March 2024 NM History & Culture Opportunities

The Albuquerque Historical Society & the Historical Society of NM

Encourage your participation in the following history & cultural events:


ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM.  Historian Joe Sabatini presents: North 4th Street – A Drive through Time. Learn about the 140 year history of North 4th Street as it evolved  from a local street, to a federal highway and commercial area. Sabatini uses maps, postcards, photos and ads to show the street’s evolution. March 17, 2 pm. Free parking & Free admission to the ABQ Museum in Old Town.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEW MEXICO. New Mexico became the 47th state on January 6, 1912. Read about it, Visit – to view thousands of entries: photos, videos, podcasts, Timelines for the five periods of NM History & More! The New Mexico State Historian Rob Martinez can be reached at 505-476-7911.

MUSIC, ART PROJECTS, GAMES, IRISH DANCING, CONCERTS, CAREER EXPLORATION, COMPUTER TRAINING, COOKING, & MORE – ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES AT THE BRANCHES OF THE ABC LIBRARY SYSTEM, Go to to review listing by location, days and times! Be sure to look for all kinds of free family & children’s activities.



MARCH 1 ALBUQUERQUE ARTS CRAWL, artscrawlabq.orgVarious art galleries, meet and visit with artists in person.

MARCH 1-3, various times, reg. fee. Festival of Klezmer Music & Dance. Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. More information at

MARCH 2, 2 pm, free. Award winning author and historian David Caffey speaks about his recent book When Cimarron Meant Wild: the Maxwell Land Grant Conflict in New Mexico and Colorado. Taos County Historical Society.  More info at Monthly programs at Kit Carson Electric Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta Rd.

MARCH 2, 11 am, free. Take a guided tour of the Gutierrez Hubbell House and learn about the cultural and architectural significance of the 1850s structure. Contact site manager David Ottaviano at or 350-5117. Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW.

MARCH 2, 10:30-12 noon, free. Esteemed genealogist Henrietta Martinez Christmas speaks on Women in New Mexico History and Your History. Also see a new banner exhibit celebrating nine women who shaped New Mexico history. Main Library, 5th and Copper 2nd floor.Free parking across the street in the City garage. Bring your ticket in. Co sponsored by the Dribell chapter of the DAR.

MARCH 2, 2 pm, free. Salinas Pueblo ranger Alex Arnold speaks on “Diversity in the Heart of NM” and those who settled in the Salinas Pueblo area. Manzano Mountain Art Council, 101 Broadway, Mountainair, NM.

MARCH 2, 3-4:30 pm, free. Movie Matinee at Special Collections Library. Leopard Man, 1943, a noir horror thriller. Some scenes filmed in Santa Fe, NM. PG. Special Collections Library, 423 Central & Edith NE. Watch for parking regulations.

MARCH 2, 9 am. Come help clean up Historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE. Wear hard soled shoes and bring your own tools. Garbage bags provided. The cemetery is open dawn to dusk and accessible through the gates of Fairview Memorial Park. or “Where the Past meets the Present”. Check the website for information on notable women buried at Historic Fairview to commemorate Women’s History Month.

MARCH 2, 5-7 pm, free. Visit historic Carrizozo’s 12th street. Red Door Gallery exhibition of Joan Malkerson’s Seed Woman, 401 12th St, Carizozo. More information, 612-963-1499.

MARCH 2/3, 12 noon, Cultural dances, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

MARCH 3, 11 am, $25. Turkish Brunch and program on International Women’s Day. Raindrop Foundation Turkish Cultural Center, 7901 Mountain Rd. NE. More info on their Facebook page.

MARCH 3, free, 1-3 pm. Closing of the Women in Journalism exhibit with panel discussion featuring Monica Armenta, Denise Tessier. ABQ Museum.

MARCH 3, 8 am, free. Bosque Wild Guided Hike. Check in at the Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW. RSVP 768-4950.

MARCH 3, free 1ST Sunday admission to the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum. 1701 4th St. SW at Bridge.

MARCH 3, 3 pm, free. The Albuquerque Concert Band performs at Eldorado High School’s performing arts center, Montgomery & Juan Tabo NE.

