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May is a great month for learning more about New Mexico history. Take a drive…take a class and have fun learning something new! Courtesy of the New Mexico Historical Society. There’s definitely something for everyone!

MAY 10, 2 p.m., Historic Preservation Month awards at Scottish Rite Center in Santa Fe. www.nmhistoricpreservation.org or Tom Drake 827-4067.

MAY 11, 10:30 a.m., free, Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE, Los Candelarias & Los Griegos: The original Spanish Neighborhoods along the Rio Grande. specialcollections@cabq.gov. 848-1376.

MAY 11, 9:30 a.m. free, speaker series NM Veterans Memorial, 1100 Louisiana SE. How Women were trained, uniformed and treated by GI’s in 1942. Speaker is Ruth Reiners, original member of the Women’s Auxilliary Army Corps. 256-2042 for info.

MAY 12, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., MOTHERS DAY TOUR OF HISTORIC HUNING HIGHLAND VICTORIAN NEIGHBORHOOD. Tickets, $15 includes booklet. Call Ann Carson 242-1143 for information.

MAY 15, 11:30 A.M., free. “The Triumph of the Automobile: Case study of 4th & Candelaria” told in pictures & postcards. Joe Sabatini is speaker. Los Griegos Center, 1231 Candelaria NW.

MAY 15, 5:30-7 P.M. Free. Curtis Quam will describe one of the most important Zuni Narratives. “ZUNI EMERGENCE & MIGRATION”. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW, www.IndianPueblo.org.

MAY 15, 12 noon – 12:45 p.m., free. “Becoming St. Kate: St Catherine Indian School and St. Katherine Drexel”. Speaker Anna Cabrera, NM History Museum in Santa Fe. www.nmhistorymuseum.org.

MAY 16, 7 p.m., free. Corrales Historical Society at the Old Church. “NM Tech-Home of the Nicotine Partch. How rats, coyotes and blue jays led to the development of the nicotine patch at NM Tech”. Frank Etscom is speaker. More info at www.corraleshistory.org.

MAY 16, 6 p.m. $15 for dinner or just attend the program for no cost. Don Bullis speaks on the outlaw murders in Socorro County in the late 1800’s. Corral of Westerners. Elegante Hotel, 2020 Menaul NE. Call Janet Saiers at 299-5019 for a reservation

MAY 17, 6 – 8 p.m., free showing of “The Hi-Lo Country” based on the book by NM author Max Evans who will speak before the movie. NM History Museum in Santa Fe. www.nmhistorymuseum.org.

MAY 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., admission fee, Asian, Pacific Islander American Heritage Day-includes food samples, music, dancing, origami & caligraphy demos and more. National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, 601 Eubank SE. www.nuclearmuseum.org.

MAY 18, 10am-5 pm, free. CORRALES HERITAGE DAY at the Old Church & Casa San Ysidro. Musicians, sheep shearing, craft demos, bread making, historic photo exhibits. www.corraleshistory.org. 898-5017.

ALL OF MAY Free, Coronado State Monument in Bernalillo, display of 17 original paintings of WPA-era Manville Chapman, on loan from the NM Art Museum.

MAY 21, 5:30-8 p.m., free. Kathy Flynn will speak on New Deal Art & Architecture in NM, John’s Western Gallery, 4009 Central NE at Morningside. Refreshments. Info at 246-2414.

NEW MEXICO HISTORY EDUCATION RESOURCE NOW AVAILABLE: ADVENTURE, ADVERSITY & OPPORTUNITY: OUR JEWISH PIONEER HISTORY IN NEW MEXICO, Education materials including middle school level lesson plans my be downloaded from the website of the NM Jewish Historical Society, www.nmjhs.org

$10 donation requested but not mandatory.

UNM CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS. Call 277-0077 to register and for more information. www.dce.unm.edu.

May 3, $98. D.H. Lawrence Ranch Tour

May 10, $95, Aspen Ridge Ranch in the Jemez

May 11, $89, DeNaZin Badlands Wilderness TourMay 24, $95. Georgia O’Keeffe Home & Studio Tour.

OASIS PROGRAMS Call 889-0927 to register and for more information, www.oasisnet.org/albuquerque.

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UNM CONTINUING EDUCATION & OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE Krista Foutz, 277-0563, is the new program coordinator and works in cooperation with 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.

SANTA FE EXHIBITS
47 STAR NEW MEXICO CENTENNIAL EXHIBIT, NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM
Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time. Archaelogical evidence and historic documents of old Santa Fe.
Telling NM Stories, Then & Now.
www.nmhistorymuseum.org

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ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES

BERNALILLO COUNTY CENTENNIAL HALL EXHIBIT continues at the City- County Building, 4th & Marquette NW. Over 80 photos, maps, artifacts & more on display on the 6th & 10th floor.

MADRID OLD COAL TOWN MINING MUSEUM- Recently opened with regular hours of 10am – 5 p.m. Admission $5, $3 kids & seniors. Call 438-3780 or 473-0743 for more information. www.moctm.com.

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.

WESTERN NM AVIATION HERITAGE MUSEUM recently opened in Grants, NM. For more information go to the website of the Cibola County Historical Society, www.cibolahistory.org.

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 Nona Browne, 255-1490.

CERRILLOS HILLS STATE PARK-adjacent to Village of Cerrillos on H.14 between ABQ & Santa Fe. 474-0196, www.emnrd.state.nm.us/prd/cerrilloshills.htm.

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NEW EXHIBITS & ONGOING

SANTA FE NM HISTORY MUSEUM, TALL TALES OF THE WEST, THE STORIES OF KARL MAY. COWBOYS REAL & IMAGINED.

VISIT THE WEBSITE OF THE NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER to see MAY highlights of dance, film, workshops, music, theatre and exhibits. www.nhccnm.org. 1701 4TH ST. SW, 246-2261.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE & HISTORY www.nuclearmuseum.org

INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER, 2401 12TH ST. NW,

CENTENNIAL EXHIBIT–100 YEARS OF STATE & FEDERAL POLICY: THE IMPACT ON PUEBLO NATIONS www.indianpueblo.org/100 years

MORIARTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM, 202 S. BROADWAY IN MORIARTY, 832-0839. Open 10am-5pm Tuesday – Friday, 10am-3pm Saturday

WEBSITES OF NOTE

Celebrating New Mexico Statehood site, https://nmstatehood.unm.edu/

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

www.newmexicohistory.org/centennial.
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 New Mexico Historical Society, www.hsnm.org and the Albuquerque Historical Society, www.albuqhistosoc.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

SPONSOR A CLASSROOM SET OF JANUARY 2012 CENTENNIAL NEW MEXICO MAGAZINES

If you would like to help the history department of a local high school or middle school, the ABQ Historical Society in cooperation with the New Mexico Magazine, is seeking sponsors for classroom sets of the January 2012 New Mexico Magazine. The magazine may be purchased in sets of 30 for $75 or 40 for $100. Your sponsorship could honor a school, business, former teacher, or relative who appreciated New Mexico history. For more information contact Janet Saiers, 299-5019.