THE ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
& THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NM
Encourage your participation in the following on-line history & cultural events:
RAILYARD MARKET STARTS AGAIN ON SUNDAYS, 10 am – 2pm –Over 150 vendors, 777 1st St. SW.
DOZENS OF ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES AT THE BRANCHES OF THE ABC LIBRARY SYSTEM, Go to abqlibrary.org to review listing by location, days and times !
DOWNTOWN WALKING TOURS, 10 AM, DOWNTOWN CENTRAL (1ST – 8TH ST.) Meet at the corner of 1st and Central SW by Tucano’s Restaurant. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society. Parking is not free so be sure to pay meters, parking lots, or parking garages. Tours continue no matter the weather.
ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM, no program in May to allow for graduation and other special events albuqhistsoc.org.
DO YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS EACH MONTH TO HELP THE WHEELS MUSEUM? Volunteers are needed so the Museum can be open more; run the model railroad trains, also help needed with events, marketing, fund raising. Call Leba Freed at 243-6269.
MAY 1, SAN FELIPE PUEBLO FEAST DAY
MAY 1, free admission to the Visual Arts Museum, National Hispanic Cultural Center
MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10am – 2 pm, Railyards Market – 777 1st St. SW. railyardsmarket.org. Over 150 vendors.
MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 — Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum.
MAY 4, 11 am, free. “Who was Daniel Fernandez ?” (Vietnam War hero for whom a park was named in Belen) presented by Cynthia Shetter, head of the Los Lunas Library & Museum. UNM Valencia Campus workforce training center, 1020 Huning Ranch Loop. Sponsored by the Valencia County Hist. Society. Contact Richard Melzer for more info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 4, 12 noon – 1pm, free by Zoom. RSVP, Tom Leech presents “Greetings and All that Sort of Thing: A Preview of the Baumann Archive”. More info on the Friends of NM History Museum Facebook page.
MAY 4, 9 am-5pm. Free admission on 1st Wednesday, ABQ Museum.
MAY 5, 7 pm, PBS television Channel 5.1. PBS looks at the why and how of New Mexico’s wildfires and why fires started so early this year. Laura Paskus narrates this film.
MAY 5/6, 11 am and every Thursday/Fri. in MAY in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. More info at nhccnm.org.
MAY 5, 2 pm, free. Building Community Resilience. Dr. Asa Stone from CNM. A Case Study of partnership between Native American Community Academy and UNM. Zimmerman Library Waters Room or Zoom: https://unm.zoom.us/j/
MAY 6, 10 am-5 pm, all day free admission – 1st Friday, Balloon Museum
MAY 6, 4:30 pm, free. Dedication of the mural in the County Commission chambers of the Bern County Alvarado Square Building, 415 Silver SW. Mural is Silverado Skies by Gail Christofferson.
MAY 6, 5-8 pm, free, In-person, Albuquerque Artwalk – downtown Albuquerque. At Gold & 7th St. there will be food, artists and live music. Meet the artists in person. Street music and vendors. Most artists will be along Central. Download map and descriptions at abqartwalk.com.
MAY 7, 9- 12 noon. Help Clean-up Historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE. Come hoe tumbleweeds and goat heads and spread mulch. The cemetery is open dawn to dusk and accessible through the gates of Fairview Memorial Park. Wear hard soled shoes & bring your own tools. Trash bags provided. www.HistoricFairvie
MAY 7, 10am-3pm, admission. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival. Dancing, performances, food tasting, samples. National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. 601 Eubank SE.
MAY 7, 3-5 pm, free. Showing of “50 to 1” the story of Mind that Bird, the New Mexico Racehorse that won the Kentucky Derby– “movie matinee” at Special Collections Library, Edith & Central NE. Parking restrictions.
MAY 7, 10 am-2pm, free. various walks around the historic Wells Park area. Begins at 11th & Mountain Rd. Go to GentleartofWandering.com/walk.
MAY 7, 10am-4pm, free. Dodgeball tournament by Bern Co. Fire Dept., Taft Mid School, to benefit Special Olympics.
MAY 7, 10:30-4 pm, free. A Poet’s Picnic including drumming, poets reading their work from 1-4 pm, 10:30 am Haiku workshop registration required at 768-4950. Bring food and food truck available. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW. More info at cabq.gov/openspace.
MAY 7, 12 noon-3 pm, Magdalena Public Library. free food, music at 2 pm. Celebrating Music NM exhibit.
MAY 7/8, 12 noon, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org for more info.
MAY 8, Observance of Mothers Day.
MAY 7/8, 10-5 pm, free. Annual Placitas Art Show at over 50 homes. Download the map, -self guided. PlacitasStudioTour.com.
MAY 8, 15, 22, 29 — Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum.
MAY 8, 5-6:30 pm. free. Interactive performance of Somes la Maquina, Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW. cabq.gov/openspace.
MAY 8, 2-3:30 pm, free, in person at the Corrales Old Church. The Corrales Historical Society presents a musical performance Susan Shelby Magoffin presented by Van Ann Moore accompanied by Luis Campos. contact swinstead15@
MAY 8, 15, 22, 29, 10am – 2 pm, Railyards Market – 777 1st St. SW. railyardsmarket.org. Over 150 vendors.
MAY 9-14 GRADUATION WEEK FOR APS HIGH SCHOOLS
MAY 9, 12 noon, free, Zoom. Press Women presents “Nonprofits and the complexities of governing them” presented by Tsiporah Nephesh, ex. director of NM Thrives, the NM affiliate of the National Council of Nonprofits. Contact Linda Lockett at email@example.com to get the link to the program.
MAY 10, 10 am, free. Catron County Historical Museum in Quemado. Jim Wagner talks about his book: Datil, A Hidden History of an Historic New Mexico Town. Contact Jim Jim Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 10, 9:30 am, free, in-person. Colcha Community Stich Along. National Hispanic Cultural Center. nhccnm.org.
MAY 10 , free but $5 donation suggested. Pueblo Book Club in person or virtual. Food of the Southwest Indian Nations by Gloria Chavez Sampson. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. indianpueblo.org.
MAY 12/13, 11 am, person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at nhccnm.org
MAY 14, 1 pm, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, The Basque Connection to NM Families Haplo group R1b1, also includes film- presented by Angel Cervantes. Presented by the New Mexico DNA project and Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Payment must be by postal mail. Contact angelrcervantes@gmail.
MAY 14, 10:30 am, in person, free. Ever Changing, Ever Growing – Jill Hartke, ABQ Museum digital archivist presents “Picture this” online storytelling through photo archives. Special Collections Branch Library, Edith & Central NE. 848-1376. Be aware of parking regulations on surrounding streets.
MAY 14, 4-5 pm, free. Maxwell Museum opens two photo exhibits: David Grant Noble, landscapes of the southwest and Randall Hyman, Sami of No. Europe. Meet and visit with the photographers. Light refreshment. Maxwell Museum at UNM. maxwellMuseum.unm.edu.
MAY 14, 10 am – 4 pm. Corrales Heritage Day at the Old Corrales Church. Corrales Historical Society will display some of their archives. Various displays. Contact Aaron Gardner to get info at 898-3915 or email@example.com.
MAY 14/15, 12 noon, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org for more info.
MAY 14/15, 9am-5pm, $10. Bernalillo Indian Arts Festival, 200 artists, Loretto Park, Bernalillo, 237 S. Caamino del Pueblo., 867-9667.
MAY 15, 8-11 am, $2 parking. Foothills Wild Guided Hike, Elena Gallegos open space, 7100 Tramway NE. 1.25 mi. hike of the foothills. More info at 768-4951.
MAY 15, 2pm, free. Placitas Community Library presents UNM’s Land Grant Studies director Jacobo Baca discussing Heirs, Acequias and Pariaries-Land Grants of the Placitas area., 453 Highway 165, 867-3355. PlacitasLibrary.com.
MAY 19, 5-8pm, free, in person. Third Thursday “Live After 5”, music, make your own craft. ABQ Museum. cabq.gov/museum.
MAY 19/20, 11 am, in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at nhccnm.org.
MAY 22 & 29 — Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum.
MAY 22, 29, 10am – 2 pm, Railyards Market – 777 1st St. SW. railyardsmarket.org. Over 150 vendors.
MAY 20, 2-5 pm, free. Open house at the Los Alamos Historical Society Archives. Come and go. Get more info from , Spnsored by the Los Alamos Historical Society, losalamoshistory.org
MAY 21, 9:30-1:30 pm, admission includes Blacksmith Basics. Casa San Ysidro. More info by calling Aaron Gardner at 898-3915 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 21/22, 10 am-4 pm. Treasures Sale at the Old Church in Corrales. Benefits the Corrales Historical Society. CorralesHistory.org.
MAY 21, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, free. National River Clean-up at the northwest corner of Central and the River. Sponsored by the City’s Open Space Division. Contact Dionne Epps for more information. email@example.com, 768-4960.
MAY 22, 2pm, free. Author and historian Martha Liebert presents Bernalillo: Between the River and a Hard Place. Council chambers of Bernalillo Town Hall, 829 Camino del Pueblo. Many stories of the people, places and events that led to Bernalillo’s growth. Presented by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site.
MAY 26/27, 11 am and every Thursday/Fri. in MAY in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. More info at nhccnm.org.
MAY 28, 1:30-3 pm, Class free with admission. Class on Heritage Spinning and weaving, Dyeing. Casa San Ysidro. More info by calling Aaron Gardner at 898-3915 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 28, 10 am-12 noon, $10. Workshop to create your own mini “Bosque Vessel. Register to reserve a spot. Open Space Visitor Center. 6500 Coors NW. cabq.gov/openspace.
MAY 28/29, 12 noon, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos.Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org for more info.
MAY 28, 1 pm, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, Indo European Connection to the Celts, DNA & language Origin, Haplo group R1b1, also includes film- presented by Angel Cervantes. Presented by the New Mexico DNA project and Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Payment must be by postal mail. Contact angelrcervantes@gmail.
MAY 28, 11AM-12 NOON, free. Tour of Special Collections Library (constructed in 1925) RSVP at 505-848-1376. 423 Central NE. Please note parking restrictions on streets around library.
MAY 29, 10 am – 2 pm, Railyards Market – 777 1st St. SW. railyardsmarket.org. Over 150 vendors.
MAY 29 — Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum.
MAY 30, 9am-1 pm, $20 donation requested on site Memorial Day TOURS OF HISTORIC FAIRVIEW CEMETERY, talk with some10 site interpreters. www.
MAY 30, OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY
MAY 30, 9AM, free. Ceremony at NM Veterans Memorial, 1100 Lousiana SE. Music, speakers, exhibits.
MAY 31, last day of school for APS.
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, Celebrating 50 years. 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
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
Cibola County History Museum, 525 West High St., Grants NM. Social distancing and masks required. Go to cibolaHistory.org for more information.
OASIS SENIOR LEARNING IS PROVIDING ONLINE PROGRAMS. Contact 884-4529 or visit albuquerque.oasisnet.org
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
EAST MOUNTAIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY announces the recorded program of Rt. 66 and Historic NM License Plates. Go to EastMountainHistory.org/record
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. www.HistoricFairviewCemeteryA
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
VISIT THE EXHIBITS 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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TRIBUTES TO AUTHOR RUDOLFO ANAYA AND LINKS TO HIS ARCHIVES AT THE UNM CENTER FOR SOUTHWEST RESEARCH 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. 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.
- 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.
- HOLOCAUST MUSEUM and GELLERT EDUCATION CENTER NM, 616 Central SW. Go to the website nmholocaustmuseum.org. Questions call 247-0606.
- ALBUQUERQUE OASIS LIFELONG LEARNING PRESENTS VARIOUS NM TOPICS www.albuquerque.oasisne
t.org or 884-4529.
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, on the AHS YouTube Channel, as well as linked to from the appropriate AHS Program pages. Presentations captured on Facebook videos to date include:
- Victory from the Shadows
Elaine Carson, March 20, 2022
- The Ten Dons, Plus One
Kathy Seidel, February 20, 2022
- Erna Fergusson, First Lady of New Mexico Letters
Joe Sabatini, January 16, 2022
- The History of Los Poblanos
Kate Garner, November 21, 2021
- Stories of Early Albuquerque
Rosemary McNerney Winkler – October 17, 2021
- Overhaul: A Social History of the Albuquerque Locomotive Repair Shops
Richard and Shirley Cushing Flint – September 19, 2021
- Building Community & Culture: Jews in 20th Century Albuquerque
Harvey Buchalter, July 18, 2021
- Life of Mrs. Carnis Salisbury: Albuquerque Fair Housing and Civil Rights Pioneer
Brian Eagan – June 20, 2021
- 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