Programs

Albuquerque Historical Society - Edmund Ross
Edmund G. Ross – Territorial Governor of NM from 1885-1889

The Albuquerque Historical Society (AHS) sponsors a series of monthly programs or tours and traditionally meets on the third Sunday of each month at 2:00 PM. Meetings are held at the Albuquerque Museum, located on Mountain Road NW in Old Town Albuquerque, unless otherwise indicated in the monthly program notice. Parking is free in the lot south of the Albuquerque Museum. Admission to the Museum and AHS program is free.

Some program presentations 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 embedded in the appropriate AHS Program pages.To see a list of AHS program videos, visit our AHS Program Videos page.

Periodically, the Society sponsors tours to historic points of interest in the Albuquerque area and/or holds meetings or receptions in locations of special historic interest. Sometimes there is a small charge for visiting that facility.

Programs cover a wide variety of topics related to some aspect of Albuquerque or New Mexico history. Some recent and future topics include:

The Spanish Flu Pandemic in New Mexico 1918-1920

1918 Photo of ill patients at Camp Funston, KS at Camp On Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm, former state historian and now State Records Administrator Rick Hendricks, Ph.D,. will present The Spanish Flu Pandemic in New Mexico 1918-1920. The presentation will be live-streamed on the Albuquerque Historical Society’s Facebook Page. The end of World War I in 1918 coincided with
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Architectural History of Albuquerque’s Old Main Library

Photo of Old Main Library, Albuquerque NM On Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm, Teri Reynoso, Library Para-Professional and Circulation Supervisor, will present an architectural history of the structures at the site on the northwest corner of Edith and Central Avenue NE at 423 Central Avenue NE, “Old Main Library” in Albuquerque, NM. The presentation will
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The Photo Heritage of Eddie Ross Cobb and Daphne Cobb: Unbending Courage and Creativity

Book Cover - Edie Ross Cobb On Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm, photographer and author Sueki (Susan) Woodward, will present a biography of Eddie Ross Cobb’s life and photographic journey in New Mexico from 1891 to 1940. Eddie Ross Cobb, was the great grandmother, of the program presenter, Sueki Woodward. Her e-book “Eddie Ross
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They Won the Vote! : Suffrage and Suffragists in New Mexico

Photo of Adelina Otero Warren On Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm, Dr. Sylvia Ramos Cruz, will give a presentation on the campaign for woman suffrage in New Mexico. The presentation will be live-streamed on the Albuquerque Historical Society’s Facebook Page. The campaign for woman suffrage in New Mexico is rich and deep. But, as
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Albuquerque Sculptor Herb Goldman

Photo of Herb Goldman On Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm, Lisa Goldman will give a presentation on the life of her late father, Herb Goldman, focusing on his sculptural contributions in the Albuquerque area. The presentation will be live-streamed on the Albuquerque Historical Society’s Facebook Page. Herb Goldman (1922 – 2012) was
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Secret Albuquerque: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

Cover of Secret Albuquerque: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure On Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm, Author Ashley M. Biggers will give a presentation on her new book, Secret Albuquerque: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. The presentation will be live-streamed on the Albuquerque Historical Society’s Facebook Page. Where in Albuquerque can you find accidentally dropped
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History of the University of New Mexico Press

UNM Press Logo April 2020 AHS Program Cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The scheduled Sunday, April 19, 2020 presentation of “History of the University of New Mexico Press” has been cancelled. Information on if and when the presentation will be rescheduled will be forthcoming. On Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm,
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Albuquerque in the Nuclear Age

1951 photo of Building 800 at Sandia Labs February 2020 AHS Program As part of a series of talks on the History of Albuquerque from the 1880s to the 1960s, Duane Hughes will present  Albuquerque in the Nuclear Age. He will focus on the impact of the largest generator of Albuquerque’s growth since World War II, Sandia National
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Early History of the Albuquerque Open Space Program

ABQ OPen Space logo January 2020 AHS Program On Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm, Rex Funk will present a photographic history of the Albuquerque Open Space system going back to the 1960s. Albuquerque’s nationally known open space system dates back to the 1960s and includes over 30,000 acres of volcanic escarpment, river
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A History Lover’s Guide to Albuquerque

Hist Lovers Guide to Alb - front cover November 2019 AHS Program On Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2:00 P.M., Albuquerque Historical Society’s immediate Past President Roger Zimmerman will present his new book, A History Lover’s Guide to Albuquerque. This book goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer a historical journal through an area rich with diverse cultures
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Ridgecrest Area History: The Parkland Hills Addition

House Practical, 1300 Ridgecrest SE 1928 October 2019 AHS Program On Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2 pm Albuquerque Historical Society’s Board Member Willam Dodge, Ph.D., relates the intriguing story of the Parkland Hills Addition that culminates in the subdivision’s recent listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Parkland Hills Just a Whisper from the
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History of Menaul School

Photo of Harper Donaldson standing in front of Donaldson Hall September 2019 AHS Program On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2 pm, there will be a presentation by University of New Mexico Political Science Department Professor Emeritus Dr. Christine Sierra and staff from the Menaul Historical Library of the Southwest. Dr. Sierra will present a brief history, including historic photos,
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KiMo Theatre: Fact and Folklore

KiMo Theatre Fact & Folklore Book Cover August 2019 AHS Program On Sunday, August 18, at 3 PM, author and editor Jacqueline Loring of the non-profit organization SouthWest Writers will present her new book, KiMo Theatre: Fact and Folklore, about the history of its founding in 1927. The book is a collection of newly-told stories, articles, memoirs,
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Will Steinsiek Performs as Reverend Thomas Harwood

Photo of Will Steinsiek Performs as Reverend Thomas Harwood July 2019 AHS Program On Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2 pm, Historian and United Methodist Pastor Reverend Will Steinsiek will perform a “Chautauqua-style” presentation in costume and in character of New Mexico Methodist Missionary, Reverend Thomas Harwood. He will recite the life of Thomas Harwood focusing on his latter
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Theodore Roosevelt’s 1903 Visit to Albuquerque

Cover of book Keep it for Your Children: Theodore Roosevelt's 1903 Western Trip As part of his “Tracing TR’s 1903 Train Trip Tour,” author James Blase will be presenting at a special meeting of the Albuquerque Historical Society at 1:30 PM, on Wednesday, July 3 at the Auditorium at the Albuquerque Museum. Mr. Blase’s new book, Keep it for Your Children: Theodore Roosevelt’s
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FREEDOM AND IMPEACHMENT: “The Courage of Edmund G. Ross”

Book Cover -Edmund G. Ross: Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist June 2019 AHS Program On Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 2 pm, there will be a premiere of the locally produced PBS documentary: FREEDOM AND IMPEACHMENT: “The Courage of Edmund G. Ross”, former Territorial Governor of New Mexico. It is based on the biography by Richard A. Ruddy: “Edmund G.
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2019 Huning Highland Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour

Photo of house in Huning Highlands There will not be an Albuquerque Historical Society Program in May. Instead, enjoy the 2019 Huning Highland Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour in the Huning Highland neighborhood near Broadway & Central. The tour of five homes, two commercial structures and various gardens is from 11 am-3 pm on Sunday, May 12,
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