November 2021 Online & In-Person New Mexico History & Culture Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following on-line history & cultural events:


EVERY SATURDAY IN NOVEMBER, FREE WALKING TOURS, 10 AM, DOWNTOWN CENTRAL (1ST – 8TH ST.)  MEET YOUR GUIDE IN FRONT OF TUCANO’S RESTAURANT AT 1ST & CENTRAL SW. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society. Parking is not free so be sure to pay meters or parking garages.

NOVEMBER 21, 2 pm, virtual. the History of Los Poblanos – a power point program presented by Kate Garner, Culture and Community Event Director of Los Poblanos. The property was part of the Elena Gallegos Grant in the 18th Century then came under the ownership of Albert Simms. His wife Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms hired architect John Gaw Meem to renovate and create the La Glorieta house. She will describe and share photos. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society. For more info go to the website,

Continues through Nov. 10. Local and statewide map and information on Día de los Muertos altars. The route goes through ABQ, Santa Fe, Taos and Farmington with some 25 museums, schools and businesses. Go to to see locations and times.

INTERNATIONAL WESTERN MUSIC ASSOCIATION, Nov. 10-14, Hotel Albuquerque. Various registration fees. More info at

NOVEMBER 4/5, 11 am and every Thursday/Fri. in NOVEMBER in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. More info at

NOVEMBER 5, 5-7 pm, free. As part of Homecoming, open house on UNM campus for three museums: Maxwell, UNM Art, Tamarind. Go to

NOVEMBER 5, 5-8 pm, free, In-person, Albuquerque Artwalk – downtown Albuquerque. Meet the artists in person. Street music and vendors. Most artists will be along Central. Download map and descriptions at

NOVEMBER 6, 2 pm free to members, $5 donation others. The French Presence in New Mexico since the 1500s (focus on Taos & No. NM) presented by historian Francois Patorni. Kit Carson Electric Coop, 118 Cruz Alto RdMore info at Taos County Historical

NOVEMBER 6, 1-2:30 pm, virtual. “Remembering the Santa Fe internment Camp prisoners and their military sons.” More info and link at

NOVEMBER 6, 2 pm, free. Monthly Matinee — Judy Chicago and Luci Tapahonso (two episodes of Colores) – Special Collections Library, 423 Central SE. Note limited parking

NOVEMBER 6/7, 12 noon, Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. in person, admission fee.  Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to for more info.

NOVEMBER 6, 8:30-11:30 amHelp Clean-up Historic Fairview Cemetery,  700 Yale SE. 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. Trash bags provided. or “Where the Past meets the Present”.

NOVEMBER 6, 2pm, free. String performance at the Manzano Mountain Art Council in historic Mountainair. 101 E Broadway. More info at

NOVEMBER 6, free. Last day for Downtown Growers Market, 8 am – 12 – Robinson Park, 8th & Central NW. Mask not required if you are vaccinated. (Honor System)

NOVEMBER 6, 9-2:30 pm, free. Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration, (music, speakers, demos) Open Space Visitor Center. More info at 311 or Coors NW.

NOVEMBER 6, 3 pm, free, virtual. Bookworks presents former NM state senator Dede Feldman speaking about her new book “Ten More Doors: Politics and the Path to Change”. Go to the Bookworks website, to register and receive a link.

NOVEMBER 6, University of New Mexico Homecoming game vs. UNLV. Tailgate 2 pm, game 4 pm.

NOVEMBER 6/7, 9am-5pm, free. Dixon Studio Tour. Go to to download map.

NOVEMBER 7, 9am-4 pm. Free 1st Sunday. Visual Arts Museum National Hispanic Cultural Center. 1701 4th SW.

NOVEMBER 7, 9am-4 pm. Free 1st Sunday at the City’s International Balloon Museum.

NOVEMBER 7, 1pm, free but limited seating. Films Made in New Mexico by Jeff Berg. New Mexico History Museum.

NOVEMBER 7, 3 pm, free, virtual. Bookworks presents Jason Strykowski speaking about his book: NM Film locations from Billy the Kid to Breaking Bad. Register for link at

NOVEMBER 8, 12 NOON, free, Zoom. Press Women presents Raul Bujanda, agent in charge of the ABQ office of the FBI, speaking about “Hate Crimes in NM”. Contact Linda Lockett at to get the link to the program.

NOVEMBER 9, free, in person and also Zoom. Luis Campos speaks on “A Decade of Teaching Atomic America”. Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central. Los Alamos. Contact the Los Alamos Historical Society, to get the link.

NOVEMBER 9, 2-4, virtual and in person, $5 donation. Pueblo Book Club, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Book is “Termination & Re-Location: Federal Indian Policy 1945-1960.” More info at

NOVEMBER 9, 6:30 pm, Zoom. Friends of Tijeras Pueblo present Thatcher Rogers, PhD candidate speaking on An Indigenous Borderland: The Dynamic Late Prehispanic San Carlos/Safford area of Southeast Arizona. More info from the Sandia Ranger Station or at

NOVEMBER 10, 10:30 am, free, virtual. Military Records-A wealth of Information. Presented by the ABQ Genealogical Society. More info at

NOBEMBER 11 – OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY at various cemeteries in the ABQ / Rio Rancho area and NM. APS closed.

NOVEMBER 11, 10am-12:30 pm-free. Veterans Day ceremony, includes Fallen Heroes ceremony, music, speakers, Parade of Flags, NM Veterans Memorial 1100 Louisiana SE.

NOVEMBER 11, 10 AM-2 pm, free but donation of $20 requested. Historic Fairview Cemetery, tours and speakers located at various gravesites: Buffalo Soldiers, Civil War, Spanish American War/Rough Riders, WW I, Bataan Death March WW II. 700 Yale SE.

NOVEMBER 11, 6-8 pm, free, in person. How UNM turned Tony Hillerman into a novelist. Presented by James McGrath Morris speaking from his book: Tony Hillerman: A Life.UNM Zimmerman Library.

NOVEMBER 11, 10am-12 noon, free to Veterans, others regular admission. Native dance groups, music, speaker. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 12, 11 am, person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at

NOVEMBER 12, Jemez and Tesuque Pueblos, San Diego Feast Day.

NOVEMBER 13, 1pm, free. Virtual.  Casa San Ysidro. Professor of History Russel Skowronek present Civil War History in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. for more info. 505-898-3915.

NOVEMBER 13 , 1 pm, $20, Anthropological Genetic History: Castas, DNA & Identity (Civil Rights based directly on the degree of European Blood…) presented by Angel de Cervantes from the New Mexico DNA Project and the Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Pay by check. To pay and get a link for the program contact

NOVEMBER 13, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, $28. The Bosque Education Guide, a workshop. Registration includes the 700 page curriculum and binder, work kit, facilitators guide. Location is Rio Grande Nature Center. Register through the anew Mexico Natural History Museum,

NOVEMBER 12, 1 pm, Zoom. Colcha Embroidery. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 13/14, 12 noon, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to for more info.

NOVEMBER 13, 10:30 am, in person, free. Ever Changing, Ever Growing –The recording of “The Railroad Comes to Albuquerque” the first presentation of the series made in 2016 by then Special Collections Branch Manager Eileen O’Connell. Special Collections Library, Edith & Central NE. 848-1376.

NOVEMBER 13, 9am-4 pm, free. Pueblo Santa Holiday Market. Shop directly from 24 Native artists, story telling, dance groups, food for sale and more. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 14, 3 pm, free. Tickets available one hour before event. John Robb Jr. Musica del Corazon: Roots and Flowers. Performers include Son Veracruz with Otillio Ruiz, Vicente Griego and Marisol Encinas with National Institute Flamenco, Son Como Son. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW.

NOVEMBER 14, 2-3:30 pm, free but limited seating. The PBS film -The Road to Santa Fe: A Convergence of Cultures on the Santa Fe Trail. NM History Museum in Santa Fe. More info at

NOVEMBER 16, noon-4 pm, $5 donation requested. Belen Harvey House Museum open as part of Fred Harvey weekend. New exhibits. 104 North 1st St. Belen. More info at Call 505-861-0581.

NOVEMBER 16, 5:30-6:30 pm, free, in person or Zoom. Mike Tapia speaks on Gangs of the El Paso-Juarez Borderland. UNM Zimmerman Library. Sponsored by the Center for Southwest Research. To request Zoom link contact

NOVEMBER 17, Podcast of “Counter Narrative”. The importance of photography as a way of cultural preservation. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 18, 6-8 pm, in-person, free. “Live After Five” Third Thursday AT THE ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM. Music of Celtic band Saoirse outdoor in the amphitheater.  Samples of Scottish Beer. Part of the opening of Charles Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style. All galleries open. Go to for more details and  listing of activities. Info from Jessica Coyle, 764-6517,

NOVEMBER 18/19, 11 am and every Thursday/Fri. in NOVEMBER in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at

NOVEMBER 19, 5-7 pm, free. Tempo y Tiempo: four Photographers in New Mexico. Work by Frank Blazquez, Bobby Gutierrez, Pico del Hierro-Villa, Ximena Montez. National Hispanic Cultural Center. 1701 4th SW.

