THE ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
& THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NM
Encourage your participation in the following on-line history & cultural events:
MUSEUMS OPENING AT 25% CAPACITY Albuquerque Mayor Keller announced that the Albuquerque Museum will open Sept. 15 and the Balloon Museum will open September 16. The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History opened August 31 with daily hours of 9 am-5 pm The New Mexico Holocaust Museum in downtown ABQ is supposed to open Sept. 5. Check their websites for more details as to hours of operation, gift shops, etc. All Covid regulations will be followed.
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.
OASIS LIFELONG LEARNING PRESENTS VARIOUS NM TOPICS INCLUDING: ABQ City of Neon, Sept. 15 by Deb Slaney; Sept. 17, Wonders of the Weavers: Rio Grande Blankets from the 18th-20th Centuries; Sept. 28, the Fossils and Geology of NM.
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.or
SEPTEMBER 1-30, LOS LUCEROS HISTORIC SITE VIRTUAL FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL. go to nmhistoricsites.org and select Los Luceros.
SEPTEMBER 2, 12 NOON. The French in New Mexico, Four Centuries of Exploration, Adventure and Influence presented by Francois Marie Patorni.Go to the NM History Museum Facebook Page to watch live. nmhistorymuseum.org. Presented by the Friends of History. More information at nmhistorymuseum.org.
SEPTEMBER 2, 5 pm, free. Japanese American WW II Internment in New Mexico presented by Nikki Nojima. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council on their You Tube Channel. https://www.youtube.
SEPTEMBER 3, 6 pm, free. At the Precipice: New Mexico’s changing Climate Part 1 (the Science) presented by Laura Paskus. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council on their You Tube channel. https://www.youtube.
SEPTEMBER 4, 8 PM. BURNING OF ZOZOBRA – broadcast on KOAT Channel 7. Also make it a “drive in movie” experience at Isleta Amphitheatre, $20 per car. Gates open at 5:30 pm
SEPTEMBER 4, 5-8 pm, free, In-person ! Art Walk downtown Albuquerque. Meet the artists in person. Street music and vendors. Most artists will be along Central. Download map and descriptions at abqartwalk.com.
SEPTEMBER 4, 6-9 pm, free. Exhibit of “Art of Healing” Curanderismo. B. Ruppe Building, 807 4th SW. (Part of Art Walk Downtown).
SEPTEMBER 5, 10 am-5 pm (and every Saturday in September). The Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography reopens showing the award winning 2020 New Mexico Magazine photos. 401 12th St. in Carrizozo. More info at photozozo.org or 575-937-1489.
SEPTEMBER 5, Premiere of Archaeology Podcast which explores archaeological research around the Southwest. Sponsored by the Los Luceros Historic Site. Go to nmhistoricsites.org for more information.
SEPTEMBER 5, 8 am-12 noon and every Saturday in September, Growers Market Robinson Park downtown, in person. Capacity at 50%. Mask required. More info at www.downtowngrowers.org or 252-2959.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2 pm online Zoom, free. Anne Hillerman speaks on Tale Teller: Tony Hillerman’s Landscapes. Taos County Historical Society. Email Paul Figueroa at paulcfigueroa@gmailcom or 575-779-8579 to request link.
SEPTEMBER 6 & EVERY SUNDAY IN SEPTEMBER, 10 am-1pm in person, limited capacity, must wear mask. Alvarado Park Farmers Market includes food & art. 2000 Alvarado NE near San Mateo & Constitution.
SEPTEMBER 5, 1 pm, $15. Part 1, Anthropological Genetic History: the Visigoths Connection to NM Families, Haplogroup 1 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 angelrcervante
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 8:30-11 AM, CLEAN UP MORNING AT THE FAIRVIEW HISTORIC CEMETERY, 700 YALE SEAll welcome, bring tools, gloves and wear hard soled shoes (no sandals). Wear sun screen & face coverings. Trash Bags & water provided. Facebook:.Historic Fairview Cemetery
SEPTEMBER 8, 5 PM, free. New Mexico Historian Dr. Tom Chavez “Speaking of Traditions” on the El Rancho de las Golondrinas Facebook Page. Facebook.com/SFGolondrinas. More info on their website golondrinas.org.
SEPTEMBER 9, 10:30 am, free online. ABQ Genealogical Society presents Sunny Jane Morton, nationally known genealogist “Finding your Ancestors in Church History. Go to abqgen.org/events.html.
SEPTEMBER 10, 6:30 pm, free. RSVP to get Zoom password. Lobo Living room UNM & the CDC. UNM Provost Executive VP for Academic Affairs Dr. James Holloway and UNM Alum Peter Hicks, epidemiologist speak about How UNM and its Alums are addressing the Pandemic. UNMAlumni.com/events or 277-5808.
SEPTEMBER 10, 6 pm, free. At the Precipice: New Mexico’s Changing Climate Part 2 (the Politics) presented by Laura Paskus Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council on their You Tube Channel. https://www.youtube.
SEPTEMBER 12, SEPTEMBER 19 & 26, New Mexico“Daycation”, Staycation” and “StoryTellers” sponsored by the ABQ Hispano Chamber of Commerce. Includes visits to Sandia Peak Tram, Taos Scenic Byway, and discussion with Steven Michael Quezada and Jeremiah Bitsui.. Go to the website of the Hispano Chamber for more information. www.ahcnm.org.
SEPTEMBER 12, 10 am – 6 pm, tickets through Eventbrite. Donation of $5-10 suggested. NM Prickly Pear Festival and Drive Thru Market. On Gold Ave. between 2nd & 3rd Streets. Go to NMPricklyPearFest.com for more information.
SEPTEMBER 14, Bernalillo County Clerk mails Absentee Ballot applications to all registered voters.
SEPTEMBER 15 , 1 pm, $15. Part 2, Anthropological Genetic History: the Visigoths Connection to NM Families, Haplogroup 1 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 angelrcervante
SEPTEMBER 15, 6 pm, online Zoom. Nancy Greenspan speaks on Atomic Spy, the Dark Lives of Klaus Fuchs. Los Alamos Historical Society. Go to losalamoshistory.org/events.
SEPTEMBER 16, 6 pm, free. BOOKWORKS ONLINE AUTHOR SERIES – Dave DeWitt presents his book Chili Peppers. request Zoom link by Email, RSVP@bkwrks.com.
SEPTEMBER 17, 6-8 pm, free. 3RD THURSDAY AT THE ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM-Dreams Unreal, the Genesis of the Psychedelic Rock Poster. – Go to cabq.gov/museum for listing of activities. 7 pm performance by Let it Grow playing music from the Grateful Dead.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2 PM, LIVE STREAM ON THE ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY (AHS) FACEBOOK PAGE, free. The Photo Heritage of Eddie Ross Cobb and Daphne Cobb: Unbending Courage and Creativity presented by Sueki Woodward. Until the Museum of Albuquerque is available for group programs, AHS programs will take place by live stream on the AHS Facebook Page. Go to www.albuqhistsoc.org.
SEPTEMBER 20, 3 pm, free. BOOKWORKS ONLINE AUTHOR SERIES – Laura Paskus correspondent with KNME’s New Mexico in Focus presents her book At the Precipice: New Mexico’s Changing Climate. request Zoom link by Email, RSVP@bkwrks.com
SEPTEMBER 23, 5 pm, free. The French in NM History presented by Francois Marie Patorni. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council on their You Tube Channel. https://www.youtube.
SEPTEMBER 24, 6 PM, Free online live. Commerce & Culture on the Santa Fe Trail presented by historian Irene Blea. Part of the Abiquiu talk series. Registration at https://siabiquiu.org/abiqu
SEPTEMBER 24, 5:30-6:30, FREE online. Language Shaping & Identity Making in Northern New Mexico presented by Dr. Lillian Gorman of the U or Arizona. Part of the series from the Center for SW Research, UNM. Contact Tomas Jaehn, email@example.com for Zoom access. You will be sent the link two days in advance.
SEPTEMBER 26, 4 pm, free online., Los Matachines Traditions in New Mexico. Go to the website of Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site. https://www.
SEPTEMBER 29, 6pm, free. BOOKWORKS ONLINE AUTHOR SERIES-request Zoom link by Email, RSVP@bkwrks.com. Moises Gonzales (UNM) and Robert William Pratt Jr. discuss their book Slavery in the Southwest: Genizaro Identity, Dignity and the Law.
SEPTEMBER 30, performances at 5:30 & 7 pm, free. Globalquerque! Cross Cultural Crossover. National Hispanic Cultural Center NM Facebook page. Facebook.com/NHCCNM/.
Commemoration of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote. Various Speakers including elected officials, poets, musicians. City gov facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/
MUSEUM GIFT SHOPS/GALLERIES NOW OPEN FOR IN STORE SHOPPING
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW, 843-7270
Manzano Mountain Art Council, 101 E. Broadway in Mountainair, 847-0109-Tues-Thur. 11-3 pm, Saturday 11-2 pm manzanomountainartcouncil.o
New Mexico Art Museum in Santa Fe, 982-1131, 10-4 pm, Tuesday – Sat.
New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, 982-9543, 10am-4 pm, Tuesday – Sat.
WHAT ELSE IS OPEN OR IN PERSON?
FARMERS MARKETS – See above
DOWNTOWN ART WALK -SEE ABOVE ON SEPTEMBER 4
LIBRARY BRANCHES ARE OPEN AT VARIOUS TIMES. Call the library before you go there. Capacity limits so call to find best times to visit.
WALKING TOURS OF DOWNTOWN STORE WINDOWS CALLED WINDOWS ON THE FUTURE presented by 516 Arts. Go to their website 516Arts.org to download map of locations and see what’s in each window.
OASIS SENIOR LEARNING IS PROVIDING BOTH IN-PERSON PROGRAMS OR ONLINE. Contact 884-4529 or visit albuquerque.oasisnet.org
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO CENTER FOR SOUTHWEST RESEARCH AT ZIMMERMAN LIBRARY IS TAKING LIMITED APPOINTMENTS FOR RESEARCH. Go to their website to fill out an application, ELibrary.unm.edu
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.nuclearm
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/csw
DAILY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS & ADULTS AT THE MAXWELL MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY maxwellmuseum.unm
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 aresix videos telling the story of The Harvey Girls. YouTube https://www.YouTube.
For Facebook, click on: https://www.facebook.com/e
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SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO VISIT THE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY Other library branches have opened on a limited basis but Special Collections remains closed. Staff will help you with research or setting up an appointment by contacting specialcollections
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/docvi
To access the Rudolfo A. Anaya Digital Archive, please visit https://anaya.unm.edu/
*****AMAZING HISTORY / CULTURE OPPORTUNITIES ONLINE*****
In this time of buildings being closed, many of the museums and cultural centers in the ABQ metro area have put programming on their websites, Facebook pages or You Tube 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:
- 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 25 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.org) La 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-an
- ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY http://www.cabq.gov/cu
lturalservices/albuquerque-mus eum You may visit the current exhibitions. This includes an 11 minute video of the Jim Henson exhibition and a four minute “walk through” the new exhibit Trinity Reflections on the Bomb. This commemorates the 75th anniversary of the July 16, 1945 detonation of the nuclear bomb. You may also look at thousands of items, paintings and photographs that are part of the collection.
There are short 5-6 minute pod casts (combo of voice and photographs) by Museum photo archivist Jill Hartke. The six 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.newmexicocult
ure.org/virtualconcerts Concerts began on April 10 and 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.
- COULD COLUMBUS HAVE BEEN JEWISH AND SHOULD WE CARE ? (you tube) 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/
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 as well as linked to from the appropriate AHS Program pages. Presentations captured on Facebook videos to date include:
- They Won the Vote! : Suffrage and Suffragists in New Mexico
Sylvia Ramos Cruz, M.D. – August 23, 2020
- Albuquerque Sculptor Herb Goldman
Lisa Goldman – July 19, 2020
- Secret Albuquerque: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Ashley M. Biggers – June 21, 2020
- Albuquerque in the Nuclear Age
Duane Hughes – February 16, 2020
- Early History of the Albuquerque Open Space Program
Rex Funk – January 19, 2020
- A History Lover’s Guide to Albuquerque
Roger Zimmerman – November 17, 2019
- Ridgecrest Area History: The Parkland Hills Addition
Willam Dodge – October 20, 2019
- History of Menaul School
Dr. Christine Sierra – September 15, 2019
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