MARCH 4, 5-8 pm, free but you must RSVP at The New Era of College Athletics: Unlocking Name, Image, Likeness. Lobo Living Room. Tow Diehm Training Facility, 1412 University SE, south end of UNM football stadium.

MARCH 6, free admission to the Albuquerque Museum on the first Wednesday of the month.

MARCH 5, 10:30 am, free. AGS Military Research Group, author Scott Hibbard discusses the Mormon Battalion march to California. 2nd floor of Main Library, 5th & Copper. Free 2 hour parking across street in City lot. for more info.

March 7, 6 pm, free. Wild Carnivores of New Mexico, book reading, Q & A, Book Works, 4022 Rio Grande NW.

MARCH 6, 12 noon, free, virtual. The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis presented by Melissa Homestead, University of Nebraska, sponsored by the NM History Museum Friends of History. Go to the website to watch this and the past lectures on their YouTube channel.

MARCH 8, 10 am-12 noon, $5 covers materials. Model Train Workshop. Contact 243-6269 or to RSVP. Wheels Museum, 1100 2ndSt. SW.

MARCH 7/8, $2. National Hispanic Cultural Center, tour of Torreon.

MARCH 8, 5-8 pm, free. Albuquerque Art Walk downtown Central between 1st & 8th St. Stores & restaurants open, various vendors, food trucks.

MARCH 8, 10:30 am virtual or in-person, free. AGS DNA research group. Main library downtown, 2nd floor.

MARCH 8, 3-4 pm, free. Get creative and make a sandpainting, Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE.

MARCH 9, 2-4 pm, free. Celebrate St. Pat’s day early with the McTeggert Irish Dancers. Rudolpho Anaya North Valley Library, 7704 2nd St. NW.

MARCH 9, 1 pm, free. Landscape architect Baker Morrow speaks about the Pueblo and Spanish gardens and landscapes of the early 17th century. Casa San Ysidro. Old Church Rd., Corrales. Contact Aaron Gardner for more info., 898-3915.

MARCH 9, 10 am-4pm, free. Regular monthly book sale by the Friends of the ABQ BernCo Public Library. Main branch, 5th & Copper NW. Two hour free parking across the street at the City garage. Bring your ticket in to be stamped.

MARCH 9/10, 12 noon, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to for more info.

MARCH 9, 1 pm, virtual, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, Spanish Castas, DNA & Identity. Presented by Angel Cervantes and the New Mexico DNA project and Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Payment must be by postal mail. Contact for postal address and to register.


MARCH 10 RAMADAN BEGINS, 9th month of the Islamic calander observed worldwide as a time of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. Ends April 9.

MARCH 10, 17 24, 31. Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum. Go to

MARCH 11, 11:45 am, free. Albuquerque Press Women & Friends.  Former NM Court of Appeals Judge Linda Vanzi speaks about the NM Civil Rights Act. Vanzi served 12 years on the court & two years as the chief judge. In-person at Weck’s Restaurant, 7301 Paseo del Norte NE.  (You may purchase food/beverage.) More info from Sponsored by Albuquerque Press Women and Friends.

MARCH 12, 7 pm, free. Glen McDuff speaks on Project Alberta the Combat Mission. Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. Sponsored by the Los Alamos Historical Society. More information at

MARCH 12, 6:30 pm, free but donations accepted. Body Modifications & Rock Art of Southern NM: A History, presented by Keely Yanito, Cibola National Forest. Sponsored by the Friends of Tijeras Pueblo at the Sandia Ranger Station, just off I-40 in Tijeras. More information

MARCH 13, 5:30 PM, $20. (only 50 seats, so buy tickets early). Lecture series at La Quinta, Los Poblanos. The NM Historic Women’s marker Program. Celia Foy Castillo, former NM Court of Appeals judge. Rhonda Faught, first female Secretary of Transportation.

MARCH 13-16 “MARCH MADNESS” NM High School Boys & Girls Basketball Tournaments in various locations in the Metro area. More info at

MARCH 14, 4 pm, virtual, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, The American Conquest of California and John Fremont. Presented by Angel Cervantes and the New Mexico DNA project and Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Payment must be by postal mail. Contact for postal address and to register.