NOVEMBER 19, 5-7 pm, $10 for each object to be appraised. Maxwell Museum has preview for the Nov. 20 Navajo rug auction plus appraisers to evaluate your Native American objects. Go to for more info. Call 277-1830 to schedule appraisal time.

NOVEMBER 20, 11am-4 pm, free. Navajo Rug auction. Prairie Star Restaurant in Bernalillo/Santa Ana Pueblo. Sponsored by UNM’s Maxwell Museum of Anthropology.

NOVEMBER 21, 2 pm, free, virtual. Kate Garner, Culture and Community Event Director of Los Poblanos presents The History of Los Poblanos. Learn the history of this special part of the North Valley. Go to to connect to the Facebook page of the ABQ Historical Society. Will be recorded for later viewing.

NOVEMBER 21, 2 pm, free virtual. Steve Lekson presents “Chaco and Me”. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Monument. Go to for more info and the link.


NOVEMBER 26, 11 am, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at

NOVEMBER 27 , 1 pm, $20, The Cautivo System through DNA; its impact on the New Mexico colony… (origins of Genizaros.) 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

NOVEMBER 27/28, 12noon, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to for more info.

NOVEMBER 28, 2pm, free, in person. Saving Grace: How the Old Church Survived and Thrived-Ward Alan Minge, A Tribute. Presented by Alice Glover, “Alan Minge In His Own Words” and Michelle Frechette, “My Good Neighbor: Alan Minge”Corrales Historical Society at the old Corrales Church.  966 Old Church Also contact swinstead15@gmail for info.

Friday only Tours, 2pm, of the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary, end of Upper Canyon Rd. Santa Fe. Only five people per tour. $5 donation requested. Call 505-983-4609 to make reservation.

AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION AT UNM, Watch several previously recorded programs about Native American education, the Dine language and more.

EL RANCHO DE LAS GOLONDRINAS. Go to 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 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  You tube channel.

HISTORIC SANTA FE FOUNDATION ( offers two free programs to watch: Ron Duncan Hart speaking on the Early Jews in NM; Rob Martinez – The Enduring Hispanic Music of NM.

The Wheels Museum, 1100 2nd St. SW has reopened. Times are Monday-Thursday, 9am-12 noon. Call first to confirm, 243-6269 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.

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 More info on the website of

MURALS OF ALBUQUERQUE ( 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.

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

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., 575-937-1489.

Cibola County History Museum, 525 West High St., Grants NMSocial distancing and masks required. Go to for more information.

OASIS SENIOR LEARNING IS PROVIDING ONLINE PROGRAMS. Contact 884-4529 or visit for more information.

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.

EAST MOUNTAIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY announces the recorded program of Rt. 66 and Historic NM License PlatesGo to  to view.


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. or “Where the Past meets the Present.

”Watch Early Jews in New Mexico presented by Ron Duncan Hart. Sponsored by the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. Go to 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,


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 /user/NM museum . Look up the titles. More info at the NM History Museum website,
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TRIBUTES TO AUTHOR RUDOLFO ANAYA AND LINKS TO HIS ARCHIVES AT THE UNM CENTER FOR SOUTHWEST RESEARCH 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 To access the Rudolfo A. Anaya Digital Archive, please visit

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.


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. You can also just listen by phone. All info on their website.
  • NEW MEXICO HISTORY IN TEN MINUTES ( 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.orgLa 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.
  • ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY 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) 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 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 (  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 for links to the Smithsonian, National Endowment for Humanities, National Park Service, National Archives, Teacher resources and more.
  • 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
  • LAS CRUCES MUSEUM SYSTEM has many interesting history programs on their website/Facebook Page/YouTube. On line at the Las Cruces Museum Facebook page.   Call 575-541-2154 for more information, Kayla Myers Branigan Center.

Holocaust Museum and Gellert Education Center NM, 616 Central SW. Go to the website Questions call 247-0606.


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: