November 2023 NM History & Culture Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following history & cultural events:

NOVEMBER 19, 2 pm, ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Film historian Jeff Berg speaks about and shows clips of movies made in or about Albuquerque. Includes Free parking & Free admission to the ABQ Museum in Old Town.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEW MEXICO. New Mexico became the 47th state on January 6, 1912. Visit – to view thousands of entries: photos, videos, podcasts, Timelines for the five periods of NM History & More ! The New Mexico State Historian Rob Martinez can be reached at 505-476-7911.

MUSIC, CONCERTS, CAREER EXPLORATION, COMPUTER TRAINING, COOKING, & MORE –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 free family & children’s activities.

LOCAL PUBLIC BROADCASTING STATION KNME HAS SEVERAL OVER THE AIR CHANNELS: 5.1 SD; 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 & YOU TUBE TV. As part of Native American Heritage Month, there are numerous programs including Wassaja-Stories & Events in Indian Country & Blood Memory: the Story of the United States’s Indian Adoption Policy. Check  your local broadcast information along with other ways to find NMPBS content.

                                                             NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

NOVEMBER 1, 12 noon, free, virtual. Hannah Abelbeck, curator of photograpy and archival collections speaks on “EnchantOrama’s Lenses” Photos from the NM Magazine Collection sponsored by the NM History Museum Friends of History. Go to the website to watch this and the past lectures on their You Tube channel.

NOVEMBER 2/3, 11 am, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. More info at

NOVEMBER 3, 10:30 am, free in-person or virtual. DNA Research Group sponsored by the ABQ Genealogical Society. Main Branch library. Free two hour parking across the street at 5th & Copper NW.

NOVEMBER 3, 5-8 pm, free. Art Crawl – galleries open around ABQ. Opportunity to visit in person with the artists.

NOVEMBER 3, 5-9 pm, free. ABQ Art Walk downtown Central Ave. and side streets. Get more info on Facebook and Instagram.

NOVEMBER 3, 5:30 pm doors open, program begins at 6 pm, $10 includes one drink ticket. Program by Dr. Gregg Franklin, clinic director of  UNM Radiation Oncology “Radiopharmaceuticals in Cancer Treatment”, Science on Tap — an informal learning Program. Museum of Nuclear Science and Energy, 601 Eubank SE. More info by emailing  More info at

NOVEMBER 3,  9pm, free. KNME ch. 5.4 broadcasts “Surviving Columbus” and repeats the program Nov. 6, 7pm on ch. 5.4 and Nov. 7, 2 pm on ch. 5.1.

NOVEMBER 4, 10am-4 pm, free. Scandinavian Festival with vendors, food, music, folk dances. St. John’s Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE.

NOVEMBER 4, 2 pm, free but donations appreciated. Roland Pentilla leads the ABQ History Challenge: Education and Fun. Wheels Museum, 1100 2nd SW. Limited space so call Leba Freed at 243-6269 or

NOVEMBER 4, 2 pm, free. Descansos: The Haunting Beauty of New Mexico’s Roadside Crosses presented by Pete Warzel, Executive director of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. Kit Carson Electric Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta Rd., Taos County Historical Society.

NOVEMBER 4, 1 pm, free. Marsha Thorton speaks about Magdalena WW II veterans. Magdalena Library, 108 N. Main. St.

NOVEMBER 4, 10:30 am, free. Sponsored by the Hispanic Genealogy Research Center. Henrietta Martinez Christmas presents “From Siguenza to Granada, Spain. National Hispanic Cultural Center, rooms 122/124.

NOVEMBER 4/5, 12 noon, fee. Cultural dances. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 4, 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 4, 1-3 pm, free. Margaret Garcia, daughter of Evans Garcia (deceased) speaks about her visits to Japanese prison camps in Philippines & Japan. How New Mexico Bataan veterans survived with comradeship, resilience and courage. NM Veterans Memorial, 1100 Louisiana SE.

NOVEMBER 4, 9 am, free. Last Growers Market of the season at Robinson Park Downtown.

NOVEMBER 4, 3-5 pm ,free. Monthly Matinee, Chisum featuring John Wayne. Some of this was filmed in NM. Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE at Edith. Be aware of parking restrictions around the Library.

NOVEMBER 4, 2-4 pm, free. Kat Gaullahorn “The Story of the US Army’s famous but ill fated Camel Brigade”. Belen Harvey House, 104 N. 1st St., Belen. Sponsored by the Valencia County Historical Society.

