The current History & Culture Opportunities List will not include any sit down gathering events until restrictions are changed. However attention is directed to FOUR specific JUNE opportunities.
JUNE 6, 9 am-12 noon. free. Help clean up historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE. Bring rakes and small tools. Use sunscreen and bring water, wear sturdy shoes/no sandals. For more information contact Anthony Gomez at 203-1135. Historic Fairview Cemetery association has a Facebook page.
JUNE 21, 2 PM, LIVE STREAM ON THE ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY (AHS) FACEBOOK PAGE. SECRET ALBUQUERQUE: A GUIDE TO THE WEIRD, WONDERFUL & OBSCURE BY AUTHOR ASHLEY BIGGERS. Until the Museum of Albuquerque is available for group programs, AHS programs will take place by live stream on the Albuquerque Historical Society Facebook page.
OPENING OF HERITAGE PARK AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE & HISTORY, 601 EUBANK SE, the outdoor display at the Nuclear Museum contains many historic aircraft. It will be open daily from 9 am-4 pm, admission is $5 and tickets must be purchased on line. You may bring food and water. Wear a mask as you enter. Restrooms will NOT be available. More information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNE 27, 1 pm, $10. Viriathus the 1st national hero of the Iberian Peninsula presented by Angel de Cervantes from the New Mexico DNA Project and the Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. To pay and get a link for the program contact email@example.com.
*****AMAZING HISTORY / CULTURE OPPORTUNITIES ONLINE*****
In this time of buildings being closed, many of the museums and cultural centers in the ABQ metro area have put programming on their websites, Facebook pages or You Tube 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 You Tube channels available at no cost to watch to all.
You are urged to explore many websites but especially:
- ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY
- CIVIC AUDITORIUM (1957-1986)
- CONCERTS OF NEW MEXICO MUSIC (NM CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPT. INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MUSEUM)
- INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER
- MURALS OF ALBUQUERQUE
- NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER
- NEW MEXICO HISTORY IN 10 MINUTES (NM STATE HISTORIAN)
- NUCLEAR MUSEUM
ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY http://www.cabq.gov/
You may visit the current exhibitions. This includes an 11 minute video of the Jim Henson exhibition and a four minute “walk through” the new exhibit Trinity Reflections on the Bomb. This commemorates the 75th anniversary of the July 16, 1945 detonation of the nuclear bomb. You may also look at thousands of items, paintings and photographs that are part of the collection.There are short 5-6 minute pod casts (combo of voice and photographs) by Museum photo archivist Jill Hartke. The six podcasts include: baseball in Albuquerque, downtown businesses in the early 1920s, local photos from 1969-1970, Lovelace astronauts, Streetcars and Motorettes (Albuquerque 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.
CONCERTS OF NM MUSIC http://www.newmexicoculture.
INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER (indianpueblo.org) You may read about current and past exhibits. These include Matriarchs at the Heart of Pueblo Families and Recipes from a Pueblo Kitchen. The website also gives an overview of each of the 19 NM pueblos and lists the individual websites.
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.
NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER (www.nhccnm.org) You may visit various exhibits.
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 is now at Episode 17. The episodes may be heard in chronological order or by topic which is introduced in the first minute or so of the episode.
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.nuclearmuseum.org/
ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCHIVED PROGRAMS (www.albuqhistsoc.org
On the home page of AHS, click on programs. Click on each of these archived programs to watch.
- A History Lover’s Guide to Albuquerque
- Ridgecrest Area History: The Parkland Hills Neighborhood
- Early History of the Albuquerque Open Space Program
- Albuquerque in the Nuclear Age
- History of Menaul School
SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO VISIT THE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY
Other library branches have opened on a limited basis but Special Collections remains closed. Staff will help you with research by contacting … firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also request an appointment at email@example.com.
DISCLAIMER: All information should be checked with the sponsoring entity as changes may have occurred. This information is provided by the Albuquerque Historical Society (www.albuqhistsoc.org) as a community service.