THE ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
& THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NM
Encourage your participation in the following on-line history & cultural events:
THE ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY (AHS) will not have a May program. Return for the June 20 program “Life of Mrs. Carnis Salisbury: Albuquerque Fair Housing and Civil Rights Pioneer,” by Brian Eagan, Attorney for the Albuquerque Housing Authority on Facebook, 2 pm.
New Mexico Historic Sites and Museums have opened. Check individual websites for hours, open dates, etc. nmhistoricsites.org. The
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center back open for Cultural Dance Program on Saturdays / Sundays — 11am and 2pm.
140th Anniversary of the 1881 Escape of Billy the Kid from the Lincoln county Courthouse. nmHistoricSites.org. Go to the You Tube channel icon and look for Billy the Kid.
Corrales Historical Society celebrates the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of the Village of Corrales and the 300th anniversary of the Corrales area. Historical displays all year at the Corrales Village Hall and in the windows of the Corrales Library. View more than 1500 photos now at UNM through econtent.unm.edu/
MAY 4, 6 pm, zoom. Perspectivas Moderna, Seeking Refuge, the Asylum system: Challenges to Women and the LGBTQ seeking refuge. Presented by Kimberly Gauderman, UNM History Dept. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at nhccnm.org.
MAY 4, 11 and 18 – free beginning genealogy classes sponsored by the ABQ Genealogy Society. Contact beginninggenealogyclass@gmail.
MAY 5, 12 noon, free Zoom. Home on the Range from Ranches to Rockets. Presented by Leah Tookey, History Curator of the NM Farm and Ranch Museum. She describes how long time farmers and ranchers in the Tularosa Basin near Las Cruces were forced from their land because of WW II. Sponsored by the NM Friends of History. Go to nmhistorymuseum.org and select the Facebook icon for access to the program. The Museum also has a YouTube channel where you can watch dozens of past programs & lectures ! Go to their website and click on their YouTube icon on the bottom of the home page. Get more info from the Friends of history website. FriendsofHistoryNM.or
MAY 6, 6:30 pm, Zoom. Happy Art Hour. Art activities for adults. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Go to www.nhccnm.org to register for link.
MAY 6, 5:30 pm, Zoom, free. Reversing the Negative: Focusing the Narrative of the Carlos Vierra Scrapbooks. Presented by Shawn Evans and Garron Yepa with AOS Architectures from Santa Fe. Part of the series from the Center for SW Research, UNM Zimmerman Library. Contact Tomas Jaehn, email@example.com for Zoom access. You will be sent the link two days in advance.
MAY 6, 7-8 pm, Zoom, free. Native Plants for Exciting NM Gardens presented by Marisa Thomson, NMSU Horticultural Specialist. Go to losalamoshistory.org/
MAY 7, 5-8 pm, free, In-person, ! ART WALK DOWNTOWN CENTRAL. Meet the artists in person. Street music and vendors. Most artists will be along Central. Download map and descriptions at abqartwalk.com.
MAY 8 & other Saturdays in May – downtown Growers Market at Robinson Park, 8th & Central NW.
MAY 8, 2-4 pm in person. Book signing of The Tale of Two Eloisa’s presented by Patty Guggino. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. 251 Vallejos Ln. at the Water tank. Call 352-7720.
MAY 8, 11 am, zoom. NM Genealogical Soc. presents Lisa Kendrick, ABQ Main Library Genealogy Center, speaking on how to do NM Family Research. cabq.gov/library. Go to https://abqgen.org for more information.
MAY 8, 3 pm, Zoom. A Place of Thin Veil: Life and Death in Gallup New Mexico / Iconic Stories and Long Hidden Secrets. Presented by Bob Rosebrough. Octavia Fellin Public Library.https://www.gallupnm.
MAY 8, 7 pm, Annual meeting of the Archaeological Society of NM. Bandelier Lecture at 8pm. Topic is “PaleoIndians of NM by Bruce Huckell, Assoc. Prof. Dept of Anthropology, UNM. Request Zoom link from firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 8/9, 11am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org for more info.
MAY 9 OBSERVANCE OF MOTHERS DAY
MAY 9, Available at Link. Los Luceros Historic Site, Growing Connections to the Past. Go to NMHistoricSites.org.
MAY 9, 10 am-2 pm and other Sundays May 16, 23, 30. Rail Yards Market. Various vendors, 2nd SW.
MAY 10, 12 noon, Zoom. Melanie Majors, Ex. Director of the NM Foundation for Open Government (FOG) speaks about the work of FOG and the recent focus group findings after the close of the 2021 legislative session. Request link from email@example.com. Sponsored by ABQ Press Women and Friends.
MAY 10-14 GRADUATION WEEK FOR APS HIGH SCHOOLS
MAY 11, 12 noon, Zoom. The Great Locomotive Chase presented by Heather Reed at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum. Contact Garland Courts. firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 11, 2 pm, Pueblo Book Club. Free but $5 donation encouraged. Last Hunters: First Farmers A New Perspective on the Prehistoric transition to Agriculture (the experience of children in Indian Boarding Schools). You may purchase book at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center store. Must register by April 12. More information at indianpueblo.org.
MAY 12, 10:30 am, Zoom. ABQ Genealogical Society sponsors AGS president Philip Spivey speaking on Research Plans. Go to https://abqgen.org for more information.
MAY 12, 10 am, Zoom. The virtual pottery demonstration series of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture presents Jemez potter Kathleen Wall. Get link from indianartsandculture.org
MAY 13, link available beginning in AM. The History of Agriculture-Nakayama Farm in the Mesilla Valley 1915-1990s presented by the granddaughter Peggy Swoveland. Las Cruces Museum system. https://rebrand.ly/Bra
MAY 14, 1 pm, Zoom. Colcha Embroidery. National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org.
MAY 15, 1-3 pm, Zoom. Casa San Ysidro and the Corrales Historical Society present the Corrales Heritage Festival. Contact Aaron Gardner for more info, email@example.com or 898-3915. www.cabq.gov/casasan
MAY 15, 1-5 pm, In person & outdoors. Mountainair PRIMAVERA FESTIVAL with performers of dance / music, food vendors and more. MUSTANG Plaza in Mountainair. Sponsored by the Manzano Mountain Arts Council.Go to their website to get more info. ManzanoMountainArtCounci
MAY 15 , 1 pm, $15. , Anthropological Genetic History, The Athabascan (Navajo, Apache) Connection to NM Families. Mt-DNA Haplogroup A & C 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 angelrcervante
MAY 15/16, 11am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org for more info.
MAY 16, Tentative opening date for the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe. Get more info from indianartsandculture.org.
MAY 16, 2 pm, Zoom. Women to the Front: Photography Mentorship in Early ABQ. Five women photographers from ABQ’s early years. Presented by archivist Jill Hartke. ABQ Museum. www.cabq.gov/museum.
MAY 19, 6 pm, Zoom. Bookworks presents Dine Reader: An Anthology of Navajo Literature. Go to Bookworks website, bkwrks.com and request link.
MAY 19, 5-6 pm, free, Zoom. The Counter Narrative-exploring nuclear science and history in NM from the Pueblo perspective. Radon Daughter. Lasting implications for the community because of nuclear Science. Get link from indianpueblo.org.
MAY 20, 6-8 pm, virtual, free. THIRD THURSDAY AT THE ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM. 7 pm Musical performance by Lone Pinon. Focus on recent acquisitions to the permanent collection. Poet Laureate mary Iishi will discuss. Go to cabq.gov/museum for more details and listing of activities. Info from Jessica Coyle, 764-6517, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 22, 2 pm, Zoom. Tertulia Historica Albuquerque series, ABQ: Roosevelt’s New Deal in NM. The Works Progress Administration WPA) presented by Jana Gottshalk, Asst. Curator at the NM Museum of Art. More info at National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org for more info and to get link.
MAY 22/23, 11am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org for more info.
MAY 23, 1 pm, Zoom. Richard & Shirley Flint describe their book Overhaul, A Social History of the ABQ Locomotive Repair Shops. The shops were the driving force of the ABQ economy for some 70 years. More info at National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org.
MAY 28, 12 noon, Zoom. “The Bomb, Rockets, Aliens and UFOs !” presented by Dennis Reinhartz. Sponsored by the Historical Society of New Mexico.Will be recorded for future viewing on its youtube channel. Go to hsnm.org then programs then events. Request Zoom link by emailing, email@example.com
MAY 29 , 1 pm, $15. , Anthropological Genetic History, The Meso-American Connection to NM Families. Mt-DNA Haplogroup A & C 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 angelrcervante
MAY 29, 9am-1pm. In person opening of the Cibola County History Museum, 525 West High St., Grants NM. Social distancing and masks required. Go to cibolaHistory.org for more information.
MAY 29/30, 11 am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org for more info.
MAY 31 OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY – VISIT the NM Veterans Memorial 1100 Louisiana SE.
MAY 31, 9 am-2 pm, In honor of Memorial Day, Historic Fairview Cemetery open house, 700 Yale SE. Includes guided tours at 9 am, 10 am, 11am & 12 noon, tickets in advance $20 at www.HistoricFairviewCemeteryAB
AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION AT UNM, iaie.unm.edu. Watch several previously recorded programs about Native American education, the Dine language and more.
EL RANCHO DE LAS GOLONDRINAS. Go to Golondrinas.org and click on the Facebook icon on the right to watch a variety of past programs. Examples are: The Truchas Mill, El Horno, Sheep to Blanket, Chile & Wild Greens, NM Remedios.
NEW MEXICO HUMANITIES COUNCIL has numerous programs on their YouTube Channel including What Public Memorials mean in New Mexico, A Tribute to Rudolpho Anaya, Creating a Multi Cultural NM. Go to their website www.nmhumanities.org. Blackdom, a panel discussion about the southern NM town founded in 1903. There are programs about the French in New Mexico, Japanese Internment camps during WW II, Women’s Suffrage and the Rio Grande. Go to nmhum.org You tube channel.
HISTORIC SANTA FE FOUNDATION (historicSantaFe.or
Commemoration of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote. Various Speakers including elected officials, poets, One Albuquerque Media Facebook page. https://www.facebook.co
WHAT ELSE IS OPEN OR IN PERSON?
INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER — Thursdays – Sundays ! This includes the restaurant and gift shop. www.indianpueblo.org.
DOWNTOWN ART WALK – SEE ABOVE ON MAY 7.
LIBRARY BRANCHES ARE OPEN AT VARIOUS TIMES. Call the library before you go there. Capacity limits so call to find best times to visit.
METRO AREA MUSEUMS HAVE REOPENED WITH DIFFERENT REGULATIONS, TICKETING & TIMES. Albuquerque Museum, Balloon Museum, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, New Mexico Holocaust Museum. Check their websites for more details as to hours of operation, gift shops, etc.
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.
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. https://indianpueblo.or
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 www.modernabq.org/events
Historic Carizozo, NM, see the winners of the New Mexico Magazine 2020 Photo Contest at the Tularosa Basin Photo Gallery. It is now open on Friday/Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sundays from 12 noon-5pm. PhotoZozo.org, 575-937-1489.
OASIS SENIOR LEARNING IS PROVIDING ONLINE PROGRAMS. Contact 884-4529 or visit albuquerque.oasisnet.org
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO CENTER FOR SOUTHWEST RESEARCH AT ZIMMERMAN LIBRARY IS TAKING LIMITED APPOINTMENTS FOR RESEARCH. Go to their website to fill out an application, ELibrary.unm.edu
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.nuclearm
Watch Early Jews in New Mexico presented by Ron Duncan Hart. Sponsored by the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. Go to HistoricSantaFe.org. for information.
75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WW II – The War Years: Selected Images from the NM Digital Collection. Go to the website of the Center for SW Research/Zimmerman Library, Elibrary.unm.edu/csw
DAILY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS & ADULTS AT THE MAXWELL MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY maxwellmuseum.unm
THE NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM has put many programs on Facebook or YouTube including The Santa Fe River in NM History presented by William Mee, ex. director of the Santa Fe Watershed Association and Andy Otto from Agua Fria. There are six videos telling the story of The Harvey Girls. YouTube https://www.YouTube.co
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VISIT THE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY Library branches have opened on a limited basis. Staff will help you with research or setting up an appointment by contacting specialcollections
TRIBUTES TO AUTHOR RUDOLFO ANAYA AND LINKS TO HIS ARCHIVES AT THE UNM CENTER FOR SOUTHWEST RESEARCH https://anaya.unm.edu
Because of Rudolfo Anaya’s literary and cultural significance to New Mexico and to honor his legacy, UNM Libraries’ Department of Digital Initiative and Scholarly Resources (DISC) created the Rudolfo Anaya Digital Archive, a comprehensive online guide to his life and work. Oral histories, draft manuscripts, book covers, and an extensive bibliography of Anaya resources are available in the online archive. CSWR staff, and indeed, the entire UNM Libraries community is deeply saddened by Mr. Anaya’s death, one of New Mexico’s great writers and cultural icons. While his passing is a great loss, by placing his papers with CSWR he left an incredible gift to New Mexico. His work will be treasured and preserved in perpetuity in the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections for future generations to enjoy. For detailed descriptions of the material in the Rudolfo A. Anaya Papers please see the CSWR finding aid at https://rmoa.unm.edu/docvi
To access the Rudolfo A. Anaya Digital Archive, please visit https://anaya.unm.edu/
Many museums now have virtual tours. Many museums and history organizations are providing free lectures & programs by using Zoom, YouTube or the Facebook page of the organization.(Note: you do NOT have to be a Facebook user to view the Facebook page of many organizations). Some of these require pre-registration so you may receive a “specific link and password”. The programs are recorded to watch later. Most programs are free but some groups are requiring payment of a fee prior to getting a link or password to access the site.
*****AMAZING HISTORY / CULTURE OPPORTUNITIES ONLINE*****
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. Kuaua.org/presentations. You can also just listen by phone. All info on their website.
- 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 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.
- NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER (www.nhccnm.org) La Hilacha Podcast-numerous podcasts including the 1918 Pandemic: What does History teach us by NM State Historian Rob Martinez. There are many videos about NM history related topics from the La Canoa series including Nina Otero Warren, New Mexican 20th Century Mujerota. You may visit various exhibits.
- NEW MEXICO PBS PODCASTS ON WOMEN & THE RIGHT TO VOTE. go to NewMexicoPBS.org/new-mexico
- ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY http://www.cabq.gov/cu
lturalservices/albuquerque-mus eum Picture This! Podcast – short 5-6 minute podcasts (combo of voice and photographs) by Museum photo archivist Jill Hartke. The podcasts include: baseball in ABQ, downtown businesses in the early 1920s, local photos from 1969-1970, Lovelace astronauts, Streetcars and Motorettes (ABQ 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.
- OUR FAIR NEW MEXICO: A VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES OF NM MUSIC http://www.newmexicocult
ure.org/virtualconcerts Concer ts began on April 10 and there are numerous concerts by NM artists ranging from harpist Otilio Ruiz, Jemez flutist Marlon Magdalena, Lone Pinon, Dos Gatos, and Rob Martinez playing Northern NM music.
- 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. Go to NativeAmericanHeritageMonth.go
v for links to the Smithsonian, National Endowment for Humanities, National Park Service, National Archives, Teacher resources and more.
- YOU CAN STILL WATCH THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY PROGRAM RECORDED OCTOBER 12 AT THE INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER – GO TO THEIR WEBSITE, indianpueblo.org.
- COULD COLUMBUS HAVE BEEN JEWISH AND SHOULD WE CARE? (YouTube) presented by Norma Libman and the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society. Use this link. To contact Norma directly go to her website www.normalibman.com.
- LAS CRUCES MUSEUM SYSTEM has many interesting history programs on their website/Facebook Page/YouTube. On line at the Las Cruces Museum Facebook page. www.facebook.com/LCmuseu
ms/ Call 575-541-2154 for more information, Kayla Myers. las-cruces.org/1523/mu seum. Branigan Center.
ALB OASIS LIFELONG LEARNING PRESENTS VARIOUS NM TOPICS www.albuquerque.oasisne
ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCHIVED VIDEO PROGRAMS The Albuquerque Historical Society provides videos of scheduled program presentations that are live-streamed to the Society’s Facebook page. If viewed live, the Facebook live-stream event allows those who are unable to attend the opportunity to participate in the question and answer session following the event. The video presentations are permanently available in the “Videos” section of the AHS Facebook page as well as linked to from the appropriate AHS Program pages. Presentations captured on Facebook videos to date include:
- Doing History in a City Looking Forward
Albuquerque Museum Director Andrew Connors – April 18, 2021
- 60th Anniversary of Little Beaver Town
Roland Penttila – March 21, 2021
- An Iconic View: A Photographic Study of First and Central, 1880 to 2020
Richard Ruddy – February 21, 2021
- Historic Fairview Cemetery: Final Resting Place for Notable People in Albuquerque History
Gail Rubin, CT – January 17, 2021
- The Spanish Flu Pandemic in New Mexico 1918-1920
Rick Hendricks, Ph.D, – November 15, 2020
- Architectural History of Albuquerque’s Old Main Library
Teri Reynoso – October 18, 2020
- The Photo Heritage of Eddie Ross Cobb and Daphne Cobb: Unbending Courage and Creativity
Sueki (Susan) Woodward – September 20, 2020
- They Won the Vote! : Suffrage and Suffragists in New Mexico
Sylvia Ramos Cruz, M.D. – August 23, 2020
- Albuquerque Sculptor Herb Goldman
Lisa Goldman – July 19, 2020
- Secret Albuquerque: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Ashley M. Biggers – June 21, 2020
- Albuquerque in the Nuclear Age
Duane Hughes – February 16, 2020
- Early History of the Albuquerque Open Space Program
Rex Funk – January 19, 2020
- A History Lover’s Guide to Albuquerque
Roger Zimmerman – November 17, 2019
- Ridgecrest Area History: The Parkland Hills Addition
Willam Dodge – October 20, 2019
- History of Menaul School
Dr. Christine Sierra – September 15, 2019
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