November 2022 Online & In-Person NM History & Culture Opportunities



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

HUNDREDS OF ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES AT THE BRANCHES OF THE ABC LIBRARY SYSTEM, Go to to review listing by location, days and times! Be sure to look for all kinds of  children’s activities involving fall and Thanksgiving.

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 on Saturdays so be sure to pay meters, parking lots, or parking garages. Tours continue no matter the weather. LAST TOUR OF 2022 IS SAT. NOV. 26. TOURS TAKE BREAK UNTIL 1ST SATURDAY OF FEB. 2023.

NOVEMBER 20, ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY in-person, free. The History of the UNM Press: the Largest Book Publishing Company in NM. Presented by Beth Hadas, former director of UNM Press. followed by Q & A. Free parking, Free admission to the ABQ Museum in Old Town.


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.

NOVEMBER 1 – NOV. 12, free. Ofrendas Comunitarias Muertos y Marigolds. Over one dozen artists, schools and community groups built this altar. More info by calling Gutierrez Hubbell House, 244-0507. 6029 Isleta SW.

NOVEMBER 2, 9 am-5 pm. Free admission on 1st Wednesday, ABQ Museum. Go to

NOVEMBER 2,  11 am, free. Historian Paul Parmentier presents “Geological History of Valencia County” at the UNM Valencia training building, 1020 Huning Rd. Loop, across from La Vida Felicidad. in Los Lunas. Sponsored by the Valencia County Historical Society. For more info contact

NOVEMBER 2, 12 noon-1 pm, free by Zoom. Go to to get info to log in. Robert Knott and Gabriella Campos: Santa Fe Trail, 200 Years Later. They traveled the Trail in recent years and will present photos and information. Previous programs are on the You Tube channel and website of the New Mexico History Museum,

NOVEMBER 2, 5:30-7:30 pm, free Dia de los Muertos Catrina en el Museo. Screenings of short films. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Call 724-4771 for more info.

NOVEMBER 3/4, 11 am and Thursday/Fridays in NOVEMBER-except Veterans Day &Thanksgiving week,  in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. More info at

NOVEMBER 4, 5:30-7:30 pm, free. Launch of new Southwest Women’s Journal, Chamisa. Twelve different authors will read. Maxwell Museum at UNM, 500 University for more info.

NOVEMBER 4, 5-9 pm, free. Downtown ABQ Artwalk. Lots of music, vendors, crafts along Central and Gold between 1st and 8th Streets. Also on 4th street in the Barelas area.

NOVEMBER 4, 5-8 pm, free. ARTScrawl 1st Friday. Various galleries open, meet the artists.

NOVEMBER 5, 9-12 NOON, Historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE. invites all to come clean up, 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”.

NOVEMBER 5, 3-4 pm, free. NM and the Vietnam War-Portrait of a Generation; Veterans and their Art. COLORES series at Special Collections Library. Remember restricted parking around Library.

NOVEMBER 5, 10-11 am, KUNM  89.9 radio presents Folk Routes-Music of the Nuclear Age. More info at

NOVEMBER 5, 8am-12 noon, free. LAST Downtown Growers Market of the season. Robinson Park, 8th & Central NW.

NOVEMBER 5, 3-8 pm, donation of $10. OneBeat celebrates the 10th anniversary of the RailYards at the ABQ Rail Yards, 777 First St. SW. festival of global music and art.

NOVEMBER 5,  10:30 am, in person or virtual. ABQ Gen. Society DNA Research Group. Main Library downtown, 2nd floor. abqgen.orgFree parking for two hours across from library; bring in parking ticket.

NOVEMBER 5, 10am-4 pm, free. Scandinavian Festival celebrating Norwegian / Swedish culture, folk art,  food, dance, music, activities for kids, and more. Immanual Presbyterian Church 114 Carlisle SE

NOVEMBER 5/6,  12 noon, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to for more info

NOVEMBER 5, 1 pm, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, The Vandals Connection to NM Families, Haplogroup 1 presented by Angel Cervantes. Includes a short film. Presented by the New Mexico DNA project and Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Payment must be by postal mail. Contact for postal address and to register.

NOVEMBER 5, 2 pm, free for members, $5 donation others. Dr. Enrique Lamadrid presents Cautivos y Criados: Cultural Memories of Slavery in NM. Sponsored by the Taos County Historical Society at the Kit Carson Elec. Coop, 118 Cruz Alto St. in Taos.

NOVEMBER 5, 4-6 pm free. Opening of art exhibit in historic home of the Sumner Dean Gallery, 517  Central NW.

NOVEMBER 5, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, free but you must register. Women’s Street Survival – techniques to protect yourself. Pat Baca Library at Unser / Central. 768-4320.


NOVEMBER 6, 8:30am-2pm, various fees. 40th Annual Doggie Dash & Dawdle, Balloon Fiesta Park. NM’s biggest party for pets and people. Sponsored by Animal Humane.

NOVEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27 –  Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum 

NOVEMBER 6, 11 am-1pm, free. Dia de Familia: Dia de los Muertos. Decorate Sugar skulls, create mini-offrendas. Music, dance, traditions of Dia de los Muertos. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 8, 2-4 pm , free but $5 donation suggested. American Indian in WW I: At War and at Home by Thomas Brittin (1998) Pueblo Book Club in person or Zoom.   Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 8, ELECTION DAY (Some APS Schools closed)

NOVEMBER 9, 10:30 am, virtual, free. ABQ Genealogical Society. Stuart Murray leads a sharing of the “Our Veterans Voices. For more info go to:

NOVEMBER 10, $5 includes drink ticket. 5:30 PM doors open, program 6-7 pm. Science on Tap, speaker from UNM Hospital on “Osteoarthritis: an Evolutionary mismatched Disease. Nuclear Museum, 601 Eubank SE. Contact for more information.

NOVEMBER 10, 5:30-8 pm, free but you must register. 5:30-6:30 catered reception, 6:30 speaker. Lobo Living Room celebrates its 10th anniversary with “Shared Knowledge Conference”, Science program at the Physics and Astronomy Building, Room 1100. Free parking. More info at 277-5805 or

NOVEMBER 11, 9:30-12:30 PM, Special Program for Veterans Day. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. More details at


NOVEMBER 11, 9am-12 noon, free. VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE, NM Veterans Memorial, 1100 Louisiana SE.

NOVEMBER 11, Ceremony to honor veterans, 10 am, free. Historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE. There are hundreds of veteran gravestones indicating service to the Civil War, Spanish American War, WW I & WW II.

NOVEMBER 11, 6-7:15 Panel Discussion, Reception continues till 8:30 pm, free. Conversing with the Land; We were BasketMakers before we were Pueblo People. Panelists from Piro, Zuni, Jemez, Acoma, Ohkay Owingeh. Hibben Center, Room 105 at Maxwell Museum. More details at

NOVEMBER 11, 4 pm, $20. The Huns Connection to Hungary (Y-DNA Haplogroup N) presented by Angel Cervantes. Includes a short film. Presented by the New Mexico DNA project and Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Payment must be by postal mail. Contact for postal address and to register.

NOVEMBER 10, 11 am, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. More info at

NOVEMBER 12, Tesuque and Jemez Pueblos Feast Days

NOVEMBER 12, 1 pm, free at Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. Andrew and Aden Chopito, sons of Aric Chopito, Zuni Pueblo Weaver,  Contact Aaron Gardner to get  info at 898-3915  or

NOVEMBER 12, 10:30 am, in person, free. Tom Leech, former curator at the NM History Museum tells about “A New Look at Old Gus: The Gustave Baumann Archive Returns to New Mexico”. Special Collections Branch Library, Edith & Central NE. 848-1376. Be aware of parking regulations on surrounding streets.

NOVEMBER 12, 11 am-3pm, free. Return of the Sandhill Crane. Includes various speakers, music bird talks and more. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW. More info at 768-4950.

NOVEMBER 12, Gingerbread House contest, in Pueblo style, opens for entry at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. More info at

NOVEMBER 12, 11 am-1pm, free. Off Center Community Space turns 21 with a birthday party. 808 Park Ave SW.

NOVEMBER 12, 10 am – 4 pm, free for members, $2 others. Friends of the Public Library monthly book sale at downtown Main library, 5th & Copper NW. Free two hour parking in City garage across the street. Bring in your ticket for validation.

NOVEMBER 13, 2 pm, free. NM State Historian Rob Martinez presents “Albabados, Alabanzas, Corridos: NM’s Enduring Hispanic Music”. Sandoval County Historical Society,. DeLavy House in Bernalillo. Turn north off Hy. 550 just west of Coronado Historic Site and before the Santa Ana Star casino. Look for the Phillips 66 signs. More detailed directions at

NOVEMBER 13 – Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum .Go to

NOVEMBER 13, 2:30 pm preconcert discussion and dance lessons, 3 pm concert. Tickets available one hour before entrance. Musica del Corazon, the John D. Robb Jr. Concert. Fandangos of New Spain and Historic Fandangos of NM. Performers include Lone Pinon and the Alex Manzanares Ballet Folklorico of Santa Fe; Noe Garcia Jacinto. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 14, 12 Noon, free. Meets In person at Weck’s Restaurant, 7301 Paseo del Norte NE. “What’s Going on in Sandoval County? and Sandoval County election wrap up presented by journalist Bill Diven who contributes to the Sandoval Sign Post and KQRE news. Order your own food. More info from  Sponsored by Albuquerque Press Women and Friends.

