October 2021 Online & In-Person New Mexico History & Culture Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following on-line history & cultural events:



OCTOBER 1-3 GREEK FESTIVAL St. George Greek Orthodox church, 308 High St. SEabqgreekfest.com

OCTOBER 17, 2 pm, virtual. STORIES OF EARLY ALBUQUERQUE a power point program presented by Rosemary McNerney Winkler of the ABQ Genealogical Society. She will describe and share photos of many ABQ families starting with the 1850s. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society. For more info go to the website, albuqhistsoc.org.

OCTOBER 30/31 NM Jewish Historical Society annual conference, virtual, $50. “West of Hester St. The Galveston Movement and Jewish Immigration to the Southwest”. More info and register at nmjhs.org.

OCTOBER 1, 11 am and every Thursday/Fri. in OCTOBER in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. More info at nhccnm.org.

OCTOBER 1, 4:30-7:30 pm, free. La Familia Growers Market318 Isleta SW @ Bridge Blvd. Includes arts and crafts, kids’ activities, food trucks, music, heritage work

OCTOBER 2, gate opens at 8am. Trinity Test site open to public. Enter from Stallion Gate off Highway 380, SW of Socorro.

OCTOBER 2 , 1 pm, $20, Roanoke: The Lost Colony through DNA presented by Angel de Cervantes from the New Mexico DNA Project and the Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Pay by check. To pay and get a link for the program contact angelrcervantes@gmail.com

OCTBER 2, 2 pm free to members, $5 donation others. Tracking the Chili Line Railroad to Santa Fe (1880-1943) presented by author Michael Butler. Kit Carson Electric Coop, 118 Cruz Alto Rd. More info at Taos County Historical Society.org.

OCTOBER 2, 2 pm, free. Movie – Georgia O’Keefe. Special Collections Library, 423 Central SE. Note limited parking

OCTOBER 2-3, 9am-4pm, admission. Indian Arts Festival with over 40 artists exhibiting and selling in the courtyard. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org. for more info.

OCTOBER 2/3, 11am, 2 pm, Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. in person, admission fee.  Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org for more info.

OCTOBER 2, 8:30-11:30 amHelp Clean-up Historic Fairview Cemetery,  700 Yale SE. Come and hoe tumbleweeds and goat heads. The cemetery is open dawn to dusk and accessible through the gates of Fairview Memorial Park. Wear hard soled shoes & bring your own tools. Trash bags provided.  www.HistoricFairviewCemeteryABQ.org or facebook.com/HistoricFairviewCemetery. “Where the Past meets the Present”.

OCTOBER 2 & other Saturdays in OCTOBER, 8 am – 12 – Downtown Growers Market at Robinson Park, 8th & Central NW. Mask not required if you are vaccinated. (Honor System)

OCTOBER 2-3, 9am-4pm, fee. Harvest Festival at El Rancho de los Golondrinas (near Santa Fe). More info available at golondrinas.org.

OCTOBER 3/4,  8an & 4:30 free, PBS channels. The New Deal in New Mexico interview of Kathy Flynn by Lorene Mills.

OCTOBER 3, 9am-4 pm. Free 1st Sunday. Visual Arts Museum National Hispanic Cultural Center. 1701 4th SW.

OCTOBER 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. 10 am-2 pm and other Sundays.  Rail Yards Market. Various vendors, 777 1st St. SW.

OCTOBER 4, Nambe Pueblo Feast Day.

OCTOBER 4 AND OTHER MONDAYS (11, 18, 25 IN OCTOBER). Beginner Genealogy class. Contact BeginnerGeneologyClass@gmail.com for more info.

OCTOBER 5, Early voting begins.

OCTOBER 6, 12 noon, free, Ghost Towns of the Southwest, presented by Robert Spude on the You Tube channel of the NM History Museum in Santa Fe. Go to NMHistoryMuseum.org. The website of the Friends of History has links to all the past programs, FriendsofHistoryNM.org.


OCTOBER 7/8, 11 am and every Thursday/Fri. in OCTOBER in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at nhccnm.org.

OCTOBER 8, 5-8 pm, free, In-person, ! ART WALK DOWNTOWN CENTRAL. Meet the artists in person. Street music and vendors. Most artists will be along Central. Download map and descriptions at abqartwalk.com.

OCTOBER 9, 1pm, free. Virtual.  Casa San Ysidro. Norma Libman present “From Spain to New Mexico: The Journey to Keep a Secret (the Crypto-Jews of NM)”. Co-sponsored by the Historical Society of NM.cabq.gov for more info.

OCTOBER 8, 1 pm, Zoom. Colcha Embroidery. National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org.

OCTOBER 9/10 11am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org for more info.

OCTOBER 9, 10:30 am, in person, free. Ever Changing, Ever Growing Larry Glasebrook and the Herald of the Well Country (Magazine about Tuberculosis and its editor from 1910s-1920s) presented by Teri Reynosa. Special Collections Library, Edith & Central NE. 848-1376.

OCTOBER 11, 9am-4pm, Admission fee. INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY: dignitaries, artists demos, history presentations, Native dances. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center., 2401 12th St. NWGo to indianpueblo.org for more info.

OCTOBER 11, 12 NOON, free, Zoom. Press Women presents Sara Solovitch, executive director and editor of Searchlight NM. Contact Linda Lockett at lockettabq@comcast.net to get the link to the program.

OCTOBER 12, free, in person and also Zoom. Christine St. Vrain Fischahs speaks on Ceran St. Vrains is New Mexico True, A Santa Fe Trail 200th Anniversary Commemoration Event. Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central. Los Alamos. Contact the Los Alamos Historical Society, losAlamosHistory.org to get the link.

OCTOBER 12, 2-4, virtual and in person, $5 donation. Pueblo Book Club, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Book is The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America. More info at indianpueblo.org.

OCTOBER 13, 6 pm, free, virtual. Bookworks presents  Tony Hillerman: A Life by James McGrath Morris. Anne Hillerman will also participate. Go to the Bookworks website, bkwrks.com to register and receive a link.

OCTOBER 13, 5:30 pm, $35. UNM Alumni Awards. Sandia Golf Club. Contact UNM Alumni office at 277-9092.

OCTOBER 14/-17. $100. Virtual. National Latinx Writers conference. Sponsored by the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 13, 5:30-6:30 pm, free, in person or Zoom. Jennifer Baess speaks on The Indian Reorganization Act and Efforts to Restore the Pima Agricultural economy on the Gila River.UNM Zimmerman Library. Sponsored by the Center for Southwest Research. To request Zoom link contact tjaehn@unm.edu.

OCTOBER 14/15, 11 am and every Thursday/Fri. in October, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at nhccnm.org.

OCTOBER 14, 12 noon, virtual, free. Museum of Las Cruces “History Notes” presents Elvira Maso speaking on When Confucius visited the Valley (Theme is Asian History of the Southwest).Go to las-cruces.org/1523/museums.Contact Kayla Myers for link and more information. kmyers@las-cruces.org, 575-541-2154

OCTOBER 16. 9am-5pm , Donation of $10 requested. “We are all Americans: Breaking Barriers & Building Bridges. Chinese American Film Festival includes nine films of varying length and panel discussion at 1:55 pm. Free breakfast/Einsteins & lunch/Panda Express for first 100 registrants.Grace Church 6901 San Antonio NEhttps://addmi.com/e/albuquerque-chinese-american-film-festival-we-are-all-a-MgCbSjN4MJam46VLG0N

OCTOBER 16 , 1 pm, $20, The Colony of Nueva Mexica (1598-1848). Presented by Angel de Cervantes from the New Mexico DNA Project and the Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute.To pay and get a link for the program contact angelrcervantes@gmail.com

OCTOBER 16, 9am-4pm, virtual. INDIGENOUS Wisdom Curriculum Fair. Hosted by UNM’s Institute for Indian Education and the IPCC. More info at indianpueblo.org

OCTOBER 16, 8:30 am-12 noon, free. Dia del Rio (River clean-up) Meet at Tingley Beach. Call 311 or the Open Space Division for more info.

OCTOBER 16, 12-1:30 pm, free. Lecture by artist Laura Fragua Cota, Jemez. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

OCTOBER 16, 10am-12 noon Walking Tours of Piedras Marcadas Canyon. meet in the Canyon’s parking lot. 1.5 mile hike. Sponsored by Petroglyph National Monument. Call 899-0205 for more information

OCTOBER 16, 2 pm, free. Preregister at 768-4950, Traditional Medicinal Plants by Dara SevilleOpen Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW

OCTOBER 16, 12:30-3:30 pm, Free. Stepanie Zuni gives pottery demo. Open Space Visitor Center. 6500 Coors NW

OCTOBER 16/17, 11am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org for more info.

OCTOBER 17, 2pm, free, virtual . Rosemary McNerney Winkler describes Stories of Early Albuquerque”. This will include photos and stories about early (post 1850) ABQ residents. Go to albuqhistsoc.org to connect to the Facebook page of the ABQ Historical Society.

OCTOBER 17, 10:30-12 noon, free Talk and tour of Pueblo Piedras Marcadas by Matt Schmader. Must preregister at 768-4950. Meet at the Open Space Visitor Center 6500 Coors NW.

OCTOBER 17, 8-10 am, free but you must preregister at 768-4950. Guided Nature Walk / Bosque Wild.Leaves from the Open Space Visitor Center, 6400 Coors NWwww.cabq.gov/openspace.

OCTOBER 20, 5:30-6:30 pm, free but must preregister. “Reflections of Los Poblanos Farm” by Wes Brittenham, Director of Horticulture. Come learn about the historic Los Poblanos site. Contact losPoblanos.com/events. 4803 Rio Grande Blvd. NW.

OCTOBER 21, 6-8 pm, in-person, free. THIRD THURSDAY AT THE ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM. Music outdoor in the amphitheater. All galleries open. Go to cabq.gov/museum for more details and  listing of activities. Info from Jessica Coyle, 764-6517,   jcoyle@cabq.gov.

OCTOBER 21/22, 11 am and every Thursday/Fri. in OCTOBER in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at nhccnm.org.

OCTOBER 23, 11 am, in person, free but must preregister. Confinement in the Land of Enchantment : Japanese Americans in NM during WW II. Nuclear Museum, 601 Eubank SE. Call 245-2137 to register. More info at NuclearMuseum.org.

OCTOBER 24, 2pm, free, in person. Frederico Vigil speaks about The History of Winemaking in New Mexico,Corrales Historical Society at the old Corrales Church.  966 Old Church Rdwww.corraleshistory.org.

OCTOBER 24, 3 pm, free. Virtual Book reading/discussion Jessica Helen Lopez presents Blood Poems. sponsored by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. nhccnm.org.

OCTOBER 24, 9am, registration until Oct. 4 is $10, afterwards $40. Sugar Skull fun Run, benefits the Bern Co Quality of Life Fund.

OCTOBER 22/23, 11am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to indianpueblo.org for more info.

OCTOBER 28/29, 11 am and every Thursday/Fri. in OCTOBER in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at nhccnm.org.

OCTOBER 29, 12 noon, Zoom, free.  Lecture on New Mexico history topic. Sponsored by the Historical Society of New Mexico. Will be recorded for future viewing on its you tube channel. Go to hsnm.org then programs then events. Request Zoom link by emailing,  hsnmgeneral@gmail.com.

OCTOBER 30-NOV. 2, registration fee, virtual and in-person. Before I Die New Mexico Festival. More info at BeforeIdieNM.com.

OCTOBER 30 , 1 pm, $20, The Villa de Alburquerque 1706-1821) presented by Angel de Cervantes from the New Mexico DNA Project and the Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. To pay and get a link for the program contact angelrcervantes@gmail.com

OCT. 31-NOV. 2  Halloween, Dia de los Muertos events throughout ABQ

Friday only Tours, 2pm, of the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary, end of Upper Canyon Rd. Santa Fe. Only five people per tour. $5 donation requested. Call 505-983-4609 to make reservation.

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

EL RANCHO DE LAS GOLONDRINAS. Go to Golondrinas.org and click on the Facebook icon on the right to watch a variety of past programs. Examples are: The Truchas Mill, El Horno, Sheep to Blanket, Chile & Wild Greens, NM Remedios.

NEW MEXICO HUMANITIES COUNCIL has numerous programs on their YouTube Channel including What Public Memorials mean in New Mexico, A Tribute to Rudolpho Anaya, Creating a Multi Cultural NM. Go to their website www.nmhumanities.org. Blackdom,  a panel discussion about the southern NM town founded in 1903. There are programs about the French in New Mexico, Japanese Internment camps during WW II, Women’s Suffrage and the Rio Grande. Go to nmhum.org  You tube channel.

HISTORIC SANTA FE FOUNDATION (historicSantaFe.org) offers two free programs to watch: Ron Duncan Hart speaking on the Early Jews in NM; Rob Martinez – The Enduring Hispanic Music of NM.

The Wheels Museum, 1100 2nd St. SW has reopened. Times are Monday-Thursday, 9am-12 noon. Call first to confirm, 243-6269 or info@wheelsmuseum.org.

Commemoration of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote. Various Speakers including elected officials, poets, One Albuquerque Media Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/OneABQMedia/videos/321398079104075

Corrales Historical Society celebrates the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of the Village of Corrales and the 300th anniversary of the Corrales area. Historical displays all year at the Corrales Village Hall and in the windows of the Corrales Library. View more than 1500 photos now at UNM through econtent.unm.edu/digitalcollection/chs. More info on the website of CorralesHistory.org.

MURALS OF ALBUQUERQUE (www.murosabq.com) This shows over 130 murals in the ABQ metro area. You click on each picture and it shows the mural, gives its title and address, describes the image, and the artists.

ONLINE TOUR OF THE 15 HISTORIC MURALS AT THE INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER The tour gives details  of the artist and the dance or ritual illustrated in the mural. https://indianpueblo.org/pueblos-pigments-and-prominence-the-murals-of-ipcc/

Virtual Tour of the Downtown Main Library, 1975. Presented by Modern Albuquerque and sponsored by the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund. More information including the YouTube link to the live stream is on their Events page. See www.modernabq.org/events

Historic Carizozo, NM, see the winners of the New Mexico Magazine 2020 Photo Contest at the Tularosa Basin Photo Gallery. It is now open on Friday/Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sundays from 12 noon-5pm. PhotoZozo.org, 575-937-1489.

Cibola County History Museum, 525 West High St., Grants NMSocial distancing and masks required. Go to cibolaHistory.org for more information.

OASIS SENIOR LEARNING IS PROVIDING ONLINE PROGRAMS. Contact 884-4529 or visit albuquerque.oasisnet.org for more information.

NUCLEAR MUSEUM – The Museum has a huge collection of oral history interviews (also transcribed) called Voices of the Manhattan Project. There are some 600 interviews of individuals who were either at the Manhattan Project or a family member who worked there. The  interviews are organized into 39 categories such as: Internment of Japanese Americans, Life in the Secret cities,  Hispanic employees, Native American. https://www.nuclearmuseum.org/educate/atomic-heritage-foundation  https://www.manhattanprojectvoices.org/

EAST MOUNTAIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY announces the recorded program of Rt. 66 and Historic NM License PlatesGo to EastMountainHistory.org/recorded.html  to view.


Historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE. invites anyone to come and hoe tumbleweeds and goat heads. The cemetery is open dawn to dusk and accessible through the gates of Fairview Memorial Park. Wear hard soled shoes & bring your own tools.   www.HistoricFairviewCemeteryABQ.org or Facebook.com/HistoricFairviewCemetery. “Where the Past meets the Present.

”Watch Early Jews in New Mexico presented by Ron Duncan Hart. Sponsored by the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. Go to HistoricSantaFe.org. for information.

75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WW II – The War Years: Selected Images from the NM Digital Collection. Go to the website of the Center for SW Research/Zimmerman Library,  Elibrary.unm.edu/cswr/


THE NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM has put many programs on Facebook or YouTube including The Santa Fe River in NM History presented by William Mee, ex. director of the Santa Fe Watershed Association and Andy Otto from Agua Fria. There are six videos telling the story of The Harvey Girls. YouTube https://www.YouTube.com /user/NM museum . Look up the titles. More info at the NM History Museum website, nmhistorymuseum.org.
For Facebook, click on: https://www.facebook.com/events/3051120368304586/
For YouTube, go to:  https://www.youtube.com/user/NMmus

TRIBUTES TO AUTHOR RUDOLFO ANAYA AND LINKS TO HIS ARCHIVES AT THE UNM CENTER FOR SOUTHWEST RESEARCH https://anaya.unm.edu Because of Rudolfo Anaya’s literary and cultural significance to New Mexico and to honor his legacy, UNM Libraries’ Department of Digital Initiative and Scholarly Resources (DISC) created the Rudolfo Anaya Digital Archive, a comprehensive online guide to his life and work. Oral histories, draft manuscripts, book covers, and an extensive bibliography of Anaya resources are available in the online archive. CSWR staff, and indeed, the entire UNM Libraries community is deeply saddened by Mr. Anaya’s death, one of New Mexico’s great writers and cultural icons.  While his passing is a great loss, by placing his papers with CSWR he left an incredible gift to New Mexico. His work will be treasured and preserved in perpetuity in the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections for future generations to enjoy. For detailed descriptions of the material in the Rudolfo A. Anaya Papers please see the CSWR finding aid at  https://rmoa.unm.edu/docviewer.php?docId=nmu1mss321bc.xml#crit To access the Rudolfo A. Anaya Digital Archive, please visit https://anaya.unm.edu/

Many museums now have virtual tours. Many museums and history organizations are providing free lectures & programs by using Zoom, YouTube or the Facebook page of the organization.(Note: you do NOT have to be a Facebook user to view the Facebook page of many organizations). Some of these require pre-registration so you may receive a “specific link and password”. The programs are recorded to watch later. Most programs are free but some groups are requiring payment of a fee prior to getting a link or password to access the site.


Many of the museums and cultural centers in the ABQ metro area have put programming on their websites, Facebook pages or YouTube links. This includes everything from:

  • concerts, history lectures, video tours of various museum collections,
  • photograph pod casts, curriculum and study guides for children, audio interviews,

All of this is free and even “low tech” individuals can navigate these websites There are YouTube channels available at no cost to watch to all. You are urged to explore many websites but especially these:

  • CORONADO HISTORIC SITE- Watch numerous programs from the website of the Friends of Coronado Historic Site. Kuaua.org/presentations. You can also just listen by phone. All info on their website.
  • NEW MEXICO HISTORY IN TEN MINUTES (newmexicohistory.org) On the home page, go to the bottom and click on Video of the Month. The entire list of episodes will appear by clicking on the corner of the video. NM State Historian Rob Martinez is most engaging and informative and there are more than 40 Episodes. The episodes may be heard in chronological order or by topic which is introduced in the first minute or so of the episode.
  • NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER (www.nhccnm.orgLa Hilacha Podcast-numerous podcasts including the 1918 Pandemic: What does History teach us by NM State Historian Rob Martinez. There are many videos about NM history related topics from the La Canoa series including Nina Otero Warren, New Mexican 20th Century Mujerota. You may visit various exhibits.
  • NEW MEXICO PBS PODCASTS ON WOMEN & THE RIGHT TO VOTE. go to NewMexicoPBS.org/new-mexico-and-the-vote-podcast/
  • ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum Picture This! Podcast – short 5-6 minute podcasts (combo of voice and photographs) by Museum photo archivist Jill Hartke. The podcasts include: baseball in ABQ, downtown businesses in the early 1920s, local photos from 1969-1970, Lovelace astronauts, Streetcars and Motorettes (ABQ 1907-1920s).
  • CIVIC AUDITORIUM HISTORY VIDEO (1957-1986) www.modernabq.org. Go to the Resources Tab, then the drop down to the three Civic Auditorium videos. They tell the story of the structure: why it was built, how it was used and why it was ultimately demolished.
  • OUR FAIR NEW MEXICO: A VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES OF NM MUSIC http://www.newmexicoculture.org/virtualconcerts. There are numerous concerts by NM artists ranging from harpist Otilio Ruiz, Jemez flutist Marlon Magdalena, Lone Pinon, Dos Gatos, and Rob Martinez playing Northern NM music.
  • INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER (indianpueblo.org)  You may read about current and past exhibits. These include Matriarchs at the Heart of Pueblo Families and Recipes from a Pueblo Kitchen. The website also gives an overview of each of the 19 NM pueblos and lists the individual websites. Go to NativeAmericanHeritageMonth.gov for links to the Smithsonian, National Endowment for Humanities, National Park Service, National Archives, Teacher resources and more.
  • COULD COLUMBUS HAVE BEEN JEWISH AND SHOULD WE CARE? (YouTube) presented by Norma Libman  and the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society. Use this link. To contact Norma directly go to her website www.normalibman.com.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4pesp7e8EmbyZJmt4ze9oQ/
  • LAS CRUCES MUSEUM SYSTEM has many interesting history programs on their website/Facebook Page/YouTube. On line at the Las Cruces Museum Facebook page. www.facebook.com/LCmuseums/   Call 575-541-2154 for more information, Kayla Myers las-cruces.org/1523/museum. Branigan Center.

Holocaust Museum and Gellert Education Center NM, 616 Central SW. Go to the website nmholocaustmuseum.org. Questions call 247-0606.


ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCHIVED VIDEO PROGRAMS The Albuquerque Historical Society provides videos of scheduled program presentations that are live-streamed to the Society’s Facebook page. If viewed live, the Facebook live-stream event allows those who are unable to attend the opportunity to participate in the question and answer session following the event.  The video presentations are permanently available in the “Videos” section of the AHS Facebook page, on the AHS YouTube Channel, as well as linked to from the appropriate AHS Program pages. Presentations captured on Facebook videos to date include:

DISCLAIMER: All information should be checked with the sponsoring entity as changes may have occurred.