MARCH 15, 6pm, free. Star Party begins at 6pm with viewing then program by astronomer Tom Grzybowski. ABQ Astronomical Society. Placitas Library. 453 NM Hwy 165. More info at

MARCH 15, 6pm, free. Artists Jesse Littlebird and Jonathan Loretto talk then Reception for Reflective Presence. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. More information at

MARCH 15, 6pm, free. Book signing/discussion Mountain Time, A Field Guide to Astonishment. BookWorks, 4022 Rio Grande NW.

MARCH 15, 4-5 pm, free. Woodwind Trio. Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE, 505-848-1376, note neighborhood parking restrictions

MARCH 16, 3-5 pm, free. Snail Mail Social. Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE, note neighborhood parking restrictions.

MARCH 16, 11 am, free. Women Marked for History presented by Roseanne and Phil Archuletta. Contact site manager David Ottaviano at or 350-5117. Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW.

MARCH 16, 2pm, free. Tara Raven Kingston presents her award winning documentary Women in the Heart of BelenBelen Public Library. Sposored by the Valencia County Historical Society.

MARCH 16, 26TH annual Eistein Gala benefitting the Nuclear Museum. More information at

MARCH 17, 2 pm, free.  NM’s magnificent Sandia Mountains: The complete geological Story by Dirk Van Hart. Sandoval County Historical Society. Sandoval County Historical Society & Museum, 161 Homestead Lane, located between the Santa Ana Star Casino and Coronado Historic Site, just north of 550, turn at the dirt road by the IHOP. 505-867-2755.

MARCH 17 ST. PATRICK’S DAY-various events around the metro area. 

MARCH 17, 2pm, free. ABQ Historical Society.  Historian Joe Sabatini presents: North 4th Street – A Drive through Time. Learn about the 140 year history of north 4th as it evolved  from a local street, a federal highway and commercial area. Sabatini uses maps, postcards, photos and ads to show the street’s evolution. Free parking and free admission to the ABQ Museum. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society.

MARCH 17, 2pm, free. Steven Michael Quezada speaks as part of the Speaker series “Resistance & Resilience” sponsored by the NM Holocaust and Intolerance Museum.  Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE.

MARCH 17, 2 pm, free. Nancy Bartlit speaks about “Oppenheimer Back in Los Alamos – Perilous Time”. Sponsored by the  Corrales Historical Society, old San Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Rd.,

MARCH 16/17, 12 noon, fee. Cultural dances, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. More info at

MARCH 19 Vernal equinox, equal amounts of light and darkness as the sun crosses the equator.

MARCH 19, all day, free. Back in Time Tuesday, learn about the history of Braille.  Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE at Edith. Be aware of parking restrictions around the Library.

MARCH 21, 4-5 pm, free. Award winning pianist and composer Mike Dawson plays for you. Griegos Library, 1000 Griegos NW.

MARCH 21, 6 pm, free Wandering in the Clear Light of New Mexico, a book about special places in NM. BookWorks, 4022 Rio Grande NW.

MARCH 21, 5-8pm, free. 3rd THURSDAY AT ABQ MUSEUM. See “Coast to Coast” traveling exhibit of Indigenous art in Canada. Hear band Native Roots whose sound comes from the spirit of Native American and Reggae. Tour the galleries.

MARCH 23, 2-3 pm, free. Panel discussion Nuclear Communities of the Southwest. Panelists include Tina Cordova with the Tularosa Basin Downwinders, Paul Pino and journalist Alicia Inez Guzman. Albuquerque Museum.

MARCH 23, either 11am or 2 pm, free. Make reservation to Tour the Special Collections Library.

MARCH 23, either 12:30 or 3:30 pm, free. Demonstration of the printing press. Special Collections Library. Central & Edith, watch for neighborhood parking restrictions.

MARCH 23, 3-4 pm, free. concert at Taylor Ranch Library with Maki Kimura pianist, Eric Sewell violinist and Leon Lake, vocalist. 5700 Bogart NW at Montano.

