THE ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
& THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NM
Encourage your participation in the following history & cultural events:
APRIL 15 , 2 pm, Free. The Zeon Files: Art & Design of Historic Rt. 66 Signs presented by Mark Childs and Ellen Babcock from UNM. Albuquerque Museum, free parking south of the Museum and free admission to the Museum and the program. www.albuqhistsoc.org.
FREE SATURDAY GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF DOWNTOWN CENTRAL AVE. MEET YOUR GUIDE AT SW CORNER OF 1ST & CENTRAL IN FRONT OF THEATER. City meters NOT monitored on Saturdays. Call 289-0586 to leave a message or reserve for a group more than five. Sponsored by the ABQ Historical Society & Historic ABQ. www.albuqhistsoc.org.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEW MEXICO ANNUAL HISTORY CONFERENCE, APRIL 19-21 IN ALAMOGORDO, NM. More program information, registration form at www.hsnm.org. Teachers and students may attend for free.
DA VINCI THE GENIUS EXHIBIT – The most comprehensive traveling exhibition on the life, art and inventions of Leonardo da Vinci ever assembled. Continues through July 29, 2018 at the NM Natural History Museum in Old Town.
Help clean up ABQ’s open space areas on Saturdays in April: 7th Copper; 14th, Indian School; 21th, Menaul; 28th Piedra Lisa. More info at www.cabq.gov/openspace.
PURCHASE YEARLY MEMBERSHIPS TO VARIOUS LOCAL MUSEUMS & CULTURAL CENTERS. AMAZING VALUES FOR FAMILIES & SENIORS.
APRIL 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 FAMILY FUN DAY EVERY SUNDAY, 12 noon-5 pm: Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW. April Theme is “What’s Up, Wind & Weather”. Sponsored by the Bernalillo County Open Space Division. No reservation needed.www.bernco.gov/
APRIL 1, free admission for NM residents on first Sunday at the NM Natural History Museum on Mountain Rd. in Old Town. (does not include the Da Vinci exhibit). www.
APRIL 3, 7 pm, free. Archeology, Art & National Parks with photographer David Halpern. Manzano Mountain Art Council, 101 E. Broadway at the blinking light in Mountainair. Co-sponsored by the Torrance County Archeology Society and Salinas Pueblo.
APRIL 3, 10, 17, 24 Tuesdays, Pay what you can $5-$10. Cuban Salsa classes for beginners and intermediates. Beginners & intermediate 6-7 pm; 7-8 pm Intermediate and advanced. National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org. Contact email@example.com, 246-2261 ext. 34744.
APRIL 3, 4-7 pm, free. Book launch of The Galisteo Basin and Cerrilos Hills. Signing and presentation by Paul Secord and Homer Milford at the Black Bird Saloon in Cerrillos, NM.
APRIL 4, 12 noon, free. David Rasch, Historic Preservation officer for the City of Santa Fe, speaks on 100 years ago and Now, What is Santa Fe Style? NM History Museum in Santa Fe. www.nmhistorymuseum.org.
APRIL 4, 3-5 pm, UNM Mesa Vista Hall courtyard and SUB. Observance of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 3 pm, vigil at Mesa Vista; 3:30Reflection by former US Senator Fred Harris; 4 pm panel discussion from various members of Ethnic Studies in the SUB atrium. Call 277-5644 for information.
APRIL 4, 12:05 pm, free. Kaemper Music Bach’s Lunch series presents music with flute and harp. First United Methodist Church, 315 Coal SW, free parking. Box lunch may be purchased for $5. Call 239-4421 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Info at kaempermusic.com.
APRIL 4, all day. First Wednesday free admission to the Albuquerque Museum.
APRIL Wednesdays 4, 11, 18, 24. Ride the Railrunner free if you’re age 62 and over. All trains, all day. Must show ID. riometro.org, 245-7245.
APRIL 5, 5:30 doors open, 6 pm lecture, free. D.H. Lawrence Lecture by Andrew Harrison from the D.H. Lawrence Research center England. He discusses one of Lawrence’s controversial short stories “The Woman Who Rode Away”. UNM Continuing Ed Building, 1634 University NE.
APRIL 6, NM Humanities Council Building at Silver & Morningside SE. Opening reception, 6 pm. Stories of Identity from ABQ’s Asian and Pacific Island Community. www.nmhum.org.
APRIL 6, 5:30 PM, free. Opening reception for “People Powered-New Mexicans and Social Movements:. National Hispanic Cultural Center.
APRIL 7, 10:30 am-12 noon, free but donations appreciated. Vamos al Museo! Children’s Art program will be creating piñatas. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Contact Elena Baca at 246-2261 or by email, ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us.
APRIL 7, 10:30 AM, free. Historian Robert Torrez speaks on Voices from the Past: the Comanche Raid of 1776 and other Tales of NM. www.nhccnm.org. Sponsored by the Hispanic Genealogical Resource Center of NM. National Hispanic Cultural Center.
APRIL 7, 2-4 pm, free. Monthly New Mexico theme movie, Bless Me Ultima. Special Collections Library.
APRIL 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.
APRIL 7, 12 noon-5 pm, free. Celebrate Albuquerque’s Birthday, Fiestas de Albuquerque in Old Town. Live music, dance, local food and beverage, artists demos, Founders Processions, Old Town Plaza.
APRIL 7, Cesar Chavez March and Fiesta. March at 10:30 am, Fiesta from 12 noon to 4 pm. National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.cesarchaveznm.org.
APRIL 7, 2 pm, free. Taos Historical Society. Conchita Marusich presents “In Search of William Wolfskill”. Kit Carson Coop Meeting Room, 118 Cruz Altos Rd.
APRIL 8, 10-11:30 am, free. East Mountain Interpretive Series at Sabino Canyon, Map & Compass Course led by Jim Patrick. More info at bernco.gov/openspace. 314-0398.
APRIL 8, 2 pm, free for members of the Sandoval County Historical Society, $5 others. Sandoval County DeLavy House off Highway 550 in Bernalillo. Turn north at the IHOP restaurant. www.
APRIL 9, 11:30 pm, $5 for non-members, buy your own lunch. Linda Atkinson
APRIL 9, 1 pm, Grants, NM at the old courthouse, free. The NM National Guard’s Role in Defense of the Philippines,
WW II. Cibola County Historical Society and Am. Legion Post 80. www.cibolahistory.org.
APRIL 10, 2-4 pm or 6-8 pm free. A book club discussing Native American topics or books by Native Americans. This month is “Pueblo Profiles- Cultural Identity through centuries of Change by Joe Sando. Food may be ordered from the café. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. www.indianpueblo.org.
APRIL 10, 6:30 pm, $5 for non Members. The Galisteo Basin and Cerrillos Hills. Presented by Paul Secord. Friends of Tijeras Pueblo at the Sandia Ranger Station on highway 337 just off I-40. www.
APRIL 10 AND 12, Presentations by graduate students who did archival research in the 2018 Fellows Colloquium. Zimmerman Library. More info at library.unm.edu/cswr.
APRIL 11, 10:30 am, free. Certified professional photo organizer Teri Winfield speaks on “Leaving a Photo Legacy?” Main Library downtown. Sponsored by the ABQ Genealogical Society.
APRIL 11, Art sale, Belen Harvey House, 104 North 1st St. in Belen, NM
APRIL 12, 5:30, free. It’s really about Questions. a Discussion with graduate artists to better understand their creative practices. UNM Art Museum. www.unmartmuseum.org or call 277-4001
APRIL 12, NMSU History Professor Jon Hunner speaks on Early civilizations and National Parks in NM. NM Farm and Ranch Museum in Las Cruces.
APRIL 13, 1-2 pm, free. To (practice) Be(ing) A Rock with artist Nicolas Jacobsen, UNM Art Museum www.unmartmuseum.org or call 277-4001.
APRIL 14, 8 am, free. Opening of Farmers Market at Robinson Park. Continues through the Summer.
APRIL 14, 10 am, $50. Workshop on Leonardo’s Machines with Dr. Natalie Elliot. Part of the Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at the NM Natural History Museum.
APRIL 14, 10:30 am, free. Van Ann Moore presents a chautauqua performance of Early Carrie Tingley. Special Collections Library, Edith & Central NE.APRIL 14, 4 pm, free. The Live Poets Society of Northern New Mexico reads poems. Placitas Community Library, 5 miles east of I-25 at the Placitas exit. www.placitaslibrary.com.
APRIL 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.
APRIL 15, 2 pm, free. The Zeon Files: Art & Design of Historic Rt. 66 Signs presented by Mark Childs and Ellen Babcock. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society at the Albuquerque Museum. Free parking south of the Museum; Free admission to the Museum and the program. albuqhistsoc.org/prog
APRIL 15, 2 PM, free for members Friends of Coronado Historic Site, $5 others. Recent excavations at Coronado by Education Coordinator Ethan Ortega. Sandoval County Historical Society DeLavy House off Highway 550 in Bernalillo at the I-Hop.
APRIL 15, 2 pm, museum admission. How the Victorian House brought Modern Living to Albuquerque by Chris Wilson, UNM Professor of Cultural Landscape Studies. Albuquerque Museum.
APRIL 15, 2 pm, Van Ann Moore presents chautauqua of the Unsinkable Molly Brown. Belen Harvey House.
APRIL 15, 1-3 pm, free. Wonder of Learning. Early Childhood Exploratory stations, snacks. Bachechi Open Space.
APRIL 15, 2 pm, free. Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Student films about four ABQ Holocaust survivors. Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana NE. More info at 247-0606.
APRIL 16, 1 pm, free. Local musician Chuy Martinez presents Songs of the Chicano Movement. UNM Student Union Bldg.
APRIL 17, 7-8:30 pm, free. ABQ Water Conservation: How are we doing and why is it important !. Presented by Richard Chapman and Laura Ferrary. Congregation Albert Green Team Series, 3800 Louisiana NE, 883-1818.
APRIL 18, 6:30 pm, free. Tony Hillerman Legacy. Presented by Ann Hillerman. Willard Room at UNM Zimmerman Library.
APRIL 18, 12 noon-1pm, free – bring your own lunch. Speaker Pending. McKinley Recreation Center just east of McKinley Mid School, 4500 Comanche NE. Sponsored by County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins.
APRIL 18, free. A Rainforest in the Desert: 5:30-6:15 PM, reception./registration; 6:30 program with UNM Professor Robert del Campo; 7 pm tours of the new UNM building at Broadway and Central NE. Contact the UNM Alumni Association, 277-5808 or email@example.com. http://www.
APRIL 18, 6-8 pm, $15. Frybread Cooking class, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. www.indianpueblo.org. 843-7270.
APRIL 19-21 Historical Society of New Mexico annual history conference, Alamogordo. www.hsnm.org.
APRIL 19, MARCH 15, 5:30-7:30 pm, free. Salud y Sabor: Nopales and Blue Corn. Cooking demos and art activities. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Contact David Torres, 246-2261 for more info or DavidM.Torres@state.nm.us.
APRIL 19, 5-8:30 pm, free. Making Africa. Music, presentations, art projects, part of Third Thursday program at the Albuquerque Museum. www.cabq.gov/museum
APRIL 19, 7 pm, free. Lecture by artist Gina Beavers. Albuquerque Museum.
APRIL 19, 5:30-6:30 pm, free. Film essay “These are the Days” with artist Lara Goldman. UNM Art Museum www.unmartmuseum.org or call 277-4001.
APRIL 20, 6-8 pm, free. opening reception for Levon Loncassion artist of “Zuni Ceratops & Anomalous Illusions”. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
APRIL 20, 9:30 am-12 noon, free. Colcha Community Stitch-Along. Bring your colcha embroidery project. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW. www.nhccnm.org. Call 246-2261 X 189.
APRIL 20, 6:30-11 pm, tickets. Reliving the Renaissance music and dancing. NM Natural History Museum.
APRIL 21, 2 pm, free. La Canoa Legacy Series: A Lie Halfway Around the World: the Carl Taylor Murder Case (a real event in 1936) Presented by Dr. Gabriel Melendez from UNM. National Hispanic Cultural Center library. www.nhccnm.org.
APRIL 21/22 (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.
APRIL 22, 8:30-10 am, free. Ojito de San Antonio Bird Walk. Meet at the San Antonio Church in Tijeras, NM on North 14. Sponsored by Bernalillo County Open Space.
APRIL 22, 2 pm, free. Rob Martinez, assistant state historian presents Casta System in New Spain and NM. He describes how race played a part in shaping colonial society in New Mexico. Old Church in Corrales, sponsored by the Corrales Historical Society. corraleshistory.org.
APRIL 22, 2-4:30 pm, free but $10 donation encouraged. Showing of the PBS documentary The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer followed by a panel discussion led by scientist and Rabbi Jack Shlachter. Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos.
APRIL 21, 10:30-5:45, free. Iberian Peninsula DNA Institue and NM DNA Project celebrate the anniversary of the project with Angel de Cervantes. Special Collections Library.
APRIL 23-29, daily, regular admission. American Indian Week with daily dances at 11am, 12 noon, 2 and 3 pm. Workshops with Native American artists and more. See website www.indianpueblo.org
APRIL 25, 6:30 pm, $8. Science & Technology: Past & Present -a panel discussion with representatives of science, engineering, computer technology, education. Natural History Museum.
APRIL 26, 1:30 pm, $40. Downsizing the Family Home-strategies to accomplish the Task. A lecture/workshop presented by nationally known author and speaker Marni Jameson. Albuquerque Museum.
APRIL 26, 5:30-7 pm, free. Art Historian Klint Erickson presents “Cloisters and Franciscan Placemaking in 17th century NM -Spanish Mission Architecture”. Zimmerman Library.
APRIL 27, 4-8 pm, free. Reception for Patrick Nagatani; a Survey of Early Photagraphs followed by the Debut of the film Living the Story – 35 years of the life of Patrick Nagatani (pick up tickets in advance from Popejoy box office), UNM Art Museum www.unmartmuseum.org or call 277-4001.
APRIL 28, 9am-4 pm, free. New Mexico authors book sale and signing, various programs to benefit local literacy programs. Moriarty Civic Center.
APRIL 28, all day, free. CELEBRATE CARRIZOZO, speakers, music, tours of historic buildings, food available for purchase.
APRIL 28, 11am, free. Tour of Talin Market by Victor Limary, corner of Lousiana & Central SE. The Chinese American Speaker Series, NOTE (this program will NOT meet at North Domingo Baca Community Center. Go to Talin Market. More information by calling Fay Yao at 934-3941.
APRIL 28, 2pm, admission. Special tour of the art exhibit La Ultima given by Dr. Eliseo Torres, director of the Curranderismo program at UNM and curandera Tonita Gonzales. National Hispanic Cultural Center.
APRIL 28, 1-3 pm, free. Nisei, the greatest generation: Soldiers, Protestors, Prisoners of WW II. Light Hall in Silver City at Western NM University.
APRIL 28, 10am-4 pm. free. Old San Ysidro church mudding and spring cleaning Day. Contact John McCandless at Johnmccandless01@gmail.com or 520-373-8538.
APRIL 28, 2-4 pm, free. Water: A Juried Fiber Arts exhibit with 20 artist. Open Space Visitor Center.
APRIL 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.
APRIL 28, 10am-5 pm, ticket fee. ABQ Renaissance Faire. equestrians, combat demos, living history, music dancing, magic; pet fashion contest and more. More info at CultureABQ.com or call 311. Balloon Museum.
APRIL 29, 12 noon – 2pm, free. Pottery Making demo with the Lewis sisters from Acoma. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
APRIL 29, All day, free. South Valley Pride Day-food, arts and crafts, parade. Westside Community Center.
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) www.oasisabq.org. Fe
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 ce.unm.edu/Osher.
NEW OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ALBUQUERQUE HISTORY View the scrapbooks of the ABQ City Clerk dated from 1922-1974. The books have been copied and reside at the ABQ Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE. Check at the main desk.
NEW MEXICO DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS Over 200,000 pages of historical state newspapers have been digitized and may be viewed. http://elibrary.unm.ed
anapachecosantafe.com website about NM history & culture.
Unser Racing Museum www.unserracingmuseum.o
NM Veterans Memorial (Albuquerque) www.nmv
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 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE & RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY www.nmslrhs.org
NM Genealogical Society, Main Library, nmgs.org/index.php.
Holocaust & Intolerance Museum, 616 Central SW.
UNM Zimmerman Library Center for Southwest Research
Contact CSWR – http://elibrary.unm.edu/
Albuquerque Museum of Art & History –
Making Africa: A Continent of DesignMansions, Motoring, Millennials – the History of the Huning Highlands area., “Only in Albuquerque”,
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. Gallery talk at 6:30 pm by artist Maxx Stevens. Maxwell Museum UNM.www.maxwellmuseum.unm.edu.
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.
Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW – www.indianpueblo.org. New 40th anniversary exhibit “We are of this Place: the Pueblo Story”. Meditations on the Journey by artist Felix Vigil (Jemez, Jicarilla)
National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge NW.www.nhccnm.org. La Ultima Exhibicion based on the visual interpretation of the novel Bless Me, Ultima. National Hispanic Cultural Center.
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History “Critical Assembly, the Secrets of Los Alamos 1944″ an installation by American sculptor Jim Sanborn. Step back in time to experience pure science through art … the recreation of the super secrets from the Manhattan Project’s atomic bomb. Nuclear Museum, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, info@nuclearmuseum.
Santa Fe Museum of Indian Arts –Turquoise Water Sky: the stone and its Meaning. www.indianartsandcult
New Mexico History Museum – The Land that Enchants Me, picturing sheet music covers 1840-1960 with NM themes. Voices of Counter Culture in the Southwest; The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, 47 Stars; Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time; Telling NM Stories,Then & Now. www.nmhistorymuseum.org.
UNM CONTINUING EDUCATION & OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE Maralie BeLonge, 277-6179, program supervisor for Osher. For course info go to dce.unm.edu/culture or call 277-0077. UNM CE & Osher provide travel, lectures and classes. Osher requires a $20 membership fee. Go to dce.unm.edu/osher for course descriptions.
New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, NM Cultural Affairs Dept. www.nmhistoricpreservati
Placitas Public Library, 453 Hy 165, 5 miles east of the I-25 exit. www.placitaslibrary.com, 867-3355.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY LOCAL HISTORY & ARCHIVES 423 Central SE, branch manager Eileen O’Connell, 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. www.menaulhistorica
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE & HISTORY www.nuclearmuseum.org
Casa San Ysidro www.FriendsofValledeOro.org.FEBRUARY 20, Casa San Ysidro reopens. Call 898-3915.
WEBSITES OF NOTE
Celebrating New Mexico Statehood site, nmstatehood.un
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 www.newmexicohist
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. www.cabq.gov/library
CENTENNIAL TEACHERS RESOURCE GUIDE
Visit the web sites of the Albuquerque Historical Society, www.albuqhistsoc.org, 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 by Janet Saiers.- firstname.lastname@example.org