November 2018 NM History & Culture Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following history & cultural events:

ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, NOVEMBER 18 , 2 pm, Free. Speaker to be announced . Albuquerque Museum, free parking south of the Museum and free admission to the Museum and the program.

FREE SATURDAY GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF DOWNTOWN CENTRAL AVE.   10 am, MEET YOUR GUIDE AT SW CORNER OF 1ST & CENTRAL IN FRONT OF THEATER.  City meters 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.


Many programs in November about the Great War /World War I as part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 11.11.1918 Armistice.

November 11 Opening of “The First World War” exhibit at the NM History Museum in Santa Fe

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Would you like to do research on a New Mexico history topic? The “History Scholar” program of the Office of the State Historian is taking applications through Nov. 30. The program which includes a $1,000 stipend is co-sponsored by the Historical Society of NM. More info at You may also call Thomas Shumaker, PhD at 505-476-9782.

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.

SUNDAYS 12 noon-5 pm NOVEMBER 4, 11. 18, 25 NOVEMBER FAMILY FUN DAY theme is “Birding at Bachechi”. Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW. Sponsored by the Bernalillo County Open Space Division. No reservation needed.

TIME EXPOSURES, historical photos of Isleta Pueblo, free admission. Photos on display on the hotel side of the Isleta Resort & Casino Complez, 11000 Broadway SE. On display through Summer 2019.


NOVEMBER 1, 7 pm, $40 – includes book On Desperate Ground (about the Korean War) and makes a donation to the Library Foundation. A Word with Writers with Hampton Sides.KiMo Theatre. Sponsored by the ABQ Library Foundation.

NOVEMBER 1, 7 PM, free but only 300 tickets available starting at 6 pm. Coco in Spanish as part of Dia de los Muertos. National Hispanic Cultural Center. 1701 4th

NOVEMBER 2, 5-7 pm. Dia de los Muertos Despedida. Local artists discuss the meaning of the Mexican celebration. National Hispanic Cultural Center. 1701 4th

NOVEMBER 2, 5:30 and 6:30 pm, free but order food from the menu. Willard Cantina / Pack’s Restaurant. A dinner theater and living history of the Old West Saloon Girls, Madams, Bordellos presented by Dixie Boyle and Donna Deiner. Call the restaurant for more info, 505-384-1322.

NOVEMBER 2, 3-5 pm, $20. The Humanitarian Crisis in Africa and its Global Implications presented by Dr. Robert Hitchcock from UNM’s Anthropology Dept. Sponsored by the ABQ International Assoc. Continuing Ed building, 1634 University NE.

NOVEMBER 2, 9 am-5 pm, 1st Friday free at the Balloon Museum. 9201 Balloon Museum Dr.,  768-6020,

NOVEMBER 2, 5:30-9 pm, First Friday special admission price $5; DynaTheater another $5 to see Volcanoes.Day of the Dead Dinosaurs. NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.

NOVEMBER 2-4, talks free, dinner is sold out. Fred Harvey History Weekend at the NM History Museum in Santa Fe. More details at To reserve seats for the talks,  Email,

NOVEMBER 3, free. Speakers at 1:30 pm; reception and exhibit opening at 3:30. Confinement in the Land of Enchantment: The Santa Fe Camp Experience. Sponsored by the NM Japanese American Citizens League. Santa Fe’s Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr., 505-955-2820.

NOVEMBER 3, 10:30-12 NOON, free but $5 donation appreciated. Vamos al Museo program for children. Includes 30 minute tour of Art Museum. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 3, 2-3 pm, free. Feature films from PBS Colores at Special Collections.  VB Price: A City at the End of the World followed by Golden Dawn: The Pueblo Paintings of Pablita Velarde. Special Collections Library.

NOVEMBER 3, 10-4 pm, free. Author Festival with 50 authors selling and signing their books. 10 am Ana Pachecho speaks on Remnants of Pueblos Past; 11 am children’s book panel featuring Nasario Garcia; 12 noon Melody Groves speaks on writing Western fiction; 1 pm Anne Hillerman speaks. Albuquerque Museum.

