September 2019 NM History & Culture Opportunities



Encourage your participation in the following history & cultural events:

September 15, 2 pm, free but limited seating. A photographic presentation of The History of Menaul School, founded 1896 and the Menaul Historical Library and Archives of the Presbyterian Church Southwest. Albuquerque Museum, free parking south of the Museum, free admission to the Museum and program.

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.

HISTORIC KIMO THEATRE FREE DOCENT LED TOURS – 12 NOON, August 4, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28. You must reserve a ticket at


*******   ITS STATE FAIR TIME, SEPTEMBER 5-15   *******

SEPTEMBER 1, 2 PM, free Cleveland, NM Roller Mill Museum presents Van Ann Moore chautauqua Fred Harvey’s Southwest Couriers: All Aboard. Sponsored by the NM Humanities

SEPTEMBER 1 – First Sunday Free admission for NM Residents to the New Mexico Natural History Museum.

SEPTEMBER 1, 11 am & repeats at 1 pm, free. (Museum adm. 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.

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

SEPTEMBER 1, 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

SEPTEMBER 3, 10:30-2:30 pm. ABQ Gen. Society military Research group, Adventures of the War of 1812 Privateers. Main Library, Contact Stuart Murray, for more info.

SEPTEMBER 3-8 with education sessions Sept. 9. Oregon-California Trails Association National Convention, Santa Fe,

SEPTEMBER 4, free. 1-3 pm is showing of  film “Never Give Up, Minoru Yasui & the Fight for Justice”. The first Japanese American attorney to challenge the forced removal of Japanese from the west coast during WWII. First Wednesday free admission all day at the ABQ Museum. 

SEPTEMBER 4, 12 noon, free. Noted NM historian Paul Hutton speaks on The Head of Mangas Coloradas: Mimbrano Apache Chief (1863). New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe.

SEPTEMBER 4, 6-7 pm, free. NM History Museum. Fiesta Lecture. Alabados, Alabanzas, Inditas, Corridos: Enduring Hispanic Music Of NM presented by NM state historian Robert

SEPTEMBER 5, 10:30 am-12 noon, Free.  ABQ Gen. Society DNA Research Group, , Main Library, 2nd floor.​ Call the library at 768-5141 or Lynda at 898-5592 or Marianne at 833-3991.

SEPTEMBER 5, 5:30 pm, free. Waters Room of Zimmerman Library. Rand Jimerson presents George Orwell in Memory & Archives. Contact Tomas Jaehn for more info, or 277-7107.

SEPTEMBER 6, 6:30-8 pm, First Friday Admission price $5.   NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.

SEPTEMBER 6, first Friday free admission to the Balloon Museum.

SEPTEMBER 7, 3 pm, free. Feature films from PBS Colores at Special Collections Library. Hi Pockets Busse and Frontiersman-famed western musician who sang with Roy Rogers. El Ranchito de las Flores-the musical legend/accordian player Antonia Apodaca from Northern NM. Special Collections Library. Edith & Central NE.

SEPTEMBER 7, 10:30 am, free. State Historian Robert Martinez speaks on “Mulatos of Cochiti: Caste in Spanish New Mexico”.  Sponsored by the Hispanic Genealogical Resource Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center. 1701 4th SW.

SEPTEMBER 7  2 pm, free. Taos County Historical Society presents Nancy Owen Lewis speaking on The Artistry of El Delirio: The White Sisters remarkable Legacy.  Kit Carson Electric Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alto Rd. Taos. Speaker also sponsored by the Historical Society of NM.

SEPTEMBER 8, PLACITAS GARDEN TOUR, 9am-4pm, $12. More info at

SEPTEMBER 7/8 (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.

SEPTEMBER TUESDAYS 3, 10, 17, 24. Salsa classes for beginners, 6-7 pm and intermediates, 7-8 pm. More info from, 246-2261 X 34744. Pay what you can. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

SEPTEMBER 7/8, 10 am-5 pm, free. Alameda / North Valley Studio Tour. 37 artists at 14 studios. Download free map at

SEPTEMBER 8, 10-11:30 am, free. Poetry through the Seasons. Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW at Alameda.

SEPTEMBER 9, 11:30 am, $5 for non members, buy your own lunch. Albuquerque Press Women and Friends presents Sammy Lopez, director of the NM Press Association and former editor of the Farmington Daily Times. monthly luncheon. Mimi’s Cafe on 4316 The 25 Way.

SEPTEMBER 10, 3 pm, free. Arnold Herrera presents “The Way of the Drum” about Cochiti Pueblo History. Neighborhood in Rio Rancho, 900 Loma Colorado Blvd.

SEPTEMBER 10, 6:30 pm, $5 donation from non-members. The Tiwa Mural/Map Project: the Tiwa World presented by Deborah Jojola (Isleta/Jemez). This provides the context for Tiwa speaking pueblos of the Rio Grande Valley. Friends of Tijeras Pueblo Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras Canyon. More info at

SEPTEMBER 10, 7 pm, free. Nancy Owen Lewis presents Surviving Edgar Lee Hewett-His Battles & Enduring Legacy. www.los Fuller Lodge Pajarito Room, 2132 Central Ave., Los Alamos. Speaker also sponsored by the Historical Society of NM.


SEPTEMBER 11, 6:30-8 pm, $8. Voices in Science Lecture — New Concepts in Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Cognitive Impairment by Dr. Gary Rosenberg . Part of The Brain Exhibit. NM Museum  of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW. More info from

SEPTEMBER 14, 10:30 am-12 noon, free. Postcard collector Nancy Tucker continues her presentations with Comic Postcards by ABQ Publishers. Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE. (Come early to guarantee a seat).

SEPTEMBER 14, 8-10 am, free but limited space, must pre-register with Kent Swanson, 897- Walking with Poets (poet laureate Michell Otero and Mari Simbana). Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW.

SEPTEMBER 14, 6-8:30 pm, free. Moonrise Concert, Stray Dawgs playing Bluegrass. Open Space Visitor Center, Coors NW. (alcohol free event)

SEPTEMBER 14/15 (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.

NO BOOK CLUB IN SEPTEMBER, free. A monthly discussion of books written about or by Native Americans.

SEPTEMBER 14, 4-5 pm, free. Snail Mail Social ! Let’s write letters and discuss the history of mail, penpals and more. Special Collections Library.

SEPTEMBER 14, Socorro County Historical Society presents a guided auto tour of San Marcial, 1929-2019 – 90 year commemoration of the town’s destruction by flood. More info at

SEPTEMBER 14, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, free. Salud y Sabor Celebrates Peru. Cooking demos, art/movement activities for adults, entertainment. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

SEPTEMBER 14 and continues through Dec. 7, 1-4 pm, $30 per session. Turkish cooking classes. Raindrop ABQ Turkish Center, 7901 Mountain Rd. NE. Tickets on Eventbrite. Raindrop Foundation on Facebook.

SEPTEMBER 14, 10-11:30 am, $10 & must preregister. Workshop on Mindfulness for Adults. Part of The Brain Exhibit. NM Museum  of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW. More info from

SEPT. 14, 12:30 m. free. Lobo football vs. Nortre Dame watch party. The Pit. Food vendors available.

SEPTEMBER 15, 6 pm, free. Sunday Sunset Nature Meditation. Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW at Alameda.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2 pm, FREE. Nancy Bartlett speaks on Sons of the Land of Enchantment meet the Sons of the Land of the Rising Sun. – the WW II Japanese internment camps in New Mexico. Friends of Coronado Historic Site Lecture series meets at the DeLavy House in Bernalillo (Sandoval county Historical Society building)

SEPTEMBER 15 , 2 pm, free but limited seating so come early to guarantee a seat. The History of Menaul School, founded 1896  and the Menaul Historical Library of the Presbyterian Church. Presenters include Dr. Christine Sierra, UNM professor; former students Rudy Laumbach and Francis Chang, Nona Browne former Library director. Albuquerque Historical Society. Albuquerque Museum.  Free parking south of the Museum; Free admission to the Museum and the program.

SEPTEMBER 15, 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). this Sunday is the Romero and Martinez families. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th

SEPTEMBER 16, 12 noon – 3 pm, free. Coffee with a Cop. Nutrition Plus Protein Bar, 2420 Juan Tabo NE.

SEPTEMBER 17, CONSTITUTION DAY -learn about your US Constitution.

SEPTEMBER 17, 4 pm, free. UNM International Studies and Contemporary Jewish Studies Series presents Dr. Joyce Antler speaking on Jewish Feminism & Women’s Liberation: Perspectives from 50 years of Activism. UNM Student Union rooms A & B.

SEPTEMBER 17, 6:30-7:30 pm, $8. The Medicine in Marijuana, a PBS special, Part of The Brain Exhibit. NM Museum  of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW. More info from

SEPTEMBER 18, 12 noon, free. Dr. Rick Hendricks, State Records administrator  describes Antonio Narbona: New Mexico’s multinational governor. 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.

SEPTEMBER 18,  12 noon, free (bring your lunch). Speaker series sponsored by Bernalillo County. McKinley Recreation Center., 3401 Monroe NE, east of McKinley Mid School. Sponsored by Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins.

SEPTEMBER 19, 5-8 pm, free. Third Thursday at the ABQ Museum. Take a little Trip – Low Rider Culture. Also a presentation by Poet Levi Romero; photographer Miguel Gandert and film maker Tim Castillo. Music, food and beverages for sale.  ABQ Museum.

SEPTEMBER 19, 9:30 am, free. Memorial Burial Ceremony for unclaimed and indigent Bernalillo County Residents sponsored by Bernalillo County.  Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE.

SEPTEMBER 19, 6-9 pm, free. Discussion of  current photo exhibit – Survive on this Shore. UNM Art Museum.

SEPTEMBER 19, 5:30-7 pm and followed by a reception, free. NM Courts: the Bar, the Bench, the Backroom. Judge Linda Vanzie ’95; Judge Stan Whitaker ’89; Judge William Johnson ’90. UNM Law School Bratton Hall, 1117 Stanford NE. Must preregister at UNM Alumni Association.

SEPTEMBER 19, 5:30-6:30, free. Peacemaking in Africa Public Lecture Series. UNM Student Union. Co-sponsored by the NM Humanities Council. More info at

SEPTEMBER 20, 6:30-8:30 pm, free. Friendship dinner and demo of “How to prepare Noah’s Pudding“. Raindrop ABQ Turkish Center, 7901 Mountain Rd. NE. RSVP necessary. Raindrop Foundation on Facebook.

SEPTEMBER 20, 9:30 am-12 noon, free. Colcha embroidery stitch along, bring your project or just come watch. . Contact or call 246-2261. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Bridge SW,

SEPTEMBER 20/21, registration fees. NM Genealogical Society annual conference at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel in ABQ.

SEPTEMBER 21/22Mundos de Mestizaje, tours of the colossal fresco mural about the Hispanic world in the Torreon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

SEPTEMBER 21, 5-9 pm, free. 35th Anniversary of Open Space — Campfire, concert & storytelling. 5-6:30 pm, Latin Jazz Fuego. 7-9 pm campfire/storytelling presented by Rex Funk and Matt Schmader. Open Space Visitor Center on Coors NW. (alcohol free event)

SEPTEMBER 21, 1:30-2:30, free. Frederico Sisneros & the Preservation of the Abo Ruins presented by Donna Deiner and Dixie Boyle. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts.  251 Main Street at the Water Tower. More info at 352-7720. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council. Call 352-7720 for more info.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1:30 pm, free. The West: Singing its Story. Santa Fe Public Library. sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

SEPTEMBER 21 and continues through December 14. $150 weekly Turkishish Language Classes, 10 am-12 noon. Raindrop ABQ Turkish Center, 7901 Mountain Rd. NE. Raindrop Foundation on Facebook.

SEPTEMBER 21, 9:30-4:30 pm, free. Gathering of the Seeds day long activities concludes exhibit at the ABQ Museum.

SEPTEMBER 21, 11 am-6 pm, free. West Fest Rt. 66 Festival with Al Hurricane Jr. and the Atrisco Heritage HS mariachis, car show. Alamosa/Ted Gonzales Community Center, 6900 Gonzales SW.

SEPTEMBER 21,  6-9 pm, tickets. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center fundraising gala.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2-3 pm, free. Archaeology Hike on the Moon presented by Beth Laura O’Leary. NM History Museum,

SEPTEMBER 22, 9-10:30 am, free but RSVP at 314-0398. Sabino Canyon Wildflower Walk. Sponsored by Bernalillo County Open Space.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2-4 pm, Los Alamos Jewish Center, 2400 Canyon Rd. Lance Bell, Noel Pugach, Harvey Buchalter. Telling the Stories: the Personal accounts of NM Jews in Business and Community Life. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council,

SEPTEMBER 22, 2 pm, free. Linda Tigges speaks on New  Mexico Merchants in Colonial NM — The luxuries of the Manila Galleons and the Atlantic Trade. Corrales Historical Society & co-sponsored by the Historical Society of NM. Old Corrales Church.

SEPTEMBER 22, 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. this Sunday is the Madrid and Padilla families. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

SEPTEMBER 26, 5:30 pm, free. Waters Room of Zimmerman Library. Frank Graziano presents Historic Churches of New Mexico: A Visual Tour.  Part of the UNM People & Places series.  Contact Tomas Jaehn for more info, or 277-7107.

SEPTEMBER 26, 5:30-6:30, free. Peacemaking in Africa Public Lecture Serices. UNM Student Union. Co-sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

SEPTEMBER 26, 7 pm, free. La Nina, the life of Nina Otero Warren. The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

SEPTEMBER 27,  6 pm, free. Chocolate in Chaco & Beyond presented by Dr. Patricia Crown. Talk uses decades of research on consumption of chocolate in Chaco and other parts of North and South America. UNM Anthropology Lecture Hall room 163.  Followed by fundraiser featuring wine, chocolate, cacao elixirs.

SEPTEMBER 28, 10 am-12 noon, free.   Aimee Tong  speaks on “One Month in China: Lanzhou, ABQ’s Sister City” North Domingo Baca Community Center. Chinese American Speaker Series.  More information by calling Fay Yao at 934-3941.

SEPTEMBER 28/29 (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.

SEPTEMBER 28/29, 10 am-4 pm, free. Harvest Festival at Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. Demos of traditional Heritage Arts. Contact 987-8828, Aaron Gardner,

SEPTEMBER 28/29, free. Heart of Corrales Fiesta. Historic San Ysidro church and various locations in Corrales. Kids activities, exhibits, and more.

SEPTEMBER 28, 11 am-12 noon. free. Tour of the Special Collections Library.

SEPTEMBER 28, 9 am -5 pm, free. ATSF 2926 Open House, 1833 8th St NW

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.

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) 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


NEW MEXICO DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS Over 200,000 pages of historical state newspapers have been digitized and may be viewed.

WEBSITE SPOTLIGHT website about NM history & culture.

Unser Racing Museum

NM Veterans Memorial (Albuquerque)
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,


Holocaust & Intolerance Museum, 616 Central SW.

UNM Zimmerman Library Center for Southwest Research
 Contact CSWR –

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.
Chinese Americans in New Mexico, Earth, Fire, Life – Six Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics 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,

Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts. Call 352-7720 for more information.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW –
Opening of exhibit Zia Sun – different ways the symbol has been used on merchandise and its impact on Zia Pueblo 40th anniversary exhibit “We are of this Place: the Pueblo Story”.

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

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, 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 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. 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 or call 277-0077. UNM CE & Osher provide travel, lectures and classes. Osher requires a $20 membership fee. Go to for course descriptions.

New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, NM Cultural Affairs Dept.

Placitas Public Library, 453 Hy 165, 5 miles east of the I-25 exit., 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. Contact 343-7480 or

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




Celebrating New Mexico Statehood site,
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
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.


Visit the web sites of  the Albuquerque Historical Society,, 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.-