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History Opportunities for December 2014
THE ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY www.albuqhistsoc.org
& THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NM ENCOURAGE YOUR PARTICIPATION

www.hsnm.org
*** ALBUQUERQUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM ***

NO DECEMBER PROGRAM

Museum of Albuquerque in Old Town

HOLIDAY BREAK FOR WALKING TOURS OF DOWNTOWN CENTRAL AVENUE, WILL RESUME IN JANUARY 2015 (Call Janet Saiers @ 299-5019 for more info.)

DECEMBER 7, THE FRED HARVEY COMPANY AND ITS LEGACY opening at NM History Museum in Santa Fe. 10-5 pm showing of documentary The Harvey Girls Opportunity Bound. 2 pm Stephen Fried author of the Fred Harvey Biography.

HARVEY HOUSE IN BELEN HOSTS THE “BUGG CHRISTMAS LIGHTS” Sun.-Thursday 6-9 pm; Friday – Sat. 6-10 pm. Free. 104 N. 1st St. 861-0581.

INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER – ALL OF DECEMBER, NATIVE DANCES EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT 12 Noon

DECEMBER 3, 11 am, free with Museum admission. Gallery talk by Susanne Anderson-Riedel, UNM art professor about exhibit “Gods & Heroes”. Museum of Albuquerque.

DECEMBER 5, 5-8 pm, gallery talk at 6 pm, free admission. Librarian Tomas Jaehr speaks on Mapping New Mexico. Using three maps he explains the historic boundary between the US & Mexico , NM History Museum, Santa Fe. First Friday series. www.newmexicohistory.org.

DECEMBER 5 – 7, 10 am – 4 pm, free. Old church in Corrales. Old Church Fine Crafts Show & Sale. 966 Old Church Road. www.corraleshistory.org.

DECEMBER 5, free, 5-8 pm, OLD Town Holiday Stroll, Museum of Albuquerque open. www.cabq.gov/museum

DECEMBER 5, 5-6:30 pm, City County Gov. building, 10th floor. Opening of photo exhibit.

DECEMBER 5, free, UNM Campus. Hanging of the Greens with 14,000 luminarias. Caroling starts at 5:45 at the bookstore. Reception at Hodgin Hall 6:15-8 pm.

DECEMBER 6, 1-4 pm, Holiday Art Workshop for families, Museum of Albuquerque, free with Museum Admission www.cabq.gov/museum

Also Art Workshops “Holidays around the World”, 1-2:30 pm. on these dates

Dec. 13, India; Dec. 20, Japan; Dec. 27 Make New Year Masks.

DECEMBER 6, 10:30 am, free. Family free tour of the Art Museum followed by an art making lesson. National Hispanic Cultural Center.www.nhccnm.org, 246-2261.

DECEMBER 6, 2-4 pm, free. Exhibit of wearable art. Placitas Public Library, 453 Hy 165, 5 miles east of the I-25 exit. www.placitaslibrary.com, 867-3355.

DECEMBER 7, 5 pm, Christmas at Kuaua, music, food, farolitos. Coronado Historic Site in Bernalillo. www.kuaua.com. 867-5351

DECEMBER 7, 11 am – 3 pm, free. Holidays Take Flight. Music all day, decorate balloon cookies, Pictures with Santa in a balloon. International Balloon Museum. www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/balloonmuseum.

DECEMBER 8, 2:45-3:15 pm, Gallup’s Miyamura High School. Medal of Honor receipient Hiroshi H. Miyamura is honored with the FBI Community Leadership Award. 889-1300 Albuquerque FBI office.

DECEMBER 10, 10:30 am, free. Albuquerque Genealogical Society. “Show & Tell” of heirloom items. Main Library 5th & Copper. Free two hour parking at City garage across the street

DECEMBER 12, 5 pm, free. Opening of Afro Brasil Art & Identities. National Hispanic Cultural Center. www.nhccnm.org. 246-2261

DECEMBER 13, 10:30 – 12 noon, free. Robert Wood speaks from his book: The Post War Transformation of Albuquerque 1945-1972. Public Library Special Collections Branch, 423 Central NE, monthly series on Albuquerque. From New Town to the Nuclear Age; Albuquerque 1990-1960. Second Saturday of each month. abclibrary.org/2014SpeakerSeries, 848-1376.

DECEMBER 13, 2 pm, free. Larry Phillips Sr. from Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo speaks on “Generations of Prayer, Song, Dance” Coffee and Conversation series. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

DECEMBER 13 – 14 free. Young Native Artists Holiday Show & Sale NM History Museum, Santa Fe. www.newmexicohistory.org.

CASA SAN YSIDRO CLOSED UNTIL FEBRUARY 3, 2015

NO DECEMBER PROGRAM. Sandoval County Historical Society, www.sandovalhistory.org.

NO DECEMBER PROGRAM NM Genealogy Society

NO DECEMBER PROGRAM Albuquerque Historical Society,

ww.albuqhistsoc.org.

DECEMBER 13, 10:30 am, free. Noted author Nasario Garcia speaks about and signs his book Grandma Lale’s Tamales: A Christmas Story, Los Lunas Library. 839-3850

DECEMBER 13, 5-9 pm. Free. Jemez Historic Site hosts its annual Light among the Ruins event. Farolitos, Native american music Jemez Pueblo dances. Wagon rides from Jemez Springs Park to the historic site. Volunteer to help starting at 12 noon with distribution & lighting of farolitos, maintaining bonfires, snack table. Contact Matthew Barbour at 575-829-3530 or matthew.barbour@state.nm.us.

DECEMBER 13, all day, free. Festival of The Spanish Guitar: free concert by award winning guitarist Randy Rane. Overview of styles: Baroque classical guitar, Brazilian, Mexican folk, Latin jazz, contemporary Spanish guitar. Food vendors.

El Camino Real Historic Trail Site located south of Socorro off I-25/. 575-854-3600. www.nmmonuments.org/el-camino-real.

DECEMBER 17, 12 noon, free. Linda Tigges speaks on “Why Money is Better than Barter: Trade in 18th Century Northern NM”. NM History Museum, Santa Fe. New Mexico History Museum, enter through Washington Street Doors, Brown Bag & Brainpower series. www.newmexicohistory.org.

DECEMBER 18, 5:30 social hour, 6:15 dinner $17. Cowboy Christmas with western singer. Hotel Elegante, 2020 Menaul NE. Westerners History Corral. Call Janet Saiers at 299-5019 for a reservation.

UNM Continuing Education DECEMBER BREAK

Call 277-0077 to register and for more information 277-0563. Krista Savoca program coordinator email atsirk@unm.edu information. www.dce.unm.edu. 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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December 5, Hike the Copper Canyor area areound Abiquiu $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) www.oasisabq.org. Most programs listed have $8 fee except for trips.

DECEMBER 8, 10:30-12 noon, The Albuquerque Railyards

DECEMBER 12, 1-2:30 pm, concert by Los Primos of tradition NM Music.

DECEMBER 12, 3-10:30 pm, $76. Crownpoint Rug Auction trip

DECEMBER 16, 1-2:30 pm, Unsolved NM Mysteries presented by Don Bullis

DECEMBER BOOKWORKS PROGRAMS WITH LOCAL & STATE AUTHORS, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, www.bkwrks.com.

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.edu/cswr/newspapers.php.
Website Spotlight
anapachecosantafe.com website about NM history & culture.

Unser Racing Museum www.unserracingmuseum.org

El Camino Real International Heritage Center (south of Socorro)www.caminorealheritage.org 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) www.nmvetsmemorial.org

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

75th Anniversary of Zimmerman Library library.unm.edu/zimmerman75.

NM Genealogical Society, Main Library,nmgs.org/index.php.

****************MUSEUM EXHIBITS*******************

Albuquerque Museum

Photography exhibit First Americans detailing the Albuquerque Native American pageant which begun in 1929 and continued a few years into the Depression.

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.

Belen Harvey House, Mi Familia, The People of Belen. Historic photographs, artifacts, and 221st year of Our Lady of Belen Fiesta.

104 North 1st St. 861-0581. open Tuesday – Saturday 12:30-3:30 pm, Closed Sunday & Monday. .

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW–

Generations of Prayer, Song, and Dance. Larry Phillips Sr from the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo.

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 liefetime friendships. www.indianpueblo.org.

Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, Squash, describes the botanical history, medicinal value and cultural meaning of these three foods. National Hispanic Cultural Center. History and Literacy Arts Building.

THROUGH JANUARY, admission fee, Photography exhibit Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, 601 Eubank SE.www.nuclearmuseum.org. 245-2137.

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

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM. El Agua Es Vida: Acequias in New Mexico, maxwellmuseum.unm.edu. 277-4405, 277-1400. “Curanderismo: Healing & Ritual”. Healing and medicinal plants and herbs. 277-1400 for more info.

NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM

Gustave Bauman & Friends: Artist Cards from Holidays Past. ,

47 Stars, NM Centennial Exhibit Pinhole Photography. www.nmhistorymuseum.org

Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time. Archaelogical evidence and historic documents of old Santa Fe.

Telling NM Stories, Then & Now.. Toys & Games: A New Mexico Childhood.

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 & 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 dce.unm.edu/culture or call 277-0077. UNM CE & Osher provide travel, lectures and classes. Osher requires a $20 membership fee. Go todce.unm.edu/osher for course descriptions.

New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, NM Cultural Affairs Dept. www.nmhistoricpreservation.org.

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES

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,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.www.menaulhistoricallibrary.org. Contact 343-7480 or archives@menaulhistoricallibrary.org.

VISIT THE WEBSITE OF THE NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER to see December 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

WEBSITES OF NOTE

Celebrating New Mexico Statehood site, 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

1910 New Mexico Constitution 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 Office of the State Historian, www.newmexicohistory.org and 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.- jsaiers@msn.com