Recent News and Announcements


People Create Cities Speakers Series: Special Presentation Japanese American Prison Camps of World War II

1 Nov 2016

Special Collections Library * 423 Central Ave NE * 848-1376

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 1-3 pm

The presentation compares and contrasts the WRA "family" camps of WWII and DOJ Camps of NM. Live readings, discussions and photographic images will take place.

This presentation is a special arrangement travels to Lordsburg, Silver City, Las Cruces and Gallup Nov. 16 -19.

For further info contact:

Gila River Festival

Gila River Festival

Gila River Festival

22 Sep 2016

The 12th Annual Gila River Festival Honoring Our Heritage: The Natural and Cultural History of the Gila will look at the importance of preserving our region’s cultural and natural history. This year’s centennial of the National Park Service provides an opportunity to explore the philosophy behind our nation’s accomplishments in preserving our cultural and natural heritage and understand future challenges to preserving biologically important landscapes, such as the Gila River watershed, and to protecting public lands held in trust for all Americans.

Gila River Festival schedule »

Full brochure for Gila River Festival »

La Doña Tules at the MCM Elegante

15 Sep 2016

6:45 pm-- free public program at the MCM Elegante, at 2020 Menaul Blvd NE in Albuquerque.

Gertrudis Barcelo's profession struck sharply at the heart of American ethics, but her life reveals a unique personality, unlikely relationships, and wealth used to assist her community, and gain the admiration of the Catholic Church. Doña Tules' contribution to New Mexico history, the speculation and controversy about her, holds audience interest, increases knowledge and stimulates the imagination. She was well established and affluent when the US military and when American wagon trains arrived in Santa Fe. Americans were intrigued by her prominence, and have debated the contradictions of her life as the highly respected professional lady gambler, who could deal the monte cards and win like no other, and have the most lavish funeral of the era.

« see all Announcements



Seeking to understand
Who we were
Who we are
Who we hope to be

We seek out, fund and conduct quality humanities programs for presentation to public audiences throughout the state. We support a wide variety of programs, projects and organizations-- topics can range anywhere from local history and culture to international affairs.

How is it that we manage to fund so many amazing and wonderful projects for New Mexicans? Find out by clicking on the icons at the left side of the page - and don't forget to check our calendar for upcoming events in your area!

Click here for Fall/ Winter 2016 newsletter

Visit NMHC on facebook