NOVEMBER 4, 1-3:30pm, free. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary1800 Upper Canyon Rd. in Santa Fe. House and studio tours, silent auction and refreshments.

NOVEMBER 4, 1-2 pm, free. The Sandia Mountain Dulcimers present the Sweet Sounds of Harmony. South Valley Library, 3904 Isleta SW, 505-877-5170.

NOVEMBER 4/5, 9am-4pm, Embudo Valley Arts Association presents the 42nd annual Dixon Studio Tour. Visit 36 artists. Get a tour map and list of artists from

NOVEMBER 5, Daylight Savings Ends (set clocks back).

NOVEMBER 5, 2-3 pm, $5 donation. James Yeager, retired professor of sacred music, conductor, organist, and harpsichordist, performs at the Manzano Mountain Art Council Center, 101 E. Broadway in Mountainair. More info at or

NOVEMBER 5, 4 pm, free. History of Weaving in the Rio Grande Valley, presented by the Irvin Trujillo Family. Spanish Colonial Arts Museum in Santa Fe, 750 Camino Lejo. Sponsored by the NM Chapter of the New Deal.

NOVEMBER 5, 3-4 pm, free. ABQ Concert Band performs at the Eldorado HS Performing Arts Center in ABQ.

NOVEMBER 5, 11am-3pm, free. Dia de los Muertos, National Hispanic Cultural Center. Go to the website to see the entire schedule.

NOVEMBER 5, 8am-5pm, free. Pueblo of Isleta Elder Center Arts & Crafts Fair. Isleta Resort Grand Ballroom.

NOVEMBER 6, 10:30 am, free. Virtual. Beginning genealogy classes. To register go to abqgen.orgNov. 6 about genealogy software; Nov. 13 about organization and storing data.

NOVEMBER 7, free, 9am-12:30 pm; 2-3:30 pm; Keynote address 4 pm. UNM’s African American Studies Research Symposium, Waters Room at Zimmerman Library. Keynote lecture “Toward Freedom” by Dr. Toure Reed, professor of 20th Century US History and Afro-American History at Illinois State. More information at

NOVEMBER 7, 2-3 pm, free. The Piper Jones Band plays Scottish pipes, the Irish bouzouki and sings music from Ireland, Scotland and Brittany. Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE.

NOVEMBER 7, Election Day in Albuquerque (APS schools are closed).

NOVEMBER 8, 1:30-3:30 pm, free. Class also on Nov. 15. Folk dance classes for seniors at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. 

NOVEMBER 8-12, ranges from free events to fees/registration required. International Western Music Association at the Hotel ABQ. More info at

NOVEMBER 9, 4 pm, virtual, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, DNA & New Mexico Family History. Presented by Angel Cervantes and the New Mexico DNA project and Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Payment must be by postal mail. Contact for postal address and to register.

NOVEMBER 9, 7 pm, free. The Los Alamos Historical Society presents Dr. Mark Banker speaking on “Oak Ridge and Los Alamos: The histories of two Atomic Cities in Comparative Context”. Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave in Los Alamos.

NOVEMBER 9/10. 11 am, in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. More info at

NOVEMBER 10 (no APS for Veterans Day holiday)

NOVEMBER 11 VETERANS DAY events, parades, concerts and observances across the metro area.

NOVEMBER 11, 9am, Parade; 10 am music; 11am-12:30 pm, ceremony. Veterans Day events at the NM Veterans Memorial, 1100 Louisiana SE. Parade begins at Bullhead Park, far south end of San Pedro SE.

NOVEMBER 11, 2 pm, free. Five authors speak for Veterans Day about the Veteran experience, “Holes in our Hearts”. Placitas Community Library, 453 NM Hy 165, 505-867-3355.

NOVEMBER 11, 10:30 am, free. Laying of Wreath and dedication of recently renovated military section. Historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE.

NOVEMBER 11, 1 pm, free. Casa San Ysidro presents former state historian Robert Torres speaking on “New Mexico’s Spanish and Mexican Land Grants, an enduring Legacy”.  Contact Aaron gardner,, 505-898-3915.

NOVEMBER 11, 9am-4pm, free. Arts & Crafts show at the APS Career Enrichment Center, 807 Mountain Rd. NE.

NOVEMBER 11, 3-5 pm, $10. “Cemetery Stories” with a focus on veterans and Co-sponsored by the NM Humanities Council. Historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE.

