June 2019 NM History & Culture Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following history & cultural events:

ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.  June 16, 2 pm. Premiere of the locally produced PBS documentary — Freedom and Impeachment, The Courage of Edmund G. Ross former Territorial Governor of New Mexico. Albuquerque Museum, free parking south of the Museum and free admission to the Museum and the program. www.albuqhistsoc.org.

JUNE 8, 1-5 PM, FREE. MINI-CONFERENCE, NEW MEXICO MOVERS & SHAKERS FROM THE COLONIAL ERA TO STATEHOOD. Co-sponsored by the Historical Society of NM and the NM Jewish Historical Society. Nine different speakers-panels on the Role of Women, Arts & Culture and Business Entrepreneurship,  Program details at www.hsnm.org. Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE

 You must now 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.

HISTORIC KIMO THEATRE FREE DOCENT LED TOURS – 12 NOON, March 6, 12, 13, 17, 24, 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.

JUNE 1, 9am-5 pm, free. Magdalena New Mexico  Frontier Festival. Games, toys, pioneer life skills, chuckwagon food, music, reenactments, history talks. Contact madgalenaboxcarmuseum@gmail.com. Judyth Shamosh, 602-513-1528.

JUNE 1, 10:30 am-12 noon, $5 per family. Vamos al Museo-art projects for children & youth. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Contact Elena Baca at 246-2261 or elenaD.Baca@state.nm.us.<

JUNE 1, 10:30 am, free. Dr. Joseph Sanchez speaks on “The Early Years of the NM Missions 1614 – 1625. Benavides halation of NM-Pueblo Missionaries and Great Plains Evangelists”. Historical Dialogues: New Mexicans and the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro 1598-1692″.  Sponsored by the Hispanic Genealogical Resource Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center. 1701 4th SW.

JUNE 1, 2 pm, free. Bob Roland from the Cibola County Historical Society speaks on “The Ballad of Placida Romero”. Romero was killed by Apache Chief Nana in 1881. Tijeras Senior Center just west of the old church. Please do not park in the East Mountain Library. Sponsored by the East Mountain Historical Society. www.eastmountainhistory.org.

JUNE 1, 1-4 pm, fee. Opening of Courage and Compassion: Our Shared story of the Japanese American WW II Experience. Taiko drumming, multi media performance, lecture by Dr. Mitchell Maki, Executive Director of Go for Broke National Education Center. Albuquerque Museum.

JUNE 1, 10 am, free. Dennis Herrick speaks on Esteban: 8 years across the Southwest.  Placitas Community Library, 453 highway 165. 867-3355.

JUNE 1, 2-3 pm, free. Feature films from PBS Colores at Special Collections Library.  Blackdom, the story of Frank & Ella Boyer starting an all African American town in southern NM in 1908; 48 Hour Film Project shares 3 films made in 48 hours / adult content. Special Collections Library. Edith & Central NE.

JUNE 1, 2 pm, free. Susi Wolf presents Storytelling: Animal Tales and Lessons they teach Us. Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center, 899-0205.

JUNE 1, 2 pm, free. Taos County Historical Society presents Zonnie Gorman, daughter of Carl Gorman. Growing Up with Heroes: The Navajo Code Talkers of WW II. Kit Carson Electric Co-op, 118 Cruz Alta Rd. Taos.

JUNE 1/2 (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. 1701 4th SW.

JUNE 2, 1st Sunday always free admission to the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum.

JUNE 2, 9am-4 pm, $12. Tenth Annual Corrales Garden Tour. More information at corrales-gardentour.com.

JUNE 2, 8-10 am, free but limited space, must pre-register with Kent Swanson, 897-8831. Bosque Wild Guided nature walk. Includes program about 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of ABQ. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NWwww.cabq.gov/openspace.

JUNE 2, 3 pm, free. Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert: My Life among the Navajo People. Dr. Erica Elliott speaks about her book.  Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. More info at 344-8139 or www.bkwrks.com.

JUNE 2 and every Sunday in June, 12 noon-5 pm, free. Family Fun Days at the Bachechi Open Space9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW.

JUNE 5, 12 noon, free. “A Little of This & That” piano with Jim Balagurchik. Part of the Bach Lunch series at  the First United Methodist Church, 315 Coal SW, Free parking. Box lunch available for $5 or bring your own. kaempermusic.com.

JUNE 5, free. First Wednesday free admission all day at the ABQ Museum. 

JUNE 5, 12 noon, free. Prter Swentzell from the Institute of American Indian Arts speaks on Pueblo Communities across the Threshold of Spanish Colonization: Examples of Resiliency. New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe.

JUNE 5, 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.

JUNE 6, 75th anniversary of D Day landing in Normandy.

JUNE 6, 5:30–7:30 pm, free but $5 donation accepted. Happy Arte Hour. Led by artist Delilah Montoya. (Beer & wine for sale). National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org.

JUNE 6, 9:30-11 am, $8. New Concepts of Alzheimer’s Disease by Dr. Gary Rosenberg MD. UNM Center for Memory & Aging. Related to the Museum’s The Brain exhibit. NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.  www.NMnaturalhistory.org.

JUNE 6, and other Thursdays 13, 20, 27, 5:30-8 pm, free. Food Truck Fest at Alvarado Park, Alvarado & Hannett NE near San Mateo & Indian School Rd. Music & kids activities.

JUNE  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.

JUNE 7, 5:30-9 pm, Summer of the Moon (related to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11) first Friday special admission price $5. 6:30 pm, $5 in the DynaTheater showing of Super Power Dogs. NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.  www.NMnaturalhistory.org.

JUNE 7, 6 pm, free. Fun, family friendly informative talks given by Oliver Prezant about  the upcoming 2019 Santa Fe opera season. Jenufa by Janacek, Love and Death in a Czech Village. Santa Fe Collected Works Bookstore.

JUNE 7-9, free San Felip Neri Church Fiesta in Old Town. Arts & crafts, food, musical groups performing all weekend at the Gazebo.

ABQ Gen. Society Military Research Group will NOT meet in June. Main Library, Contact stubucks@gmail.com for more info.

JUNE TUESDAYS 4, 11, 18, 25. 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

JUNE 8, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, free. Salud y Sabor Celebrates New Mexico: A Blending of Cultures. Cooking demos, art/movement activities for adults, entertainment. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

JUNE 8, 1-5pm, free. Mini Conference Movers and Shakers in NM History: Colonial Era to Statehood.  Sponsored by the NM Jewish Historical Society and the Historical Society of NM.   Program details atwww.hsnm.org. Jewish Community Center, 5220 Wyoming NE.

JUNE 8, 10:30 am-12 noon, free. Chris Jackson presents  Beer: Duke City on Tap — ABQ  from Prohibition to today’s craft beer. Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE.

JUNE 8, 3 pm, free. The Story of the Story. Norma Libman speaks about her career in writing.  Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. More info at 344-8139 or www.bkwrks.com.

JUNE 8, 11 am-1 pm, $5 per vehicle.  Come learn about Plants & Wildflowers with Pete Peterson.  Cerrrillos Hills State Park, 474-0196. website of New Mexico State Parks. www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/

JUNE 8, 5-10 pm, free. Summerfest in the Heights. North Domingo Baca Dam Park. Arts & crafts, food trucks, beer garden, kids activities, entertainment. Main act at 8:30 pm Dumpstaphunk. Park at La Cueva HS with free shuttle. More info at 311 or cabq.gov.

JUNE 8, 2nd Saturday free admission, 10 am-4 pm, Casa San Ysidro, Traditional Carpentry and the Legacy of Pete Smith. Mark Parrish will discuss the restoration of furniture items. Activities for children. Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. Contact 987-8828.

JUNE Break for the Sandoval County Historical Society. www.sandovalhistory.org.

JUNE 9, 9-11 am, free. Roland Pentilla gives a tour of the Open Space area that includes the remnants of the 1960s Little Beaver Town Amusement Park. Meet at the 66 Open Space east of Tramway on Central. cabq.gov/openspace.

JUNE 9, 2 pm, free. Fun, family friendly informative talks given by Oliver Prezant about  the upcoming 2019 Santa Fe opera season. The 13th Child by Poul Ruders-Fairytale Operas: The Grimm Reality.  Las Puertas Event Center, 1512 1st St. NW. Sponsored by the Santa Fe Opera Spotlight Series.

JUNE 8/9 (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.

JUNE 10, 11:30 am, $5 for non-members and buy your own lunch.  Speaker Rob Schwartz is a new member of the UNM Board of Regents and will discuss issues at UNM.  Albuquerque Press Women and Friends monthly luncheon. Mimi’s Cafe on 4316 The 25 Way.

JUNE 11, 2-4 pm or 6-8 pm, free. A monthly discussion of books written about or by Native Americans. This month’s book is Canyon Gardens: Ancient Pueblo Landscapes  by VB Price and Baker Morrow.  Meets in the Pueblo House of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. www.indianpueblo.org.

JUNE 11, 6:30 pm, $5 for non members. Friends of Tijeras Pueblo present Prehistoric Turquoise, Spar, Silver, Mexican Gold, American Copper: Mining activities from Prehistoric to the Present in Cerrillos, Madrid and Golden. Presented by Paul Secord. Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras Canyon. More info at FriendsofTijerasPueblo.org.

JUNE 12, 12 noon, free. Rick Hendricks describes “The Chili Kings Fabian Garcia and Roy Nakayama-how their research made NM cuisine what it is today”. Bring your lunch. Yucca Room of the State Records and Archives, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey, just east of Cerillos Rd. 505-476-9782.

JUNE 12,  12 noon, free(bring your lunch). Michelle Melendez, Director of Equity and Inclusion and Mariela Ruiz Angel, City’s Office of Immigration and Refugee Affairs speak. Summer Location Bernalillo County Wellesley Health Center 3rd floor training room, 2400 Wellesley NE. Sponsored by Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins.

JUNE 12, 19:30 am, free ABQ Gen. Soc. presents Dr. William Litchman speaking on wills, probate and other death records. Main Library lower level. Free two hour parking in City garage across the street.

JUNE 13, 7 pm, free. Tickets available at 6 pm.  Zoot Suit(Academy Award nominee for Foreign Film 2015). 125 minutes, not rated.  National Hispanic Cultural Center movie series.

JUNE 14/15, $60. Baca Family Days in Las Vegas, NM. Come learn everything about being a Baca- land grants, migration, network with other Baca families. Genealogy workshop on lineage. presented by Robert Torrez. Sponsored by the Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. 505-425-8803 or lvhistoric@gmail.com.

JUNE 14, 10 am, free. Flag Day national observance. Flag Day “retirement” ceremony demonstrating how to dispose of damaged flags. NM Veterans Memorial, 1100 Louisiana SE.256-2042.

JUNE 14, 6 pm, free. Fun, family friendly informative talks given by Oliver Prezant about  the upcoming 2019 Santa Fe opera seasonn. The 13th Child by Poul Ruders-Fairytale Operas: The Grimm Reality.  Santa Fe Collected Works Bookstore. sponsored by the Santa Fe Opera Spotlight Series.

JUNE 15, 2 pm, free. Migrantes, Mexico and the US: Lessons from History and Current Challenges. UNM Professor Manuel Garcia y Griego with the Chicana/Chicano Studies program. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

JUNE 15, free. San Antonio Mission Fiesta, 1 mile N of Tijeras on NM 14. Activities also at the Holy Child Church in Tijeras and the Canon de Carnue Land Grant Hall Rt. 66. Food, music.

JUNE 15, 10:30-11:30 am, free. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of ABQ presented by David Ryan. Special Collections Lib.

JUNE 15, 4-8 pm, free. Burque Bee City Pollination Celebration. Includes Valley HS Ballet Folklorico at 5:30 pm, music of Lone Pinon at 6:15 pm, demos, kids activities, information booths. Open Space Visitor Center, Coors NW. www.cabq.gov/openspace.

JUNE 15, 10:30 am-1:30 pm, Free.  ABQ Gen. Society Research Day, volunteers will help you with your research, Main Library, 2nd floor.​ Call the library at 768-5141 or Lynda at 898-5592 or Marianne at 833-3991.

JUNE 16, 2pm, free. Premiere of the PBS documentary: Freedom and Impeachment, the Courage of NM Territorial Governor Edmund G. Ross. Albuquerque Historical Society. Albuquerque Museum.  Free parking south of the Museum; Free admission to the Museum and the program. albuqhistsoc.org/programs<

JUNE 16, 2 pm, free. Ethan Ortega speaks on Acculturation and Abandonment: A Recent Community Excavation of Jemez Historic Site. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Historical Site, at the Sandoval County Historical Society off highway 550 at the I-Hop. www.kuaua.org.

JUNE 16, 9-11 am, must RSVP to – learn@indianpueblo.org, $5 donation suggested. Seasons of Growth Gardening series presents Honoring our Fathers Garden Walk. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

JUNE 16, 10 am-3 pm, free. Friends of Salinas Pueblo Missions annual Meeting at Abo / Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. Includes lectures, demonstrations and more.  More info from Bethany Burnett, 847-2770, 847-2585 X 220.

JUNE 15/16Mundos de Mestizaje, tours of the colossal fresco mural about the Hispanic world in the Torreon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

JUNE 18, 6-8:30 pm, free. Juneteenth Celebration of Emancipation, Liberation and Wellness through Sports History. Come meet and hear the stories of Olympian Sheila Burrell, All American sprinter Valerye Boyer Wells and Olympian Jarrin Solomon. UNM Continuing Ed Auditorium, 1624 University NE. Refreshments from Powdrells BBQ. More information at 345-8086 or mrpowdrellsbbq@aol.com.

JUNE 18, 7 pm, free. Sunny Dooley (Navajo/Dine) describe Blessingway Stories-the worldview of the Dine People. Corrales Library on west La Entrada Rd. www.corraleslibrary.org.

JUNE 19, 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.

JUNE 20, 5-8 pm, free. Third Thursday at the ABQ Museum. make art tables, Yoga on the roof, 6:30-7:30 pm. Music, food and beverage for sale.

JUNE 19, 12 noon, free. Noted NM genealogist Henrietta Martinez Christmas gives a webinar of how to research in NM.<

JUNE 21, 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.

JUNE 21, 2-3 pm, free. concert of Latin Jazz by Bonnie Schmader, flutist and guitarist Tony Cesarano. Special Collections Library.

JUNE 22, all day, $72. Trinidad, CO 130th anniversary of the historic Temple Aaron. Speakers, music, tours. Contact 303.905.2161 or info@templeaaron.org.

JUNE 22, 10 am-12 noon, free. Shanna Lapsley/AARP speks on “Disrupt Aging and Live !”. North Domingo Baca Center, 7521 Carmel NE near Paseo & Wyoming.   Chinese American Speaker Series.  More information by calling Fay Yao at 934-3941.

JUNE 22, 5-9 pm, free. Western Family Day in Old Town with various musicians on the gazebo fromthe Western Music Association.

JUNE 22, 2 pm, free. Author & historian BG Burr speaks on “The Albuquerque Connection“-a series of events, discoveries and personalities that came together to create a technological evolution. at the  Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Art, 251 Main Street at the Water Tower.. More info at 352-7720.

JUNE 22, 12 noon – 2pm, free. Demonstration of basketmaking Andrew Harvier (Taos, Santa Clara).Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

JUNE 22/23, (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.

JUNE 26, Counter Narrative. Sowing the Sacred: Cultivation, Appreciation and Appropriation. Traditional pueblo farming techniques. discussion of legal ownership and stewardship of native heirloom seeds. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

Summer break for the Corrales Historical Societywww.corraleshistory.org.

JUNE 27, 7 pm, free. Tickets available at 6 pm. Embrace of the Serpent (Academy Award nominee for Foreign Film 2015). 125 minutes, not rated. Movie  is in the Amazon jungle and the relationship between Amazonian shaman and two western scientists. National Hispanic Cultural Center movie series.

JUNE 29,  8 am-3 pm, free. Hot Rod & Custom Auto Show at  Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Visitor Center in Mountainair. More info from Bethany Burnett, 847-2770, 847-2585 X 220.

JUNE 28/29, all day, free. Mountainair Jubilee. Parade, music, car show, vendors, fireworks. Moe information of the Visit Mountainair and Mountainair Jubilee Facebook pages.

JUNE 29, 9 am – 2pm the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts presents a tour of the Belen Harvey House, Tome Art Gallery and Trees that Please. Call 352-7720 for more info.

JUNE 29, 10 am-12 noon, free. Discussion of the diverse treatments for addictive illnesses. Must RSVP to Rose Poston, 277-2396, rposton@newmexicopbs.org STEM lecture hall, separate entrance on north side of the NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.  www.NMnaturalhistory.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 also includes info on past, present and future modes of transportation in the west. 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


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.


$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 AUTHORS, 4022 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.org

NM Veterans Memorial (Albuquerque) www.nmvetsmemorial.org
1100 Louisiana 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 – 
Focus on youth high school photography and Film exhibit. photo exhibit Everyday People-photos of people in Albuquerque in the 1940s & 50s “Pesos to Patriots” – New Mexico’s role in the War of Independence (closes May 19). Albuquerque Museum.Opening of A Past Rediscovered. Join curators Daniel  Kosharek and Alicia Romero from the NM History Museum. They will describe rare and fascinating collections from the Palace of the Governors

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM.  Opening of the exhibit “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 Pueblo 40th 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