June 2016 History Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following MAY history opportunities:

JUNE 19 — PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE ! THE SANDIA TRAM AT AGE 50, presented by Tram Director of Communications, Debi Owen.  Albuquerque Historical Society, Albuquerque Museum, Free parking south of the Museum, free admission to Museum and the program. www.albuqhistsoc.org.

75th Anniversary Air Show of Kirtland Air Force Base, June 4-5, 9am – 4:30 pm, free. Buses run every 10-15 minutes, Parking & shuttle buses are free. Expo NM racetrack infield, inactive runway off Gibson SE, Airport parking I-25 & Sunport Blvd., USS Bullhead Memorial Park at end of San Pedro SE. www.facebook.com/KirtlandAirShow.

FREE SATURDAY WALKING TOURS OF DOWNTOWN CENTRAL AVE Meet at 1st & Central SW at 10 am. Call 289-0586 to leave a message or reserve for a group more than five. Sponsored by the ABQ Historical Society & Historic ABQ, Inc. www.albuqhistsoc.org.

FREE ADMISSION FOR NM RESIDENTS EVERY SUNDAY & ALL FRIDAY NIGHTS FROM 5-8 PM AT THE NM HISTORY MUSEUM  in Santa Fe. ALL STATE HISTORIC SITES free on Sundays, Free admission for seniors every Wednesday at Historic Sites.

NATIVE AMERICAN DANCERS, Every Friday at 2 pm, Saturdays / Sundays-11am, 2 pm. Admission fee. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

Movies in the Park, sponsored by Bernalillo County, every Friday in June, dusk, free. check www.bernco.gov or call 314-0477 for the schedule.

JUNE 2, 5:30-7:30 Happy Arte Hour, Adult beverages for sale, complimentary snacks. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW. www.nhccnm.org. Contact Elena Baca 246-2261 X 167 or elend.baca@state.nm.us.

JUNE 3, First Friday free, 5:30-7:30 pm. Lecture at 6 pm. New Mexico History Museum.

JUNE 3, 12 noon, free. Travis Jeffres speaks on “Witchcraft, Sorcery and the Nahuatl-speaking Community of 17th century Santa Fe. State Archives in Santa Fe, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey off of Cerillos Rd. Contact Thomas.shumaker@state.nm.us or call 505-476-9782. Sponsored by the office of the State Historian. www.newmexicohistory.org.

JUNE 3 – 4, 12:30 – 4 pm, free. Collectable doll show and sale. Belen Harvey House, 861-0581.

JUNE SATURDAYS 4, 11, 18, 25 –  Family Fun Days,  5 – 8 pm. June theme is “Animals in our Area” – Crafts, experiments, bring picnic food, no registration necessary. Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW at Alameda.  www.bernco.gov/openspace, 314-0398.

JUNE 3-5, all day, free. San Felipe de Neri Fiestas in Old Town, food, music, carnival.

JUNE 4, ABQ Folk Festival 2016, 10 am-10 pm, admission fee. Balloon Museum. www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/balloonmuseum.

JUNE 4, 9 am, free. Geology Day at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center. Program by Dr. Spencer Lucas. Call Chris Modelski 281-5259 for directions. (part of the NM Natural History Museum).

JUNE 4, 10am-4pm, free. “Urban Refuge Arts“, Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd St. SW (3 miles south of Rio Bravo). www.fws.gov/refuge/valle_de_oro.

JUNE 4, 2 pm, free. Women Markers for History presented by Rosanne & Phil Archuleta. Placitas Community Library, 5 miles east of I-25, exit 242. www.placitaslibrary.com.

JUNE Saturdays (4,11,18,25), 10:30 am – 12 noon,  free but $5 donation appreciated. Children’s programming – hands-on art, bilingual sing-alongs, bosque walks, story time. Different theme each Saturday. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW. NM Museum of Natural History.

JUNE 4, 10:30 am, free. Dr. Leslie Morrison speaks on the unique gene mutation related to NM Hispanics. co-sponsored by the NM Genealogical Society and the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center. www.nmgs.org/index.php. www.hgrc-nm.org.

JUNE 4 and every Saturday in June, summer Saturday series, 10 am, free. Pueblo Textile Day with Louie Garcia demonstrating weaving. Coronado Historic Site. www.kuaua.com
JUNE 5, all day, free admission on the 1st Sunday for NM residents, NM Museum of Natural History & Science.

JUNE 5, 9 am, free. Bosque Wild nature walk. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, register 897-8831. www.cabq.gov/openspace

JUNE 6-10, 9 am-4 pm, admission fee. Summer Camp for Adults, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW, www.indianpueblo.org.

JUNE 7, 10:30-2:30 pm, free. ABQ Genealogical society Military Research Group, Main Library.

JUNE 8, free. 10 am, Sherry Robinson speaks on Stranger in a Strange Land:  James Calhoun, NM’s 1st Indian agent and 1st Territorial Governor; 12 noon; Jean Pike speaks on The Ancestral Puebloan Architect of the Galisteo Basin. NM History Scholar Series, State Archives in Santa Fe, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey off of Cerillos Rd. Contact Thomas.shumaker@state.nm.us or call 505-476-9782. www.newmexicohistory.org.

JUNE 7 and other Tuesdays through June 14, 21, 28, $5-$10 per class. Cuban salsa dance class, 6-7 pm beginner & intermediate; 7-8 pm intermediate & advanced., 2 – 4 pm, National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org.

JUNE 8, 6-8 pm, free. folk music followed by 7-8 pm concert by ABQ Concert band, Balloon Museum.

JUNE, No meeting. Sandoval County Genealogical Society meets at Rio Rancho’s Loma Colorado Library. Call Michael Barger, 803-5225 for more info.

JUNE 8, 10:30, free. “What to do with all your  Stuff”  presented by Michael Dietz, ABQ Genealogical Society, http://abqgen.swnet.com. Main Library

JUNE 11, 3 pm, free. Folk Music concert with Marc Berger. Special Collections Library.

JUNE 11, 6 pm, free. Flamenco concert, National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org.

JUNE 11, 10am-4 pm, free. book sale, Los Lunas Public Library, 460 Main St.

JUNE 11, 1-4 pm, free admission to Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. 2 pm presentation by Lloyd Kreitzen, NM’s fig man. www.cabq.gov/museum.

JUNE 12, 11-3 PM, admission fee. View of the Collection in the Vault featuring Pablita Velarde and Jose Rey Toledo. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. www.indianpueblo.org.

JUNE 11, 1 pm, free. RSVP to 897-8831. Artists Talk by Chris Meyer. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors SW. www.cabq.gov/openspace.

JUNE 11, 10:30 – 12 noon, free.  Program on  “ABQ’s Welsh Community “. Special Collections Branch, 423 Central NE,  abclibrary.org/peoplecreatecities, 848-1376.

JUNE 13, 8:30-9:30 pm. free but donations accepted. Lunar Monday with numerous telescopes. NM Museum of Natural History, www.nmnaturalhistory.com

JUNE 14, 6:30 pm, $5 donation for non-members. Ethan Ortega speaks on Blackwater Draw- Mammoths, Bison & People, Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras,www.friendsoftijeraspueblo.org.

JUNE 14, 2-4 pm or 6-8 pm, free. A new book club discussing Native American topics or books by Native Americans.  This month is New Mexico Filmaking by Jeff Berg. Food may be ordered from the café. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. www.indianpueblo.orgbookclub@indianpueblo.org.

JUNE 15, 5:30-7 pm, free. Indian Affairs Under the Obama Administration presented by Kevin Washburn (Chickasaw) UNM Law professor and Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs under Pres. Obama. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

JUNE 15-18, Santa Fe Trail Descendants Conference, various registration fees. Las Vegas, NM contact 505 425-8803 or www.lvcchp.org.

SUMMER BREAK FOR Westerners Corral History Dinner club. MCM Hotel Elegante, Menaul & University NE

JUNE 16, 5-8:30 pm, free 3rd Thursday at the ABQ Museum. Celebrate Radiance, Rust and Revival on the Mother Road with music from Jeez LaWeez and watch the movie Cars. www.cabq.gov/museum.

JUNE 16, 5:30-7:30 pm, free. Salud y Sabor: Espana, free cooking and nutrition info, art, entertainment. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW.www.nhccnm.org. Call 246-2261 X 189.

JUNE 17, 9:30 am-12 noon, free. Colcha Community  Stitch-Along. Bring your colcha embroidery project. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW.www.nhccnm.org. Call 246-2261 X 189.

NEW JUNE 18, 7:45 am – 5 pm, $5. Bus tour to Salinas Pueblo, bring your own lunch. Call Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts ASAP, 352-7720 or email ainsworth@loslunasnm.gov.

NEW JUNE 18, doors open 5:30 pm, movie begins at dark, admission fee. Watch movie Top Gun outside at National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. , 601 Eubank SE. Also $25 sit in cockpit of the F-16 Fighting Falcon-a memory of a lifetime. www.nuclearmuseum.org

JUNE 18, 2 pm, free. The Spirit of Flamenco: from Spain to New Mexico, free book reading and signing with author Nicolasa Chavez, National Hispanic Cultural Center.

JUNE 19, 2 pm, free. Past, Present & Future, The Sandia Tram at age 50!.  Albuquerque Historical Society, Albuquerque Museum in Old Town. albuqhistsoc.org/programs.

JUNE 19, 2 pm, free. Community Day with author Denise Chavez speaking on “The Lowrider culture of Southern NM”. NM History Museum

JUNE 22, 5:30-7 pm, $20. Fry bread making Workshop. Indian Pueblo CC. Call 724-3510 to reserve a spot.

JUNE 22, 6-8 pm, free. Kids music followed by ABQ Concert Band at 7 pm, Balloon Museum. 9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE at Balloon Fiesta park. More info at lhubley@cabq.gov, 768-6028, www.balloonmuseum

JUNE 23, 5-8 pm, Indigenous Culture’s Night Out. Permanent exhibits open, traditional dance groups, hands-on family activities. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

JUNE 24, 9am-12 noon, $20. Securing our New Deal Legacy: The Grandchildren Speak”, presentations by grandchildren of FDR & four of his New Deal era cabinet secretaries. La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe. www.newdeallegacy.org, register by calling Kathy Flynn at 505-473-3985.

JUNE 24, free, 5:30-7 pm, Map Mania, reception and Imre Demhart speaks on “Maps that Won the West”.

JUNE-25, 9:30-3:30 pm, free. 9:30 am, State Historian Rick Hendricks “Connecting the Dots: Maps & Land Grants; 10:45, Judy Reinhartz, “How wide the world: What maps can teach Us”; 1 pm, Tomas Jaehn, “Map Collecting”; 2:15 pm, Dennis Reinhartz “History on Maps”various speakers,  Map Mania. NM History Museum. Co-sponsored by the Historical Society of NM.

JUNE 25 opening of exhibit Drawing into Architecture: Sketches and Models by Antoine Predock (internationally known Albuquerque-based artist). Albuquerque Museum.

JUNE 25, 10 am, free. Public Open House at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center (part of the NM Natural History Museum) seven miles of trails, 4 self-guided hikes, exhibit room. Call Chris Modelski at 281-5259 for directions. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.

JUNE 25, 10:30-11:30 am, free. Series on Villages along the Rio Grande, Historian Clara Pena  speaking on The Neighborhood of Armijo. Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW. Register with calangan@bernco.gov or 314-0398.

JUNE 25, 10:30 am-4 pm, free. Festival Chispa: New Latin Music & Hispanic Culture. Workshop / presentations of Latin dance, instruments, poetry, visual arts including kid’s activities. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW.

JUNE 25, 10 am program & Q & A, UNM student Lawrence Leung  speaks about his journey to Shanghai to learn more about his Chinese Heritage.  Sponsored by the Chinese American Speaker Series, North Domingo Baca Community Center at 7521 Carmel NE Wyoming at Paseo del Norte).More information by calling Fay Yao at 934-3941.

UNM Continuing Education

Call 277-0077 to register and for more information 277-0563. www.dce.unm.edu. Fees for out of town field trips cover transportation. UNM Continuing Ed booklets with more detail available at all library branches.

****************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.

JUNE 3 or JUNE 10,  10-11:30 am, Field trip to the National Weather Service

JUNE 6, 1-2:30 pm, Women & NM Space History

JUNE 10, 10:30 am-12 noon, Archipedia NM (architecture of NM)

JUNE 13, 8-11 am,, Birding Walk field trip.

JUNE 21, 1-2:30 pm,, NM Folk Art (featuring Navajo craft and Hispanic Santeros)

JUNE 22, 11:30am – 2 pm, $50. The Food & Fields of Los Poblanos

JUNE 22, 1-3 pm, Harvey Girls

JUNE 23 or JUNE 30, 10:30-12 noon, , an introduction to meditation on Our Lady of Guadalupe

June 28, 1-3 pm, Rt. 66 at age 90.

**********************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.

Museum of Albuquerque Admission  www.cabq.gov/museum505 243-7255

BOOKWORKS PROGRAMS WITH LOCAL & STATE AUTHORS, 4022 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 des

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

Website Spotlight

anapachecosantafe.com website about NM history & culture.

Unser Racing Museumwww.unserracingmuseum.org

El Camino Real International Heritage Center (south of Socorro)www.caminorealheritage.org In addition to presenting the significance of this 1600′s – 1800′s trail, the website has numerous articles about NM history written by local Socorro writer Paul Harden.

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 the the events section and click on History of NM Vets.


75th Anniversary of Zimmerman Library library.unm.edu/zimmerman75.

NM Genealogical Society, Main Library, nmgs.org/index.php.

****************MUSEUM EXHIBITS*******************

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. Radiance, Rust and Revival on the Mother Road,  Back to Life: Historic Fairview Cemetery; The Artistic Odyssey of Higinio V. Gonzales: A Tinsmith and Poet of Territorial NM, Only in Albuquerque,  www.cabq.gov/museum.

Belen Harvey HouseMi Familia, The People of Belen. Historic photographs, artifacts. 104 North 1st St. 861-0581. open Tuesday – Saturday 12:30-3:30 pm, Closed Sunday & Monday.

Guiterrez Hubbell House  Photo exhibit From the Rhine to the Rio Grande: 19th Century photographs.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW –   www.indianpueblo.org. Brand new 40th anniversary exhibit “We are of this Place: the Pueblo Story“,  The Original Instructions: Pueblo Sovereignty & Pueblo Governance; Our Land, Our Culture, Our Story.

National Hispanic Cultural Center “Portraiture NM, Staging the Self“. Traveling exhibit of 54 works by 6 Latino artists. Exhibit continues through June, 2016. Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys across the Old Spanish Trail, 4th & Bridge NW. www.nhccnm.org.

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History  American Road: The Journey of Rt. 66.

Santa Fe Museum of Indian Arts Exhibit–Turquoise Water Sky: the stone and its Meaning.www.indianartsandculture.org. 476-1250

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM. Chinese Americans in New Mexico, Earth, Fire, Life – Six Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics El Agua Es Vida: Acequias in New Mexico, maxwellmuseum.unm.edu. 277-4405, 277-1400. “Curanderismo: Healing & Ritual”. Healing and medicinal plants and herbs. 277-1400 for more info.

Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts

Along the Pecos: A Photographic and Sound Collage; Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern NM, Fading Memories: Echos of the Civil War; Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World. The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy. 47 Stars, NM Centennial Exhibit Pinhole Photography.  www.nmhistorymuseum.org Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time. Archaeological evidence and historic documents of old Santa Fe. Telling NM Stories, Then & Now, .

NEW MEXICO HISTORY EDUCATION RESOURCE NOW AVAILABLE: ADVENTURE, ADVERSITY & OPPORTUNITY: OUR JEWISH PIONEER HISTORY IN NEW MEXICO, Education materials including middle school level lesson plans my be downloaded from the website of the NM Jewish Historical Society, www.nmjhs.org $10 donation requested but not mandatory.

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 todce.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.

                               ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES


SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY LOCAL HISTORY & ARCHIVES 423 Central SE, branch manager Eileen O’Connell, 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.

VISIT THE WEBSITE OF THE NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER to see JUNE 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 Constitutionwww.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 Office of the State Historian, www.newmexicohistory.org and 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