NOVEMBER 11/12, 12 noon, fee. Cultural dances at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

NOVEMBER 12, 2 pm, free. Celebrating the Holidays in Spain with the guitar of Luis Campo and Nicolasa Chavez. She describes Las Posadas, Los Pastores, Los Reyes Magos. Sponsored by the Sandoval County Historical Society & Museum, 161 Homestead Lane, located between the Santa Ana Star Casino and Coronado Historic Site, just north of 550, turn at the dirt road by the IHOP. Supported by the NM Humanities Council.

NOVEMBER 12, 2-3 pm, $5 donation. Michael Hays performs “basement dancing” at the Manzano Mountain Art Council Center, 101 E. Broadway in Mountainair. More info at or

NOVEMBER 13, 11:45 am, free. Albuquerque Press Women & Friends. Barbara Webber, executive director of Health Action New Mexico, speaks about initiatives of this advocacy organization. in-person at Weck’s Restaurant, 7301 Paseo del Norte NE.  (You may purchase food/beverage.) More info from  Sponsored by Albuquerque Press Women and Friends

NOVEMBER 13/14, 8-4:30 pm, $10. “Stretch your Horizons”, New Mexico 45th annual Conference on Aging, a two day event featuring speakers, activities, museum tours and workshops. Includes breakfast and lunch. Register at  National Hispanic Cultural Center,1701 4th St. SW.

NOVEMBER 14, 6:30 pm, free. Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint speak on “Two related Bridges: on the Pecos River in NM and Sevilla, Spain”. The Flints are considered the foremost authorities on the 1540 Coronado Expedition. Sponsored by Friends of Tijeras Pueblo. Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras. Call 281-3304.

NOVEMBER 14, 8 pm, ch. 5.1 KNME (and repeats Nov. 19, 9 pm ch 5.4).  Native America, Season 2 “Language is Life”. The series celebrates the power of native languages and the inspirational people who are saving them.

NOVEMBER 15, 5:15-6 pm reception, 6-8 pm, free but you must RSVP. Behind the Velvet Curtain , the US Supreme Court. Presented by Andrew Schultz, former director of the Rodey Law Firm. (He served as a law clerk for the Supreme Court). UNM Law School, 1117 Stanford NE. Sponsored by the UNM Alumni. More info at or 505-277-5805.

NOVEMBER 16, 5-8 pm, free. Third Thursday at the ABQ Museum.  Visit the O’Keeffe & Moore exhibit. Make art projects, tour museum exhibits, food/drinks available. Albuquerque Museum in Old Town. or 311 for more info.

NOVEMBER 16/17, $2. National Hispanic Cultural Center, tour of Torreon.

NOVEMBER 17, 5-7 pm, $10 per item. Silent Auction, Appraisal & Rug Auction Preview. Appraisals by R.B. Burnham & Co. Walk-in or schedule appt. at 277-4405. Maxwell Museum. UNM

NOVEMBER 18, 10:30 am, free. Author Nick Pappas discusses the Dawson, NM mining disasters of 1913 and 1923 which took the lives of almost 400 miners — from his book Crosses of Iron The Tragic Story of Dawson, NM and Its Twin Mining Disasters. Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE. Watch for parking restrictions around the library. Come early to get a seat.

NOVEMBER 18, 2-4 pm, free but donation appreciated. How I started the Comedy Club business in ABQ then spread it through the Southwest, presented by Ronn Perea. Limited Seating, contact 243-6269 or to RSVP. Wheels Museum, 1100 2nd St. SW.

NOVEMBER 18, 2-3 pm, free. Guitar NM Sol de la Noche, classical guitar performance, San Pedro Library at 5600 Trumbull SE, 256-2067.

NOVEMBER 18, 3-5 pm, free. Snail Mail Social, Special Collections Library, Edith & Central NE. Note parking restrictions.

NOVEMBER 18, 1 pm, virtual, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, The Jesuit Order (Inigo de Loyola). 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 18, 11 am viewing, 1 pm auction begins. Navajo Rug Auction sponsored by the Maxwell Museum. Location is Prarie Star Restaurant in Bernalillo.

NOVEMBER 18/19, 10-4 pm, free. Placitas Holiday Market at seven locations in historic Placitas. Map and more information at

NOVEMBER 18, 2-4 pm, free. Have fun and make a turkey out of an old book. For ages 18 and up; registration required by calling 291-6260. Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE.

