May 2019 NM History & Culture Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following history & cultural events:

ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY,  There is no May program. The next program is June 16. Albuquerque Museum, free parking south of the Museum and free admission to the Museum and the program. Instead, enjoy the Mother’s Day Historic Homes Tour, Huning Highland Historic District, Sunday, May 12th, 11am-3 pm. Advance tickets $12,

 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.

HISTORIC KIMO THEATRE FREE DOCENT LED TOURS – 12 NOON, March 6, 12, 13, 17, 24, 31. You must reserve a ticket at

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.

MAY 1, free. First Wednesday free admission all day at the ABQ Museum. 

MAY 1, 12 noon, free CONCERT. 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

MAY 1, 12 noon, free. Author & Historian Richard Melzer, speaks on “Life in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression”. NM History Museum in Santa Fe.

MAY 2, 6 pm, free. State Capital building in Santa Fe. Commemoration of Yom Ha Shoah Holocaust Remembrance Day. Speakers and a special prayer service led by Jewish clergy. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of NM.

MAY 2, 5:30–7:30 pm, free but $5 donation accepted. Happy Arte Hour. Led by artist Pamela Enriquez Courts. (Beer & wine for sale). National Hispanic Cultural Center.

MAY 2, 10:30 AM, Free. DNA Research Group. ABQ Gen. Society, Main Library, 2nd floor.

MAY 3 – 5 weekend. May 3, 7-9 pm; May 4, 7-9 pm; May 5, 1-3 pm. Summertime in Old Town Music weekend. May 3 Nosotros, May 4, Str8 Shot, May 5, Mariachi Tenampa.

MAY 3, 6-10 pm, free. Star Gazing & Astronomy at Gran Quivira / Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. More info from Bethany Burnett, 847-2770, 847-2585 X 220.

MAY 3, 5-7 pm, free. Opening of Artist Circle Gallery with potters Sharilyn Sanchez (Acoma) and Angelina Medina (Acoma, Zia/Zuni). Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

MAY 3, 5:30-9 pm, First Friday special admission price $5. NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.

MAY 4, 2 pm, free. Come see the Que Chola exhibit and learn from Dr. Nancy Lopez and Jessica Helen Lopez who share their insight. National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum.www.nhccnm.org1701 4th SW

MAY 4, 2 pm, free. John Taylor speaks on “Art of the Civil War” at the Los Lunas Transportation Center, next to the Railrunner Station. Sponsored by the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Art. More info at 352-7720.

MAY 4, 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

MAY 4, 10:30 am, free. Dr. Joseph Sanchez speaks on “The End of the Onate Era and the Founding of Santa Fe 1609-1613″. 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.

MAY 4, 12 noon-4 pm, free. Fiesta Primavera in Tajique, NM celebrates the end of winter in the Manzano mountain villages from Abo to Chilili. Music, memorabilia, games, kids bouncers. Sponsored by the Manzano Mountain Art Council. (Tajique is approx one hour from ABQ !)

MAY 4, 12 noon – 3 pm, $15 ticket gets 15 samples. A Taste of Nob Hill. Your ticket gives you samples from numerous Nob Hill restaurants, bars and breweries. Music by Le Chat Lunatique. More info at Nob Hill Main Street.

MAY 4, 11am-3 pm, free. “Meet the Makers” of products at the Los Poblanos Farm Shop. Music and food for sale. Los Poblanos Inn and Organic Farm, 4803 Rio Grande NW.

MAY 4, 2-3 pm, free. Feature films from PBS Colores at Special Collections Library.  The Art of Mystery: Tony HillermanSpecial Collections Library. Edith & Central NE.

MAY 4, 10:30 am, free. Series of free Beyond the Basics Genealogy workshops: this one on Beyond the Basics / Interpreting DNA test results. Main Library, 2nd floor. ABQ Gen. Society. Free parking for two hours in City Garage across the street.

MAY 4/5 (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.

MAY 5, 2 pm, free. Fun, family friendly informative talks given by Oliver Prezant about  the upcoming 2019 Santa Fe opera seasonThe Pearl Fishes by George Bizet.  Las Puertas Event Center, 1512 1st St. NW. Sponsored by the Santa Fe Opera Spotlight Series.

MAY 5, 8-10 am, free but limited space, must pre-register with Kent Swanson, 897-8831. Bosque Wild Guided nature walk. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors

MAY 5, 3-4 pm, free. ABQ Concert Band performs at Eldorado HS Performing Arts Center.  More information

MAY 5, 2 pm, free. Dirk Van Hart speaks on Geology of the Sandias and the Bernalillo Valley. Sandoval County Historical Society building off Hwy. 550 at the I-Hop in Bernalillo.

