 505-9461000.
JULY 19 , 10 am, free. Early Childhood Bilingual story time. National Hispanic Cultural Center. nhccnm.org.
July 21, 5-8 pm, free, in person. Third Thursday “Live After 5”, music, make your own craft, . ABQ Museum. cabq.gov/museum.
JULY 21/22, 11 am, person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at nhccnm.org
JULY 23, 5-10 pm, free. Route 66 Summerfest, free. Route 66 on Central from Washington to Girard. Headline band Las Cafeteras. Four stages of music.. Kids activities, music, food, arts and crafts, cantina. More info at cabq.gov or call 311.
JULY 23/24, 11 am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org for more info.
JULY 24 – Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum.
JULY 23 , 11 am – 12 NOON, free. Tour of Special Collections Library (constructed in 1925) RSVP at 505-848-1376. 423 Central NE. Please note parking restrictions on streets around library.
JULY 24, 10 am – 2 pm, Railyards Market – 777 1st St. SW. railyardsmarket.org. Over 150 vendors.
JULY 26, Santa Ana Pueblo Feast Day.
JULY 27, 3-5 pm, free. Zoom or In-person. NM’s Women: Heritage and Innovation, a panel discussion with Cindy Nava, Regis Pecos, Dr. Finnie Coleman and Dr. Meredith Machen. Santa Fe Prep School, 1101 Camina de Cruz Blanca in Santa Fe. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.
JULY 28, 6-8 pm, free Robert Arellano speaks on Secrets, Spies and Spanish Rice: six decades of Cuban-American Experience. October marks the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cuban exile. Arellano describes the rich culture and complex history of this experience. National Hispanic Cultural Center. nhccnm.org.
JULY 28, 5-8 pm, virtual and in person. Indigenous Festival, Santa Fe Railyard Park, 740 Cerrillos Rd.
JULY 30, opening of the Exhibit: the Photography of Lee Marmon. ABQ Museum. Call 311 for more info.
JULY 30, all day, free. Old Timers Day, Estancia, NM. Parade at 10 am, car show at the park, BBQ cook-off, fishing derby. More info at torrancecountynm.org.
JULY 30, 2-4 pm, free. “Croak & Dagger. Our favorite ways to kill (in fiction)” – a panel of local mystery writers discusses the plots of mystery novels. Special Collections Library, Edith and Central NE. Be aware of parking restrictions around the Library.
JULY 30, 8 pm, free. Life in Bernalillo Film Showcase: a student perspective. Town of Bernalillo Museum, 118 Calle Malinche (near Range Restaurant).Come watch several films shown outdoors on the municipal building walls. Contact Emily Stovel for info, firstname.lastname@example.org. 505-220-3693.
JULY 30, 1 pm, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, The Phoenician Connection to NM Families Haplo group E1 b1,b1/T also includes film- presented by Angel Cervantes. Presented by the New Mexico DNA project and Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Payment must be by postal mail. Contact angelrcervantes@gmail.
JULY 30, 1:30 – 3 pm, Class free with admission. Class on Heritage Spinning and weaving. Casa San Ysidro. More info by calling Aaron Gardner at 898-3915 or email@example.com.
JULY 30/31, 11 am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org for more info.
EL RANCHO DE LAS GOLONDRINAS, Celebrating 50 years. 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.
HISTORIC SANTA FE FOUNDATION (historicSantaFe.or
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
Cibola County History Museum, 525 West High St., Grants NM. Go to cibolaHistory.org for more information.
OASIS SENIOR LEARNING IS PROVIDING ONLINE PROGRAMS. Contact 884-4529 or visit albuquerque.oasisnet.org
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
EAST MOUNTAIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY announces the recorded program of Rt. 66 and Historic NM License Plates. Go to EastMountainHistory.org/record
Historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE. invites anyone to come and hoe tumbleweeds and goat heads. The cemetery is open dawn to dusk and accessible through the gates of Fairview Memorial Park. Wear hard soled shoes & bring your own tools. www.HistoricFairviewCemeteryA
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
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
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TRIBUTES TO AUTHOR RUDOLFO ANAYA AND LINKS TO HIS ARCHIVES AT THE UNM CENTER FOR SOUTHWEST RESEARCH https://anaya.unm.edu
*****AMAZING HISTORY / CULTURE OPPORTUNITIES ONLINE*****
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.
- ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY http://www.cabq.gov/cu
lturalservices/albuquerque-mus eum 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. 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.
- 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.
- HOLOCAUST MUSEUM and GELLERT EDUCATION CENTER NM, 616 Central SW. Go to the website nmholocaustmuseum.org. Questions call 247-0606.
- ALBUQUERQUE OASIS LIFELONG LEARNING PRESENTS VARIOUS NM TOPICS www.albuquerque.oasisne
t.org or 884-4529.
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, on the AHS YouTube Channel, as well as linked to from the appropriate AHS Program pages. Presentations captured on Facebook videos to date include:
- African American Homesteaders in Albuquerque
Rita Powdrell, June 19, 2022
- Victory from the Shadows
Elaine Carson, March 20, 2022
- The Ten Dons, Plus One
Kathy Seidel, February 20, 2022
- Erna Fergusson, First Lady of New Mexico Letters
Joe Sabatini, January 16, 2022
- The History of Los Poblanos
Kate Garner, November 21, 2021
- Stories of Early Albuquerque
Rosemary McNerney Winkler – October 17, 2021
- Overhaul: A Social History of the Albuquerque Locomotive Repair Shops
Richard and Shirley Cushing Flint – September 19, 2021
- Building Community & Culture: Jews in 20th Century Albuquerque
Harvey Buchalter, July 18, 2021
- Life of Mrs. Carnis Salisbury: Albuquerque Fair Housing and Civil Rights Pioneer
Brian Eagan – June 20, 2021
- Doing History in a City Looking Forward
Albuquerque Museum Director Andrew Connors – April 18, 2021
- 60th Anniversary of Little Beaver Town
Roland Penttila – March 21, 2021
- An Iconic View: A Photographic Study of First and Central, 1880 to 2020
Richard Ruddy – February 21, 2021
- 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