October 2016 History Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following OCTOBER history & cultural events:

OCTOBER 16 , 2 pm — My Life in NM Education & Politics presented by Dr. Lenton Malry  Come learn about his journey from segregated Louisiana to becoming NM’s first African American member of the State Legislature and the first African American elected to the Bernalillo County Commission. Includes book signing of Malry’s memoirs “Let’s Roll this Train”. Albuquerque Historical Society, Albuquerque Museum, Free parking south of the Museum, free admission to Museum and the program. www.albuqhistsoc.org.

FREE SATURDAY WALKING TOURS OF DOWNTOWN CENTRAL AVE Meet at 1st & Central SW at 10 am. Call 289-0586 to leave a message or reserve for a group more than five. Sponsored by the ABQ Historical Society & Historic ABQ, Inc. www.albuqhistsoc.org

FREE ADMISSION FOR NM RESIDENTS FIRST SUNDAY & 1ST FRIDAY NIGHT FROM 5-8 PM AT THE NM HISTORY MUSEUM  in Santa Fe. ALL STATE HISTORIC SITES free on 1st Sunday, Free admission for seniors every Wednesday at Historic Sites.    

OCTOBER 2, 1ST SUNDAY FREE admission to NM residents – must show ID. NM Natural History Museum in Albuquerque.

OCTOBER TUESDAYS 4, 11,18, 25, pay what you can $5-$10 per class. Cuban salsa dance class, 6-7 pm beginner & intermediate; 7-8 pm intermediate & advanced., 2 – 4 pm, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 246-2261 X 189, Elsa.Menendez@state.nm.us, www.nhccnm.org 

OCTOBER 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 SATURDAYS, 1-2 pm. Free with admission tour of the Art Museum. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW

OCTOBER SATURDAYS / SUNDAYS, 8:30 am, $3 per car parking free program. “Bird Walks” . Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, 2901 Candelaria NW, www.rgnc.org.

OCTOBER 1-2 , 10-5 pm, fee. Annual Greek Festival at St. George Church at Coal & I-25, music, tours of the church, food demos, dancing.

OCTOBER 1, 10 am-5pm, free. Author Fair of local & NM writers at the ABQ Museum in Old Town. Meet some 21 NM authors who’ll be selling and signing their books. 1 pm Anne Hillerman speaks in the Auditorium.

OCTOBER 1, 10:30 am, free. Dr. John Kessell presents Mapping the Great Basin from Miera to Fremont, sponsored by the Hispanic Genealogical Resource Center, Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE.http://www.hgrc-nm.org.

OCTOBER 1-2, 10 am-4pm, admission. 4th annual Albuquerque American Indian Arts Festival. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 1, 2-4 pm, free. Book reading and book signing by Marie Romero Cash “The Mariachi Murder” 4th in a series set in NM. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 1, 1 pm, free. Rudy Miera presents on the NM folk tale La Llorana at the Manzano Mountains Arts Council in Mountainair, 101 E. Broadway.

OCTOBER 1, 10:30 am-12:30 pm,  free but $5 donation appreciated. Children’s programming, 30 minute visit to museum followed by hands-on art,  National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW. NM Museum of Natural History. contact Elena Baca at 246-2261.

OCTOBER 1, 10:30-12 NOON, free. ABQ Genealogical Society, beginning classes, Main Library.Also October 15, Census records; October 29, Internet research.

OCTOBER 2-3, 10 am-5 pm, free. Northern NM Spanish Colonia Colcha Embroidery exhibit. San Gabriel Mission Museum in Espanola, 706 E. Bond St. at Plaza de Espanola. Call 505-423-3043 or colchafriends@gmail.com.

OCTOBER 2, 9 am, free. Bosque Wild nature walk. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, register 897-8831. www.cabq.gov/openspace  

OCTOBER 4, 10:30 am-2:30 pm, ABQ Genealogical Society Military Research group. d-eker@swcp.com. Main L

OCTOBER 4, 6-7:30 pm, free. Courageous Motorists: African American Pioneers on Route 66 by Dr. Frank Norris – National Park Service. Part of the Route 66 90th Anniversary Lecture Series. Zimmerman Library Waters Room.

DO YOU HAVE A NM HISTORY RESEARCH PROJECT. LOOK AT THE “SCHOLARS PROGRAM” AT NM STATE HISTORIAN’S OFFICE. Contact Thomas.shumaker@state.nm.us or call505-476-9782. Sponsored by the Office of the State Historian. www.newmexicohistory.org.

OCTOBER 6 , 5:30-7:30 pm, free. Happy Arte Hour, Adult beverages for sale, complimentary snacks. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW.www.nhccnm.org. Contact Elena Baca 246-2261 X 167 or elenad.baca@state.nm.us.

OCTOBER 8, 10 am, free. “The History of Carlito Springs Open Space”, presented by Denise Tessier, president of the East Mountains Historical Society, meet at Carlito Springs. Bernalillo County. Must RSVP at 314-0398, 681-2605 or www.bernco.gov/openSpace.

OCTOBER 8, 10:30 – 12 noon, free.  Author & NM historian Richard Melzer speaks on , “The Business of Spying in ABQ – the David Greenglass story“. Special Collections Branch, 423 Central NE,  848-1376.

OCTOBER 9, 10 am-3 pm, free. Local Food Festival: workshops, kids’ activities, chef demos, music, food trucks. Co sponsored by Bernalillo County & MRCOG. Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW, www.bernco.gov/localfoodfestival.org.

OCTOBER 9, 2 pm, free for members, $5 for others. Sandoval County Historical Society program. www.sandovalhistory.org.

OCTOBER 10, 8:30-9:30 pm. free but donations accepted. Lunar Monday with numerous telescopes. NM Museum of Natural History, www.nmnaturalhistory.com

OCTOBER 10, 9-5, admission. Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 11, 2-4 pm or 6-8 pm, free. book club discussing Native American topics or books by Native Americans.  This month is Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence by Dr. Greg Cajete. Food may be ordered from the café. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. www.indianpueblo.orgbookclub@indianpueblo.org  

OCTOBER 12, 12-1 pm, free program. Lecture series on Route 66 in conjunction with the exhibit in the Center for Southwest Research, Zimmerman Library. Maisels Indian Store, Indian Art of Rt. 66. Presented by author Paul Secord.  http://elibrary.unm.edu/about/events/2016/09/prismacolor-and-neon.php

OCTOBER 14, all day, $35 bus tour. Saints & Sinners, three historic Valencia County Churches and a new winery. Lunch provided at the Los Lunas Museum of Art & History. 352-7720.  http://tinyurl.com/h98jrl6

OCTOBER 14, 3-5 pm, free. opening reception for Chaco Heritage. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 14, 6-8pm, free. Opening of Fantasia Fantastica art exhibit. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261.

OCTOBER 15, 8:30 am-1 pm, free but registration necessary at www.rei.com/albuquerque. Dia del Rio: A celebration of the Rio Grande. Various clean up projects. Open space Visitor Center, Coors NW

OCTOBER 15, 5-7 pm, free. Full Moon Concert Series featuring Frank McCulloch y sus Amigos. Open Space Visitor Center, Coors NW. bring your own chair or blanket and picnic dinner. Followed by Bosque Wild Hike.

OCTOBER 15, 2 pm, free. The Celtic Harp: performance, composers & history by Kim perkins. Placitas Community Library, www.placitaslibrary.com, 867-3355, located 5 miles East of I-25. Also www.kimperkins.org.

OCTOBER 15-16, 9-5 pm, free. Corrales Harvest Festival throughout the village of Corrales. Music, food, haywagon rides, farm equipment.

OCTOBER 15-16, 9-5 pm, free. Corrales Fiesta at the Old San Ysidro church, Casa San Ysidro,  Composanto (cemetery). History hunt, crafts, taste local fruit & vegetables.  www.cabq.gov, 897-8828.

OCTOBER 16, free tickets available at 2 pm for 3 pm concert. John Donald Robb Musical Trust annual concert: Celebration of Nuevo Mexican Music. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 16 2 pm, free. Speaker Lenton Malry and book signing.  Albuquerque Historical Society, Albuquerque Museum in Old Town. albuqhistsoc.org/programs.

OCTOBER 16, 1-4 pm, $20. A Garden Gala vintage Tea. fundraiser for the Moriarty Historical Museum. Dress up hat and costume contest RSVP by Oct. 3. Call 832-0839 or 832-2513..

OCTOBER 16, 2pm, $5 but free for Friends of Coronado Historic Site.  at Sandoval county Historical Society Building, 771-9493, www.kuaua.com.

OCTOBER 17, free. Japanese American Confinement in the Land of Enchantment the story of internment camps during WW II by Victor Yamada. North Domingo Baca Community Center, 7521 Carmel NE (at Wyoming & Paseo del Norte). Please RSVP to291-1062 or hanayagi@spinn.net.

OCTOBER 17-21 Nuclear Science Week. Special activities at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, 601 Eubank SE, www.nuclearmuseum.org.

OCTOBER 18, 6-6:30 reception, 6:30-7:30 pm, free. The Past as Prelude: Historic Hispanic Crossroads and Corridors along Route 66 through NM, Dr. Joseph Sanchez, director Spanish Colonial Research Center, UNM. Also graduate student presents Hannett’s Joke. Part of the Route 66 90th Anniversary Lecture Series. Zimmerman Library.

OCTOBER 18, 1-2 pm, free. Come learn about the collections at the Zimmerman Library UNM Center for SW Research and its special collections. Historic Decorative Papers.

OCTOBER 19, 1 pm, free. Jane Gilmore presents The Life and work of Santa Fe artist Olive Rush. NM History Museum in Santa Fe.

OCTOBER 19, 5:30-7 pm, free. The Counter Narrative: Ancestral Sites: Indigenous Science by Dr. Shelly Valdez (Laguna). Indian Pueblo Cultural Center,www.indianpueblo.org

OCTOBER 20, 5-8:30 pm, free 3rd Thursday at the ABQ Museum. Celebrate Radiance, Rust and Revival on the Mother Road www.cabq.gov/museum.

OCTOBER 20, 5:30-7:30 pm, free. Salud y Sabor: Mexico, free cooking demos about Mexican cuisine and nutrition info, art, entertainment. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW. www.nhccnm.org. Call 246-2261 X 189.

OCTOBER 20, 7 pm, free. Ben Radford presents Mysteries & Myths of NM & Corrales”,  Corrales Historical Society at Old San Ysidro Church,www.corraleshistory.org.

OCTOBER 21, 9:30 am-12 noon, free. Colcha Community  Stitch-Along. Bring your colcha embroidery project. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW.www.nhccnm.org. Call 246-2261. 

OCTOBER 22, 1-4 pm, free. 50th anniversary of the NM Archeological Society. Music, food, displays from Maxwell Museum. Open space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW.

OCTOBER 22, 5-6:30 pm, free. Bats; the many shapes, sizes and colors. Speaker Dr. Ernie Valdez from US Geological Survey. Bachechi Sopen Space, Rio Grande at Alameda NW.

OCTOBER 23, 1-3 pm free but limited apace. Register at 897-8831  Native Plants of ABQ’s Open Space by Dara Saville. Open Space Visitors Center.

OCTOBER 22, 10 am-12 noon. program & Q & A, Yung Hsin Liu presents Imperial Cuisine of China, Demos and Tasting. Sponsored by the Chinese American Speaker Series, North Domingo Baca Community Center at 7521 Carmel NE Wyoming at Paseo del Norte. More information by calling Fay Yao at 934-3941

OCTOBER 26, 5:30-7pm, free. The Women on the Mother Road – a panel with Dr. Rose Diaz, author Sharon Niederman and others. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center..

OCTOBER 27, 7-8:30 pm, free. Myth of the Hanging Tree by historian and author Robert Torrez. Bachechi open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW at Alameda. Reserve space at www.bernco.gov/openspace.

OCTOBER 28, 3-9 pm, free. Community wide Boo ! luminaria glow, pumpkin carving and decorating, costume contest. Balloon Museum,Katy Hubbard,khubbard@cabq.gov, 768-6031, www.balloonmuseum. Also 5-9 pm admission fee for “Paint Night”, adults only.

OCTOBER 28, 7-11 pm, $15. Fright Night at the Museum, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, food trucks / cash bar, activities. 841-2800,www.nmnaturalhistory.org.

OCTOBER 29, 1-4 pm, free. Opening of Mabel Dodge Luhan & Co. curators discuss her turbulent life in Northern NM. ABQ Museum, www.cabq.gov/museum.

OCTOBER 29, 2 pm, free. Roger & Mariane Barton of Purple Sage Paranormal describe their methodology and use of equipment to investigate paranormal. Placitas Community Library, 867-3355, east of I-25 exit.

OCTOBER 29, 1-3:30 pm, free but must reserve ticket at www.eventbrite.com – enter title “Honor and Duty: the Mississippi Delta Chinese“, UNM Maxwell Museum Hibben Auditorium. ABQ Chinese Film Festival. More info from Fay Yao, 934-3941.

OCTOBER 30, 1 pm free but must register at 897-8831. Day of the Dead “Mini-Muerto altars. Open Space Visitor Center.

UNM Continuing Education

Call 277-0077 to register and for more information 277-0563. 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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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. Fees vary. Many more classes; these illustrate some local & NM interest.

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

Museum of Albuquerque Admission  www.cabq.gov/museum  505 243-7255

BOOKWORKS PROGRAMS WITH LOCAL & STATE AUTHORS, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW,  www.bkwrks.com.

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.

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Albuquerque Museum of Art & History.

Drawing into Architecture: Sketches and Models by Antoine Predock, Radiance, Rust and Revival on the Mother Road,  Back to Life: Historic Fairview Cemetery; , Only in Albuquerque. www.cabq.gov/museum.

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM. Chinese Americans in New Mexico, Earth, Fire, Life – Six Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics   maxwellmuseum.unm.edu. 277-4405, 277-1400.  

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 –   www.indianpueblo.org. Brand new 40th anniversary exhibit “We are of this Place: the Pueblo Story”,  The Original Instructions: Pueblo Sovereignty & Pueblo Governance; Our Land, Our Culture, Our Story.

National Hispanic Cultural Center  Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys across the Old Spanish Trail, 4th & Bridge NW. www.nhccnm.org.

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History  American Road: The Journey of Rt. 66.

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

Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts

Fractured Faiths, Along the Pecos: A Photographic and Sound Collage; Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern NM, Fading Memories:  The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy. 47 Stars, NM Centennial Exhibit  www.nmhistorymuseum.org Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time. Archaeological evidence and historic documents of old Santa Fe. Telling NM Stories, Then & Now, .

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 todce.unm.edu/osher for course descriptions.

New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, NM Cultural Affairs Dept. www.nmhistoricpreservation.org.

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 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 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