NOVEMBER 19, 12:30 pm, free. Opening the exhibit “Masks & Metal”.  Manzano Mountain Art Council Center, 101 E. Broadway in Mountainair. More info at or

NOVEMBER 19, 2 pm, free.  ABQ Historical Society. Movie historian Jeff Berg speaks and shows clips about movies made in Albuquerque. Audience participation encouraged. Free parking and free admission to the ABQ Museum. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society.

NOVEMBER 19, 2 pm, free. Corrales Historical Society presents journalist Elaine Briseno speaking on “What’s in a Name” at the historic San Ysidro Church in Corrales. Go to

NOVEMBER 19, 3 pm (entry begins at 2 pm), free. Musica del Corazon 10th anniversary Celebration, John D. Robb Jr. Memorial Concert. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Featuring Jordan Wax from Lone Pinon, Rob Martinez. Must reserve ticket at Pick up ticket at box office in advance beginning at 2 pm..

NOVEMBER 18/19, 12 noon, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to for more info.

NOVEMBER 19, 26. Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum. Go to

NOVEMBER 19, 7pm, Ch. 5.1 KNME (repeats Nov. 17 9pm, ch.5.4) The Genizaro Experience: Shadows in light explores the origins of indigenous slavery. By 1800 one-third of New Mexicans identified as Genizaro.

NOVEMBER 20-24 – Thanksgiving break, ABQ Public Schools closed.


NOVEMBER 23, begins at 8:30 am. various fees. Turkey Trot running events with music and vendors. Balloon Fiesta Park

NOVEMBER 24, 4 pm, virtual, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, Historiography and Paleography vs. Psuedo-History, Conspiracy Theory. How to do Genealogy Correctly, a Workshop on Family History. “the correct way to use Y-DNA and Mt-DNA in family research. 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 25, 11am-12 noon, free. Tour of the Special Collections Library423 Central NE. Be aware of parking restrictions around the Library.

NOVEMBER 25, 11 am, free. Tour of the Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW. Learn the significance of the family’s history, the architectural significance of the property and its connection to the Camino Real. Contact David Ottaviano for more info.

NOVEMBER 25, 3 pm, $10 or $5 students. Come join for a community sing of Handel’s Messiah with a small chamber orchestra and guest soloists. St. John’s Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE.

NOVEMBER 25 – Shop Local Saturday & shop Small Business Saturday.

NOVEMBER 28, 9:30 am, free, in person or Zoom. Colcha embroidery group. National Hispanic Cultural center. Contact 505-220-7928.

NOVEMBER 28, 5:30-7pm, free. The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives Crisis in NM. Presented by Jean Whitehorse. San Pedro Library at corner of Trumbull and San Pedro SE. 505-256-2067.

NOVEMBER 29, 10am-12 noon, free. How to navigate Medicare Prescriptions Drug Coverage. Dr. Neal Solomon speaks at Placitas Community Library. More info at or 505-867-3355.

NOVEMBER 30, 6-7 pm, free. Jazz group EQNY performs at the Patrick Baca Library, Central & Unser NE. In collaboration with the NM Music Commission.

DECEMBER 1, 5:45 pm – 9 pm, free. Annual “Hanging of the Greens” & lighting of 13,000 farolitos around the UNM Campus. Starts at UNM bookstore, goes  around campus then concludes at Hodgin Hall.

DECEMBER 1, 4 pm, “Luminaria de Abo”, 10 miles west of Mountainair; thousands of luminarias. Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. Contact the Visitor Center for more information, 847-2585 X 220.


DECEMBER 2, 5:15 pm, Twinkle Light Parade begins at Washington & Central NE. Call 311 for info.

DECEMBER 2/3, 9am-4pm, free. Holiday Arts and Crafts, St. Therese Church Parish Hall, 3424 4th NW.

Randall Davey Audubon Center and sanctuary, 1800 Upper Canyon Rd. in Santa Fe. Tour the gardens and historic Randall Davey house. Fridays @ 2 pm are docent led house tours, $5. Saturdays @8:30 am are guided bird walk. More info at Monday – Saturday, 8am-4pm.

The historic court case involving Isleta pueblo member Miguel Trujillo and voting rights for Native Americans. To request traveling exhibit contact There is a six part podcast available at


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

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 NM. Go to the museum’s Facebook page 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.


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.


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. 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.
  • 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. The videos are linked to from the appropriate AHS Program pages. Presentations captured on videos to date include: