November 2017 History & Culture Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following history & cultural events:

NOVEMBER 19, 2 PM, Gary Eyster from the Nob Hill Neighborhood Association will describe 100 years of Nob Hill. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society at the Albuquerque Museum, free parking south of the Museum. Free admission to the Museum and the program.

NOBEMBER 18 LAST DAY FREE SATURDAY WALKING TOURS OF DOWNTOWN CENTRAL AVE – Meet at 1st & Central SW at 10 am by Tucano’s Restaurant. Downtown metered parking not monitored on Saturdays. Call 289-0586 to leave a message or reserve for a group more than five. Sponsored by the ABQ Historical Society & Historic ABQ.

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

UNM Zimmerman Library Center for Southwest Research Exhibit – THE HISTORY OF SPORTS AT UNM. Waters Room and foyer. Open to public daily through March, 2018

NM JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE NOV. 4-5, Las Vegas, NM. “Jewish Identities: Lost, Rediscovered & Reclaimed” More info at

NATIVE AMERICAN DANCERS Saturdays / Sundays at 12 noon. Admission fee. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER TUESDAYS 7, 14, 21, 28; $5-$10 per class. Cuban salsa dance class, 6-7 pm beginner & intermediate; 7-8 pm intermediate & advanced., National Hispanic Cultural Center,

SATURDAY / SUNDAYS 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.

NOVEMBER SATURDAYS 9, 16, 23, 30, 1-2 pm, admission fee.  Guided Tour of the Art Museum-a different  tour each week,  National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER MONDAYS, 1:30-2:30 PM. Admission fee. Tour the NM Natural History Museum.

NOVEMBER Sundays, 12 noon – 5 pm, Family Fun Days at Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW. Crafts, outdoor activities. NOVEMBER THEME “Birding at Bachechi” More info from or 314-0398.

Listen to the music of  northern New Mexico – view lyrics in both Spanish and English. Learn about the Robb Musical Trust, (recordings of some 3,000 folk music and Native American chants)

ALL OF NOVEMBER9-4 pm, free. Photo exhibit by Miguel Gandert. Querencia: Rituals of the Rio Arriba. NM Humanities Council building, 4125 Silver SE.

NOVEMBER 2, 7:30 PM, free. Tales of the Moche: Kings & Queens: Society and Mortuary Practices on the ancient north coast of Peru by Jeffrey Quilter from Harvard U. Hibben Center next to the UNM Maxwell Museum.

NOVEMBER 3, 5-7 pm, free. Dia de los Muertos: Despedida. Music, Poetry, hands on art. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 4, 10:30 am, free. Dr. Joseph Sanchez speaks on Nuestra Herencia Cultural: the NM Land Grant Connection in Perspective (inc. the Atrisco Land Grant 1692-1968). http:// National Hispanic Cultural Center Wells Fargo Auditorium.

NOVEMBER 4, 10:30 am, free. Vamos al Museo! Celebrate Dia de los Muertos. Children’s Art Programs. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 4, 10:30-2:30 pm, free. NM Genealogical Society presents various speakers: 10:45 am “Memories of Torreon, NM”, lunch; 12:30 pm Moises Gonzalez speaks on Genizaro Nation; 1:45 pm Teri Winfield speaks on “Leaving a Photo Legacy”. Special Collections Library, Edith & Central NE.<

NOVEMBER 4, 10:30 am, free. Librarian Lisa Kendrick speaks on Part II Beginning Genealogy. South Broadway Branch Library, 1025 Broadway Blvd. SE. More info at 764-1742.

NOVEMBER 4, 2 PM, free.  New Mexico Heroes of the Bataan Death March. Presented by Margaret Garcia about her father Evans Garcia. Placitas Community Library,

NOVEMBER 4, 2-4, free. Reading & book signing by Pablo Brescia. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 5, Free tickets available at 12 noon, free. Musica del Corazon !The Music of Northern NM presented by the Robb Musical Trust. Enrique LaMadrid PhD speaks at 12:15 pm followed by music from Lone Pinon, Frank McCulloch y su Amigos and Tomas Lozano & Viva la Pepa. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 5, 2 pm, free. Judith Avila, author of Code Talker speaks about the original WWII code talkers. Historic San Ysidro Church. Corrales Historical

NOVEMBER 5, 2 pm, free. Manzano Mountains Art Council present Flamenco de Abo. Mountainair, 101 E. Broadway.

NOVEMBER 5, 2 pm, admission. Dr. Jeff Hengesbaugh speaks on The French Connection, Segesser II Hide Paintings. NM History Museum, Santa Fe.

NOVEMBER 6, 7 pm, $15 purchase from It Can’t Happen Here, a 1936 script from the WPA Theater Project. Adobe Rose Playhouse, 1213 Parkway Dr. Ste. B (off Rufina, near Siler and the Meow Wolf). Presented by the New Deal Preservation Association – NM Chapter.

NOVEMBER 7, 10:30 am-2:30 pm, free. Military Research Group. Main Library genealogy area.

NOVEMBER 7, 5:30-7:30, FREE. City Council District 7 Town Hall but open to all. McKinley School, 4500 Comanche NE. Contact Chris Sylvan at 768-3136.

NOVEMBER 7, 6-7 pm, free. Pope & naranjo: Leadership in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 by Stephanie Beninato. Octavia Fellin Public Library in Gallup. sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

NOVEMBER 8, 6:30-7:45 pm, free. Human Performance in the Extreme: Hiking the Grand Canyon (how you prepare for a safe outdoor experience). Register on “Community Academy” tab. Call Lori Peterkin, 272-8085 or Sponsored by UNM at the Albuquerque Academy, 6400 Wyoming NE.

NOVEMBER 8, 12 noon – 1 pm, free. “The Colorado River History of Water Allocation and how it affects NM”  by John Fleck, Director of Water Resources at UNM Parish memorial Library.

NOVEMBER 8, 10:30 am, free. ABQ Genealogical Society presents ‘Stories of Our Veterans” by Michael Dietz. Main Library, 2nd floor. Free two hour parking in City parking structure at 5th & Copper NW.

NOVEMBER 9, 9:30-11am, $8. Curator’s Coffee – Traveling the El Camino Real – on Mars ! Presented by Larry Crumpler, PhD. NM Natural History

NOVEMBER 9, 6 pm, free. Genizaro Nation: Ethnogenesis, Place and Identity in NM by Enrique Lamadrid, PhD. New Mexico Humanities Council building, 4115 Silver SE. Free on-street parking.

NOVEMBER 9, 5:30 pm, free. Women’s Visual Narratives of NM between the World Wars. Presented by Joy Sperling from Denison University. UNM Zimmerman Library.

NOVEMBER 9, 7:30 pm, free. Glitter, Grit and Graphics-How do the Gold and Gold Market look from the perspective of a historic Mexican mining city. Presented by Elizabeth Ferry, Brandeis U. UNM Anthropology Lecture Hall. More info at

NOVEMBER 10, 10 am, free. Early observance of Veterans Day at the UNM Alumni Memorial Chapel. Music and speaker Brig. Gen. Andrew Salas.

NOVEMBER 10, 7:30 pm, free. Myles Miller speaks about The Merchant Site: Old and New Discoveries at a prehistoric  village on the Mescalero Plain of SE New Mexico.Hibben Center next to the UNM Maxwell Museum.

NOVEMBER 10, 6-7:30 PM, FREE. Guided tour led by writer Lalo Alcaraz of the Pinata exhibit at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 11, 10 am music, 11 am program, free. Veteran’s Day Observance. NM Veterans Memorial 1100 Louisiana SE at Gibson.

NOVEMBER 11, VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY  free admission to the National Nuclear Science and Museum for all past & present service members / show ID.

NOVEMBER 11, 10 am program, free. Human Migration presented by Dr. Ely Yao.    Sponsored by the Chinese American Speaker Series, North Domingo Baca Community Center at 7521 Carmel NE Wyoming at Paseo del Norte. Followed by snacks. More information by calling Fay Yao at 934-3941.

NOVEMBER 11, 9-5pm, admission. The etchings of Helen Hardin. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 11, 10 am-4 pm, free. Annual Authors Event with some 20 plus authors and various presentations and panels10 am, Nasario Garcia;      11 am, Nancy Owen Lewis; 1 pm panel discussion of Your path from writer to Author. Albuquerque Museum.

