September 2022 Online & In-Person NM History & Culture Opportunities



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



HUNDREDS OF ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES AT THE BRANCHES OF THE ABC LIBRARY SYSTEM, Go to to review listing by location, days and times!

DOWNTOWN WALKING TOURS, 10 AM, DOWNTOWN CENTRAL (1ST – 8TH ST.)  Meet at the corner of 1st and Central SW by Tucano’s Restaurant. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society. Parking is not free on Saturdays so be sure to pay meters, parking lots, or parking garages. Tours continue no matter the weather.

SEPTEMBER 18 ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY in-person free programs at the ABQ Museum. Free Parking, Free Admission to the ABQ Museum. SEPTEMBER 18, 2 pm, Jill Hartke speaks about the photos archives at the Museum of Albuquerque.


DO YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS EACH MONTH TO HELP THE WHEELS MUSEUM? Volunteers are needed so the Museum can be open more; run the model railroad trains, also help needed with events, marketing, fund raising. Call Leba Freed at 243-6269.

SEPTEMBER 4, 11,18,25 –  Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum.

SEPTEMBER 5 OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY (became federal holiday in 1894) honors all workers but the holiday began because of bad working conditions for the common worker in the US and around the world.

SEPTEMBER 7, 12 noon, virtual Zoom, free.  Author Sherry Robinson describes James Calhoun, 1st Territorial Governor of NM,  NM History Museum. Go to to get info to log in. Previous programs are on the You Tube channel and website of the New Mexico History Museum,

SEPTEMBER 7, 9 am-5 pm. Free admission on 1st Wednesday, ABQ Museum. 

SEPT. 7, 11am, free. Los Lunas Library Manager Cynthia Shetter speaks about “Lola Armijo and the 1st sex discrimination case in New Mexico History”, sponsored by the UNM Valencia Branch at the UNM Valencia training building, 1020 Huning Rd. Loop in Los Lunas.

SEPTEMBER 8/9, 11 am and every Thursday/Fri. in SEPTEMBER in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. More info at

SEPTEMBER 8-18 NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR, details, daily schedule, fees, parking and more at

SEPTEMBER 8/9, 11 am, person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at

SEPTEMBER 10, 6-8 pm, free. Sunset Concert with Calle 66 Contemporary Salsa. 768-4950. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW. More info from or 768-4950.

SEPTEMBER 10, 10:30 am, in person, free. Journalist Nick Pappas tells about “Dawson, New Mexico – Ghost Town.” Dawson is remembered for two of the deadliest Coal Mine Disasters in the US (1913, 1922). Special Collections Branch Library, Edith & Central NE. 848-1376. Be aware of parking regulations on surrounding streets.

SEPT. 10, 1 pm, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, The Carthaginians Connection to NM Families, Haplo group E1 b1 b1b- presented by Angel Cervantes. Includes a short film. Presented by the New Mexico DNA project and Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Payment must be by postal mail. Contact for postal address and to register.

SEPTEMBER 10, 10 am – 4 pm, free for members, $2 others. Friends of the Public Library monthly book sale at downtown Main library, 5th & Copper NW.

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

SEPTEMBER 11, Patriot Day (In Remembrance of those killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks 9/11/2001).

SEPTEMBER 11, 9am-4 pm, $15 in advance, $20 that day, kids under age 16 free. Placitas Garden Tour of seven amazing gardens. More info at

SEPTEMBER 11 – Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum.

SEPT 11, 2 pm. Sandoval County Historical Society, Electric Heritage Project- a collection of short films about Bernalillo, presented by Bernalillo High School students, Dr. Joseph Moreno and the Bernalillo Museum. DeLavy House in Bernalillo. Turn off Hy. 550 just west of Coronado Historic Site.

SEPT. 11, 1-4 pm, free. Huge photo show of people and places in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties. Sandoval County Historical Society Museum on Homestead Lane, off 550, just east of Santa Ana Star and west of Coronado Historic Site.

SEPTEMBER 12, 12 Noon, free, Zoom. to get link Email Changes to the NM Constitution regarding the “anti-donation clause”. Learn about an important question on the November ballot from Dick Minzner, former legislator and Secretary of NM Tax and Revenue Dept. Sponsored by Albuquerque Press Women and Friends.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2-4 pm , free but $5 donation suggested. Pueblo Book Club in person or Zoom.  Guns, Germs and Steel, the Fate of Human Societies   by Jerod Diamond. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

SEPT. 13, 9:30 am, free, by Zoom or in person. Colcha Community Stitch Along. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

SEPT. 14, 11 am-12 noon, free but limited seating so RSVP at 243-6269. . Wheels Museum Sing along (railroad / travel songs) by Dan Matthews and the Hobo’s Lullaby. Wheels Museum, 1100 2nd SW.

SEPTEMBER 14, 10:30 am, free. virtual. Regular monthly meeting of the ABQ Genealogical Society. Victoria Sullivan speaks on Introduction to Lineage Societies.

SEPT. 15 Jicarilla Apache Feast Day

SEPTEMBER 15/16, 11 am and every Thursday/Fri. in SEPTEMBER in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. More info at

SEPTEMBER 15, 5-8 pm, free, in person. Third Thursday “Live After 5”, music, Various stand-up local comedians. Music, make your own craft. More info from Jessica Coyle, 764-6517, jcoyle@cabq.govABQ Museum.


SEPT. 16, 5 pm, $5 entry includes beer. Hear lecture from local scientist and also tour National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. “Science on Tap”., 601 Eubank SE.

SEPT. 16/17 DH Lawrence Ranch 100th Anniversary. Various events in Taos, NM. Learn about the life of D.H. Lawrence. More info on the website of the UNM Dept. of English Language and Literature. Sept. 16, 7 pm, “D.H. Lawrence in Taos” film at Harwood Museum, 238 Ledoux St. Reserve free ticket through    Sept. 17, 2 pm, free – Frieda Lost & Found-Uncovering Treasures of the D.H. Lawrence Ranch, Harwood Museum.

SEPTEMBER 16, 10 am – 3 pm, free for members, $2 others. SPECIAL 50% OFF SALE.    Friends of the Public Library monthly book sale at downtown Main library, 5th & Copper NW.

Sept. 17, 2-4 pm, free. Chautauqua – La Nina, The Story of Nina Otero Warren performed by Deborah Blanche, Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Art, 251 Main St. Los Lunas, More info at 352-7720.

SEPTEMBER 17 CONSTITUTION DAY (Delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the US Constitution document in Philadelphia in 1787)

SEPTEMBER 17/18, 11am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos.Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to for more info.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2 pm, free. Dianne Layden presents Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Chautauqua, International District Library, 7601 Central NE (E. of Louisiana).

SEPT. 17, 11am-1pm, free. Festival de la Cultura Hispana. Family friendly games, Crafts, music. 11 am live flamenco performance. Downtown Library 5th & Copper NW.

SEPTEMBER 17, 6-8 pm, free. Community Concert with Jimmy Clinks and performance by Conservation Carnivale. Face painting, rock climbing wall, nature exhibits. Sponsored by the Open Space Division. at the Tijeras Bio Zone Open Space, 15600 Central SE (east of Tramway).

SEPTEMBER 17/18, 10-4 PM, different fees. Renaissance Faire. Rancho de las Golondrinas. More info at or call 505-471-2261.

SEPTEMBER 18, 8-11 am, free but $2 park entrance per car. Foothills Wild, Moderately strenuous guided hike. Elena Gallegos Open Space, Contact depps@cabq.govfor more info, 768-4951. Meet at the Cottonwood Springs parking lot.

SEPTEMBER 18 , 2 pm, free admission to ABQ Museum and free parking in Museum lot. In person event. Jill Hartke discusses the photo and digital archives of the Museum of ABQ. Hartke will explain how she creates  the “picture this” visual podcasts and some of the stories behind them. Stay afterwards for a short tour of the photo archives. Sponsored by the ABQ Historical Society. ABQ Museum small auditorium.

SEPTEMBER 18, 10 am – 2 pm, Railyards Market – 777 1st St. SW. Over 150 vendors.

SEPT. 18, 2 pm, free. Alan Osborne presents, Journey into the Mists of Time – NM’s Colorful Past. Corrales Historical Society at the Old Church, 966 Old Church Rd., also sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

SEPT. 18 10 am-5pm, free admission. Celebrate the life of Nina Otero Warren – music, lectures, performances. More info on the website of the NM History Museum.

SEPT. 19  Laguna Pueblo Feast Day

SEPT. 20, 10 am, free. Bilingual story time for toddlers ages 3-5 . “Don Gato”. National Hispanic Cultural Center

SEPT. 20, 11 am, free by Zoom. The Art Gifts of Albuquerque High School 1926-1982. Some 30 paintings were purchased by senior classes of ABQ HS. Ultimately that valuable collection was obtained by the ABQ Museum. Learn about it in this online program. Go to

SEPT. 22, 6 pm, free. Globalquerque Global Headphone dance party and concert. Must reserve tickets. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at

SEPTEMBER 22/23, 11 am, person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Register at

SEPT. 24, 10 am, free. Tour of historic houses in Las Lunas. Includes the Luna Mansion, Huning House. Must RSVP by Sept. 20. Contact the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Art at 352-7720. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

SEPTEMBER 24, 9am-4pm, free. Open House for Locomotive 2926. Tours of the locomotive, music (territorial brass band, Los Radiators), Free hot dogs and soda. Tour the locomotive, 1833 8th St. NW just south of I-40,  adjacent parking.

SEPT 24, 1 pm, $20. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETIC HISTORY, Viriathus: the 1st National Hero of the Iberian Peninsula presented by Angel Cervantes. Includes a short film. Presented by the New Mexico DNA project and Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute. Payment must be by postal mail. Contact for postal address and to register.

SEPT. 24, 9am-12 noon, free. Neighborhood Nature Festival. Music, storytelling, hands on nature activities. Alamosa Park, 1100 Bataan SW. More info from Jessica Sapunar Jursich,, 768-4959. Sponsored by the Open Space Division.

SEPT. 24-25, 10 am-4 pm, free.  Corrales Harvest Festival at Casa San Ysidro and Historic Corrales Church, 966 Old Church Rd.  Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. Games, kids’ crafts, pie walk, photo fun, Harvest Food samples, demos of tin work, wood carving and more. More info at or Contact Aaron Gardner to get  info at 898-3915 or

SEPTEMBER 24/25, 11 am, 2 pm, in person, admission fee. Cultural Dance Program representing various pueblos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Go to for more info.

SEPTEMBER 25, 4 pm, free. Author and former State Historian Rick Hendricks presents “Indians and the New Deal” “fireside chat” presented by the New Mexico New Deal. Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe.

SEPTEMBER 25-27, Observance of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year).

SEPTEMBER 24 ,  11 am – 12 NOON, free. Tour of Special Collections Library (constructed in 1925) RSVP at 505-848-1376. 423 Central NE. Please note parking restrictions on streets around library.

SEPTEMBER 25 –  Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum.

SEPTEMBER 25, 10 am – 2 pm, Railyards Market – 777 1st St. SW. Over 150 vendors.

SEPTEMBER 29/30, 11 am and every Thursday/Fri. in SEPTEMBER in person, $2. Tour of Torreon Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil. National Hispanic Cultural Center. More info at

SEPT. 30 Taos Pueblo Feast Day.

SEPT. 30, 6 pm, free but you must RSVP to get ticketsMaxwell Museum Courtyard Series. Dine DJ Randy Boogie and DJ (Jemez, Dine) Guaranteed play their music and entertain, 500 University Blvd. NE.

SEPT. 30, $15, $10 for members. Nuclear After Dark Outdoor Movie and Music/dancing. Food trucks, drinks available. “Bad Habit and the Enablers”. nuclearmuseum.org601 Eubank SE.

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

EL RANCHO DE LAS GOLONDRINAS, Celebrating 50 years. Go to 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.

HISTORIC SANTA FE FOUNDATION ( offers many 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 is open. Times are Sunday-Thursday, 9 am-12 noon. Call first to confirm, 243-6269 or

MURALS OF ALBUQUERQUE ( 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.

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

Cibola County History Museum, 525 West High St., Grants NMGo to for more information.

OASIS SENIOR LEARNING IS PROVIDING ONLINE PROGRAMS. Contact 884-4529 or visit 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.

EAST MOUNTAIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY announces the recorded program of Rt. 66 and Historic NM License PlatesGo to  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. or “Where the Past meets the Present.

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 /user/NM museum . Look up the titles. More info at the NM History Museum website,

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TRIBUTES TO AUTHOR RUDOLFO ANAYA AND LINKS TO HIS ARCHIVES AT THE UNM CENTER FOR SOUTHWEST RESEARCH 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 To access the Rudolfo A. Anaya Digital Archive, please visit


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. You can also just listen by phone. All info on their website.
  • NEW MEXICO HISTORY IN TEN MINUTES ( 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.
  • CIVIC AUDITORIUM HISTORY VIDEO (1957-1986) 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.
  • LAS CRUCES MUSEUM SYSTEM has many interesting history programs on their website/Facebook Page/YouTube. On line at the Las Cruces Museum Facebook page.   Call 575-541-2154 for more information, Kayla Myers Branigan Center.
  • HOLOCAUST MUSEUM and GELLERT EDUCATION CENTER NM, 616 Central SW. Go to the website Questions call 247-0606.


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: