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Program always free & free parking south of the Museum

Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Museum of Albuquerque in Old Town

History of Education in Albuquerque

Speaker Ann Piper is principal of Wilson Middle School. She will speak from her recently published Arcadia book which uses 200 photographs to tell the story of local education.

She reviews over 100 years of the beginnings of the Albuquerque Public Schools and various private and parochial schools in the metro area.

“The founding, unfolding, and evolution of educational systems in ABQ weaves a crazy-quilt story regarding public, private, and parochial schooling”.




CASA SAN YSIDRO in Corrales — all summer, tours from Tuesday – Saturday 10:30, 12 noon, 1:30 p.m. 897-8828.

ELENA GALLEGOS AMPHITHEATER, free programs every Saturday in June at 7 p.m.,, for more information, 452-5222, $2 per vehicle.

BEGINNING GENEALOGY CLASSES 10:30 a.m. Main Library- June 10, June 14, June 28. Call 768-5131 for more info.


NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSUEM — New exhibit opened May 25. Toys & Games: A New Mexico Childhood. *** All Fridays at the NM History Museum, Free admission, 5 – 8 p.m. May – October *****

El Agua Es Vida: Acequias in New Mexico, Exhibition now open at Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM. 277-4405, 277-1400.



JUNE 6, 5 p.m., David Caffey talks about and signs his book “Chasing the Santa Fe Ring”, Barnes & Nobles in the Coronado Shopping Center. The Ring included seekers of power & wealth, famous for public corruption and for dispossessing land holders.

JUNE 6, canceled. First Friday at the NM History Museum, 5:30 -7 pm.

JUNE 7, 10 a.m., dedication of restored Whiting Brothers Gas Station Sign, music, nostalgia, historic Rt. 66, east end of Moriarty.

JUNE 7, 9:30 – 11 a.m., free. George DuFour speaks on Deception WW II-the Ghost Army. He explains how Gen. Patton created a non-existent army to fool the Germans. Followed by a one hour film. NM Veterans Memorial, 1100 Louisiana SE. 256-2042 for info.

JUNE 7, 1-3 p.m., free. Andres Armijo talks about and signs his book “Family History in the Rio Abajo”, Treasure House Books, 2012 South Plaza in Old Town. Also June 17, 7 p.m. at Bookworks on Rio Grande Blvd.

JUNE 7, 10:30 – 12 noon, free. Dr. Morgan LaBin Veraluz speaks on Cycles of Harvest & Strategies of Violence in NM, 1692-1720-Colonial Encounters between Apaches, Spanish and Comanches , Hispanic Genealogical Research Center, Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE.

JUNE 7, 2 p.m., Film series Created Equal: Slavery by Another Name. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts, 251 Main St. Los Lunas at the water tower, 352-7720.


JUNE 8, 2 p.m., Ethnic Groups of Sandoval County: Early Immigrant Families. Sandoval County Historical Society. From Hwy. 550 turn N on the gravel road near by the I-Hop and continue to the end. Free to members, $5 non-members.

JUNE 8, 2-4 p.m. free, Don Bullis speaks on Unsolved Murders & Mysteries in NM. sponsored by the Bosque Farms Historical Exchange at the Bosque Farms Community Center, 950 N. Bosque Loop. Call 869-4664 for information.

JUNE 11, 10:30am, Main Library, Albuquerque Genealogical Society. What’s New in DNA Testing.

JUNE 14, 9:30 a.m., free. B ill Rooyakkers speaks on his experience in Holland in WW II and Korea. At age 15 he was sent to a labor camp; after escaping he joined the Dutch resistance. NM Veterans Memorial, 1100 Louisiana SE. 256-2042 for info.

JUNE 14, 10:30 – 12 noon, free. Mo Palmer speaks on TB & Healthcare in Albuquerque, Albuquerque Public Library. Special Collections, 423 Central NE, monthly series on Albuquerque. From New Town to the Nuclear Age; Albuquerque 1990-1960. Second Saturday of each month., 848-1376.

JUNE 14, 12 NOON, free Watermelon Jug Band performs at Special Collections Library

JUNE 14, 2 p.m. Footsteps to Freedom: From Jim Crow to Civil Rights Brenda Hollingsworth Marley. Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts, 251 Main St. Los Lunas at the water tower, 352-7720.

JUNE14, 1 – 4 pm So You want to be an Archaeologist ?, Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. speakers from the ABQ Archaeology Society, Maxwell Museum, Coronado State Historic Site. 987-8828.

JUNE 14, WHEELS MUSEUM GALA historic Santa Fe Railroad Shops. Call Leba Freed at 243-6269 for more information or go to

JUNE 18–Admission free to Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

JUNE 18, 12 noon – 1 p.m., free. John Hays speaks on “The Curious Case of NM’s Civil War Era Slave Code”, New Mexico History Museum Brown Bag & Brainpower series.

JUNE 19, free, 5-8:30 p.m., Third Thursday program at the Albuquerque Museum. Food & beverages will be available.

JUNE 20, National Hispanic Cultural Center, celebrating the life of former NM Chief Justice Joseph Baca. More info at

JUNE 21, 10:30 am, Main Library, NM Genealogical Soc., David Woodward speaks on “The Lucero Family, Seven centuries of history from Spain to Colorado”,

JUNE 21, 2 pm, From Slavery to Superstar, The Life of James Pierson Beckwourth, a chautauqua by Edward Wallace, Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts, 251 Main St. at the water tower, 352-7720.

JUNE 21, 1-4 p.m., Open House at Valle de Oro. Solstice, Solar Energy and the Sun. Includes info about the solstice and using solar energy.


JUNE 22, 2 p.m., free. Ann Piper speaks on the History of Education in Albuquerque, Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society, Albuquerque Museum in Old Town.

JUNE 24, 10:30-3p.m., Albuquerque Genealogical Society, Main Library. Beginning Research Day.

JUNE 26, 7 p.m., free. KiMo Theater, Privatizing Our Water Resources featuring panelists Sonia Dickey, John Fleck, Mike Hamman “Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed”. Water Law in the Southwest. Sponsored by the NM Humanities Council.

JUNE 28, 7-9 p.m., free. Saturday Night Swing, Dance to the music of the Dukes of Albuquerque 40’s & 50’s. Free but donations accepted. NM Veterans Memorial, 1100 Louisiana SE. 256-2042 for info.

JUNE 28, 2-5 p.m. Museum of Albuquerque, opening of exhibition

Native American Bolo Ties. At 3 p.m., Diana Pardue from the Heard Museum describes the artisanship of the Native American jewels and the influence of bolo ties on Western popular culture.

JUNE 28, 2 pm, Placitas Public Library. National Weather Service explains how to be part of SKYWARN and be a weather spotter. 453 Hwy. 165, 5 miles east of the I-25 exit., 867-3355.

JUNE 29, 2 p.m. Dr. Richard Melzer speaks about his new book: Sanatoriums of NM. This is a brief history of NM’s sans, their patients and the doctors, nurses and staff, from the turn of the 20th centruy to the eve of WWII. Los Lunas Museum o Heritage & Arts, 251 Main St. at the water tower, 352-7720.

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UNM Continuing Education.

Call 277-0077 to register and for more information 277-0563. Krista Savoca program coordinator , email information. Fees for out of town field trips cover transportation. UNM Continuing Ed booklets with more detail available at all library branches.

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June 2 – July 7 History of the Catholic Church in NM, Charles Truxillo, PhD. $120

June 12, History of the NM Pueblo Indians, Albert Cherino, Jr. $30.

June 17, Millicent Rogers: A Life in Full, Nita Murphy. $15

June 18-19, Kit Carson and the Navajo Long Walk, Michael Lawson, Ph.D., $35

*************** UNM CONTINUING ED TOURS *****************

June 7, Bandelier and the Tsankawi Ruins, $89

June 7$ Wine Tasting in northern NM, $85

June 8, Tour ABQ’s Graffiti Sites, $45

June 13 , Sandia Feast Day , $60

June 14, San Jose Badlands: Rainbow Route, $85

June 18 , D.H. Lawrence Ranch, $98

June 21, Millicent Rogers Museum and Taos Tour , $115

June 22, The Sawtooth Mountains, $85

June 25, Puye Cliff Dwellings, $110

June 28, Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner, $89

OASIS PROGRAMS Call 884-4529 to register and for more information. Must be age 55 and up. New location at American Square Shopping Center, 3301 Menaul Blvd. NE, Suite 18 (near Menaul & Carlisle)

Most programs listed have $8 fee except for trips.

June 8, 1-2:30 pm, Understanding the Penitente Tradition in NM. Joe Maes

June 10, 1-2:30 p.m. Secrets of Sevilleta. Dennis Pritchard


June 19, 9am – 5pm. $107, NM Garlic Farm



JUNE 18 , Cipriano Vigil speaks on New Mexico Folk Music.


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.


National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW at Bridge Blvd., 246-2261.


website spotlight website about NM history & culture.


El Camino Real International Heritage Center (south of Socorro) In addition to presenting the significance of this 1600’s – 1800’s trail, the website has numerous articles about NM history written by local Socorro writer Paul Harden.

NM Veterans Memorial (Albuquerque)

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 the the events section and click on History of NM Vets.




ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM EXHIBIT “Everybody’s Neighbor: Vivian Vance”. Known as Lucille Ball’s sidekick on “I Love Lucy”, Vance spent time as a young person in Albuquerque in the 1930’s. She performed at the Albuquerque Little Theater.

Mosaic Patterns of the Thunderbird. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The IPCC’s Santo Domingo Pueblo thunderbird jewelry collection dating to Depression era days has over 70 pieces inc. necklaces, pendants, and earrings. Learn the history of this rare Collection.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW–Albuquerque Indian School “Retrospective with a Vision Forward”. The boarding school experience through a historical beginning of harsh realities, to the journey of forcible education to lifetime friendships.

Exhibit–Turquoise Water Sky: the stone and its Meaning. Santa Fe Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. 476-1250

Sacrifice & Service: The American Military Family-a traveling exhibit until August 31, National Nuclear Museum, 601 Eubank SE.

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM. Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM. “Curanderismo: Healing & Ritual”. Healing and medicinal plants and herbs. 277-1400 for more info.

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,

$10 donation requested but not mandatory.


UNM CONTINUING EDUCATION & OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE Krista Foutz, 277-0563, is the program coordinator and works in cooperation with Maralie BeLonge, 277-6179, program supervisor for Osher. For course info go to or call 277-0077. UNM CE & Osher provide travel, lectures and classes. Osher requires a $20 membership fee. Go to for course descriptions.



Exhibit opens on Pinhole Photography. Santa Fe New Mexico History Museum.

Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time. Archaelogical evidence and historic documents of old Santa Fe.
Telling NM Stories, Then & Now.



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, Grants, NM. For more information go to the website of the Cibola County Historical Society,

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 343-7480 or

CERRILLOS HILLS STATE PARK-adjacent to Village of Cerrillos on H.14 between ABQ & Santa Fe. 474-0196,



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





Celebrating New Mexico Statehood site,

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
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.


Visit the web sites of the Office of the State Historian,

and the Albuquerque Historical Society,, 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