NOVEMBER 15, 10 am, free. Bilingual story time for toddlers ages 3-5 . “”Estoy Orgullosa de Mi Pasado”. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at or call 724-4771.

NOVEMBER 16, 4:30-6pm, free. Birding 101 – getting started. Presented by the Open Space Division and the Fish and Wildlife Service. Binoculars provided. Tramway Lomas Library Branch. 908 Eastridge NE. 291-6295.

NOVEMBER 17, 5-8 pm, free, in person. Third Thursday “Live After 5” . Theme is Contemporary Native Life connected to the Exhibit — Between two Worlds: the Photography of Lee Marmon. Pueblo Enchantment Dancers, Black native sister band Lindy Vision, 7pm history curator Leslie Kim speaks about Lee Marmon exhibit. More info from Jessica Coyle, 764-6517, ABQ Museum. to 

NOVEMBER 18, 5-7 pm, free admission but $10 per item for rug appraisal. Rug Appraisal Clinic. Maxwell Museum, 500 University NEMore details at

NOVEMBER 18, 9:30am-1:30 pm, Registration fee $125 through UNM Continuing Ed. The Basics of Black Smithing. Casa San Ysidro in Corrales.  Contact Aaron Gardner to get  info at 898-3915 or

NOVEMBER 19, 11am-4 pm, free. Navajo Rug Auction at Prairie Start Restaurant in Bernalillo. Benefits the Maxwell Museum. More details at

NOVEMBER 19, 1-4 pm, free. Limited seating so come early. A Community in Conflict: presented by the NM Japanese American Citizens League. Film Screening and symposium at the NM History Museum in Santa Fe. More info on or call 476-5200.

NOVEMBER 19, 1 pm, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, The Visigoths  Connection to NM Families, Haplogroup 1 presented by Angel Cervantes. Includes a short film. Presented by the New Mexico DNA project and Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Payment must be by postal mail. Contact for postal address and to register.

NOVEMBER 19 / 20 10am-4 pm, free. Placitas Holiday Market at six different community sites in Placitas including the Library. More info and maps at

NOVEMBER 19, free monthly matinee. 10:30-1 pm, The Avengers; followed at 2:30-5 pm, Avengers, Age of Ultron. Special Collections Library. Note parking restrictions around Library.

NOVEMBER 19, 10:30 am, free. virtual. As part of the series of the ABCs of DNA, Lisa Stokes presents “Military Reparation, The Role Genealogy plays.” More info at

NOVEMBER 20,  2 pm, free. The History of the UNM Press: the Largest Book Publishing Company in NM. Presented by Beth Hadas, former director of UNM Press, followed by Q & A.Hadas started at UNM Press in 1971 and was director from 1985-2000. She returned to work part time from 2000-2017. Free parking, Free admission to the ABQ Museum in Old Town.

NOVEMBER 20, 8-11 am, free but $2 park entrance per car. Check to make sure this is happening. Foothills Wild, Moderately strenuous guided hike. Elena Gallegos Open Space, Contact depps@cabq.govfor more info, 768-4951. Meet at the Cottonwood Springs parking lot

NOVEMBER 20, 2 pm, free.  Explore the Holiday Traditions of NM presented by Deputy NM State Historian Nicolasa Chavez. Sponsored by the Corrales Historical Society.  ​, at the Old Church, 966 Old Church Rd.


NOVEMBER 24, OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING. Government offices and public facilities closed on different schedules. Be sure to call or check if the facility is open.

NOVEMBER 25-27 NM Artisan Market at Hotel ABQ,; admission fee. Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival at Expo NM. fee.

NOVEMBER 26 ,  11 am – 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.

NOVEMBER 26, 1:30-3:30 pm, Free with admission. Heritage Spinning and Weaving. You’ll learn at actual looms. Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. Contact Aaron Gardner to get  info at 898-3915 or

NOVEMBER 27, 9am-5 pm. Museum Store Sunday. Special shopping at the store at the ABQ Museum in Old Town. 20% off regular merchandise.

NOVEMBER 27 –  Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum. Go to

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

EL RANCHO DE LAS GOLONDRINAS, Celebrating 50 years. 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.

HISTORIC SANTA FE FOUNDATION ( offers many 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 is open. Times are Sunday-Thursday, 9 am-12 noon. Call first to confirm, 243-6269 or

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

Cibola County History Museum, 525 West High St., Grants NMGo 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.

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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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: