October 2019 NM History & Culture Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following history & cultural events:

COME LEARN ABOUT THE SOUTHEAST AREA’S RIDGECREST NEIGHBORHOOD. October 20, 2 pm, free but limited seating. A presentation on the History of the Parkland Hills Addition presented by cultural historian William Dodge Ph.D. ​The area was recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Albuquerque Museum, free parking south of the Museum, free admission to the Museum and program. www.albuqhistsoc.org.

FREE SATURDAY GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF DOWNTOWN CENTRAL AVE.   10 am, MEET YOUR GUIDE AT SW CORNER OF 1ST & CENTRAL IN FRONT OF THEATER.  You must PAY City meters. Tours can also be arranged for other days and times. 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

HISTORIC KIMO THEATRE FREE DOCENT LED TOURS – 12 NOON, October 6,8,9,10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 23.  You must reserve a ticket at www.KimoTickets.com.


GREEK FESTIVAL OCTOBER 4-6, St. George Greek Church, 308 High St. SEabqgreekfest.com $2 seniors, $5 regular admission, dancing, food, cooking demos & more.

Numerous events, open houses, lectures, visit historic UNM Buildings, museum tours, unmalumni.com/homecoming.html


OCTOBER 2, 12 noon, free. Concert at the First Methodist Church, 315 Coal SW, free parking, 239-4421.

OCTOBER 2, 4:40-7pm, free Educators open house with 20 exhibitors. Info on environmental education and outdoor recreation, Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NWwww.cabq.gov/openspace.

OCTOBER 2, 5-7 pm, free. Heritage exhibit opening: Highlights of Pueblo Women: Paving Cultural Pathways. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. www.indianpueblo.org.

OCTOBER 2, free. First Wednesday free admission all day at the ABQ Museum. Includes 1 pm film A Bitter Legacy-about secret prisons created for trouble-makers within the WW II Japanese American incarceration camps.

OCTOBER 2, 12 noon, free. Rick Hendricks and Dr. Claude Fouillade  speak on Lamy’s Letters: A New Look at Santa Fe’s first Bishop. New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe. www.nmhistorymuseum.org.

OCTOBER 3, 12:45-1:30 pm, free entry only to education building. Sheep of New Mexico Past and Present. Biopark Botanic Garden Education Building. (Repeats Oct. 5).

OCTOBER 3, 4:30-7pm, free. APS School Choice Fair-learn about charter and magnet schools. Berna Facio Professional Development Center, 3315 Louisiana at Comanche NE.

OCTOBER 3, 10:30 am-12 noon, Free.  ABQ Genealogical Society DNA Research Group, , Main Library, 2nd floor.​ Call the library at 768-5141 or Lynda at 898-5592 or Marianne at 833-3991.

OCTOBER 3, 3:30 pm, free. Dr. Taylor Spence speaks on Planning the Built Environment at UNM, Dane Smith Hall, R. 128. Part of the History of UNM Series.

OCTOBER 3, 6 pm, free. Willard Room of Zimmerman Library. Peter Stansky speaks on War & George Orwell. Contact Tomas Jaehn for more info, tjaehn@unm.edu or 277-7107.

OCTOBER 3, 5:30 pm, free. Peacemaking in Africa — a panel discussion with three local African refugees who discuss their transition to ABQ. UNM Sub Ballroom A. Presented by UNM International Studies Institute 277-1991.

OCTOBER 3, 5:30-7 pm, free but $5 donation encouraged. Happy Arte Hour. Meet friends and do a quick art project in a social environment. National Hispanic Cultural Center.www.nhccnm.org. Contact Elena Baca, 246-2261.

OCTOBER 4, 4-7:30 pm, free. Hispanic Heritage month celebration at Albuquerque High School. Food, student performances, Hispanic Heritage panel, local authors. www.aps.edu.

OCTOBER 4, 5:30-9 pm, First Friday Admission price $5.   Observe the Moon night. Info about Apollo 11 & 12, telescope viewing, continuous playing of The Day we Walked the moon. NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.  www.NMnaturalhistory.org.

OCTOBER 4, 5-8 pm, free. Opening of the art exhibit “Churches of New Mexico” featuring over 20 local and NM artists. Sumner & Dene gallery, 517 Central NWsumnerdene.com

OCTOBER 5-13, ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA – go to the website, BalloonFiesta.com for the schedule of events, entertainment, transportation, parking, etc.<

OCTOBER 5-6 and all weekends till OCT. 31, 10am-6 pm, different fees. McCall ‘s Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty. Hayrides, farm animals, corn maze. More info at mccallPumpkinPatch.com.

OCTOBER 5, 2-3 pm, free. Feature films from PBS Colores at Special Collections Library. Documentary about Joy Harjo; False Traditions, False Idols-Native American artist Charlene Teters discusses stereotypes of Native Americans used by mainstream America. Special Collections Library. Edith & Central NE.

OCTOBER 5 & 6, 10:30 am-4 pm, free. Corrales Library Book Sale. Special $5 a bag on Sunday from 3-4 pm. www.corraleslibrary.org.

OCTOBER 5, 10 am-3 pm, free. Santa Domingo Indian Market at the Placitas Library. Over 25 artists. www.placitaslibrary.com. 867-3355, 453 Highway 165, exit from I-25.

OCTOBER 5, 10:30-11:30 am, free. Seasonal Book Group at the Special Collections Library discusses Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo, US Poet Laureate. Harjo graduated from UNM in 1976.

OCTOBER 5, 9 am-12 noon, free. Tijeras Creek Remediation Project. Contact rachel@youthcorps.org. or call 314-0398. Sponsored by Bernalillo County Open Space Division.

OCTOBER 5, 3-5 pm, admission. Lecture by New Mexico historian Dr. Thomas Chavez and former US ambassador to Spain Edward Romero. Followed by a book signing “Timeless Caravan: The Story of a Spanish-American Family. “, Albuquerque Museum.

OCTOBER 5, 10:30-12 noon, free but $5 contribution to cover materials is appreciated. Vamos al Museo – art for children. National Hispanic Cultural Center. contact Elena Baca, 246-2261.

OCTOBER 5, 10:30 am, free. Sponsored by the Hispanic Genealogical Resource Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center. 1701 4th SW.

OCTOBER 5, 2 pm, free. Taos County Historical Society presents Van ann Moore speaking on Amazing Women of the Wild West: Dona Tules Barrelo, Susan Magofin, Lydia Spencer Lane. Kit Carson Electric Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alto Rd. Taos. Speaker also sponsored by the Historical Society of NM.

OCTOBER 5/6 (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. 1701 4th SW.

OCTOBER 5, 1 pm, $10. New Mexico DNA project presented by Angel de Cervatntes. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 9315 Candelaria Rd. NE.

OCTOBER 5, 11 am-5 pm, free. ABQ Zine Fest 9. Some 60 exhibitors will sell and trade zines, comics and small press publications. abqzf.com.  National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, www.nhccnm.org.

OCTOBER 5, all day, $5. Tour of the Trinity site of atomic bomb test. Contact the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Art, 352-7720 or,  ortizr@loslunasnm.gov.

OCTOBER 5-13, 10 am-5 pm, free. Old Church Fine Arts Show sponsored by the Corrales Historical Society during Balloon Fiesta Week. 966 Old Church Rdcorraleshistory.org.

OCTOBER 6 – First Sunday Free admission for NM Residents to the New Mexico Natural History Museum.

OCTOBER 6, 3-4 pm, free. Albuquerque Concert Band Concert. Eldorado HS Performing Art Center. abqband.org.<

OCTOBER 6, 1-2 pm, admission. The Many Faces of Mary by Alicia Romero, curator at the NM History Museum. Albuquerque Museum. More info at www.cabq.gov/museum.

OCTOBER 6, 11 am & repeats at 1 pm, free. (Museum admission also free on 1st Sunday). My Generation RX-safe Medication Practices for Life, Related to the Museum’s The Brain exhibit. NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.  www.NMnaturalhistory.org.

OCTOBER 6, 2-4 pm, free. Who We are Together: NM Families Project. (several generations of seven NM families are tested for DNA and discuss their Lineage). Today is the C de Baca family. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SWwww.nhccnm.org.

OCTOBER 6, 1st Sunday always free admission to the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum.

OCTOBER 6, 8-10 am, free but limited space, must preregister with Kent Swanson, 897-8831. Bosque Wild Guided nature walk. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NWwww.cabq.gov/openspace.<

OCTOBER 6, 2 pm, free. The Naughty Harvey Girls by Dr. Richard Melzer, Belen Harvey House, 861-0581. www.harveyhousemuseum.org.

OCTOBER 7, 2-5 pm, admission. Mineral Monday – experts from the ABQ Gem and Mineral Club will answer your Questions. NM Natural History Museum.

OCTOBER 8, 3:30 pm, free. Dr. Felip Gonzales, Dept. of Sociology, UNM speaks on UNM’s Chicanismo. Location TBD. Part of the History of UNM series.

OCTOBER 8, 6:30 pm, $5 donation from non-members. Robinson Pueblo and Archaeology of the Sierra Blanca presented by Thatcher Rogers UNM Ph.D candidate. Friends of Tijeras Pueblo, Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras Canyon. More info at FriendsofTijerasPueblo.org.

OCTOBER TUESDAYS 1/8/15/22/29. Salsa classes for beginners, 6-7 pm and intermediates, 7-8 pm. More info from elsa.menendez@state.nm.us, 246-2261 X 34744. Pay what you can. National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org

OCTOBER 9, 10:30 am, free. ABQ Gen. Soc. Robert Lark describes analyzing and organizing your DNA matches, Main Library.

OCTOBER 10, 5:30 pm, free. Diana Molina speaks on Icons & Symbols of our Regional Heritage. Taos Library. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

OCTOBER 11, 10am-12 noon, free but you must create an account with the city: play.cagq.gov then choose the date to register. Family Nature Walk, Open space Visitor Center, www.cabq.gov/openspace.

OCTOBER 11, 10am-4 pm, free. Grand reopening of the Blue Portal in Old Town, 2107 Church St. NW. Also celebrating their 41st anniversary.

OCTOBER 12, 10:30 am-12 noon, free. Author Greg Mays presents History of the CocktailHe discusses recipes of New Mexico cocktails & anecdotes. Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE.

OCTOBER 12, 2 pm, free. Steve Tomita presents “Spotlight on Belen Movies”. Belen Harvey House. www.harveyhousemuseum.org.

OCTOBER 12, 2 pm, free. New Mexico native and former ambassador Mari-Luci Jaramillo describes coming of age in the 1930s in Las Vegas, NM and her book “Sacred Seeds”. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 12-13, 9 am-5 pm, free. Apple & Pumpkin Festival at Wagner Farms, 5000 Corrales Rd., 898-3903.

OCTOBER 12,  begins at dusk, free. Placitas Star Party. Arrive before dark and watch telescopes being set up. Dress warmly and use red flashlights. Placitas Community Library. co sponsored by astronomical association. taas@taas.org. 867-3355.

OCTOBER 12, 1 pm, free. Ritual and Traditional Folk Music and Songs of Northern New Mexico presented by Cipriano Vigil. 2 pm, Stories to Bridge Cultures presented by Mary Ellen Gonzales. Sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council(www.nmhum.org). Part of the Camino Real Event at the Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW.

OCTOBER 12/13 (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 12, 11 am-4 pm, free. Socorro County Historical Society presents Ocktober Fest at the Hammel Museum with music, food vendors and more. More info at socorro-history.org.

OCTOBER 12,  1-4 pm, free. Indigenous People’s Day with speakers Timothy Menchengo (Santa Ana Pueblo) and Isleta Pueblo Historian Rosalee Lucero. Casa San Ysidro in Corrales.

OCTOBER 12, 2 PM, free. Cibola County Historical Society in Grants presents Steven Havrill speaking on Regional Mysteries. 535 W. High St in Grants. www.cibolahistory.org.

OCTOBER 12, 7-8 pm, free. Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation in Las Vegas NM, 116 Bridge St. Van Ann Moore presents Fred Harvey’s Southwest Couriers: All Aboard ! Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council, www.nmhum.org.

OCTOBER 12 (rice) OCTOBER 26 (meatball), 1-4 pm–Turkish cooking classes continue through Dec. 7, 1-4 pm, $30 per session. Raindrop ABQ Turkish Center, 7901 Mountain Rd. NE. Tickets on Eventbrite. Raindrop Foundation on Facebook.

OCTOBER 13, 1-4 pm, $22. “My Fair Ladies Vintage Tea”. Moriarty Civic Center. Includes a hat decorating contest and silent auction. Refreshments and entertainment. Includes vintage porrtrait and keepsake.  Proceeds benefit the Moriarty Historical Soc. and Museum. For reservation call 505-832-0839 or 832-2513.

OCTOBER 13, 2-4 pm, free. Rolling River Interactive Watershed Model. Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW at Alameda. www.bernco.gov/openspace.

OCTOBER 13, 2 pm, free. Sandoval County Historical Society presents Honoring Henry and Karen Vallo Family. SCHS DeLavy building off Highway 550 just west of the River & IHOP in Bernalillo. www.sandovalhistory.org.

OCTOBER 14, 11:30 am, $5 for non members, buy your own lunch. Albuquerque Press Women and Friends presents Edward Harness, Ex. Director of the City Civilian Oversight Agency. Mimi’s Cafe on 4316 The 25 Way.

OCTOBER 14, 9am-1 pm, admission. 1st Indigenous People’s Day including tribal entry parade, dignitaries, native dancers, speakers. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. More info at www.indianpueblo.org.

OCTOBER 15, 3:30 pm, free. David Correia, Dept. of American Studies speaks on The Life and Activism of Larry Casuse (Native American activism & protests in early 1970s). Waters Room at Zimmerman Library. Part of the History of UNM Series.

OCTOBER 16,  12 noon, free (bring your lunch). Richard Clark, Director of Bernalillo County Emergency Management speaks. McKinley Recreation Center., 3401 Monroe NE, east of McKinley Mid School. Speaker series Sponsored by Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins.

OCTOBER 17, 5-8 pm, free. Third Thursday at the ABQ Museum. Little Tokyo 1941 part of the Japanese American Citizens League exhibit. Stroll through a mini-fall festival with arts and crafts, taiko drumming, street dancing. Hear crooning by the Japanese Bing Crosby and swing music. The evening concludes with a multimedia show to commemorate the Japanese American exhibit. Music, food and beverages for sale. ABQ Museum.

OCTOBER 18, 12 noon, free. Rob Martinez, NM State Historian describes Sacramental Lives of Indios, Castas and Espanoles in Spanish Colonial New Mexico. Bring your lunch. Yucca Room of the State Records and Archives, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey, just east of Cerillos Rd. 505-476-9782. Santa Fe.

OCTOBER 18, 9:30 am-12 noon, free. Colcha embroidery stitch along, bring your project or just come watch. . Contact elenaD.baca@state.nm.us or call 246-2261. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Bridge SW,  www.nhccnm.org.

OCTOBER 19Chinese American Film Festival – films followed by Q & A and discussion. Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio NE @ Louisiana. Free but donation of $10 appreciated. First 100 people get free lunch. Films & times are:
10-11 am Abacus; 1-2:15 pm Tyrus–about person who was Disney artist;
3-3:30 pm The Canton Army in the High Sierras -Chinese railroad workers who built transcontinental railroad 1863-1869, 3:30-4:4:45 Bambi. www.cacaabq.org.

OCTOBER 19, 10:30-12 noon, free. Fred de Guio discusses his book Albuquerque International Sunport along with the development of the Sunport, routes, and different aircraft which use the Sunport. Special Collections Library.

OCTOBER 19, 11am-4:30 pm, free. Main Library (free 2 hour parking at City garage across the street) Home Movie Day: Celebrate old films on 8mm, super 8mm, 16mm. Do you have old films around the house you’d like to see. Bring them to be evaluated and possibly screened. Come just to watch ! Sponsored by ABQ Museum, Historic ABQ, ABQ Historical Society, Modern ABQ, Basement Films.

OCTOBER 19, 2 pm, free. La Conoa presents – An Intersection of Cultural Heritage and Climate Change: A Call to Action. Speaker is Theresa Cardenas describing historic impacts of Climate change on the cultural heritage of New Mexico.  National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, www.nhccnm.org.

OCTOBER 19, 6 pm, free. Book reading and signing – Refugees, Rivers and Rebels with Renny Golden and her book The Music of Her Rivers. Joined by poets Sen. Bill O’Neill, Margaret Randal and Damien Flores. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, www.nhccnm.org.

OCTOBER 19, 8:30-12 noon, free. Dia del Rio Cleanup effort at Tingley Beach. You must register at REI. www.cabq.gov/openspace.

OCTOBER 19, 10 am-12 noon, free. Bats of New Mexico. Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW at Alameda. www.bernco.gov/openspace.

OCTOBER 19, 2-4 pm.$5.  Two mile hike to the mystery stone led by John Taylor. More information from the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts, 352-7720.

OCTOBER 19, 10am -4 pm, FREE. Fiesta of Cultures at the Coronado Historic Site. Includes music, dancing, demonstrations, Native American arts and crafts vendors, 11 am is hoop dancers from Santa Clara Pueblo. www.kuaua.org.

OCTOBER 19, 10am-4 pm, $5-$15. NM Fermentation Festival, Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW.

OCTOBER 19/20Mundos de Mestizaje, tours of the colossal fresco mural about the Hispanic world in the Torreon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 20, 2 pm, free but limited seating so come early to guarantee a seat. The History of the Ridgecrest areas,  Parkland Hills Addition. Presenter is cultural historian William Dodge. Albuquerque Historical Society. Albuquerque Museum.  Free parking south of the Museum; Free admission to the Museum and the program. albuqhistsoc.org/programs

OCTOBER 20, 2-4 pm, free. Who We are Together: NM Families Project. (several generations of seven NM families are tested for DNA and discuss their Lineage). Today is the Lopez, Fraga, Liomas and Gozez families. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, www.nhccnm.org.

Numerous events, open houses, lectures, visit historic UNM Buildings, museum tours. unmalumni.com/homecoming.html

OCTOBER 22, 3:30 pm, free. The ROTC and UNM presented by Dr. Taylor Spence at Dane Smith Hall, Rm. 128, Part of the History of UNM series.

OCTOBER 24, 5:30-8 pm, free but must register. INSTITUTE OF METORITICS 75TH ANNIVERSARY lecture (includes former astronaut and Senator Harrison Schmidt) and Museum open house. Part of UNM Homecoming.

OCTOBER 24, 6:30-8 pm, $8. Voices in Science Lecture — Experiences in Fighting Drug Trafficking and Terrorism presented by one of the DEA’s most decorated agents Mike VigilPart of The Brain Exhibit. NM Museum  of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.  www.NMnaturalhistory.org. More info from jayne.aubele@state.nm.us.

OCTOBER 25, 3-5 pm, free. Lecture by nationally know history professor Dr. Paul Hutton at Mesa Vista Hall Commons. part of UNM Homecoming.

OCTOBER 25-27. Fred Harvey weekend in Santa Fe & Las Vegas, NM. talks, dinner at La Fonda, events in Las Vegas at the newly opened Casteneda Hotel. museumfoundation.org/fred-harvey-weekend.

OCTOBER 26, 11 am-12 noon. free. Tour of the Special Collections Library.

OCTOBER 26, 8:30 am-12 noon, free. Make a difference Day, cleanup in the Piedra Lisa open space area at the end of Candelaria NE. Contact John Keliiaa at 768-4209. www.cabq.gov/openspace.

OCTOBER 26, 2-4 pm, free. Day of the Dead discussion of the tradition and customs led by Sean Wells. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and  Art, 251 main Street at the water tower,  352-7720.<

OCTOBER 26, 12-3 pm, $10. Introduction to Homesteading, soil restoration and cover crops. Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. Contact Aaron Gardner, 898-3915.

OCTOBER 26, 1:30-3 pm, free with Casa admission. Heritage Spinning and weaving. Learn about the methods and practices of traditional spinning and weaving. More info from Aaron Gardner, 898-3915. Casa San Ysidro

OCTOBER 27, 12 noon-3 pm, free.  Boosque in the Bosque. Wear costumes, games and activities, learn about critters in the Rio Grande bosque. Open Space Visitor Center, 6400 Coors NWwww.cabq.gov/openspace.

OCTOBER 27, 1:30-3 pm, free. Dia de los Muertas Lecture and book signing with Ann Murdy. On the Path of Marigolds: Living Traditions of Mexico’s Day of the Dead:  National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, www.nhccnm.org.

OCTOBER 27Tour of Historic Belen properties. Sponsored by the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Art. 352-7720<

OCTOBER 27, 2 pm, free. Margaret Montoya and Diane Martinez speak on Name Narratives, an Interactive Exploration of Identity, History, Race and Culture. Corrales Historical Society. Corrales Church. www.corraleshistory.org.

OCTOBER 27, 3 pm, free. Pam Lujan Hauer presents “Pueblo Potery”” about Taos Pueblo pottery. Neighborhood in Rio Rancho, 900 Loma Colorado Blvd.

OCTOBER 26, 10 am-11:30 am, free.   Nancy Arena presents “Cooking with Compassion: Asian Inspired Recipes -demos and sampling” Natural Grocers, 4420 Wyoming NE.   Chinese American Speaker Series.  More information by calling Fay Yao at 934-3941.

OCTOBER 26/27 (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 29, 3:30 pm, free. Professor Emerita Dr. Jane Slaughter presents Women and UNM. Waters Room in Zimmerman Library. Part of the History of UNM series.

OCTOBER 31-NOV. 1/2 There are numerous events centered around Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Try googling and/or Facebook the topic.

The Wheels Museum is located in the Barelas steam locomotive repair shops at 1100 2nd St. SW. It  is open for small group tours but you must call Leba Freed at 243-6269 to schedule a tour.  The Museum showcases the history of area transportation including rail, Route 66, and Camino Real. It has photos and archives of men who worked in the Barelas facility.

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

OASIS PROGRAMS – 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.

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING – $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 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 Louisiana 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 – 
Courage and Compassion: Our Shared story of the Japanese American WW II 
Focus on youth high school photography and Film exhibit; photo exhibit Everyday People-photos of people in Albuquerque in the 1940s & 50s; Opening of A Past Rediscovered. NM History Museum.

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. Call 352-7720 for more information.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW –   www.indianpueblo.orgOpening of exhibit Zia Sun – different ways the symbol has been used on merchandise and its impact on Zia Pueblo40th anniversary exhibit “We are of this Place: the Pueblo Story”.

National Hispanic Cultural Center4th & Bridge NW. www.nhccnm.org. 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, www.nhccnm.org.New Mexico Hometown Heroes: Hispanic Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients photo exhibit.

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, www.nuclearmuseum.org. Consider yearly memberships: Family $75; adult $40; Senior $35, Youth under 13, $25 ).

NM Humanities Council Office, 4115 Silver SE.

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.  The Great War opens Nov. 11; The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, 47 Stars; Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time; Telling NM Stories,Then & Now. www.nmhistorymuseum.org. The First World War exhibit which includes letters, photos and objects. NM History Museum in Santa Fe.

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.




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 as a volunteer effort by Janet Saiers.- jsaiers@msn.com