October 2015 History Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following history opportunities:

Program always free & free parking south of the Albuquerque Museum
OCTOBER 18 , 2 pm, Albuquerque Museum in Old Town
SPEAKER: RICHARD MELZER is a longtime professor of history at UNM Valencia Campus. Melzer has written numerous books on New Mexico history including topics: Civilian Conservation Corps, Ernie Pyle, Famous Cemeteries.

PRESENTERS NEEDED FOR THE APRIL 14-16, 2016 HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NM ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN FARMINGTON, NM. More information at www.hsnm.org. Go to conference tab. Deadline extended to October 15.

WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN CENTRAL, FREE, SATURDAYS 10 –11:30 am. Meet at 10 am at the corner of 1st & Central NW on the north side of Central. Tour goes to 8th and Central. Sponsored by the ABQ Historical Society & Historic ABQ, Inc. with support from the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund. www.albuqhistsoc.org.


INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER -special events all during the Balloon Fiesta. More info at www.indianpueblo.org.


OCTOBER 1, 12 noon, free, Zimmerman Library Waters Room. Digital Indian School Records (boarding school records 1890s-1930) by Dr. Anna Naruta Moya

OCTOBER 2, free,   New Exhibit The Original Instructions: Pueblo Sovereignty & Governance. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 2, 6-9 pm, free. NM Traditional Arts Demonstration. No need to register. Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW at Alameda, 314-0398.

OCTOBER 3, 10:30 am, free, 1st Saturday family program,  VAMOS AL MUSEO, visit the art museum & enjoy hands-on art activities. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW. www.nhccnm.org

OCTOBER 3, 1 PM, free. Reimagining the Quinceanera: Tradition and Transformation. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW. www.nhccnm.org

OCTOBER 3-4,  10 am-4pm, free.  Albuquerque American Indian Arts Festival, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 3, 2 pm, free. Art in New Mexico’s Heartland, opening reception. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Art. 251 Main St. at the water tower, 352-7720.

OCTOBER 3, 11 Am, free. Dr. Joseph Sanchez speaks on “Early Hispanic Colorado 1678-1900“,  Hispanic Genealogical Research Center, Special Collections Library at Edith & Central NE. www.hgrc-nm.org

OCTOBER 3, 2-4 pm, free.  Opening of art exhibit PARCH – commenting on water in the desert. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, 897-8831.  

OCTOBER 3, 10 am, Sandoval County Genealogical Soc., Loma Colorado Library in Rio Rancho.

OCTOBER 4, free admission first Sunday of the month at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW in ABQ.

OCTOBER 4, 2:15 pm lecture by Enrique LaMadrid & concert at 3 pm. Free Tickets available starting at 2 pm. John Robb Annual Concert – Musica del Corazon, New Mexico Music featuring Oti Ruiz harpist, Rob and Lorenzo Martinez, Frank McCullough, Ramon & Lydia Saiz from Villanueva. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 4, 9 am, free. Bosque Wild Nature Walk. Meet at the Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW.

OCTOBER 5, 12 noon, free. Zimmerman Library Waters Room-Documentary Evidence of the Jumanos and Sumas and Transcription and Analysis of the 1787 Ugalde Diary for Lipan Nation Building Effort.Sponsored by the Historical Society of NM & the State Historian’s Office.

OCTOBER 6, 13, 20, 27: 6 pm, fee. Dance classes, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW. www.nhccnm.org

OCTOBER 8, 12 noon, free. Harvey Houses of NM: Historic Hospitality from Raton to Deming.  Speaker is Rosa Latimer, Part of the Brainpower and Brownbag series, NM History Museum in Santa Fe, www.newmexicohistory.org.

OCTOBER 8, 12 NOON, free. Book signing, Winter of the Metal People by Dennis Herrick,  gift shop of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW, www.indianpueblo.org.  724-3506

OCTOBER 9, 12 noon, free. Office of the State Historian in Santa Fe. Kate Moore speaks on The Tortugas Pueblo. part of the State Historians Scholars program-also sponsored by the Historical Society of NM.

OCTOBER 9, 11:30 AM, $21. Sen. Martin Heinrich speaks to the League of Women Voters and NM Press Women. MCM Elegante Hotel. Make reservation by calling 720-7821.

OCTOBER 10 , 2 pm, free.  Michael O’Keefe speaks about  “Billy the Kid was Here“. Placitas Library on Hwy.  165 E. of I-25, 867-3355, www.placitaslibrary.com.