NOVEMBER 11, 9am-5 pm, free. Festival of the Cranes / Return of the Sandhill Cranes”. Crafts, workshops, presentations every hour. See the schedule on the website,  Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW. Contact Kent Swanson at 897-8831, for more info.

NOVEMBER 11, 9am-4 pm, free. Pueblo Fiber Arts Show & Sale. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 11, 2 pm, free. Former NM state historian Robert Torrez speaks on the History of the Penitentes Brotherhood. Placitas Library. 867-3355.

NOVEMBER 12, 2 pm, $5 for non-members. The PBS film “Taming New Mexico”, The History, Issues & Human Drama that shaped NM’s Federal Judicial System. Sandoval County Historical Society in Bernalillo just north of the I-HOP on 550.

NOVEMBER 12, 2 pm, free. Jack Loeffler speaks at the annual meeting of the East Mountain Historical Society at the historic Tijeras church next to the East Mountain Library.

NOVEMBER 13, 11:30 am, $5 for non-members, buy your own lunch. Jim O’Neill, a prominent expert on NM taxes presents Taxes and Politics. Golden Corral Restaurant, 5207 San Mateo NE. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Press Women.

NOVEMBER 14, 6:30 pm, $5 donation. Archaeological Dichotomies, Orthodoxies and Heterodoxies in the Mogollon Culture Area … or were those migrants properly documented?” , lecture by Archaeologist Marc Thompson and Myles Miller. Sponsored by Friends of Tijeras Pueblo at the Sandia Ranger Station on highway 337 just off I-40.

NOVEMBER 14,  2-4 pm or 6-8 pm, free. A book club discussing Native American topics or books by Native Americans.  This month  is Growing Up and Looking” by Katherine Augustine (Laguna). Food may be ordered from the café. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 15, 12 noon-1pm, free – bring your own lunch. Bernalillo County Open Space program director Colleen McRoberts is speaker. McKinley Recreation Center just east of McKinley Mid School, 4500 Comanche NE. Sponsored by County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins

NOVEMBER 15, 6:30-8 pm, fee. (usually sells out, get tickets early). Voices in Science Evening Lecture by Jeff Gilkey. The Secrets of New Mexico. NM Museum of Natural History.

NOVEMBER 16, 5:30-7:30 pm, free. Live Longer, Be Happy and Protect Your Heart. Speakers from the UNM Medical School at the Domenici Auditorium at the Med School. Register at 277-5808. Free parking in the M lot at the Med School.

NOVEMBER 16, 5-8 pm, free. “Celebrate the Word of New York City”. Third Thursday at the ABQ Museum. contact Jessica Coyle, or 243-7255 for more information.

NOVEMBER 16, 5:30-7:30 pm, free. Salud y Sabor: MUNDO LATINO: CHEF SHOWDOWN. free evening of food, art and entertainment. National Hispanic Cultural Center. RSVP with, 246-2266 Z 167.

NOVEMBER 17, 9:30 am-12 noon, free. Colcha Community  Stitch-Along. Bring your colcha embroidery project. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW. Call 246-2261 X 189.

NOVEMBER 18,  10:30 am, free. Movie “Smoke Signals” rated PG-13 to commemorate Native American History Month. Special Collections Library.

NOVEMBER 18, 10:30 am-3 pm, free. Last opportunity to visit Casa san Ysidro in Corrales before it closes for the winter.

NOVEMBER 18, 2 pm, free. NM historian Dr. Richard Melzer describes “The Swastika in New Mexico”. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Art.

NOVEMBER 18, 1-4 pm, free. Opening of Mansions, Motoring, Millennials – the history of the Huning Highlands area1 pm Ann Carson speaks about the area; The Temp Tats Duo plays in the lobby from 2-4 pm. Albuquerque Museum.

NOVEMBER 18, 2 pm, free. “A Fork in the Road J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Cold War” presented by Dr. Jon Hunner from NMSU. Sandoval County Historical Society DeLavy House off Hwy 550 in Bernalillo (turn at the I-Hop).

November 18, 10:30 am, free. George Garcia with the Sons of the American Revolution speaks about Spain’s King Carlos III and Bernardo de Galvez: Contributions to the American Revolution. Main Library downtown.

NOVEMBER 18,  11am preview-1pm, auction, free. 9th Annual Navajo Rug Auction. Prairie Star Restaurant in Bernalillo.

NOVEMBER 18, all day, free. Urban ABQ Citywide Summit / What is the future of Albuquerque? Convention Center, Ballroom B. More info at

NOVEMBER 19, 2 pm, free. HISTORY OF THE NOB HILL NEIGHBORHOOD – Gary Eyster will talk about the last 100 years in the Nob Hill area. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society at the Albuquerque Museum, free parking south of the Museum. Free admission to the Museum and the program.

NOVEMBER 19,  2 pm, free for members, $5 others. Outlaw Gangs: the Scourge of Territorial NM, presented by historian and author, Don Bullis. Sponsored by the Coronado Historic Site but meeting at the Sandoval County Historical Society. De Lavy House, off 550 at the I-HOP restaurant.

NOVEMBER 20, 7:30 PM, free. Tales of the Moche: Kings & Queens: Society and Mortuary Practices on the ancient north coast of Peru by Jeffrey Quilter from Harvard U. Hibben Center next to the UNM Maxwell Museum. THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. (Many museums are closed. Check individual schedules.)

NOVEMBER 24, 11 am-1 pm, $2 per car. “Walk the Trails”.  Cerrillos State Park in historic Cerrillos on Highway 14. Call 474-0196 for info. www.emnrd.state.nm/SPD

NOVEMBER 25,  3 pm, free. Community wide singing of the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. All are welcome. Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Carlisle & Central SE. Sponsored by Quintessence Choral Artists.

NOVEMBER 25, fee. The holiday movie “The Polar Express” returns to the Dynatheater at the NM Natural History Museum.

NOVEMBER 25 – DECEMBER 30, 5-9 pm, free. Bugg Lights at the historic Belen Harvey House, 104 N. 1st St., 861-0581.

NOVEMBER 30, 11:30 am, $50 tickets must be purchased in advance. “Out of this World Luncheon” with Astronaut Mike Mullane. Sheraton Uptown. Limited seating. Astronaut Mullane  discusses three fundamentals of leadership and teamwork, pulling from his own incredible experiences working for NASA including the Challenger tragedy and Mullane’s own story of how he narrowly escaped death by ejecting from a crashing jet.


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.

WEBSITE SPOTLIGHT 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 the the events section and click on History of NM Vets.


NM Genealogical Society, Main Library,


UNM Zimmerman Library Center for Southwest Research
Exhibit – A History of Sports at UNM.  Contact CSWR –

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History – When Modern was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy Neuberger Collection.“Only in Albuquerque”

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNMChinese Americans in New Mexico, Earth, Fire, Life – Six Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics 277-4405, 277-1400.

Belen Harvey House104 North 1st St. 861-0581. open Tuesday – Saturday 12:30-3:30 pm, Closed Sunday & Monday.

NM Museum of Natural History – “Opals from around the World ”

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 House6029 Isleta SW. 244-0507.

Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center2401 12th St. NW –  New 40th anniversary exhibit “We are of this Place: the Pueblo Story”.  Meditations on the Journey by artist Felix Vigil (Jemez, Jicarilla)

National Hispanic Cultural Center  Fantasia Fantastica art exhibit, The Art of Acquisition New, New Mexico Works, Cervantes & Don Quixote4th & Bridge NW.

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History “Critical Assembly, the Secrets of Los Alamos 1944″ an installation by American sculptor Jim Sanborn. Step back in time to experience pure science through art … the recreation of the super secrets from the Manhattan Project’s atomic bomb. Nuclear Museum, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137,

Santa Fe Museum of Indian Arts Turquoise Water Sky: the stone and its 476-1250

New Mexico History Museum – Voices of Counter Culture in the Southwest; The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, 47 Stars; Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time; Telling NM Stories,Then & Now.

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, branch manager Eileen O’Connell, 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 SOUTHWEST301 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

VISIT THE WEBSITE OF THE 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.-