MARCH 23, 10 am-3 pm, free. Track the Sun. Learn about the Vernal Equinox by placing rocks at the Placitas Library. Guided by Tony Hull, adjunct professor of physics and astronomy, UNM. 453 NM hwy 165.More information at

MARCH 23, 11am-12:30 pm, free. Introduction to hand embroidery. Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE at Harper.

MARCH 23, 1:30-3 pm, fee. Heritage Spinning Weaving (class is free with admission). Casa San Ysidro.

MARCH 23 11 am, free. Temple Aaron, the 1889 synagogue is dedicated as a National Historical Landmark. 407 S. Maple St. Trinidad, CO.   21 miles from Raton, there are historic links to NM. RSVP and more information at 303.905.2161.

MARCH 23, 1 pm, virtual, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, Colonial New Mexico style vs. Spanish Pueblo Revival Style. Presented by Angel Cervantes and the New Mexico DNA project and Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Payment must be by postal mail. Contact for postal address and to register.

MARCH 23/24, 12 noon, Cultural dances, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.


MARCH 24, 2pm, free. Ray John de Aragon speaks on The Penitentes of New Mexico. Includes the role of the santeros and unique ablados (hymns) and the role of the Brotherhood in rural Hispanic communities. Martha Liebert Public Library in Bernalillo, 145 Calle Malinche. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado & Jemez Historic Sites. More info

March 26, 6-7 pm, doors open at 5:30, $10. The Diplomacy of Independence and Benjamin Franklin and Spain presented by Thomas ChavezWinter Lecture Series sponsored by El Rancho de las Golondrinas. NM Museum of Art’s St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe.

MARCH 28, 4 pm, virtual, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, The San Patricios and the Mexican American War. Learn about the Irish immigrants who left the US to fight for the side of Mexico. Considered traitors by the US but heroes to Mexico and Ireland. Presented by Angel Cervantes and the New Mexico DNA project and Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Payment must be by postal mail. Contact for postal address and to register.

MARCH 30, 11am, free. Henrietta Martinez Christmas speaks on Women of the Pajarito Mesa: three women and their descendants, Josefa Baca, Barbara Duran y Chavez and Juliana Gutierrez. Contact site manager David Ottaviano at or 350-5117. Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW.

MARCH 30, 3-5 pm, free. Prepare for the April solar eclipse by watching Lara Croft Tomb Raider which features a solar eclipse. Special Collections Library.

MARCH 31 EASTER, Christian holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus.

Randall Davey Audubon Center and sanctuary, 1800 Upper Canyon Rd. in Santa Fe. Tour the gardens and historic Randall Davey house. Fridays @ 1 pm are docent led house tours, $5. Saturdays @8:30 am are guided bird walk. More info at Monday – Saturday, 8am-4pm.

The historic court case involving Isleta pueblo member Miguel Trujillo and voting rights for Native Americans. To request traveling exhibit contact There is a six part podcast available at


INDIAN EDUCATION AT UNM, Watch several previously recorded programs about Native American education, the Dine language and more.

HISTORIC SANTA FE FOUNDATION ( offers many free programs to watch: Ron Duncan Hart speaking on the Early Jews in NM; Rob Martinez – The Enduring Hispanic Music of NM.

The Wheels Museum, 1100 2nd St. SW is open. Times are Sunday-Thursday, 9 am-12 noon. Call first to confirm, 243-6269 or

MURALS OF ALBUQUERQUE ( 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.

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

Cibola County History Museum, 525 West High St., Grants NM. Go to the museum’s Facebook page for more information.

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.


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. or “Where the Past meets the Present.


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. All info on their website.
  • NEW MEXICO HISTORY IN TEN MINUTES ( 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.
  • CIVIC AUDITORIUM HISTORY VIDEO (1957-1986) 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.
  • HOLOCAUST MUSEUM and GELLERT EDUCATION CENTER NM, 616 Central SW. Go to the website Questions call 247-0606.


The Albuquerque Historical Society provides videos of scheduled program presentations. The videos are linked from the appropriate AHS Program pages. Presentations captured on videos to date include: