October 2018 History & Culture Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following history & cultural events:

ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, OCTOBER 21 , 2 pm, Free. NORTH VALLEY HISTORY presented by author Francelle Alexander, book signing to follow. Albuquerque Museum, free parking south of the Museum and free admission to the Museum and the program.

FREE SATURDAY GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF DOWNTOWN CENTRAL AVE.   10 am, MEET YOUR GUIDE AT SW CORNER OF 1ST & CENTRAL IN FRONT OF THEATER.  City meters NOT monitored on Saturdays. Call 289-0586 to leave a message or reserve for a group more than five. Sponsored by the ABQ Historical Society & Historic ABQ.   www.albuqhistsoc.org.



SUNDAYS 12 noon-5 pm OCTOBER 7, 14, 21, 28 – OCTOBER FAMILY FUN DAY theme is “Take to the Trees”. Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW. Sponsored by the Bernalillo County Open Space Division. No reservation needed.   www.bernco.gov/openspace.

Tuesdays OCTOBER 9, 16, 23, 30,  Pay what you can $5-$10. Cuban Salsa classes for beginners and intermediates. Beginners & intermediate 6-7 pm; 7-8 pm Intermediate and advanced.  National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org.   Contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us, 246-2261 ext. 34744.

OCTOBER 2, 10:30 am-2:30 pm, free. ABQ Genealogical Society Military Research Day, Main Library, 2nd floor. More info from Stuart Murray,  stubucks@gmail.com. Free two hour parking at City garage across the street.

OCTOBER 3, 12 noon, free. Organist Maxine Thevenot presents a free organ concert. Part of the Bach Lunch series at the First United Methodist Church, 315 Coal SW, Free parking. Box lunch available for $5 or bring your own. kaempermusic.com.

OCTOBER 3, free. First Wednesday free admission all day at the ABQ Museum.

OCTOBER 3, 12 noon, free. NMSU History Professor Dwight Pitcaithley speaks on New Mexico, Slavery and the Confederate Cause. NM History Museum in Santa Fe. www.nmhistorymuseum.org

OCTOBER 4, 6 pm, KiMo, free. The Roads Most Traveled: Causes and Consequences of Illegal Immigration, a program with Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Don Bartletti. Sponsored by the NM Humanites Council.

OCTOBER 4, 1 pm, free. Noel Pugach portrays Lew Wallace. St. John’s United Methodist Church in Santa Fe. Sponsored by the Renesan Institute for Learning & the NM Humanities Council.

OCTOBER 5-7, all day, admission fee. Annual Greek Festival at St. George Greek Church on High SE., food, dancing, Greek pastries for sale. www.abqgreekfest.com.

OCTOBER 5, 5:30 – closing, movie begins at dark, $15. Includes admission to Nuclear Museum, music before and after the outdoor movie “Modern Marvels-The Manhattan Project”. Food & beverage for sale. Nuclear Museum. www.nuclearmuseum.org.

OCTOBER 5-14. During Balloon Fiesta the Balloon Museum is open 6am-6pm. Check website for specific events at the Museum. www.balloonmuseum.com.

OCTOBER 5, 9 am-5 pm, 1st Friday free at the Balloon Museum. 9201 Balloon Museum Dr.,  768-6020,   www.balloonmuseum.org.

OCTOBER 5, 5:30-9 pm, First Friday special price $5. NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.  www.NMnaturalhistory.org.

OCTOBER 5 ,12 noon, Santa Fe Community College. The Roads Most Traveled: Causes and Consequences of Illegal Immigration, a program with Pulitzer Prize Winning photojournalist Don Bartletti. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

OCTOBER 5, 5-7 pm, free. Reception- visit with some 50 artists and view some 100 pieces in the Old Church 30th annual Fine Arts Show & Sale. Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales. Music and refreshments. www.corraleshistory.org.

OCTOBER 5, 5-8 pm, free. Art reception with local artists including Frank McCulloch, Bill Tondreau and Angus Macpherson. Sumner & Dene Gallery, 517 Central NW.

OCTOBER 6, 2-4 pm, Opening reception for “Far off the Path” paintings by Betsy James. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, 897-8831, cabq.gov.openspace, Kent Swanson, kswanson@cabq.gov.

OCTOBER 6, 10 am-5 pm, free. Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo art fair at the Placitas Community Library. 867-3355.  www.PlacitasLibrary.com. East of I-25 at the Placitas exit.

OCTOBER 6, 3 pm, free. Escriber Nuevo Mexico – Taos County, books by NM authors about New Mexico. David Gurule, Rose Spader, Joanna Vidaurre-Trujillo describe their books. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 6, 2-3:30 pm, free film. G.I. Joe – The Ernie Pyle Story. Special Collections Library, Edith & Central NE.

OCTOBER 6,  10 am-3 pm, free. Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs. 18th annual NM Archaeology Fair. hands-on demos, yucca fiber bracelet making, paint with bee weed, grind corn, atlatl throwing, tour an on-going archaeological dig inside Jemez Giusewa Pueblo.

OCTOBER 6, 10:30 am, free. Historian Suzanne Stamatov speaks on Colonial NM Families: Community, Church and State 1692-1800.  http://www.hgrc-nm.org/noticias.html. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 6, 2 pm, free.   Andres Armijo speaks on Historic Overview of Southwest Hispanic song and Dance Kit Carson Co-op, 118 Cruz Alta Rd. Sponsored by the Taos County Historical Society.

OCTOBER 6, All day. Oktoberfest in Socorro at the Hammel Brewery and Museum. Presented by the Socorro County Historical society. www.socorro-history.org.

OCTOBER 6, 10 am, free. Main Library. Internationally known architect Tony Predock and UNM professor Chris Mead present 50 Years of La Luz (the famous 1960s west side subdivision that shares common open space). Sponsored by the NM Architectural Foundation.

OCTOBER 6 & 13, 12 noon-2 pm, free. Erik Fender (San Ildefonso) demonstrates Back in Black pottery. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. www.indianpueblo.org

OCTOBER 6/7, 10 am-4 pm, $8 adults, $6 seniors / teens, free under age 12. Harvest Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas in Santa Fe. Make cider, stomp grapes, make corn husk dolls. For info, go to golondrinas.org.

OCTOBER 7, First Sunday free admission to the Art Museum at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 7, 12 noon – 2 pm, free. Book Signing, Spider Woman’s Children: Navajo Weavers Today. Includes authors Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 6/7 (repeats every Saturday and Sunday), 12 noon – 5 pm, free. Mundos de Mestizaje, tours of the colossal fresco mural about the Hispanic world in the Torreon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 7, 9-11 am, free. Bosque Wild: Guided Walk, moderate strenuous, no pets. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, 897-8831, cabq.gov.openspace, Kent Swanson, kswanson@cabq.gov.

OCTOBER 8, 11:30 am, $5 for non-members and buy your own lunch. Dan Vukelich speaks on the life and demise of the NM Free Press – what worked and what didn’t work. Albuquerque Press Women and Friends monthly luncheon. Mimi’s Cafe on 4316 The 25 Way NE.

OCTOBER 9, 6:30 pm, $5 non member. Friends of Tijeras Pueblo present Moises Gonzales, Assc. Prof of Urban Design at UNM speaks on Genizaro Identity and Ritual Performers of the Sandia Mountains. The Resilience of the Canon de Carnue and Las Huertas Land Grants. Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras Canyon.

OCTOBER 9, 7 pm, free. Ned O’Malia speaks on The Spirit of Place: Sacred Northern NM, its many traditional and spiritual communities. Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

OCTOBER 10,  6 pm, free. Ancestor Words – Spanish Language Press in New Mexico with a panel by Dr. Gabriel Melendez, UNM; Simon Romero, NY Times; Maria Elena Alvarez, 3rd generation NM journalist. In Las Vegas at the Highlands U Donnelly Library.

OCTOBER 12, 6:30-7:30 pm, free. The Radical environmentalist Edward Abby presented by Jack Loeffler. Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. Must pre-register with Bernalillo County Open Space, 314-0420.

OCTOBER 12, 4:30-7:30 pm, free. La Familia Growers Market Harvest Festival at Bridge & Isleta SW. Music, kids activities, arts & crafts, food trucks. Call 877-0373 or southvalleymainstreet@gmail.com

OCTOBER 12, 5:30-10 pm, free. Rock Art Tour at the Abo unit of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument by Mountainair. The hike is over rough and uneven terrain. The hike will be followed by telescope viewing of the night sky. Call 505-847-2400 for information. nps.gov/sapu.

OCTOBER 13, 10:30 am -12 noon. Ernie’s House, 70  Years of Albuquerque’s First Branch Library presented by librarian Shana Morris. Special Collections Library.

OCTOBER 13, 1-4 pm, free. 20th Anniversary of Casa San Ysidro’s acquisition by the ABQ Museum. Music, interviews about Casa’s history, scavenger hunt. 898-3915. Aaron Gardner, agardner@cabq.gov.

OCTOBER 13, 2 pm, free. Jon Gahate speaks about the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 from a Native perspective. Placitas Community Library.

OCTOBER 13, 2 pm, free. Sunny Dooley presents Dine (Navajo) Blessing Way Stories. Esther Bone Library in Rio Rancho. 891-5225.

OCTOBER 13/14 (repeats every Saturday and Sunday), 12 noon – 5 pm, free. Mundos de Mestizaje, tours of the colossal fresco mural about the Hispanic world in the Torreon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 14, 9 am-8 pm, free. The entire book Bless Me, Ultima will be read by some 40 state dignitaries along with students. Readings will be in 15 minute segments. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 14, 12 noon-3 pm, free. Distinguishing Authentic from Imitations; Evolution of Native American Jewelry, Authentic Navajo Rugs, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 14, 10-11:30 am, free. New Mexico’s Large Carnivores and Tracking, at the Ojito de San Antonio Open Space in the East Mountains. Must pre-register with Bernalillo County Open Space, 314-0398.

OCTOBER 14, 3-5 pm, $15 / $20. Albuquerque International Association sponsors Islamic Influences on Spanish Colonial Arts by Robin Gavin. Gavin is the retired curator for the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts. ABQ Museum.

OCTOBER 14, 2pm, free. Martin Pfeiffer from UNM describes Atomic Advertising as Atomic History – perspectives on the historical presence of the national labs in NM. NM History Museum.

OCTOBER 14, 2 pm, free for members; $5 donation others. Program honors Ralph & Erlinda Martinez. Sandoval County Historical Society. DeLavy House in Bernalillo off 550.www.SandovalHistory.org.

OCTOBER 17,  12 noon, free, bring your own lunch. Adrien Lawyer from the Transgender Resource Center speaks about the work of the Center. McKinley Recreation Center, 3401 Monroe NE, enter from west of McKinley School.

OCTOBER 18, 5-8 pm, free. 3rd Thursday at the ABQ Museum. Chinese-American Experience. Program by Suellen Ching and Dr. Munson Kwok. Community dance groups, demos, ABQ Museum. www.cabq.gov/museum.

OCTOBER 19, 6:30-8 PM, free. Deborah Blanche presents NM photographer Laura Gilpin, 1891-1979. Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. Must pre-register with Bernalillo County Open Space, 314-0420. Co-sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

OCTOBER 19, 9:30-12 noon, free. Colcha Community Embroidery, National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 20, 10:30-2 pm, free. ABQ Genealogical Society Research Day, Main Library. Contact 768-5141 for more information. Lynda Katonak, 898-5592.

OCTOBER 20, 10 am-4 pm, free.  Fiesta of Cultures-Pueblo, Hispanic, Anglo. Coronado Historic Site in Bernalillo on Hwy 550. Includes mariachi, matachines, bird & animal demos, blacksmith, arts & crafts, kids activities, raffle, food vendors. www.kuaua.com.

OCTOBER 20, 2 pm, free. Former State Senator Dede Feldman speaks on her book Another Way Forward: Grassroots Solutions / How to make a difference. Placitas Community Library, 453 highway 165.

OCTOBER 20, 10:30 am-12 noon. Made in New Mexico Film Part Two presented by Jeff Berg. This is all new material of New Mexicans who made Movies. It includes Val Kilmer, Shirley MacLaine, Glenn Campbell. Special Collections Library.

OCTOBER 20, 2-3:30 pm, free. Becoming Chinese – American in ABQ. Presented by Suellen Ching and Dr. Munson Kwok. Special Collections Library.

OCTOBER 20, 2 pm, free. La Canoa series presents Professor Kels and  The Women of Local 890 and the Empire Mine Strike. Hear the story of these union workers and the famous strike in Silver City NM from 1950-1952. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 20, 8:30 am-1 pm, Dia del Rio Day of Service. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, 897-8831, cabq.gov.openspace, Kent Swanson, kswanson@cabq.gov.

OCTOBER 20, 9 am-12 noon, free. Backyard Farming Series presents All About Bulbs. Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW. Must pre-register with Bernalillo County Open Space, 314-0420 or 314-0398. three miles south of Rio Bravo. www.bernco.gov/openspace.

OCTOBER 20, dusk, free. Star Party in the night skies of Placitas.  Placitas Community Library. co-sponsored by the ABQ Astronomical Society, www.taas.org.

OCTOBER 21, 2 pm, free.  North Valley History presented by Francelle Alexander. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society at the Albuquerque Museum. Free parking south of the Museum; Free admission to the Museum and the program. albuqhistsoc.org/programs

OCTOBER 21, 10 am-4 pm, El Camino Real Trade Fair, Gutierrez Hubbell House. Sponsored by the Bernalillo County Open Space.

OCTOBER 21, 2 pm, free. Fake News: Journalism goes to Hollywood Discussion Series. Film is Shattered Glass, followed by a panel discussion with Paulie Denetclaw, Harvey McGuinness and Gwyneth Doland. Kimo Theater. sponsored by the NM Humanities Council. nmhum.org.

OCTOBER 20/21 (repeats every Saturday and Sunday), 12 noon – 5 pm, free. Mundos de Mestizaje, tours of the colossal fresco mural about the Hispanic world in the Torreon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 22, 10 am, free. Cynthia Hall, Vice Chair of the NM Public Regulation Commission speaks on Electric Power in NM: From Fossil Fuel to Renewable Energy. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. La Vida Llena Senior Living meeting room, 10501 La Grima de Oro NE.

OCTOBER 23, 5:30-7 pm, free. Elizabeth Duel’s letter: Confronting Sexual Politics in Archives Anthropology by researcher James Snead. Waters Room of UNM Zimmerman Library.

OCTOBER 25, 1-5 pm, free. with 3 pm program by Matthew Barbour. Fascinating finds: Seven Bizarre Extraordinary Artifacts found behind the Palace of the Governors. NM History Museum.

OCTOBER 25, 7 pm, free. ABQ’s Poet Laureate Michelle Otero, 4th generation New Mexican speaks. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 25, 7:30 pm, free. Distinguished Lecture as part of the Journal of Anthropological Research. Dr. Karen Kramer speaks on How There got to be so many of us: the Evolutionary Story of Population Growth. Anthropology Lecture Hall 163 at UNM. www.maxwellmuseum.unm.edu.

OCTOBER 26, 4-8 pm, free. BOO-lloon Mania at the Balloon Museum. Carve pumpkins, create luminaria display and more. Wear costumes. 768-6020 or contact Linda Hubley, lhubley@cabq.gov.

OCTOBER 26/27, 7-10 pm, $20. Ghost Tour of the Belen Harvey House, 104 N. 1st St. www.belenharveyhouse.org

OCTOBER 27, 2 pm, free. Historian Richard Melzer describes Famous & Unusual Graves in New Mexico. Magdalena, NM Library. Call 575-854-2361 for more info.

OCTOBER 27, 8:30 am – 1 pm, National Day of Community Service at the Piedra Lisa Open Space on Camino de la Sierra NE, east of Tramway and south of Candelaria. 897-8831, cabq.gov.openspace, Kent Swanson, kswanson@cabq.gov.

OCTOBER 27, 11 am, free , Chinese American Speaker Series.  Dwight Jennison speaks on The first ten billion years of the Universe. North Domingo Baca Community Center. More information by calling Fay Yao at 934-3941.

OCTOBER 27/28 (repeats every Saturday and Sunday), 12 noon – 5 pm, free. Mundos de Mestizaje, tours of the colossal fresco mural about the Hispanic world in the Torreon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 27/28. New Mexico Genealogical Society Conference at the Marriott Pyramid in Albuquerque.

OCTOBER 28, 1-4 pm, Boo-sque on the Bosque, Wear your Halloween costumes and come learn about the Bosque Eco-system from volunteers dressed as plants & animals. Arts and crafts, kid friendly. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, 897-8831, cabq.gov.openspace, Kent Swanson, kswanson@cabq.gov.

OCTOBER 28, 4-5:30 pm, free. Big Foot and Beyond (large animals of the Forest). Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. Must pre-register with Bernalillo County Open Space, 314-0420.

OCTOBER 28, 2 pm, free. Mary Davis, archivist for the Corrales Historical Society looks back  with Memories of the Old Church. Old  San Ysidro church. www.corraleshistory.org.

OCTOBER 30, 6:30-7:45 pm, free. Changing the World, Fast, a program about Community Healthcare Outcomes presented by the UNM School of Medicine at the ABQ Academy Simms Auditorium, 6400 Wyoming NE. Must register with Lori Peterkin, lpeterkin@salud.unm.edu.

OCTOBER 31, 12 noon, free. Assistant State Historian Rob Martinez describes Brujeria: Witchcraft in  NM. State Archives & Records Center, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey at Cerillos Road in Santa Fe, More info at 505-476-9782.

Articles about New Mexico people, places & events. READ OVER 100 ISSUES OF LA CRONICA, the publication of the Historical Society of New Mexico. https://ejournals.unm.edu/index.php/lacronica


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.


$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.

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 desk.

NEW 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.


anapachecosantafe.com website about NM history & culture.

Unser Racing Museum www.unserracingmuseum.org

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 to the events section and click on History of NM Vets.


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


Holocaust & Intolerance Museum, 616 Central SW.

UNM Zimmerman Library Center for Southwest Research
 Contact CSWR – http://elibrary.unm.edu/cswr/index.php

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History – Chinese Americans of Albuquerque,  American Jewelry in New Mexico,  “Only in Albuquerque”,

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM.  Opening of the exhibit “The Last Supper” calling attention to the negative effects of contemporary diets and diabetes on native nations. UNM.www.maxwellmuseum.unm.edu.Chinese Americans in New Mexico, Earth, Fire, Life – Six Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics   maxwellmuseum.unm.edu. 277-4405, 277-1400.

Belen Harvey House, 104 North 1st St. 861-0581. open Tuesday – Saturday 12:30-3:30 pm, Closed Sunday & Monday.

The Struggle for Human Dignity, Social Justice and Civil Rights in NM, ten panels from the African-American Museum & Cultural Center. Displayed at the Holocaust Museum, 616 Central SW.

Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW. 244-0507, www.gutierrezhubbelhouse.org

Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW –   www.indianpueblo.org.   40th anniversary exhibit “We are of this Place: the Pueblo Story”.

National Hispanic Cultural Center4th & Bridge NW. www.nhccnm.org.  People Powered-New Mexicans and Social Movements, La Ultima Exhibicion based on the visual interpretation of the novel Bless Me, Ultima. National Hispanic Cultural Center. “Unraveling Race and Place in New Mexico“, National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org.

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History “Critical Assembly, the Secrets of Los Alamos 1944″ an installation by American sculptor Jim Sanborn. Step back in time to experience pure science through art … the recreation of the super secrets from the Manhattan Project’s atomic bomb. Nuclear Museum, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, info@nuclearmuseum.org.(Consider yearly memberships: Family $75; adult $40; Senior $35, Youth under 13, $25 ).

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

New Mexico History Museum – The Land that Enchants Me, picturing sheet music covers 1840-1960 with NM themes.  Voices of Counter Culture in the Southwest; The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, 47 Stars; Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time; Telling NM Stories,Then & Now. www.nmhistorymuseum.org.

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. 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, 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.

NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER highlights of dance, film, workshops, music, theatre and exhibits. www.nhccnm.org. 1701 4TH ST. SW, 246-2261.


Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge  www.FriendsofValledeOro.org.


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