NOVEMBER 3, 2-5 pm, free. Festival de Otono Celebration of Hispanic Culture, Music and Art. Includes the Gilbert Ortiz band from Chilili playing NM Music, vendors, food, Artists. Mountainair Art Center, 101 Broadway in Mountainair.

NOVEMBER 3, 10 am-4 pm, free. Scandinavian Festival. includes food, Norwegian and Swedish folk art, dance performances at 11am and 12:30 pm. Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle SE. Information at

NOVEMBER 3, 1-9 pm, free. Star Party & Cosmic Carnival. Open Space Visitor Center. 6500 Coors NW.

NOVEMBER 3, 10:30 am, free. Historian David Holtby speaks on The 47th Star: New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 3, 2 pm, free.  Robert Julyan speaks on Place names of New Mexico Kit Carson Co-op, 118 Cruz Alta Rd.  in Taos. Sponsored by the Taos County Historical Society

NOVEMBER 3,  2pm, free. Opening of Descansos by Matt Baca. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. Call 352-7720 for more information.

NOVEMBER 3/4 (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.

NOVEMBER 4, 8am-10 am, free but must RSVP. Bosque Wild Nature Walk. Open Space Visitor Center. 6500 Coors NW. RSVP with Kent Swanson, 897-8831,

NOVEMBER 4, 2 pm, admission. Robin Salmon Lecture. Albuquerque Museum

NOVEMBER 4, 5-10 pm, free. Astronomy night at Gran Quivira unit of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument by Mountainair. Telescope viewing of the night sky. Call 505-847-2770 or 847-2585 X 220 for information.

NOVEMBER 4, First Sunday free admission to the Art Museum at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 6, 10:30 am-2:30 pm, free. ABQ Genealogical Society Military Research Day, Main Library, 2nd floor. More info from Stuart Murray, Free two hour parking at City garage across the street.

NOVEMBER 7, 4 pm, free. The Great War and New Mexico Remembrances: WWI Documents and Veterans Voices by David Holtby. Willard Room at UNM Zimmerman Library.

NOVEMBER 7, 12 noon, free. Musical group Le Chat Lunatique plays their unique music. 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 own.

NOVEMBER  7, free. First Wednesday free admission all day at the ABQ Museum.

NOVEMBER 7, 12 noon, free. David Grant Noble describes Along the Goodnight Loving Trail. NM History Museum in Santa Fe.

NOVEMBER 8, 12 noon, free. Dr. Suzanne Stamatov speaks on Many Masculinities: the Case of a Barber Surgeon from Colonial NM. State Archives & Records Center, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey at Cerillos Road in Santa Fe, More info at 505-476-9782.

NOVEMBER 8, 4-5 pm, free. Unfettered Spending: A Discussion about the influence of money on the 2018 New Mexico Elections. Featuring panelists from NM Common Cause, NM Ethics Watch; NM in Depth, and Tim Krebs from UNM’s Political Science Dept Chair. UNM Zimmerman Library Waters Room.

NOVEMBER 8, 5-7 pm, free. Celebrate Bilingualism and NM Spanish. A panel discussion about the NM speaking of Spanish. Sponsored by the UNM Dept of Spanish and Portugese. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 8, 5:30-7:30 pm, free. Opening reception for New Mexico Hometown Heroes: Hispanic Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients photo exhibit. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 8, 3 pm, $10 for non members, must RSVP to or 983-2567. Salon El Zaguan presents Italian Stonemasons of NM by Adrienne Digneo. Historic Santa Fe Foundation, 545 Canyon Rd.

NOVEMBER 8, free. 9:30-10:45 am, Israel at 70, UNM Anderson School of Management Jackson Room. 2-3:15 pm, How Secular are Claims to the Holy Land, Room 103 of the Education Bldg by Zimmerman Library. Jewish Lecture Series sponsored by the International Studies Institute of UNM. More info at 277-1991 or

NOVEMBER 8, 5:30-7 pm, free but RSVP appreciated to plan food. UNM Art Museum evening with the Curator. Includes tour and reception with Mary Statzen, Curator of prints and photos. RSVP to

NOVEMBER 8, 6 pm, free. Humanity on the Move, A Collection of short films about Migration followed by a panel discussion. NM Humanities Council building, 4115 Silver

NOVEMBER 9, 10 am, free. Observance of Veterans Day at UNM’s Alumni Memorial Chapel.

NOVEMBER 9, 7:30 pm, free. Southwest Lecture – History of Archaic Research by Bradley Vierra. UNM’s Maxwell/Hibben Center Room 105.

NOVEMBER 10, 8:30am-4pm, $25 members, $35 non members. New Mexico Archeological Council annual meeting with various presentations. UNM Hibben Center.

NOVEMBER 10, 12 noon, free. Japanese American Prison Camps of New Mexico-The Play. Presented by the NM Japanese American Citizens League. Followed by Q & A at 1 pm. Santa Fe Southside Library on 6599 Jaguar.

NOVEMBER 10, 9 am-5 pm, free. Return of the Sandhill Cranes Festival. Open Space Visitor Center. 6500 Coors NW.

NOVEMBER 10, 10:30 am-12 noon, free. Special Collections Librarian Teri Reynoso describes “Janet Kromer and Her Shopping Notes” about a 1950s Albuquerque Society magazine. Special Collections Library.

NOVEMBER 10, 2 pm, free. Groundwater in Placitas presented by Stacy Timmons, hydrogeologist with the NM Bureau of Geological and Mineral Resources. Placitas Library.

NOVEMBER 10, 1 pm, free. Conversation with artists form the exhibit Because it’s time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 10, 10-12 noon, free . Chinese American Speaker Series.  Willie Luk speaks on The Life of Robert Oppenheimer and Current Perspectives. North Domingo Baca Community Center. More information by calling Fay Yao at 934-3941.

NOVEMBER 10, 1-5 pm , free. Opening of Visions of the Hispanic World Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum and Library. Speaker is former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Philippe de Montebello. Albuquerque Museum.

NOVEMBER 10, 2 pm, free. Paul Milan presents Reflections of the Carrot Economy of Cibola County.  Cibola County Historical Society Museum in Grants, 515 W. High

NOVEMBER 10/11 (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.

NOVEMBER 10, 10 am, free but must RSVP. Backyard Science-Skywarn Training, Kerry Jones from the National Weather Service. Bachechi Open Space, Rio Grande at Alameda NW.


NOVEMBER 11, 1pm, free. Opening of The First World War exhibit which includes letters, photos and objects. NM History Museum in Santa Fe.

NOVEMBER 11, 12 noon-3 pm, free. Book signing and discussion of Church of My Heart. This book drew inspiration from the Petroglyphs and was written by the late Debra Giomi . Her sister Thelma Giomi will provide comment.  Open Space Visitor Center. 6500 Coors NW.

NOVEMBER 11, 2 pm, free. Dick Brown presents a powerpoint program on the East Mountain connection to the Navy. Refreshments. Historic church on old 66 next to the East Mountain Library Branch. Sponsored by the East Mountain Historical Society.

NOVEMBER 11, 1-4 pm, free. Veterans Day at Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. A tribute to the bravery of NM men in World   War I. Cemetery tours. Call 898-3915 for more information or 898-3915. Aaron Gardner,

NOVEMBER 11, 10 am-4 pm, free for Veterans, others pay admission. Veterans Day at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Pueblo honor guards, dignitaries, speakers, gourd dance of the Kiowa people which features warriors.

NOVEMBER 11,  2pm, free. Kay Kuhlmann presents Wild about Harry: Bess Truman. Capitan Library, 575-354-3035. Capitan, NM.

NOVEMBER 11, 9 am-5 pm, free. Holiday Arts, Craft and Book Fair. Balloon Museum.

NOVEMBER 11, 2 pm, free for members; $5 donation others. The Sandoval County Historical Society honors the Rael and Rivera families. DeLavy House in Bernalillo off 550.

NOVEMBER 12, 11:30 am, $5 for non-members and buy your own lunch. Rosanne Roberts Archuleta speaks on  Women Marked for History, NM Historic Markers Project. Albuquerque Press Women and Friends monthly luncheon. Mimi’s Cafe on 4316 The 25 Way NE.

NOVEMBER 13, 6:30 pm, $5 non member. Friends of Tijeras Pueblo present Matt Barbour, Regional manager of Coronado & Jemez historic Sites who speaks on Native American Conquistadors: The Mesoamerican Conquest of the New World Mountains. Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras Canyon.

NOVEMBER 13, 2-4 pm or 6-8 pm, free. A monthly discussion of books written about or by Native Americans. This month’s book is North American Indians in the Great War (the native experience in WW I) by Susan Applegate krause. Meets in the Pueblo House of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 14, 6:30-8:30 PM, $5. Voices in Science Lecture The Brain, It’s more than you think“. NM Natural History Museum.

NOVEMBER 14, 12 noon, free. World War I history-The 1919 visit of Belgian King Albert to New MexicoThe Great War Ends: New Mexico , Versailles and Royalty, presented by Thomas Shumaker Ph D. State Archives & Records Center, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey at Cerillos Road in Santa Fe, More info at 505-476-9782.

NOVEMBER 14, 7:30 pm-tickets available at 6:30, free. Music from the Heart, an Evening of New Mexico music. features Lone Pinon & guest appearance by Frank McCulloch. National Hispanic Cultural Center. MC is folklorist Enrique Lamadrid. Sponsored by the UNM Robb Trust for New Mexico music. More info at 277-8967 or

NOVEMBER 14,  12 noon, free, bring your own lunch. Katrina Hotrum head of the Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Dept. will speak. McKinley Recreation Center, 3401 Monroe NE, enter from west of McKinley School.

NOVEMBER 14, 10:30 am, free. ABQ Genealogical society presents Veterans Honor with Michael Dietz. Main Library community room downtown. Information at 768-5141.

NOVEMBER 15, 5-8 pm, free. 3rd Thursday at the ABQ Museum Celebrate Spanish Culture with Special Music and Food. demonstrations.

NOVEMBER 16, 5-7 pm, $10 per item. Have your native American jewelry appraised by R.B. Burnham & Company. Contact for appointment. 277-1400. Maxwell Museum.

NOVEMBER 16, 7 pm, free. Pararaguian Kulintang Ensemble, of Philippine Gong Music. NM Humanities Council Building, 4115 Silver

NOVEMBER 16-18, Friday Night and 10am-5pm on Sat / Sun. $10. Pueblo Film Festival. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 16, 5:30-7 pm, free. Michael Alarid presents Beyond Banditry: Everyday Larceny in Territorial NM. Waters Room Zimmerman Library. The dynamics of crime in NM and the regional power structures that endured during the American colonization of NM”. More info from Tomas Jaehn,

NOVEMBER 16, 9:30-12 noon, free. Colcha Community Embroidery, National Hispanic Cultural Center. More info from Elena Baca, 246-2261 or

NOVEMBER 17, 10 am-3 pm, admission fee. Rock your Mocs. Native Americans share traditional clothing, moccasins making demo. Indian Pueblo Cultural

NOVEMBER 17, 11 am viewing of rugs; 1 pm auction. Over 200 rugs will be auctioned: 10th Anniversary navajo Rug Auction at the Prarie Star in Bernalillo. Benefits UNM Maxwell Museum.

NOVEMBER 17, 10:30-12 noon. Noted author Don Bullis describes his new book: New Mexico Historical Chronology. Special Collections Library.

NOVEMBER 17, 1:30 pm, free. Authors and historians Richard Melzer and John Taylor speak on The Great War. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts on Main Street at the water tower.

NOVEMBER 17, 5-10 pm, free. Astronomy night Abo unit of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument by Mountainair. Telescope viewing of the night sky. Call 505-847-2770 or 847-2585 X 220 for information.

NOVEMBER 17 & NOVEMBER 27, 10:30-2 pm, free. ABQ Genealogical Society Research Day, Main Library. Contact 768-5141 for more information. Lynda Katonak, 898-5592.

NOVEMBER 17, 2 pm, free. La Canoa series presents Dave Gutierrez describing his book Patriots from the Barrio. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 18, 2 pm, free.  Speaker to be announced.  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 18, 2 pm, free for Friends of Coronado Historic Site members; $5 others. Nancy Lewis speaks on Edgar Lee Hewett and the Archaeology of Pueblo Painting. Coronado Historic Site in Bernalillo.

NOVEMBER 18, 4-6 pm, free. The Art of Storytelling-stories for older kids and adults. Old Corrales Church, 966 Old Church Rd.

NOVEMBER 18, 11 am, free. Rt. 66 Women, Untold Stories of the Mother Road ( Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Panel includes Dr. Rose Diaz and author Sharon Niederman.

NOVEMBER 18, 2 pm, free. Fake News, Journalism goes to Hollywood, a film & discussion series. Film, All the President’s Men, followed by a panel with James McGraff Morris, Melissa Segura and Jeff Proctor. KiMo Theater. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

NOVEMBER 17/18, (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.

NOVEMBER 21, 5:30-7 pm, free. The Counter narrative — “Manifest Larceny: Land Disputes from Plymouth Rock to Standing Rock.” Incudes a panel discussion. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.


NOVEMBER 22, fee. Gratitude Run / Walk / Bike at  SIPI9169 Coors NW. Sponsored by the native health Initiative. More information at

NOVEMBER 24, 11 am-12 noon, free. Tour of the Special Collections Library.

NOVEMBER 24, 3-5 pm, free. Community sing of the Christmas portion of the Messiah. All are welcome. St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE.

NOVEMBER 24/25, (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.

NOVEMBER 28, 12 noon-1 pm, free. Turkish mystic and Sufi scholar musician Latif Bolat provides music, poetry and mystic stories. Special Collections Library.

NOVEMBER 30, FREE. UNM’s oldest Tradition Hanging of the Greens. 5:45 pm gather to carol sing at the UNM Bookstore, proceed to President’s Home. 6:30-8:30 pm, refreshments at the Hodgin Hall.

NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 2, free. Fine Art & Craft Show at historic Corrales church.. Co-sponsored by the Corrales Historical Society and the Corrales Art Society.

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.

WEBSITE SPOTLIGHT website about NM history & culture.

Unser Racing Museum

NM Veterans Memorial (Albuquerque)
1100 Louisiana 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 – Chinese Americans of Albuquerque,  American Jewelry in New Mexico,  “Only in Albuquerque”,

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 House6029 Isleta SW. 244-0507,

Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center2401 12th St. NW –   40th anniversary exhibit “We are of this Place: the Pueblo Story”.

National Hispanic Cultural Center4th & Bridge NW.  People Powered-New Mexicans and Social Movements, La Ultima Exhibicion based on the visual interpretation of the novel Bless Me, Ultima. National Hispanic Cultural Center. “Unraveling Race and Place in New Mexico“, National Hispanic Cultural Center.

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, yearly memberships: Family $75; adult $40; Senior $35, Youth under 13, $25 ).

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.


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 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

NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER highlights of dance, film, workshops, music, theatre and exhibits. www.nhccnm.org1701 4TH ST. SW, 246-2261.


Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge


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.-