OCTOBER 10, 10:30 – 12 noon, free. The Genizaros , presented by former State Historian Robert Torrez, Special Collections Branch, 423 Central NE, monthly series on People Create Cities. Explore how various ethnic and religious groups made history in ABQand NM.  abclibrary.org/peoplecreatecities, 848-1376.

OCTOBER 10, 11 am, free. Celebrate the East Mountain Historical Society’s 21st anniversary. Unveiling of map of historic villages of the Sandias and Manzanos. East Mountain Library in Tijeras. www.eastmountainhistory.org.

OCTOBER 10, free, 1:30pm. Outhouses, the underrated Icons of NM History, Dr. Richard Melzer.  Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. 898-3915.

OCTOBER  10, 4pm, free. Ray John de Aragon signs and speaks from his book Billy the Kid Meets His Ghost, also Rosalia de Aragon presents Chautauqua of La Llorona. Special Collections Library.

OCTOBER 10, Rich Ford at Lomas & Wyoming. Display of vintage Indian Motorcycles.

OCTOBER 11, 1 pm, free with Museum admission. Valerie Martinez speaks about the ABQ International District neighborhood. Albuquerque Museum.

OCTOBER 11, 2 pm, free for members, $5 guests. Come learn the history of Santa Domingo Pueblo as Judy Rosetta pays tribute to her mother Rosita Coriz Rosetta. History Sandoval County Historical Society in Bernalillo., www.sandovalhistory.org

OCTOBER 11, 11 am-4 pm, free. Local Food Fiesta & Field Day, Guiterrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW. www.localfoodnm.org, beekeepers, chef demos, free samples, music, kids activities, seed give away & more.

OCTOBER 12, 10-4pm, admission. NOT Columbus Day but Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Film Surviving Columbus at 1pm, panel discussion, 3pm. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 14, 11 am, free. Tour of exhibits in Archaeology, Ethnology, and Archives (part of UNM Homecoming events).  Maxwell Museum on campus of UNM. www.maxwellmuseum.unm.edu. Also bread baking and Indian tacos from 11am-3pm.

OCTOBER  15, free, 5-8 pm. NM Folk Art night, music , demo by local folk artist Steve White. 7 pm presentation by curator Andrew Connor about Folk Art in NM, Museum of Albuquerque Third Thursday program,   Food & beverage available.  www.cabq.gov/museum

OCTOBER 15, 6pm, $15 for dinner. Must make reservation with Gloria Bullis at Gloria.bullis@msn.com.  Westerners Corral History Dinner club. MCM Hotel Elegante, Menaul & University NE.

OCTOBER 15, 5:50 pm, free. Salud Y Sabor, food & family activities.National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW. www.nhccnm.org

OCTOBER 17, 1 pm, free. Cipriano Vigil, Treasures of Northern NM Music. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts at the Water Tower on Main Street.

OCTOBER 17, free, Military Memories, Col.(ret) Clay Keen speaks on his WW II & Korean experiences as a pilot. NM Museum of Military History, 8603 Lomas NE just east of Rich Ford. Museum open Oct. 2-12 from 10am-6pm. Call 798-0896 or 410-61-85 to confirm.

OCTOBER 17 , 2 pm, free.  Wayne Sandoval & Rebecca Skartwood speaks on the Historic San Antonio de las Huertas Land Grant. Placitas Library, 867-3355 www.placitaslibrary.com.

OCTOBER 17, 8:30 am-1pm, free. Dia del Rio – volunteer projects in Rio Grande Valley State Park (includes clean up and trail restoration).

 OCTOBER 17, 10 am – 4 pm,  free.  Fiesta of Cultures, Coronado Historic Site in Bernalillo on Hwy. 550. Sponsored by Friends of Coronado Historic Site , 771-9493 or www.kuaua.com, 867-5351. Coronado Historic Site also displays art created by students of Dorothy Dunn at the Santa Fe Indian school in the 1930s.

OCTOBER 17, 2 pm, free. Dr. Joseph Sanchez speaks on “Under the Mexican Eagle: Hispanic NM and Colorado, 1821-1848. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW.

OCTOBER 18, 9-10:30 am, Wildflower Walk. Bernalillo County Open Space Series. Must RSVP at www.bernco.gov/openspace. Location is Sabino Canyon Open Space on North 14.

OCTOBER 18, 2 pm, free, Legendary Locals of Albuquerque.  Speaker is Dr. Richard Melzer, Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society, Albuquerque Museum in Old Town. albuqhistsoc.org/programs.

OCTOBER  21, 5:30-7 pm, free.  Canes of Power, film showing relationship of Pueblos to President Lincoln. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 22, 7:30 pm, free. Evidence & Theory – A discussion of photos in the Archives by curator Devorah Romanek. Maxwell Museum on campus of UNM. www.maxwellmuseum.unm.edu.

OCTOBER 23, $35, Saints & Sinners Tour of three historic Valencia County churches, lunch and wine tasting at the Camino Real Winery,  Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. 251 Main Street at the water tower, 352-7720.

OCTOBER 22, 6 pm, free.  Jose Rivera, Professor of Architecture and Planning. Arreglos entre Vecinos: Foundations of Community in Rio Arriba. Part of the La Canoa Legacy Talks. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW. www.nhccnm.org

OCTOBER 22, 7 pm, Jeff Berg describes Made in New Mexico: A Series of Clips from films shot in New Mexico. Corrales Historical Society at the old church. More information from Nan Kimball@yahoo.com.

OCTOBER 24, architectural tour of northern NM featuring churches in the Espanola Valley, Chimayo. NM Architectural Foundation. Includes transportation from either ABQ or Santa Fe, lunch, and lecturer at each site. Registration fee $25 if you join the Foundation. Otherwise $100.http://newmexicoarchitecturalfoundation.org.  Call John Briscoe at 263-8414 or Briscoe@msn.com.

OCTOBER 24, 6-7:30 pm, Bats: Flying with Hands and Seeing with Echo. Bernalillo County Open Space Series. Must RSVP at www.bernco.gov/openspace. Location is Bachechi Open Space at Alameda & Rio Grande NW.

October 24, NM Genealogical Society Symposium. KEYNOTE Robert Julyan author of Place names of NM. Marriott Courtyard Hotel. WWW.NMGS.ORG.

OCTOBER  25, 2 pm, free. Documentary film Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound (showing at 10, 11 am and 12 noon),discussion  at 2pm with Katrina Parks describing new interviews with former NM Harvey Girls. NM History Museum in Santa Fe,  www.newmexicohistory.org.

OCTOBER 29, free. 7pm (tickets available at 6 pm) film, Food for Ancestors: Day of the Dead Traditions. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW, www.nhccnm.org.

OCTOBER 30, 5 pm,free. Dia de los Muertos Despedida – music, poetry, hands on art projects.National Hispanic cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW, www.nhccnm.org.

OCTOBER 30, 6-7:30 pm, free -Early Halloween program: 8 eyes, 8 legs: Spiders in the Southwestern United States. Bernalillo County Open Space Series. Must RSVP at www.bernco.gov/openspace. Location is Bachechi Open Space at Alameda & Rio Grande NW.

OCTOBER 31, 10 am, free. John Fleck speaks on New Mexico’s Rio Grande: Fate of a 21st Century River. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW.

UNM Continuing Education

Call 277-0077 to register and for more information 277-0563. More information. www.dce.unm.edu. Fees for out of town field trips cover transportation. UNM Continuing Ed booklets with more detail available at all library branches.

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OCTOBER 24, 1-3:30 pm, Huning’s Highland Walking Tour, $55
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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) www.oasisabq.org. Most programs listed have $8 fee except for trips.

OCTOBER 5-26, WALKING MONDAYS, 8:30-10 am, sessions every Monday, $18

OCTOBER 7-28, WALKING WEDNESDAYS, 8:30-10am, four sessions every Wednesday, $18

OCTOBER 8, 1-2:30PM, Discover Albuquerque by walking, $8

OCTOBER 12, 10:30-12 NOON, Columbus and the Jews of Spain, $8

OCTOBER 13, 1-2:30 P.M. Rogue Minerals of the Sandia Mountains

OCTOBER 13, 1:30-2:30, Downtown Historic US Courthouse Trip, Honorable James Parker

OCTOBER 14, 10:30-12 NOON, A Stroll through Old Town, $12

OCTOBER 14, 1-2:30 pm, The Huning Family , $8 Presenter BG Burr (Historical society of NM)

OCTOBER 15, 10:30-12 noon, Conflict in NM History, $8, Presenter Robert Torrez (Historical Society of NM)

OCTOBER 19, 10:30-12 noon, Climate Change in NM

OCTOBER 20, CHOOSE FROM 10:30-12 NOON AND 1-2:30 PM,  Botanical Tour

OCTOBER 21, 1-2:30 pm, NM Elections & Political Demography, speaker Rod Adair

OCTOBER 22, 9:30-11am, Candalaria Farm Hike

OCTOBER 27, 10:30-12 noon, Fort Sumner and Bosque Redondo

OCTOBER 28, 1-2:30pm, Walking Camino to Santiago de Compostela

OCTOBER 29, 1-3pm, Cooking Class

OCTOBER 29, 1-2:30 pm, Catholics along the Rio Grande, presenter John Taylor (Historical Society of NM)

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$20 Annual Registration Fee. Each class has a fee. Many more classes in the catalog. Call 277-0077 to register or on line at ce.unm.edu/Osher.