MAY 5, 1-4 pm, free admission to the Museum. 2 pm Awards ceremony and opening of the Focus on youth high school photography and Film exhibit. Sponsored with the APS Fine Arts program. ABQ Museum.

MAY 5 and every Sunday in May, 12 noon-5 pm, free. Family Fun Days at the Bachechi Open Space9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. May theme is Plants and Pollinators.

MAY 7, 10:30-2:30 pm, free. ABQ Gen. Society military Research group meets at the Main Library. Contact for more info.

MAY 7, 2-4 pm or 6-8 pm, free. A monthly discussion of books written about or by Native Americans. This month’s book is Pueblo Food Experience  by Roxanne Swentzell.  Meets in the Pueblo House of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

MAY TUESDAYS 7, 14, 21, 28. Salsa classes for beginners, 6-7 pm and intermediates, 7-8 pm. More info from, 246-2261 X 34744. Pay what you can. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

MAY 8, 10:30 AM, free. Paul Rhetts speaks  on “Creating Biographical Timelines for our Ancestors”. Main Library lower level auditorium. Free parking for two hours in City parking garage across the street

MAY 8, 6-8 pm, free. Book launch of “KiMo Fact and Folklore”. Music, silent auction of KiMo memorabilia. KiMo Theatre, 5th & Central NW. Free parking at City facility north of KiMo.

MAY 9, 5:30-7 pm, free. Reies Lopez Tijerina, New Mexico’s Moses by Dr. Ramon Gutierrez.   Part of the People & Places series. UNM Center for SW Research Zimmerman Library. More info from Tomas Jaehn, 277-7107,

MAY 9, 9:30-11 am, must pre-register $8, limited seating. The Emotional Brain- An Analysis of Investor Behavior pre presented by David Bruner CFP, CIMA ;  Part of The Brain exhibit. NM Natural History Museum. More info from

MAY 11, 1 pm, free. Katherine Soskin, Harriet Anaya and Paula Amar Schwartz speak on Crypto Judaica of New Mexico. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. Call 352-7720 for more information.

MAY 11, 10:30 am-12 noon, free. Special Collections Library.  A WW II submarine cruises down Central Avenue presented by Roland Penttila and Dick Brown. Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE.

MAY 11, 10:30 am, free. Series of Beyond the Basics Genealogy workshops: this one on Getting around Brick Walls. Main Library, 2nd floor. ABQ Gen. Society. Free parking for two hours in City Garage across the street.A<

MAY 11, 10 am-1 pm, free. Second Saturday vendors and artists at the Humble Coffee, 5th & Central NW in the historic Sears Roebuck building.

MAY 11, 1-4 pm, free. La Mesa Street Festival: see the diversity and different cultures of this neighborhood. Music, entertainment, food, speakers. La Mesa  Presbyterian Church, 7401 Copper NE; La Mesa Elementary School.

MAY 11, 1-4 pm, free. 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. Later is a signing of the book, A Past Rediscovered. Albuquerque Museum.

MAY 11, 12 noon – 2pm, free. Demonstration of pottery making, Geometry & Whimsy by Carolyn Concho (Acoma).Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

MAY 11, 11 am-1 pm, $5 per vehicle.  Come learn about NM raptors with Laura McCann. She is bringing a great horned owl, turkey vulture and red tailed hawk. Cerrrillos Hills State Park, 474-0196.

MAY 11/12, $3 per vehicle. HerbFest at the Rio Grande Nature Center. Herbs, wildflowers, native plants for sale. Arts and crafts, various musical groups, guided nature walks, musical groups during the day. Get the full schedule on the website of New Mexico State Parks.

MAY 11/12 (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.

MAY 12, 11am-3 pm, $12 advance tickets till May 10, $15 on day. Historic Homes tour of Huning Highland Historic Neighborhood near Broadway & Central SE. Get tickets at

MAY 12 … MOTHER’S DAY……..Many special events & programs in the metro area.

MAY 12, 7-8:30 pm, free. Author Anne Hillerman speaks at the Bachechi Open space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. Contact Bernalillo County open space for more info, 314-0398.

MAY 12, 1-5 pm, free. Mother’s Day in Old Town. Music in the Gazebo: 1-2:30 pm Eli del Puerto, Latin Jazz; 3-5 pm, Black Pearl.

MAY 12, 2 pm, free. Fun, family friendly informative talks given by Oliver Prezant about upcoming 2019 Santa Fe opera season. Cosi fan Tutte by Mozart.  Las Puertas Event Center, 1512 1st St. NW. Sponsored by the Santa Fe Opera Spotlight Series.

MAY 13, 11:30 am, $5 for non-members and buy your own lunch.  Speaker Sophie Martin is a regular panelist on the PBS New Mexico in Focus program. She is director of the NM Board of Bar Examiners. She will describe how that agency administers attorney admissions for the NM Supreme Court.  Albuquerque Press Women and Friends monthly luncheon. Mimi’s Cafe on 4316 The 25 Way.

MAY 13-17, Graduation week for Albuquerque Public School high schools.

MAY 14, 6:30 pm, $5 for non members. Friends of Tijeras Pueblo present The Archaic Occupation of Grants New Mexico: New Perspectives on Old Collections in Archaeological Research. Presented by Joseph Birkmann, from UNM, PhD candidate. Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras Canyon. More info at

MAY 15,  12 noon, free(bring your lunch). State senator Mimi Stewart and Rep. Natalie Figueroa speak on the recent Legislative session. McKinley Recreation Center, 3401 Monroe NE, enter from west of McKinley School.

MAY 15, 12 noon, free. Historian Thomas Shumaker describes “The Literature of WW I”. Bring your lunch. Yucca Room of the State Records and Archives, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey, just east of Cerillos Rd. 505-476-9782.

MAY 16, 7 pm, free. Mary Ellen Gonzales speaks on “Stories to Bridge Cultures” describing her ancestry back to the 1600s. She was raised on a sheep ranch in northern NM. Santa Fe Visitor Center on Old Santa Fe Trail.

MAY 16, 5-8 pm, free. Third Thursday as the ABQ Museum. New Mexico Traditions night. Music by Lone Pinon, make art tables, Yoga on the roof, 6:30-7:30 pm. Music, food and beverage for sale.

MAY 17, 9:30 am-12 noon, free. Colcha embroidery stitch along, bring your project or just come watch. . Contact or call 246-2261. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Bridge SW,

MAY 18, 10am-4 pm, Casa San Ysidro Corrales Heritage Day.   Artists demonstrations and displays, kids activities, music, demos of spinning, tin work, retablos and weaving. Activities for children. Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. Contact 987-8828.

MAY 18, 10-3 pm, free. Corrales Heritage Day celebrates the history of wine making in Corrales along with 100th anniversary of prohibition. Various displays and maps of wine and brandy making in Corrales. 11am-12 noon Brad Clement sings drinking ditties and tunes from the 1920s; 2-3 pm a panel of local vintners. Old Church, 966 Old Church Road. More info at

MAY 18, 10 am, free. Space Hero Party  for children. “A Universe of Stories: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing”. Placitas Community Library. 867-3355.

MAY 18, 4-5:30 pm, free. NM Architecture Foundation presents awards and a tour of El Zocalo, the 1874 convent in Bernalillo. 264 S. Camino del Pueblo. 4 pm registration; 4:30 awards; 5:30 El Camino Real Presentation.

MAY 18, 11am-4 pm, free. Paws and Claws Family Festival. Bernalillo County Animal Care Center, 3001 2nd St. SW. Tour the new a facility, arts and crafts, related animal programs.

MAY 18, 9-4 pm, free. Kirtland Air & Space Fiesta featuring the Thunderbirds and many other activities. All details of parking, entrance, times,

MAY 19, 3-4 pm, free. Great Hymns & Anthems. A 50 minute organ and piano recital followed by a garden party. St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 318 Silver

MAY 19, 2 pm, free. Joe Sabatini speaks on Olla Bearers and Indian Detours: NM Indians as Tourist Attractions. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Historical Site, at the Sandoval County Historical Society off highway 550 at the I-Hop.

MAY 19, 2 pm, free. Fun, family friendly informative talks given by Oliver Prezant about upcoming 2019 Santa Fe opera season.  Jenufa by Leos Janacek.  Las Puertas Event Center, 1512 1st St. NW. Sponsored by the Santa Fe Opera Spotlight Series.

MAY 19, 2 pm, free. Naomi Sandweiss speaks on “Jewish Albuquerque”, Belen Harvey House Museum, 104 N. 1st Street.  Call 861-0581. sponsored by the Historical Society of NM Speakers Bureau.

MAY 19, 9-11 am, must RSVP to, $5 donation suggested. Seasons of Growth Gardening series presents The History and Evolution of Corn. Includes indigenous watering methods. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

MAY 19, 10 am-3:30 pm, free. 35th annual classic car & truck show. Parking lot of the ABQ Museum.

MAY 19, 2 pm, free. La Canoa series, John Mraz speaks on the Braceros Program and Hermanos Mayo. He describes the Center’s photo exhibit of the migrant workers in the US during WWII. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

MAY 19, 2pm, $10 donation. Learn about the German Kulturbund which involved Jewish musicians during WW II. Speaker is Steven Ovitsky, executive director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Jewish Community Center, 5220 Wyoming NE.

MAY 19 -​There will not be a May program for the Albuquerque Historical Society. Albuquerque Museum.  Free parking south of the Museum; Free admission to the Museum and the program.

MAY 18/19Mundos de Mestizaje, tours of the colossal fresco mural about the Hispanic world in the Torreon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

MAY 21, 3 pm, free but limited space. RSVP on the Historic Santa Fe Foundation website, Historic Churches of NM Today-lecture and book launch. Salon El Zaguan, 545 Canyon Road.

MAY 22, 6:30-8 pm, $8/7 & $5 students. Voices in Science lecture. Alcohol, Genes and The Brain: The Latest Science and Dispelling Myths. Presented by Katie Witkiewitz PhD from the UNM Psychology Dept. NM Natural History Museum, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.  More info from

MAY 23, 6 pm, free.  Richard and Shirley Flint speak on their new research, The Coronado Expedition in Global Perspective. Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. More info at 344-8139 or

MAY 25, 10 am-12 noon, free. North Domingo Baca Center, 7521 Carmel NE near Paseo & Wyoming. Tony Chan and Ely Yao speak about the Transcontinental Railroad Sesquicentennial Commemoration.  Chinese American Speaker Series.  More information by calling Fay Yao at 934-3941.

MAY 25, 3 pm, free.  Come celebrate the birthday of Tony Hillerman with Ann Hillerman and the author of a new Hillerman biography, James McGrath Morris. Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. More info at 344-8139 or

MAY 25, 6:30-10:30 pm, free. Star Gazing & Astronomy at Abo / Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. More info from Behany Burnett, 847-2770, 847-2585 X 220.

MAY 25/26, (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.

MAY 26, 2 pm, free. Award winning Taos potter Pam Lujan Hauer presents The History of Pueblo Pottery.  Old San Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Rd. in Corrales. Sponsored by the Corrales Historical Society.

MAY 27  MEMORIAL DAY, 10 am, free. Program at the NM Veterans Memorial, 1100 Louisiana SE. 256-2042.

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

Articles about New Mexico people, places & events. READ OVER 100 ISSUES OF LA CRONICA, the publication of the Historical Society of New Mexico.


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) 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


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.


Ana Pacheco Santa Fe website about NM history & culture.

Unser Racing Museum

NM Veterans Memorial (Albuquerque)
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 to the events section and click on History of NM Vets.


NM Genealogical Society, Main Library,


Holocaust & Intolerance Museum, 616 Central SW.

UNM Zimmerman Library Center for Southwest Research
 Contact CSWR –

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History 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.

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. Americans in New Mexico, Earth, Fire, Life – Six Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics 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,

Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts.Ayer, Hoy y Manana / Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: An Exhibit of traditional Hispanic arts from 63 different artists.  Call 352-7720 for more information.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW –    Opening of exhibit Zia Sun – different ways the symbol has been used on merchandise and its impact on Zia Pueblo40th anniversary exhibit “We are of this Place: the Pueblo Story”.

National Hispanic Cultural Center4th & Bridge NW.

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,
Braceros Photo exhibit of 30 black & white photos describing the use of Mexican labor in the US during WW II. People Powered-New Mexicans and Social Movements, La Ultima Exhibicion based on the visual interpretation of the novel 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, 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 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. 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 or call 277-0077. UNM CE & Osher provide travel, lectures and classes. Osher requires a $20 membership fee. Go to for course descriptions.

New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, NM Cultural Affairs Dept.

Placitas Public Library, 453 Hy 165, 5 miles east of the I-25 exit., 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. Contact 343-7480 or

NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER highlights of dance, film, workshops, music, theatre and exhibits. 1701 4TH ST. SW, 246-2261.




Celebrating New Mexico Statehood site,
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
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.


Visit the web sites of  the Albuquerque Historical Society,, 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.-