June 2017 History Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following history & cultural events:

JUNE 18 at 2 pm Olla Bearers & Indian Detours: NM Indians as Tourist Attractions Local historian Joe Sabatini will describe how promoters created a romantic and stereotyped images of Native American communities by using books, postcards, pamphlets, maps and brochures. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society at the Albuquerque Museum, free parking south of the Museum. Free admission to the Museum and the program.www.albuqhistsoc.org.

FREE SATURDAY WALKING TOURS OF DOWNTOWN CENTRAL AVE – Meet at 1st & Central SW at 10 am by Tucano’s Restaurant. Downtown metered parking not monitored on Saturdays. 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.

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.

UNM Zimmerman Library Center for Southwest Research Exhibit – A New Deal at UNM. Waters Room and foyer. Open to public daily through Friday August 4, 2017

NATIVE AMERICAN DANCERS, Every Friday at 2 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2 pm. Admission fee. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. www.indianpueblo.org

JUNE Friday and Saturdays, 7-9 pm; Sundays 1-3 pm at the Old Town Gazebo. Free musical groups. More info at www.cabq.gov/oldtown. JUNE SATURDAYS 3, 10, 17, 24, 1-2 pm, admission fee.  Tour of the Art Museum,  National Hispanic Cultural Center.

JUNE SATURDAY EVENINGS, 7-9 pm, Sunset Music Series, Elena Gallegos amphitheater, $2 per car.

JUNE MONDAYS, 1:30-2:30 PM. Admission fee. Tour the NM Natural History Museum.

JUNE Sundays, 12noon – 5 pm, Family Fun Days at Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW. Crafts, outdoor activities. More info from bospace@bernco.gov or 314-0420.

Listen to the music of  northern New Mexico – view lyrics in both Spanish and English. Learn about the Robb Musical Trust, www.robbtrust.org. (recordings of some 3,000 folk music and Native American chants)

JUNE 1, 5:30-6:3 pm, free. Tuberculosis in ABQ presented by author Mo Palmer. Special Collections Library. In cooperation with the ABQ Museum exhibit “Chasing the Cure: TB & Social change”.

JUNE 1, 7 pm (tix available at 6 pm) free. Award winning movies all featuring actor Javier Bardem, Before Night Falls (English, 133 minutes, R). National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org.

JUNE 2 , admission fee. First Friday Fractals at 6 and 7 pm; Fractals Rock at 8 and 9 pm. NM Natural History Museum, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW in Old Town, www.nmnaturalhistory.org.

JUNE 2, 5-8 pm, free admission on 1st Friday to the NM History Museum in Santa Fe. www.nmhistorymuseum.org.

JUNE 2, 4-6 pm, free. Opening of three art exhibits: Scribes & Trees; Birds of a Feather Woven Together; Insects magnified. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW.

JUNE 3, Reading and book signing by Antonio Marquez, professor emeritus from UNM. Volver-A Persistence of Memory.. National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org.

JUNE 3 & other Saturdays in June, dusk, free. Movies in the Park presented by Bernalillo County. Starts at dusk, subject to weather cancellation. June 3, Paradise Hills Community Center, Storks; June 10, Westside Community Center, The Secret Life of Pets; June 16, RG Sanchez Community Center, Kubo Two Strings; June 17 Jerry Cline Park, Jungle Book; June 24 Vista Grande Community Center, Lego Batman. Call 314-0477 for more info.

JUNE 3, 10:30 am, free. “Una Familia Mas Noble  Antique, A preliminary study of the Asturian Ancestry of Capt. Franc Montes Vigil Of NM” presented by Dr. B.A. Cruz.  sponsored by the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center. www.hgrc-nm.org. Special Collections Library, Edith & Central NE.

JUNE 3, 10:30 am-12 noon, free. Vamos al Museo ! Children’s programs in the Art Museum. National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org, contact 246-2261.

JUNE 3, 2 pm, free. New Mexico before Columbus presented by Alan Osborne. Petroglyph National Monument. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

JUNE 3, 2 pm, free. The Porgy & Bess World Tour 1952-1956: Defeating Segregation in the USA and the Cold War in Russia by Bill Martin. Placitas Library, 5 miles East of I-25, exit 242, 867-3355.

JUNE 3, 5-7 pm, free. Placitas Art Show reception for “Fold, Spindle & Recreate- Books Re-imagined”. Placitas Community Library, 5 miles E of I-25, exit 242, 867-3355.

JUNE 3, 7-9 pm, $2 per car. Sunset Music Series featuring Academy’s Roots Music Club, Elena Gallegos amphitheater. www.cabq.gov/openspace.

JUNE 3, 9am-1pm, free. Sandia Mountain Natural History Center open house. More info at www.nmnaturalhistory.org.

JUNE 3/4, 12:15 pm, free. El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Allan Wheeler presents William Becknell on the Santa Fe Trail.

JUNE 3, 10:30 am-11 pm, $20, other fees for seniors / children. Folk Fest at the Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE. More info at www.abqfolkfest.org.

JUNE 3, and other Saturdays in June, 10:30-12 noon, free. Beginner genealogy classes. Main Library, 2nd Floor. Contact Victoria Sullivan, vlusullivan@comcast.net.

JUNE 4, 9-10:30 am, free. Bosque Wild: Guided Nature Walk. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW. www.cabq.gov/openspace. Limited space RSVP at 452-5222

JUNE 4, 2 pm, free for Coronado Historic Site members, $5 others. Famous culinary author Jane Butel presents Southwest Cooking and Spices from her new cookbook “Hotter than Hell”,  Sandoval County Historical Society DeLavy House, off 550 turn at I-Hop just west of Coronado Historic site, 771-9493  www.kuaua.com.

JUNE 4, 10 am-4 pm, free. Friends of Corrales Library book sale at La Entrada Park. After 3 pm books are $5 per bag.

JUNE 4, Corrales Garden Tour, 9am-4 pm, $12 in advance or $15 on June 4. More info at  http://www.corrales-gardentour.com.

JUNE 4, 11:30 am, free. Marcia Torobin from the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents “Through the Lens: the Jew in American Film“. Temple Beth Shalom, 205 E. Barcelona St. Santa Fe.

JUNE 4, 1-2 pm, regular Museum admission. Panel Discussion: Chasing the Cure to Albuquerque, Discussion of the ways TB affected Albuquerque at the turn of the 20th century. Nancy Owen Lewis; Mo Palmer; Kristen Reynolds and Katherine Pomonis, curator of the exhibition. Albuquerque Museum.

JUNE 4, 2-4 pm, free. Opening reception for 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.

JUNE 4, free. First Sunday free admission for NM residents to the NM Natural History Museum. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.

JUNE 5, 6-8 pm, free. Book signing by Chris Jackson author of “Albuquerque Beer: Duke City History on Tap”, Marble Brewery, 111 Marble NW.

JUNE 6, 10:30-2:30, free. 2nd floor Main Library, Military Research Group,  ABQ Genealogical Society. Contact d-eker@swcp.com.

JUNE Tuesdays 6, 13, 20, 27, $5-$10 per class. Cuban salsa dance class, 6-7 pm beginner & intermediate; 7-8 pm intermediate & advanced., National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org.

JUNE 6, 1:30 pm, free. Billie Holiday: Singin’ the Blues, a Chautauqua performance by Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley. Belen Public Library. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

JUNE 7, 9:15 am, free. The Pilot with a Magic Hat: Escape in Vienam by Bill Martin. Las Placitas Presbyterian Church in Placitas. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

JUNE 7, 12 noon, free but donations accepted. Breaking Brass, NM’s premier Brass Quintet at First United Methodist Church, 315 Coal SW, parking on site. A $5 box lunch is available by calling 239-442,  kaempermusic.com.

JUNE 8, 5:30-6:3 pm, free. “Well” Built: The Architecture of the ABQ Sanatoriums” presented by Kristen Reynolds. Special Collections Library. In cooperation with the ABQ Museum exhibit “Chasing the Cure: TB & Social change”

JUNE 7, 7 pm, free. “Be Butterfly Aware” Bachechi Open Space., 9521 Rio Grande NW at the Alameda Bridge. Sponsored by the Bernalillo County Open Space Program. Contact Colleen Langan at 314-0398 or calangan@bernco.gov. .

JUNE 7, 12 noon, free. Brainpower & Brownbag lecture by Roxanne Swentzell from Santa Clara Pueblo. NM History Museum in Santa Fe. www.nmhistorymuseum.org.

JUNE 8-10, Rt. 66 Motor Tour, $35.  More info at  rt66nm.org. Register evening of June 8. Leave June 9 and visit Santo Domingo, Glorieta, Tecolote; dinner in Las Vegas (various motel choices). June 10 optional $15 tour of historic Castenada Hotel and Montezuma Castle. Return by way of Lamy, Cerrillos, Madrid, Golden. www.rt66nm.org.

JUNE 9, 11 am-12 noon, free.  Live Music from Seattle Songstress Jill Cohn. Special Collections Library. Edith & Central NE.

JUNE 9, 2pm, free.  “Outhouses of New Mexico”  inspired by the research of historian Dr. Richard Melzer. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts, on Main Street at the Water Tower, 352-7720.

JUNE 10 , 10:30 – 12 noon, free.  Branch manager Eileen O’Connell describes the 50 year History of the San Pedro Branch library and the demographic transition of that part of southeast ABQ. Special Collections Branch, 423 Central NE,  848-1376.

JUNE 10, 1-4 pm, free. Casa San Ysidro in Corrales, “Woodworking Day” come to a fun day and learn about woodworking! Take your own self-paced tour of this historic property. www.cabq.gov/casasanysidro.org

JUNE 10, 7-9 pm, $2 per car. Sunset Music Series featuring Mayling Garcia on the glass armonica, Elena Gallegos amphitheater. www.cabq.gov/openspace.

JUNE 10, 12 noon, free with admission. Expansion of Consciousness: a Journey with Friends by Yvonne Bord. Part of the “Counter Culture” exhibit, NM History Museum in Santa Fe.

JUNE 10,  2 pm, free. Dr. Troy Ainsworth describes “Historical Origins, Changing Uses and the ongoing significance of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro“. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts, 352-7720.

JUNE 10, 5-10:30 pm, free. Heights SummerFest – free live entertainment, kids’ activities, food trucks, microbrew garden. North Domingo Baca Park. More info at www.cabq.gov. or 311.

JUNE 11, 9-11 am, free. Edible & Medicinal Plant Hike led by Dara Seville. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, 452-5222. www.cabq.gov/openspace.

JUNE 11, 5-6:30 pm, free. Lisa Fontes PhD anthropology at UNM, “Persistent Places: Past & Present. Bachechi Open Space. 9521 Rio Grande NW at the Alameda Bridge. Contact Collene Langan at 314-0398,www.bernco.gov/openspace.

JUNE 11, 2-4 pm, free. The History of Civil Rights in New Mexico”. presented by the African American Museum at the Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE.

JUNE 11, 10 am-12 noon, $5 per car. Donkey Hike-learn how donkeys were used by miners! Cerrillos Hills State Park (south of Santa Fe on Highway 14). Call 505-474-0196 for more information orwww.nmparks.com. .

JUNE 13,  2-4 pm or 6-8 pm, free. A book club discussing Native American topics or books by Native Americans.  This month is The Man Who Killed the Deer (1942) by Frank Waters. Themes of the famous book are “a timeless depiction of sin & redemption in Pueblo life”. Food may be ordered from the café. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. www.indianpueblo.orgbookclub@indianpueblo.org.

JUNE 13, 5:30 pm, free. City Council District 7 Town Hall with speaker Jose Munez, Ex. Director of the ABC Community Schools. Light dinner served. Vortex Theater, 2900 Carlisle NE.

JUNE 13, 6:30 pm, $5 donation suggested for non-members. Talks at the Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras. Sponsored by the Friends of Tijeras Pueblo. www.friendsoftijeraspueblo.org.

JUNE 13, 7 pm, $20 includes $5 to Public Library Foundation. KiMo, “A Word with Writers” by Jacqueline Woodson.

JUNE 14, 7-8:30 pm, free. Petroglyphs of the Southwest presented by Diane Souder from Petroglyph National Monument. Location – Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW at the Alameda Bridge.

JUNE 15, 9:30-11 am, $8. Curator’s Coffee: A New Understanding of Life in NM during the Dawn of the Age of Mammals presented by Thomas Williamson PhD. Curator of Paleontology at the Museum.  RSVP  at www.nmnaturalhistory.org. Contact Jayne.aubele@state.nm.us, 841-2840.

JUNE 15, 7 pm (tix available at 6 pm) free. Award winning movies all featuring actor Javier Bardem, Goya’s Ghost (set during the Inquisition) (English, 114 minutes, R). National Hispanic Cultural Center.www.nhccnm.org.

JUNE 15, 5:30-7:30 pm, free. Salud y Sabor: Espana. free evening of food, art and entertainment. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

JUNE 15, 5-8:30 pm, free. Third Thursday: family friendly activities exploring Film in New Mexico . Albuquerque Museum. contact Jessica Coyle, jcoyle@cabq.gov or 243-7255 for more information.www.cabq.gov/museum.

JUNE 16, 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.

JUNE 16, 4-6 pm, free. Aaron Brokeshoulder and Lorenzo Coriz (Santo Domingo) silversmiths discuss their work. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

JUNE 17, 2 pm, free. La Canoa series “Narrating the Manito Trail in Wyoming to Arizona. Hispanic NM families who migrated to other parts of the southwest.” . National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org.

JUNE 17, 2 pm, free. Chester Nez: WW II Navajo Code Talker presented by Judith Avila. Petroglyph National Monument.

JUNE 17, 10 am-3pm, free. Amigos Art Show by local Cerrillos/ Madrid artists plus free ice cream!:Cerrillos Hills State Park (south of Santa Fe on Highway 14). Call 505-474-0196 for more information orwww.nmparks.com. .

JUNE 17, 1 pm, free. Ladies of the Canyon describing her book Lesley Poling-Kempes. Juan Tabo Library, ABQ. Sponsored by the NM Humanites Council.

JUNE 17, 7-9 pm, $2 per car. Sunset Music Series with Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band and Rikud Dance Troupe.  Elena Gallegos amphitheater. www.cabq.gov/openspace.

JUNE 17, 9am, $5. Tour of Tome including Immaculate Conception Church, Tome Plaza and Tome Hill. Sponsored by the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Art. RSVP to 352-7720.

JUNE 17, 5-8 pm, free. Celtic Fest in Mountainair. Manzano Mountain Art Council Art Center, 101 E. Broadway (Highway 60) at the blinking light, Mountainair. www.manzanomountainartcouncil.org. (Info on their Facebook page).

JUNE 18 , 2 pm, free. Olla Bearers & Indian Detours: NM Indians as Tourist Attractions – Joe Sabatini will describe how promoters created a romantic and stereotyped images of Native American communities by using books, postcards, pamphlets, maps and brochures.    Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society at the Albuquerque Museum, free parking south of the Museum. Free admission to the Museum and the program. albuqhistsoc.org/programs

JUNE 18, 9am-2pm, free. Burque Bee City & Pollination Celebration. Art vendors, music, info tables. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW. 897-8831.
JUNE 18, 8:30-10:30 am, free. Bird Hike at Gutierrez Canyon. www.cabq.gov/openspace.Must RSVP at 452-5222.

JUNE 21, 12 noon, free. Former US attorney Damon Martinez, describes the HOPE initiative (Heroin and opioid Prevention and education). different location than usual 2400 Wellesley NE-west of Rudy’s BBQ on Carlisle and south of old Dee’s Cheesecake bldg. Bernalillo County Wellesley Health Center 3rd flood. . Sponsored by County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins. Brown bag lunch bring your own

JUNE 21, 5:30-7 pm, free The Counter Narrative, speaker giving Native American perspective on different topics. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, www.indianpueblo.org.

JUNE 22, 5:30-6:3 pm, free. Bringing the Sick to the Land of the Well: Tuberculosis and its unintended Consequences presented by author Nancy Owen Lewis. Special Collections Library. In cooperation with the ABQ Museum exhibit “Chasing the Cure: TB & Social change”.

JUNE 22, 7 pm (tix available at 6 pm) free. Award winning movies all featuring actor Javier Bardem, Love in the Time of Cholera (English, 138 minutes, R). National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org.

JUNE 24, 10 am program & Q & A, Zachary Benjamin presents “Keepers of the Scriptures: Service & Scholarship Kaifeng Jewish Community”    Sponsored by the Chinese American Speaker Series, North Domingo Baca Community Center at 7521 Carmel NE Wyoming at Paseo del Norte. Followed by snacks.) More information by calling Fay Yao at 934-3941

JUNE 24, 1-3 pm, regular Museum admission. 1 pm, history curator Deb Slaney speaks. Public opening of The Leekya Family: Master Carvers of Zuni Pueblo, Preeminent makers of commercial Zuni carvings in the 20th Century. Albuquerque Museum.

JUNE 24, 11 am-5:30 pm, $15. Fermentation Fest, nine workshops,  speakers,  vendors. Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW. 244-0507.  www.guiterrezhubbellhouse.org.

JUNE 24, 7-9 pm, $2 per car. Sunset Music Series with Sun Mother Wakes World with Regina Ress, Elena Gallegos amphitheater, www.cabq.gov/openspace.

JUNE 24, 9:30 am, free. History of Railroading in NM by historian John Taylor. Program continues with bus field trip to ABQ to visit Locomotive 2926, $5. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts.

JUNE 27, 10:30-3:30 pm, free. Genealogical Society Research Day, Main Library, 768-5131.

JUNE 29, 5:30-6:3 pm, free. New Mexico’s TB Doctors presented by UNM professor & author Jake Spidle. Special Collections Library. In cooperation with the ABQ Museum exhibit “Chasing the Cure: TB & Social change.

JUNE 29 , 7 pm (tix available at 6 pm) free. Award winning movies all featuring actor Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona -a Woody Allen movie) (English, 97 minutes, R). National Hispanic Cultural Center.www.nhccnm.org.

JUNE 30, 5:30-10 pm, $7 / $4 students. Space Science at the Museum: Celebrate International Asteroid Day. Hands on Activities, talk by NASA investigator; special tour of “Mission to the Asteroids”. Dr. Thomas Prettyman. NM Natural History Museum.

JUNE 30, 10:30 am, free. Storytelling Theater with Love Music by Johanna Scott and Hongell Darsee. Placitas Community Library. www.placitaslibrary.org. 867-3355

JUNE 30, 6:30 pm, $35. Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning with Q & A. (Film about the iconic WPA photographer). CCA Santa Fe, 1050 Old Pecos Trail. Info at cccsantaFe.org, 982-1338.

JUNE 30 & JULY 1, 10 am – 9 pm, $12. Grand Opening of the 1880s recreated Town of Gabriella near Datil, NM. Vendors, stagecoach rides, gunfight shows. “Alcohol free event”, no-dogs please because of loud noises and horses. www.facebook.com/townofGabriella. Contact janet Iams at 760-504-2287 or Helen Michell at 970-673-5845 or thetownofgabriella@gmail.com.

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.


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.orgFees 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.

Museum of Albuquerque Admission  www.cabq.gov/museum  505 243-7255

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 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.

Website Spotlight

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


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


UNM Zimmerman Library Center for Southwest Research

Exhibit – A New Deal at UNM. Waters Room and foyer. Open to public daily through Friday August 4, 2017. Groups and classes welcome. UNM’s involvement in New Deal programming, as recipient of funds and a location for programs. Includes material from the archives of the Center for Southwest Research on the National New Deal Collection recently donated to CSWR, WPA art, music and writers projects, the WPA Spanish art portfolio, the WPA “stories,” the WPA translations of the Spanish archives of New Mexico, the Farm Service Administration photos, CCC, NYA student jobs, PWA buildings, art from the Carrie Tingley hospital, etc.  Contact CSWR –http://elibrary.unm.edu/cswr/index.php

Albuquerque Museum of Art & HistoryOnly in Albuquerque; Chasing the Cure to Albuquerque: Tuberculosis and Social change”; Hollywood Southwest: New Mexico in Film; Carved Line: Block Printmaking in New Mexico. Albuquerque Museum.

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM. 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.

NM Museum of Natural History “Opals from around the World

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

National Hispanic Cultural Center  Fantasia Fantastica art exhibit, A Life of Service: The Mari-Luci Jaramillo Collection; The Art of Acquisition New, New Mexico Works, Cervantes & Don Quixote,4th & Bridge NW. www.nhccnm.org.

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History “Critical Assembly, the Secrets of Los Alamos 1944″ an installation by American sculptor Jim Sanborn. Step back in time to experience pure science through art … the recreation of the super secrets from the Manhattan Project’s atomic bomb. Nuclear Museum, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, info@nuclearmuseum.org.

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

New Mexico History Museum – Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern NM; The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, 47 Stars; Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time; Telling NM Stories,Then & Now.

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, 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 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