Come learn the story of Albuquerque in four separately themed galleries: Innovative, Resourceful, Spirited, Courageous.
Museum of Albuquerque Admission  www.cabq.gov/museum  505 243-7255


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 desNEW MEXICO DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS Over 200,000 pages of historical state newspapers have been digitized and may be viewed. http://elibrary.unm.edu/cswr/newspapers.php.k.

Website Spotlight

anapachecosantafe.com website about NM history & culture.

Unser Racing Museum www.unserracingmuseum.org

El Camino Real International Heritage Center (south of Socorro) www.caminorealheritage.org In addition to presenting the significance of this 1600′s – 1800′s trail, the website has numerous articles about NM history written by local Socorro writer Paul Harden.

NM Veterans Memorial (Albuquerque) www.nmvetsmemorial.org
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.


75th Anniversary of Zimmerman Library  library.unm.edu/zimmerman75/.

NM Genealogical Society, Main Library, nmgs.org/index.php.


NAMED TO NATIONAL PARK SERVICE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW. www.gutierrezhubbelhouse.org,  244-0507. Free tours Tuesday – Saturday 10am-2pm.

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Albuquerque Museum

Only in Albuquerque,  Under the Influence: Psychedelic Art,  www.cabq.gov/museumAlbuquerque Museum of Art & History.

Belen Harvey HouseMi Familia, The People of Belen. Historic photographs, artifacts. 104 North 1st St. 861-0581. open Tuesday – Saturday 12:30-3:30 pm, Closed Sunday & Monday. .

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW – Generations of Prayer, Song, and Dance. Larry Phillips Sr from the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo.Albuquerque Indian School “Retrospective with a Vision Forward”. The boarding school experience through a historical beginning of harsh realities, to the journey of forcible education to liefetime friendships. www.indianpueblo.org.

National Hispanic Cultural Center Our Penitente Land: the DeAragon/Calles Collection National Hispanic Cultural Center. History and Literacy Arts Building.

Santa Fe Museum of Indian Arts Exhibit–Turquoise Water Sky: the stone and its Meaning. www.indianartsandculture.org. 476-1250

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM. El Agua Es Vida: Acequias in New Mexico,  maxwellmuseum.unm.edu. 277-4405, 277-1400. “Curanderismo: Healing & Ritual”. Healing and medicinal plants and herbs. 277-1400 for more info. maxwellmuseum.unm.edu

Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts, Billy the Kid


Fading Memories: Echos of the Civil War; Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World. The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy. 47 Stars, NM Centennial Exhibit Pinhole Photography.  www.nmhistorymuseum.org Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time. Archaeological evidence and historic documents of old Santa Fe. Telling NM Stories, Then & Now, Toys & Games: A New Mexico Childhood.

THROUGH OCTOBER 17, 10:15-12:15, $10. Walking tours of the Santa Fe Plaza.  www.newmexicohistory.org.

NEW MEXICO HISTORY EDUCATION RESOURCE NOW AVAILABLE: ADVENTURE, ADVERSITY & OPPORTUNITY: OUR JEWISH PIONEER HISTORY IN NEW MEXICO, Education materials including middle school level lesson plans my be downloaded from the website of the NM Jewish Historical Society, www.nmjhs.org $10 donation requested but not mandatory.

UNM CONTINUING EDUCATION & OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE Maralie BeLonge, 277-6179, program supervisor for Osher. For course info go to dce.unm.edu/culture or call 277-0077. UNM CE & Osher provide travel, lectures and classes. Osher requires a $20 membership fee. Go to dce.unm.edu/osher 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. www.placitaslibrary.com, 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 SOUTHWEST, 301 Menaul NE on campus of Menaul School. View artifacts of 100 year old Menaul School and archives of Presbyterian Church history of NM & Southwest. www.menaulhistoricallibrary.org. Contact 343-7480 or archives@menaulhistoricallibrary.org.

VISIT THE WEBSITE OF THE NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER to see OCTOBER highlights of dance, film, workshops, music, theatre and exhibits. www.nhccnm.org. 1701 4TH ST. SW, 246-2261.




Celebrating New Mexico Statehood site, nmstatehood.unm.edu/
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 www.newmexicohistory.org/centennial.
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. www.cabq.gov/library.


Visit the web sites of the Office of the State Historian, www.newmexicohistory.org and the Albuquerque Historical Society, www.albuqhistsoc.org, 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.- jsaiers@msn.com