Jon Hunner

Jon Hunner

A Fork in the Road: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Cold War

Sun, Nov 18, 2018, 2:00pm

Jon Hunner, Director of the Public History Program at the New Mexico State University, explores how J. Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the Los Alamos lab that created the atomic bomb for the Manhattan Project, participated in the post war policy-making which helped direct the nascent nuclear weapons program of the nation. "Oppie" was a key figure in the U.S. nuclear weapons program from 1945 to 1954 as he chaired important governmental committees. He also was a public intellectual who wrote and lectured about the Atomic Age and nuclear science across the country and internationally. In the early 1950s, he was subjected to a security clearance procedure that revoked his top secret clearance and removed his influence from nuclear policy making. His hearing is an interesting event that showed the tenor of the Red Scare of the times, a fascinating example of the contested relationship between science and society in regards to nuclear weapons, public policy, and the Cold War.

A Fork in the Road: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Cold War

Sun, Nov 18, 2018, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Sandoval County Historical, Edmund Road, Bernalillo, NM, United States

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Divine Union, Courtesy of the Museum Collection

Divine Union, Courtesy of the Museum Collection

Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest

Sat, Dec 9, 2017, 12:00pm

At a time when concerts and gatherings on the West Coast gave birth to 1967's infamous "Summer of Love," New Mexico was experiencing its own social and environmental revolution depicted in Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest, an exhibition curated by Jack Loeffler and Meredith Davidson. 

 

The exhibition spans the decades of the 60s and 70s exploring this influx of young people to New Mexico and the subsequent collision of cultures. Through archival footage, oral histories, photography, ephemera and artifacts, the exhibition examines this cultural revolution and asks how these forms of rebellion inform the ways we think about contemporary social and political questions of what it means to be an engaged citizen.

 

Gallery talks occur monthly for the duration of the exhibit. 

 

The exhibit runs through February 11, 2018 at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe. For more information, visit www.nmhistorymuseum.org

Counterculture, the Rise of Permaculture
Gallery talk with Roxanne Swentzell

Sat, Dec 9, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM, United States

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La Academia de la Nueva Raza
Gallery talk with historian Enrique Lamadrid

Sat, Jan 13, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM, United States

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The Art of the Poster
Gallery talk with Dennis Larkins

Sat, Feb 10, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM, United States

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Do you remember when you first realized the power of history?

31 Dec 2017

History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.
~Robert Penn Warren

A group of eight intellectually-curious students from Dugan-Tarango Middle School in Lordsburg do.  Last July, these young scholars sent us a note telling us how much they learned from competing in the award-winning National History Day (NHD) contest, sponsored in the Land of Enchantment by the New Mexico Humanities Council.  

Months earlier, these budding historians had returned to Lordsburg at the head of a victory parade, after winning first place in the state NHD contest.  “Five miles from town,” recounted their teacher, “two police units escorted us into Lordsburg.  When we got off the Interstate, we saw a huge bunch of vehicles honking and flashing their lights.  Two fire engines (lights flashing and sirens wailing) pulled in front of our bus and everyone paraded behind us all the way to our school.  The students … were in awe, laughing, crying.”  Now the students had returned home a second time, after taking part in the national competition in Washington, DC.  The once-in-a-lifetime chance to explain their hard work on projects about Muhammad Ali and the Salem Witch Trial to nationally-certified judges was only matched by first-time visits to the White House, Ford's Theatre, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and dozens of other significant sites.  The culmination of months of research, writing, and pre-performance practices, the capstone experience in Washington was, in the words of one Lordsburg student, “amazing.”  

This story makes us proud to be a part of the New Mexico Humanities Council.  NMHC has invested deeply in NHD and our other programs because we believe in bringing the best in cultural programming to you and other New Mexicans.  As the organization’s new Executive Director and Chair of the Board of Directors, we’re reaching out to you now to tell you how much we need your help to continue our mission.

With public funding for the humanities and arts being called into question, cultural programs with observable impacts like New Mexico’s National History Day will not be able to operate as they have in the past without the generous financial support of friends and supporters.  This year, the President’s budget blueprint called for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities, NMHC’s federal partner and funder, notwithstanding the agency’s per capita cost coming out at barely more than a postage stamp.  And just this year, despite bipartisan efforts by legislators in the New Mexico House and Senate, the governor vetoed funding for the NHD program, meaning that NMHC is now more dependent than ever on the goodwill of everyday New Mexicans to help us make this program and our other offerings—Chautauqua, grants, and still undeveloped new initiatives—available to the entire state.

Please join us in helping preserve and interpret our human heritage as we share our work.  As always, your gift to the Council is tax-deductible.

Sincerely,

Brandon Johnson, Executive Director

Doris Fields, Chair, Board of Directors

 

PS:  More than ever, we need your support to make sure the humanities stay alive in New Mexico.  Make a gift on-line by clicking the "Donate" button below. 






 

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QUERENCIA: Rituals of the Río Arriba

a MIGUEL GANDERT photography exhibition

 

29 Dec 2017

“Querer means to want, to desire, to be in a place, with its people. In folk terminology, querencia is such a place, the center space of desire, the root of belonging and yearning to belong, that vicinity where you first beheld the light. Querencia, in collective terms, is homeland.” ~Enrique Lamadrid, Nuevo México Profundo.

Miguel Gandert tells stories. He tells stories of his homeland, New Mexico (and beyond), its people and the cultural practices that distinguish communities from each other while simultaneously revealing their kinship. You will have to form your own words, however. Gandert’s stories are told through penetrating, black and white photos. A primary focus of his work is his own mestizaje heritage and the fusion and tension of the relationship between Spanish Colonial and Native Cultures of the Americas.

Miguel Gandert, a native of Espanola, NM, is an award-winning documentary and fine-art photographer and filmmaker. His photographs have been shown in galleries and museums throughout the world and are in numerous public collections including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the National Museum of American History and Art at the Smithsonian, and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Beinke Rare Book and Manuscript Collection at Yale, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe.

The exhibit runs October 6 - December 29, 2017 at the New Mexico Humanities Council. 

Johanna and Scott Hongell-Darsee

Johanna and Scott Hongell-Darsee

Storytelling Theatre with Live Music

Tue, Dec 19, 2017, 7:00pm

Johanna Hongell-Darsee; storyteller, dancer, mime; and Scott Darsee, guitarist, composer take you on a journey of stories. The art of storytelling is universal and as ancient as humanity; our dreams of a distant common past. In this presentation we tell stories using music, song, masks, dance and mime. Stories travel and have always traveled. On their way they pick up bits and pieces of different cultures and landscapes but the heroes and heroines, the villains and the mysterious creatures often stay familiar.

Storytelling Theatre with Live Music

Tue, Dec 19, 2017, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W Main St, Artesia, NM 88210, USA

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Stephanie Beninato

Stephanie Beninato

Popé and Naranjo: Leadership in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680

Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 6:00pm

Was Popé the leader of the Pueblo Revolt?  Were there other leaders?  Until recently, with few exceptions, historians left this question unstudied.  Stephanie Beninato will examine the documents within a cooperative model of Pueblo leadership so we can appreciate this event and its enormous consequences on the cultural landscape of New Mexico.

Popé and Naranjo: Leadership in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680

Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Octavia Fellin Public Library, West Hill Avenue, Gallup, NM, United States

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Noel Pugach presents Lew Wallace

Sat, Dec 9, 2017, 2:00pm

He is remembered as the author of "Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ," but Lew Wallace (1827-1905) was also an Indiana lawyer and politician, Civil War general, and United States minister to the Ottoman Empire. As Territorial governor of New Mexico, he grappled with the Santa Fe Ring, the Lincoln County War, and Billy the Kid.

Lew Wallace

Sat, Dec 9, 2017, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Cerrillos Hills State Park, County Road 59, Santa Fe, NM, United States

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Andy Mason

Andy Mason

A Brief History of Christmas Music

Wed, Dec 6, 2017, 6:30pm

Who wrote the 12 Days of Christmas? Why is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer so popular? Who sang Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree? What was the first Christmas song to be performed in outer space? Did Frosty the Snowman really come to life? And, why do we love holiday music so much? From 16th century West Country English Christmas carols to Christmas music from the new millennium and EVERYTHING in between, Andy Mason will present fascinating Christmas history and trivia through music.

A Brief History of Christmas Music

Wed, Dec 6, 2017, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Lomas-Tramway Public Library, Eastridge Drive Northeast, Albuquerque, NM, United States

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A Brief History of Christmas Music at Pueblo Auditorium

Thu, Dec 14, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

300 N Kentucky Ave, Roswell, NM 88201, United States

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A Brief History of Christmas Music

Sat, Dec 16, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Silver City Public Library, 515 W College Ave, Silver City, NM 88061, USA

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A Brief History of Christmas Music

Sun, Dec 17, 2017, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120, USA

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A Brief History of Christmas Music

Tue, Dec 19, 2017, 5:15pm - 6:30pm

Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM, United States

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VanAnn Moore as Sarah Bernhardt and Lillian Russell

VanAnn Moore as Sarah Bernhardt and Lillian Russell

VanAnn Moore brings to life entertainers of the old West

Thu, Nov 30, 2017, 7:00pm

Everyone likes to be entertained, and early days in the old West was no exception! Early theatrical troupes featuring the actresses and singers of the day were always a welcome sight, especially in the mining towns and other places "out-in-the-sticks." Some of the earliest stars who braved the rugged traveling conditions in a stage coach or wagon over mountainous roads and high desert trails were Lillie Langtree, Sarah Bernhardt, Lillian Russell, Lotta Crabtree, and the famous Lola Montez. Primitive conditions often greeted these talented women, and sometimes their audiences wore their six-shooters right into the theatres. In New Mexico there were numerous old Opera Houses in Cerrillos, Raton, Albuquerque, and Socorro. But anywhere a tent or school, saloon or stable could create a "make-shift place," you could have your entertainment. These famous women performers traveled everywhere to give their audiences excitement, diversion and charm that can only be re-imagined in this enticing performance by VanAnn Moore.

This free, public program takes place at the Hubbard Museum of the American West. For more information, call (575)378-4142.

Sopranos and Six-Shooters: Great Ladies of the Old Western Theatre

Thu, Nov 30, 2017, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Garcia Opera House, Abeyta Avenue, Socorro, NM, United States

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Arnold Herrera Drums

Arnold Herrera Drums

Arnold Herrera of Cochiti Pueblo presents

The Way of the Drum

17 Nov 2017

Arnold Herrera presents a way into the Cochiti Pueblo world told from personal experiences, traditional stories and teachings. While demonstrating steps in constructing the famous Cochiti drum, Mr. Herrera tells about tribal political structures, language, ceremony, clans and moiety membership, roles of men, women and children, and modern Pueblo social problems. This journey covers the period from the 1940s to the present.

Courtesy International Studies Institute

Courtesy International Studies Institute

LECTURE SERIES

Slow Work: Time and Life in the Digital Age 

13 Nov 2017

Both infinite and fleeting, time defines all aspects of human existence, from the way we learn, work and play to how we govern. But since the dawn of the digital age, technology is revolutionizing the way we measure time and by consequence the way we live. This year's International Studies Institute Public Lecture Series is dedicated to examining the intersection of human existence and technology's capacity to redefine the meaning of both space and time in the context of life and work.

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Jack Loeffler

Jack Loeffler

Jack Loeffler presents Adventures with Ed

12 Nov 2017

Jack Loeffler discusses the life of environmental anarchist Edward Abbey and includes readings from Loeffler's biographical memoir of his late best friend. Together, Abbey and Loeffler ranged the American Southwest engaged in a conversation that lasted for decades. Loeffler recalls some adventures and speaks of the complex points of view that led Abbey to launch the radical environmental movement.

Judith Avila

Judith Avila

Chester Nez: World War II Navajo Code Talker

5 Nov 2017

Although 420 Navajo code talkers served in the Marines during World War II, none had written memoirs until Nez's 2012 autobiography Code Talker, co-written with Judith Avila. Chester Nez (1921-2014) was one of the original 29 code talkers, men who developed the only unbroken code in modern warfare and took it into battle against the Japanese. His life demonstrated how challenges enhance strength and how diversity augments the strength of a nation.

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Voss & Osborne

Jane Voss & Hoyle Osborne present I Want to Be Bad: The Flapper and Her Song

4 Nov 2017

Singer Jane Voss and pianist Hoyle Osborne give vivid, historically authentic readings of the songs of the women of the 1920s, the New Women, popularly known as "flappers." These fascinating and witty songs are remarkable artifacts of one of the greatest cultural shifts in American history, when women were establishing new roles for themselves and challenging conventions about costume, behavior, employment, sexuality, and expression. Quotations from journalists, poets, and the singers themselves complement the songs.

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NMHC Welcomes New Executive Director, Dr. Brandon L. Johnson

31 Oct 2017

The New Mexico Humanities Council (NMHC) announces the appointment of Dr. Brandon L. Johnson as its new Executive Director.

“The Council is fortunate to have Dr. Johnson as the new Executive Director. Our national search yielded an impressive field of candidates, all with measures of experience, expertise, and commitment to the humanities,” said NMHC Board Chair, Doris Fields. “Brandon brings not only knowledge and skill but also great passion to the New Mexico humanities community.”

Dr. Johnson discovered a passion for humanities administration and programming while pursuing a doctorate in history at the University of Chicago. This led him back to Utah, his home state, as the Utah Humanities Council (UHC) Director of Grants and Historical Programs. While there, he expanded grant opportunities, created an award-winning program in support of Utah's cultural institutions and developed a radio program to raise awareness about UHC across the state. In 2009, he transitioned to Washington D.C. as the Senior Program Officer in the Office of Challenge Grants at the National Endowment for the Humanities. In this position, he was instrumental in updating the grant system to support under-served communities.

"I’m thrilled to join the New Mexico Humanities Council as its Executive Director,” Johnson said. “Looking forward to our fiftieth anniversary, we intend to take our programs to the next level and provide New Mexicans with fresh humanities experiences. No other state can hold a candle to New Mexico’s richly diverse heritage. Our foodways, art, stories, architecture, and communities are unmatched, and we want to help the state’s residents find new ways to talk about them.” 

Johnson succeeds Dr. Craig Newbill who retired from NMHC in January after 24 years of forging important partnerships, developing engaging humanities programs and rousing support for the humanities throughout the state.

Susi Wolf

Susi Wolf

Susi Wolf presents Storytelling: Animal Tales and the Lessons They Teach Us

26 Oct 2017

Story is the oldest form of communication there is. From the earliest gatherings and etchings on cave walls, Story explained a culture for those who later passed that way. Our brains are literally hardwired to understand facts, statistics, concepts and more through oral tradition. Story is the great connector between people and promotes an immediate bonding among listeners and the teller. The program’s concentration is on animal and trickster stories from the U. S. Southwest, Mexico, Cherokee and Africa. Multiple tales will be shared, as well as Cherokee traditions and more.

Steve Dixon as James Ohio Pattie

Steve Dixon as James Ohio Pattie

Trapping and Trekking with James Ohio Pattie

22 Oct 2017

Come along with James Ohio Pattie, portrayed by Steve Dixon, as he encounters the native plants, animals and peoples of New Mexico. Endure the hardships and unforeseen dangers while traveling through the prairies, deserts, mountains and valleys. View the world through the wide eyes of a mountain man whose words paint pictures in the minds of those who huddle around his campfire in 1824.

Bob Julyan

Bob Julyan

Bob Julyan Presents The Place Names of New Mexico

21 Oct 2017

Sangre de Cristo, Custer Mountain, Chi-chil-tah, Mogollon- such intriguing names, rich with anecdotes and folklore. But place names also offer unique insights into the history and values of the state's peoples. With humor and local examples tailored to your locale, Bob Julyan gives audiences a lively names tour of the New Mexico landscape.

Sherri Burr

Sherri Burr

Race and Racism in the New Millenium

21 Oct 2017

As the domestic and international economy evolves, so too has the discriminatory impact of unconscious bias. Burr uses studies on shopping for cars and mortgages, participating in music competitions, and searching for jobs using phantom resumes to show that while the law has eliminated conscious discrimination against African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and others, these groups continue to be harmed at a more insidious, unconscious level. The surprising revelation is that group members sometimes discriminate against each other.

Sherri Burr, a graduate of Yale Law School, is the Dickason Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico where she has taught for over 17 years. She is the author of three published books.

M. Jimmie Killingsworth

M. Jimmie Killingsworth

Nuclear New Mexico

20 Oct 2017

First there was eco-tourism. Now there’s nuclear tourism. The two have more in common than you might think. When the first bomb exploded at Trinity Site, and Robert Oppenheimer invoked the famous phrase “destroyer of worlds,” the destiny of the environmental movement—“saving the planet”—also sprang into being. The power to destroy and the power to save the earth, once allotted to the gods, fell into human hands for the first time in history. Now for every site of interest in nuclear history, there’s a corresponding site of natural preservation—Trinity Site alongside the Bosque del Apache, Los Alamos bordering Bandelier National Monument, the WIPP site paired with Carlsbad Caverns. The New Mexico landscape reflects the double image of modern humanity as destroyer and savior of the planet. This presentation by M. Jimmie Killingsworth offers a meditation on the new status of humanity.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 505-334-9325.

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From Days of Infamy to Days of Remembrance: A Japanese American Journey

Sat, Dec 9, 2017, 10:30am

From Days of Infamy to Days of Remembrance: A Japanese American Journey commemorates the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the unlawful removal and incarceration of 120,000 women, men, and children of Japanese ancestry during WWII. The Japanese American Citizens League Players reenact stories of immigration, internment, and the post-war recovery of three generations of Japanese Americans. Tributes to local Japanese Americans of "the Greatest Generation," who endured racial discrimination, survived the Great Depression and WWII internment camps, and distinguished themselves as Americans and New Mexicans are included in the program.

 

For more information, contact Dr. Nikki Nojima Louis, New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League, louisnikki9@gmail.com

From Days of Infamy to Days of Remembrance

Sat, Dec 9, 2017, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Special Collections Library, Central Avenue Northeast, Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Silver City Museum

Silver City Museum

Fifty Years Ago in Silver City Community Panel Discussion

12 Oct 2017

The era that saw the Silver City Museum established also saw the destruction of the brothels by local law enforcement. Thomas Ryan was the Silver City police chief in 1967 and oversaw the destruction of the brothels. Ernest Gomez, a police officer of that era, and Chief Ryan will discuss policing and crime 50 years ago in Silver City. Bobbie Neal was
born in the Ailman house, now the Silver City Museum, when her father was the fire chief. She knew brothel owner Madame Millie and will provide the citizen side of the story about policing and crime circa 1967.

For more information, call (575)388-1076.

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Diana Molina

Diana Molina

Morena Moderna, Contemporary Visions of Our Lady of Guadalupe

7 Oct 2017

As a modern symbol of empowerment, La Virgen de Guadalupe inspires an impassioned and universal fervor. In a multi-faceted photographic portrayal, presented by Diana Molina, a panorama of vibrant imagery embodies the spirit of the popular symbol of heritage in a contemporary cultural context. A journey that spans transnational borders, visits traditional celebrations and depicts the icon's integration within the media, commercialism and politics of the day.

This program is free and open to the public. Entrance fees may apply. For more information, call (505)757-7241.

Susi Wolf

Susi Wolf

Storytelling with Susi Wolf

26 Sep 2017

Story is the oldest form of communication there is. From the earliest gatherings and etchings on cave walls, Story explained a culture for those who later passed that way. Story is the great connector between people and promotes an immediate bonding among listeners and the teller. There is both practical and transcendent power within the storytelling realm, which is explored in conversation. Susi Wolf's program concentrates on animal and trickster stories from the U. S. Southwest, Mexico, Cherokee and Africa. Multiple tales will be shared, as well as Cherokee traditions and more.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 505-891-5018.

Silver City Museum

Silver City Museum

Fifty Years Ago in Silver City Community Panel Discussion

21 Sep 2017

Cindy Medrano’s Master’s thesis is on the discrimination that Hispanics have experienced in the mining communities and other areas of Grant County. She will moderate a panel with community members Elena Cisneros, Maria Dominguez and Gilbert and Maria Garcia, all of whom experienced the impact of segregation. The panelists will all speak of their personal experiences of discrimination as Hispanics in the Grant County area and the legacy of those experiences. Segregation in mining towns, schools and downtown Silver City eased in the 1960s. By the time of the Silver City Museum’s founding, official school segregation had ended but not its legacy. For more information, call (757)388-1096.

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WE THE PEOPLE...Constitution Day is September 18!

19 Sep 2017

Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U. S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.  The legal document on which this country was founded over 200 years ago has served as a model for other countries around the world and continues to be vital to this nation's guiding principles.

Test your U.S. Constitution knowledge HERE.  

VanAnn Moore as Doña Tules

VanAnn Moore as Doña Tules

Amazing Women of the Wild West: Territorial New Mexico

15 Sep 2017

One of the most dramatic eras of New Mexico’s rich history is the Territorial period when the United States first raised the American flag on August 18, 1846 over the plaza of Santa Fe. VanAnn Moore examines the territorial women through living history portrayals of Doña Tules (Gertrudes Barcelo), Susan Shelby Magoffin, and Lydia Spencer Lane. These women represented what it took to survive and thrive during very colorful and extremely challenging times in New Mexico’s Territorial Era. 

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 505-334-9325.

Sunny Dooley

Sunny Dooley

Diné Blessingway Stories with Sunny Dooley

13 Sep 2017

Sunny Dooley tells Diné (Navajo) Blessingway stories with the blessing of her family, clans, and elders.This talk focuses on cultural items significant in maintaining Diné matrilineal teachings. They include the Navajo basket; the woman's traditional dress of moccasins, leggings, dress with sash belt, hair tie and hair brush; goat skins, grinding stones, rock brushes, clay pot, and so on. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (505)321-0034.

Dr. Cipriano Vigil

Dr. Cipriano Vigil

Northern New Mexico Ritual Music with Cipriano Vigil

11 Sep 2017

Cipriano Vigil, a native of Chamisal in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, is the living embodiment of nuevo mexicano ritual music. As a boy, he learned from the previous generations of musicians at bailes (dances) and at entriegas, matrimonios y difuntos (christenings, marriages and funerals.) He takes you back to the encircling institutions where these village rituals bound families and neighbors together in responsibility for each other. His songs in the nueva cancion tradition (related to U.S. protest and labor songs) address poignant issues of today. 

This is a free, public program.

Dr. Steve Cormier

Dr. Steve Cormier

Cowboy Music with Steve Cormier

9 Sep 2017

Cowboy music has evolved from the open range and ranch employees who worked and rode after cattle during the late 19th and early to mid 20th century. These include songs written by ranch hands about horses, cattle and lost love. Others add death and the devil to the story. But all have in common the expression of what ranch and farm work was like during this time. Steve Cormier performs these and also songs he has written, reflecting his years as a ranch and farm hand.

This is a free, public program.

Stories to Bridge Cultures

8 Sep 2017

Mary Ellen Gonzales is half Hispanic and half Anglo, making her a "culture bridger." She tells Hispanic stories and puts them into cultural and historical context. She also tells ghost and creation stories from many cultures. She challenges audiences of all ages to think about why things happen the way they do and how they feel about it. 

This free, public program takes place at the Las Posada Hotel. For more information, call (505)982-3997.

Voss & Osborne

Voss & Osborne

1912: A Musical Snapshot of America in the Year New Mexico Became a State

12 Aug 2017

New Mexico achieved statehood in 1912 during a fascinating and complex time in America's history. The frontier was no longer open for expansion. The U.S. was becoming a major power in the world. New technologies like electric power, telephones, film, recordings, radio, automobiles, and airplanes were changing life in America. Minorities, women, and workers were all agitating for more rights. Voss & Osborne present songs that are documents of American life and tell a lot about what ordinary people of the time found interesting, and how they felt about these developments. 

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (575)378-4142.

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Nanao Sakaki

Nanao Sakaki

My Journey with Poet Nanao Sakaki

12 Aug 2017

John Brandi shares the history of his friendship with Japanese poet Nanao Sakaki. Good friends with Gary Snyder and Allen Ginsberg, Sakaki was encouraged by them to travel to the US, and in 1971 he was drawn to northern New Mexico where he ended up living in a school bus below Taos Mountain. Sakaki’s poetry is marked by humor and appreciation for a simple lifestyle, the embodiment of unconventional wisdom and spirited non-conformism. Brandi, founder of Tooth of Time Books, published Sakaki’s first major collection poetry, "Real Play" and will speak about Sakaki’s poetry and role as a countercultural literary icon. 

Join the New Mexico History Museum every second Saturday of the month from June-February for a presentation and conversation-style gallery talk in conjunction with the current exhibit, Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest.

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Chuy Martinez

Chuy Martinez

An American Dialogue: Latin American Ballads, Cumbia and Nueva Cancion

12 Aug 2017

For decades, a rich conversation has been exchanging musical ideas between the Americas: the ballad, from Spain and Mexico; the cumbia, of Caribbean African/Indian roots; and nueva cancion (new song), social struggle music influenced by U.S. labor and protest songs. Mr. Chuy Martinez puts the songs and rhythms in historical context.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (575)854-2361.

POP CULTURE: 50 Years Ago in Silver City Community Panel

10 Aug 2017

Pop Culture community panel will discuss the popular diversions locals enjoyed in Silver City and Grant County circa 1967. Panelists Patricia Cano, Patsy Madrid and Cruz Bustillo will lead the conversation in remembrances of the cars, music, local sports teams and youth culture of the late 1960s.

This program is part of the 50 Years Ago in Silver City exhibit community panel series.

For more information, call (575)388-1096.

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Lesley Poling-Kempes

Lesley Poling-Kempes

Lesley Poling-Kempes, Award-Winning Author, Presents 

Ladies of the Canyons

5 Aug 2017

Ladies of the Canyons is a lecture/slide show about remarkable women who left the security and comforts of genteel Victorian society and journeyed to the American Southwest in search of a wider view of themselves and their world.

Lesley Poling-Kempes is the award winning author of six books of fiction and nonfiction about the American Southwest. Her newest book “Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women & Their Adventures in the American Southwest” won the 2015 Reading the West Book Award for nonfiction from the MPIBA, a Silver Medal in US History from the 2016 IPPY Awards, and is a WWA Spur Award finalist in historic nonfiction.  

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Camilla Dodson

Camilla Dodson

Take the Kids! A Friendly World with South African Native, Camilla Dodson

27 Jul 2017

JULY 27 * 12:00 PM

Despite cultural, racial, or religious differences, all people are equally valuable. Camilla Dodson, a South African native and former resident of Ireland, offers children a fun, non-preachy lesson in this fundamental principle of a civilized society. The program includes poetry, music, and dance based on themes of equality of persons. 

This free, public program takes place at Magdalena Public library. For more information, call 575-854-2361.

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Pam Lujan-Hauer

Pam Lujan-Hauer

Taos Pueblo Potter Discusses Her Art

22 Jul 2017

Southwestern Pueblo pottery is an art-form with a long and rich tradition. Pam Lujan-Hauer, a potter from Taos Pueblo, demonstrates her art and tells the story of pottery, from the history of clay as an art form and the origins of the earliest pottery, to the threats to traditional pottery.

This program takes place at Valles Caldera National Preserve and is free. For more information, call  (575)829-4821.

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Kenneth Doss as Sgt. John Denny

Kenneth Doss as Sgt. John Denny

Buffalo Soldiers: Bringing the History of the Black Cavalry to Life

22 Jul 2017

Mr. Ken Doss, as Sgt. John Denny, and one or more of the troopers of the Buffalo Soldiers Society of New Mexico, along with over 50 period artifacts used by the Buffalo Soldiers, bring the history of the Black cavalry to life. From Medal of Honor recipients to the common trooper, from Indian battles to battles with lawbreakers, learn how a small number of Black troopers made a difference in the lives of law-abiding citizens. The Buffalo Soldiers Society of New Mexico teaches how the Buffalo Soldiers (1866-1900) overcame great hardships as they served their nation with honor and distinction. The Society was founded by George Carter, Jim Mitchem, Pete Powdrell and Victor Smith.

This program is part of the Clovis County Ethnic Fair and is free and open to the public. 

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Ralph Estes

Ralph Estes

Me and Billy

22 Jul 2017

The "world's oldest living cowboy" tells, in story and song, of his years as a cowboy and his friendship with Billy the Kid. Stories about Billy the Kid are generally exaggerated. Ralph Estes's program addresses the legend-making process while presenting the story of Billy that is supported by historical evidence.

This program takes place in Albuquerque at Cherry Hills Public Library and is free and open to the public. For more information, call (505)857-8321.

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Bob Julyan

Bob Julyan

The Place Names of New Mexico

22 Jul 2017

Sangre de Cristo, Custer Mountain, Chi-chil-tah, Mogollon- such intriguing names, rich with anecdotes and folklore. But place names also offer unique insights into the history and values of the state's peoples. With humor and local examples tailored to your locale, Bob Julyan gives audiences a lively names tour of the New Mexico landscape.

This program free, public program takes place at Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center. For more information, call (505)899-0205.

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Dale Evans Scheduled to Appear in Artesia!

22 Jul 2017

Dale Evans appears as a Chautauqua character in The Way You Ride the Trail. The stage portrait, presented by Kay Sebring-Roberts Kuhlmann of Ruidoso, takes its title from a line in Happy Trails to You, the theme song Dale composed for her husband, Roy Rogers. The audience meets Dale at two stages in her life: as a film, television, and recording artist while raising a blended family of seven children; and as an inspirational author.

This free, public program takes place in Artesia at the 510 Building. For more information, call (575)464-4212.

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Kenneth Seowtewa presents Cultural Life of the Zuni Nation

22 Jul 2017

Explore the world of the A:Shiwi (Zuni), the most studied group of Native Americans, through the eyes of Kenneth Seowtewa, a man whose paternal and maternal ancestors held positions of authority through the centuries. Hear the true story of the fabled "Seven Cities of Gold" that Coronado was searching for in 1540.

This free, public program takes place in Taos at the Kit Carson Home and Museum. For more information, call (575)758-4082.

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Deborah Blanche as Georgia O'Keeffe

Deborah Blanche as Georgia O'Keeffe

O'Keeffe in Clovis!

20 Jul 2017

"Who am I? What do I have to say? How can I best express it?" The artist Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) continually probed into these essential human questions. Prominent in the male-dominated art world of New York City, O’Keeffe took a residence in New Mexico in the 1930’s. During the seven decades of her career she challenged herself with “what to say” that was uniquely her own.

Her colors might be bright and vivid, or black and white. Her subjects were landscapes, buildings, flowers, bones, shells, leaves, trees, cityscapes, skulls, skies, clouds, doors, and various combinations and abstractions of them. All were rendered into her own stylized images in a wide variety of mediums, while she honed an image of herself as private, independent, solitary, mysterious. Deborah Blanche brings O'Keefe's story alive with this Chautauqua performance.

The program takes place at Clovis-Carver Public Library and is free. For more information, call (575)763-9687.

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Johanna and Scott Hongell-Darsee

Johanna and Scott Hongell-Darsee

Enjoy an Afternoon of Storytelling Theatre with Live Music in Jemez Springs

19 Jul 2017

Johanna Hongell-Darsee; storyteller, dancer, mime; and Scott Darsee, guitarist, composer take you on a journey of stories. The art of storytelling is universal and as ancient as humanity; our dreams of a distant common past. In this presentation we tell stories using music, song, masks, dance and mime. Stories travel and have always traveled. On their way they pick up bits and pieces of different cultures and landscapes but the heroes and heroines, the villains and the mysterious creatures often stay familiar.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (505)925-9155.

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Susi Wolf

Susi Wolf

Susi Wolf Presents
Storytelling: Animal Tales and the Lessons They Teach Us

8 Jul 2017

JULY 8 * 10:30 am

Fort Stanton Historic Site * Fort Stanton


Story is the oldest form of communication there is. From the earliest gatherings and etchings on cave walls, Story explained a culture for those who later passed that way. It is how First Mankind declared, “Hey, we were here and this is who we were!" Our brains are literally hardwired to understand facts, statistics, concepts and more through oral tradition. Story is the great connector between people and promotes an immediate bonding among listeners and the teller. There is both practical and transcendent power within the storytelling realm, which is explored in conversation. Didactic lesson is given through animal fables in an enjoyable and plausible method. Elements of the history of oral tradition invites a participatory aspect to the presentation. The program’s concentration is on animal and trickster stories from the U. S. Southwest, Mexico, Cherokee and Africa. Susi Wolf will share multiple tales, as well as Cherokee traditions and more.


This program is free and open to the public. For more information call (575)336-2862.

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Cochiti Pueblo Master Drum Maker Arnold Herrera Presents The Way of the Drum

8 Jul 2017

JULY 8 * 11:00 am

Aztec Ruins National Monument * Aztec


This presentation is a way into the Cochiti Pueblo world told from personal experiences, traditional stories and teachings. While demonstrating steps in constructing the famous Cochiti drum, Arnold Herrera tells about tribal political structures, language, ceremony, clans and moiety membership, roles of men, women and children, and modern Pueblo social problems. This journey covers the period from the 1940s to the present.


Arnold Herrera, a Cochiti Pueblo native, grew up in a culturally rich Keresan Pueblo environment immersed in traditions and the arts. With knowledge gained from his grandparents and his father, Arnold has become an accomplished drum maker, composer/singer, and teacher of culture to all audiences.


This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (505)334-6174.

** NMHC Offices will be CLOSED July 3 & 4 **

4 Jul 2017

The New Mexico Humanities Council Thanks Congress and Constituents for Continued Funding

1 Jul 2017

On May 3rd, the FY 2017 omnibus bill funding the federal government was approved. The bill includes a $1.9 million increase for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This news comes as a welcome relief to the New Mexico Humanities Council (NMHC) after weeks of uncertainty about the future of an important partner in their work to bring history and cultural programming to New Mexico.


NMHC Executive Director, Michelle Quisenberry, said, “We are grateful to Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Representatives Ben Ray Lujan and Michelle Lujan Grisham for their support of NEH and passage of the omnibus bill.” She went on to say “Their support assures that access to programming that enhances community exchange and understanding will continue throughout New Mexico, especially in our smallest communities.”


NMHC also wishes to thank everyone who advocated for the continued funding and protection of NEH. Without your voice and avid support for the humanities, it is uncertain what the result could have been.


The FY 2017 spending bill is effective through September 2017.

National History Day
NATIONALS CONTEST

16 May 2017

Congratulations! You're going to the NHD Nationals contest in Washington, D.C.! But there are a few things you need to do to prepare. Follow the NHD NATIONALS link below to quickly get to the information you need for deadlines, registration and more.

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NOW is the Time to Show Your Support for the Humanities

1 May 2017

Dear Friend of the New Mexico Humanities Council,


Imminent threats to de-fund or eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities and its sister organization, the National Endowment for the Arts, at the national level are making headlines in Washington, D.C. If acted on, those threats could directly affect the survival of your state humanities council. We must take immediate action to prevent such cuts, and we need to let our members of Congress know that state humanities councils are a vital source of fostering our understanding of history and culture, of the human experience. The important work we do in communities across New Mexico depends on funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, without which our public humanities programs throughout New Mexico would not exist. This core funding has been essential in enabling us to support and bring quality humanities programs tailored to local and regional interests, to areas that otherwise would not have access to such programs.


Join us in our effort to preserve the New Mexico Humanities Council. Here’s what you can do right now:

*Contact your members of Congress directly. We encourage you to call them directly and share a personal story, to explain how you or your community or organization have benefited from the New Mexico Humanities Council’s programs, whether through a grant, reading and book discussions, participating in National History Day, or attending a Chautauqua program. Please let them know how the New Mexico council's programs have enriched your life and the life of your community.


*Visit the National Humanities Alliance (NHA)site and send a message to members of Congress there as well. Help spread the word! Use the NHA link below and express how much you value the work of the National Endowment for the Humanities and your state humanities council.


Please call today and let our congresspeople know how much you appreciate the humanities.

Senator Tom Udall 202-224-6621

Senator Martin Heinrich 202-224-5521

Representative Ben Ray Lujan 202-225-6190

Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham 202-225-6316

Representative Steve Pearce 202-225-2365


Please speak up and advocate for your humanities council. We cannot do this without your support!


Thank you for your help!


K. Michelle Quisenberry

Interim Executive Director

New Mexico Humanities Council

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Call for History Day Judges!!

28 Apr 2017

Students will be competing with their history research projects in Albuquerque, Farmington and Las Cruces throughout March and April, and we want you to judge! We are seeking public or professional historians, educators, graduate students, museum professionals and others with a love of history and a desire to help students nurture their passion for history. This year's theme is Taking a Stand in History.

NMHC offers training to all judges prior to each National History Day contest, and serve lunch and refreshments during the contests. The judge's day lasts from 8 am through mid-afternoon.

Website and paper judges receive their entries and judge them prior to the contest, and then have a shorter day than judges for the other categories. If you have questions about judging or attending the contests, please contact New Mexico History Day State Coordinator Ellen Dornan.

Email NHD Coordinator Ellen Dornan »

Click here to register as an NHD judge »

MEDIEVAL ANIMALS: UNM Institute for Medieval Studies Lecture Series

27 Apr 2017

April 24 - 27

Albuquerque


The UNM Institute for Medieval Studies presents the 32nd Spring Lecture Series exploring Medieval Animals. Presentations will reveal key aspects of medieval culture by highlighting the role played by animals in history, literature, art, religion, and philosophy.

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Experiments in Cinema v12.3: The Cubano Edition

23 Apr 2017

April 18 - 23

Albuquerque


This 6-day event consists of film screenings from over 35 countries, in-depth dialogue with filmmakers and humanities scholars, lectures, and discussion-based workshops with a special emphasis on Cuban experimental film. Interactive programs encourage the audience to consider identity awareness and to rethink how they view themselves as New Mexicans and their media connectedness with other communities around the world.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS »

DECOLONIZING NATURE: Resistance . Resilience . Revitalization

22 Apr 2017

April 19 - 22

University of New Mexico . Albuquerque


Capital's colonization of nature has brought us to our current moment of grave ecological peril - climate change, Sixth Extinction, and other human-caused environmental crises that cumulatively and rapidly degrade Earth's life-sustaining ecological fabric.


Decolonizing Nature has thus become an urgent priority if we are to progress toward a just and sustainable Earth for all living beings. How do we resist further ecological devastation? How do we achieve resilience in times of stress? How do we revitalize affected ecological habitats and communities?


The University of New Mexico will host an interdisciplinary environmental justice public forum Decolonizing Nature: Resistance, Resilience, Revitalization to address these and related issues.


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WORDS MATTER
An Apronista Collective Exhibition

21 Apr 2017

MARCH 16 * 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Artists' Discussion

New Mexico Humanities Council * Albuquerque


Traditionally, aprons represent a woman’s unpaid work, industry, nurturing and her never-ending readiness to comfort, create and care-take. Using the medium of the apron to express themes from women’s lives, struggles and history, the Apronistas continue to demonstrate there is more than one way to create an apron.


Words Matter includes aprons from the Women's March on Washington Albuquerque Rally held January 21, 2017. Here the Apronistas gathered in solidarity with countless Albuquerque citizens speaking out on women’s issues and social justice. Join us for an artists' discussion March 16 at 6:00 PM. The show runs through April 21, 2017.

Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley as Coretta Scott King

Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley as Coretta Scott King

CHAUTAUQUA
Footsteps to Freedom: From Jim Crow to Civil Rights

30 Mar 2017

MARCH 30 * 6:00 PM

New Mexico Humanities Council

Albuquerque

FREE


Women’s History Month is brought to life with portrayals of women whose courage, sacrifice and creativity contribute to our quality of life today.


The civil rights movement is explored through the lives of two powerful women: Rosa Parks, the African-American seamstress who refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus; and Coretta Scott King, the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Coretta was the phenomenal force behind the throne who never faltered in her dedication. She was a singer who gave up her career to support her husband and the hard pathway to freedom.


Albuquerque-based storyteller and vocalist Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley brings these remarkable women to life to tell their stories.


Ann Beyke as Margaret Sanger

Ann Beyke as Margaret Sanger

CHAUTAUQUA
Margaret Sanger: The Woman Rebel

23 Mar 2017

MARCH 23 * 6 PM

New Mexico Humanities Council

Albuquerque

FREE


In celebration of Women’s History Month, join us for a living history Chautauqua at the New Mexico Humanities Council.


In the early 1900’s, Margaret Sanger was jailed for opening a clinic that provided information on birth control. During her colorful and oftentimes controversial life, Sanger dedicated herself to promoting contraception as a means for women to gain control of their lives. She was instrumental in the discovery of The Pill, which changed the lives of millions of women worldwide.


Margaret Sanger will be portrayed by local actress, Ann Beyke.


For more information, call (505)633-7371.

TODD GREEN: Global Multi-Instrumentalist

18 Mar 2017

MARCH 18 * 3:00 PM

Mountain Art Center on Broadway

Mountainair


Over 25 flute, string and percussion instruments from around the world will be interpreted and played by nationally-renowned multi-instrumentalist, Todd Green. Writing and performing music since 15 years old, Green attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and has toured internationally. This program has educated and entertained audiences across the country.


Visit www.manzanomountainartcouncil.org for more information.

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NMHC Executive Director, CRAIG NEWBILL, Retires

1 Mar 2017

The New Mexico Humanities Council bids farewell to Craig Newbill, PhD, after over 24 years of inspired, tireless leadership. He retired in January 2017. Craig joined NMHC in 1992, finishing his Ph.D. in American Studies a year later. His dissertation was entitled "Oral Histories Studies from Eastern New Mexico Homestead Areas: Life Along the Caprock and Llano Estacado from 1900-1941." His love for and knowledge about the humanities fueled partnerships and programming around the state that created platforms for discussion about topics that concern the people of New Mexico. His affable, open manner will be missed by many throughout the state. Look for a full length article by Jack Loeffler reflecting on Craig Newbill’s contributions to the New Mexico Humanities Council and New Mexico in the upcoming newsletter.

Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian

Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian

TALKING SERVICE: Veteran Reading & Discussion Program

28 Feb 2017

In Talking Service, small groups of veterans and family members of veterans, under the guidance of skilled facilitators, get together to reflect on short, powerful writings about military service by some of the world's greatest authors. Participants are encouraged to share their insights, build on each other's comments, and challenge their assumptions through lively, informal conversations centered on the anthology Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian, published by the Great Books Foundation.


The next session will take place in Gallup at Octavia Fellin Public Library January 17 and meets every Tuesday through February 28, except February 14. To register, contact the Octavia Fellin Public Library at 505-863-1291. For more information contact Joe Lacayo at 505-399-8197.


Interested in organizing Talking Service sessions in your area? Follow the link below for information and instructions.


CLICK HERE for Talking Service Information »

CHALLENGE GRANT: Creating Humanities Communities

14 Feb 2017

Grant Deadline: February 15, 2017


Creating Humanities Communities, a new grant that supports grassroots humanities programs by encouraging partnerships and collaborations between multiple institutions or organizations in a town, county, region, or area. NEH hopes that the relationships built and strengthened through Creating Humanities Communities will lead to increases and improvements in humanities infrastructure for years to come, even beyond the initial activities funded by these grants.


Institutions and organizations from incentive areas may apply for matching grants of $30,000, $60,000, $90,000 or $150,000 over three years. Each $1 of NEH grant support awarded must be matched by $1 in non-federal third-party funds.


Click the link below for more information.

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A FOOL'S PARADISE:
Solo Exhibition with Adam Bustamante

10 Feb 2017

JANUARY 13 through FEBRUARY 10

New Mexico Humanities Council * 4115 Silver SE, Albuquerque


With virtually no formal art education, New Mexico artist Adam Bustamante's oil paintings of portraits, figures and landscapes "find the most essential elements of a subject (to) create an image that registers as a realistic moment in time."


Join us for an artist's reception and lecture Friday, January 13, 2017, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmat the New Mexico Humanities Council exhibition space. At 6:30 pm, Bustamante will discuss his creative process.


The exhibition space is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The space will be closed January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day.


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REFLECTIONS ON THE PULITZER DIALOGUES
Learning new perspectives, sharing knowledge, expanding humanity, inspiring deep thinking

5 Feb 2017

Leslie Poling-Kempes

Leslie Poling-Kempes

Leslie Poling-Kempes presents
LADIES OF THE CANYONS

28 Jan 2017

Nancy Bartlit

Nancy Bartlit

Nancy Bartlit presents
Silent Voices of World War II: When Sons of the Land of Enchantment Met Sons of the Land of the Rising Sun

23 Jan 2017

JANUARY 23 * 1:15 PM

Meadowlark Senior Center * Rio Rancho


Imagine World War II without the atomic bomb developed at Los Alamos. What if no rapid Navajo code was used which the Japanese could not break? Or, if the New Mexico National Guardsmen had no role in the Philippines? Why were Japanese American civilians interned in Santa Fe? My talk illustrates cultural differences and ironies in wartime, behind barbed wire or at the end of a gun.


Nancy Bartlit, President of the Los Alamos Historical Society, is an author and oral historian who taught and studied in Japan. She holds a degree in history from Smith College and a Masters in communications from the University of New Mexico.


For more information, contact Mike Tatham at (505)896-8322.

Diana Molina

Diana Molina

Icons and Symbols of our Regional Heritage

21 Jan 2017

Dr. Noel Pugach

Dr. Noel Pugach

LECTURE
The United States as a World Power

20 Jan 2017

Dede Feldman

Dede Feldman

LECTURE
Boots, Suits and Citizens: New Mexico's Unique Legislative Culture

17 Jan 2017

Dede Feldman presents
Boots, Suits and Citizens: New Mexico's Unique Legislative Culture

17 Jan 2017

JANUARY 17 * 4:00 PM

Silver City Public Library * Silver City

FREE


Dede Feldman, first woman elected as a New Mexico senator from Albuquerque's near North Valley, presents an overview of the New Mexico legislature and how citizens can constructively engage with it. Our citizens’ legislature is a reflection of the state’s history—the divide between the rural and urban lifestyles, the unique mix of ethnic groups, and the personal and familial connections at the heart of a small state. Spanish might be spoken in the hallways of the Roundhouse as much as English, and Native American issues are often pivotal. Ms. Feldman's talk illustrates this culture with tales of heroes, villains, unlikely alliances, special interests, and successful advocates—informed by my 16 years in the legislature. Knowledge of historical antecedents and contemporary history allows citizens to place each session of the legislature in perspective.Knowledge of the process will help empower citizens to become active and effective advocates for their own cause and make more informed electoral choices.


For more information, call Silver City Public Library at (575) 538-3672.

Boots, Suits and Citizens: New Mexico's Unique Legislative Culture

17 Jan 2017

JANUARY 17 * 4:00 PM

Silver City Public Library * Silver City


Dede Feldman, first woman elected as a New Mexico senator from Albuquerque's near North Valley, presents an overview of the New Mexico legislature and how citizens can constructively engage with it. Our citizens’ legislature is a reflection of the state’s history—the divide between the rural and urban lifestyles, the unique mix of ethnic groups, and the personal and familial connections at the heart of a small state. Spanish might be spoken in the hallways of the Roundhouse as much as English, and Native American issues are often pivotal. Ms. Feldman's talk illustrates this culture with tales of heroes, villains, unlikely alliances, special interests, and successful advocates—informed by my 16 years in the legislature. Knowledge of historical antecedents and contemporary history allows citizens to place each session of the legislature in perspective.Knowledge of the process will help empower citizens to become active and effective advocates for their own cause and make more informed electoral choices.


For more information, call Silver City Public Library at (575) 538-3672.

Edward Wallace as Estevan

Edward Wallace as Estevan

CHAUTAUQUA
Estevan the Black: Journey into the Unknown

16 Jan 2017

Martin Luther King Jr Day

JANUARY 16 * 10:00 AM


Estavan, a Moor and Spanish slave is given credit for being the first European to set foot in what is now the states of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. How he accomplished that feat is an almost unbelievable tale, filled with danger, adventure, and a date with Fate. Leaving Spain with his master and a company of 600 in 1527, he was stranded with three Spaniards in northern Mexico and began an adventure that included being captured and enslaved by Indians, wandering lost, being revered as a God, and meeting his fate at Zuni Pueblo. A remarkable story about a remarkable man brought to life by Edward Wallace.


This program is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call Ms. Edith Brown at (505)603-2074.

Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley

Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley

CHAUTAUQUA
Footsteps to Freedom: From Jim Crow to Civil Rights

16 Jan 2017

Martin Luther King Jr Day

JANUARY 16 * 1:00 PM

Larry Brian Mitchel Recreation Center * Gallup

FREE


Presented by Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley, this program explores the history of the civil rights movement through the lives of two powerful women: Rosa Parks, the African-American seamstress who refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus; and Coretta Scott King, the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Coretta was the phenomenal force behind the throne who never faltered in her dedication. She was a singer who gave up her career to support her husband and the hard pathway to freedom.


This program is FREE and open to the public.

Steve Cormier

Steve Cormier

Music from the Ranch and the Open Range

12 Jan 2017

Rudolfo Anaya

Rudolfo Anaya

RUDOLFO ANAYA
Receives 2015 National Humanities Medal

31 Dec 2016

Rudolfo Anaya, beloved New Mexico author, was honored at the White House on September 22 with the 2015 National Humanities Medal "for his pioneering stories of the American southwest. His works of fiction and poetry celebrate the Chicano experience and reveal universal truths about the human condition—and as an educator, he has spread a love of literature to new generations."


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Edward Wallace as James Beckwourth

Edward Wallace as James Beckwourth

CHAUTAUQUA
From Slave to Superstar: The Life of James Pierson Beckwourth

21 Dec 2016

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Beloved by Toni Morrison

BELOVED: Pulitzer Dialogues Discussion

17 Dec 2016

PULITZER DIALOGUES »

Andy Mason

Andy Mason

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC

11 Dec 2016

Ralph Estes

Ralph Estes

Ralph Estes presents
THE WEST: SINGING ITS STORY

8 Dec 2016

DECEMBER 8 * 3:00 PM

Palmilla Senior Living * Albuquerque

FREE


Take a trip with Ralph Estes through a thousand years of the American West, from Anasazi Indians to the Atomic Age. Like the Indians and cowboys, the trappers and traders, we'll sing as we go because their songs tell a big part of the story. We'll visit the ancient ones, whose lives we can envision in places like Chaco Canyon. We'll see Coronado, with his padres and conquistadores, searching for the Seven Cities of Cibola. Lewis and Clark, guided by the Shoshone girl Sacagawea. The Alamo, Santa Fe Trail, the forty-niners followed by thousands of settlers. We'll saddle up and ride through the cowboy era, and meet characters like Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok, Geronimo, Billy the Kid, Buffalo Bill, Jesse James. And we'll ponder how atomic power, developed in our West, changed the world and often leads to a longing for a more innocent time. A longing that causes many of us to turn our faces to the West.


Stefanie Beninato

Stefanie Beninato

Stefanie Beninato presents
Land Grants and Water Rights: Fighting Words in the Twenty-First Century?

7 Dec 2016

DECEMBER 7 * 11:30 AM

Golden Corral Restaurant * 5207 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque


Land grants and water rights have been an integral part of New Mexico's history. The subject of intense debates, long and arduous discussions and disagreements, court rulings and legislation, land grant and acequia rights remain an ongoing issue in New Mexico today. Dr. Stefanie Beninato addresses the cultural, social, economic and political history as well as jurisprudence.


This program is hosted by Albuquerque Geological Society and takes place at the Golden Corral located at 5207 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque. Call (505)843-7643 for more information.

Arnold Herrara

Arnold Herrara

Arnold Herrara presents
THE WAY OF THE DRUM

3 Dec 2016

DECEMBER 3 * 2:00 p.m.

Cerrillos Hills State Park * Cerrillos

FREE


This presentation is a way into the Cochiti Pueblo world told from personal experiences, traditional stories and teachings. While demonstrating steps in constructing the famous Cochiti drum, Arnold Herrera tells about tribal political structures, language, ceremony, clans and moiety membership, roles of men, women and children, and modern Pueblo social problems. This journey covers the period from the 1940s to the present.


Arnold Herrera, a Cochiti Pueblo native, grew up in a culturally rich Keresan Pueblo environment immersed in traditions and the arts. With knowledge gained from his grandparents and his father, Arnold has become an accomplished drum maker, composer/singer, and teacher of culture to all audiences.


This program is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call Cerrillos Hills State Park at (505)474-0196.


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Pulitzer Dialogues Discussion: THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO

1 Dec 2016

DECEMBER 1 * 6:00 PM

Thomas C. Donnelly Library * Las Vegas

FREE


Join the discussion on Junot Diaz's Pulitzer Prize winning book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao at the Thomas C. Donnelly Library in Las Vegas, NM. The discussion is part of the Pulitzer Dialogues, a five month reading and discussion series at six libraries across New Mexico. Learn more at Pulitzer Dialogues.


For more information about this discussion, contact theThomas C. Donnelly Library at (505) 454-3401.


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THE BLACK CHADOR: Power, Place, and Play among Iranian Howzevi (Seminarians)

28 Nov 2016

NOVEMBER 28 * 5:30 PM

George Pearl Hall Auditorium, UNM * Albuquerque

FREE


Dr. Amina Tawasil will focus on the intersections of the 1979 Iranian revolution as collective memory, the black chador as a revolutionary symbol and religious practice, and how the howzevi insert play at this intersection. Dr. Tawasil, Visiting Lecturer at the International Studies Institute at UNM, was the inaugural Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Middle East and North African Studies at Northwestern University. http://www.aminatawasil.com/about/


This program is part of the fall lecture series, Power of Place: Globalization and Local Identities, hosted by UNM's International Studies Institute.


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CULTURE, IDENTITY AND URBANISM: A Historical Perspective from Colonialism to Globalism

21 Nov 2016

NOVEMBER 21 * 5:30 PM

George Pearl Hall Auditorium, UNM * Albuquerque


Dr. Alsayyad is Professor of Architecture and urbanism at UC Berkeley. His books include: Traditions: The ‘Real’, the Hyper and the Virtual in the Built Environment (2014); Cairo: Histories of a City (2011); Cinematic Urbanism (2006); The End of Tradition (2003); Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam (2002); Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage (2001); Hybrid Urbanism (2000).

http://ced.berkeley.edu/ced/faculty-staff/nezar-alsayyad


This program is part of the fall lecture series, Power of Place: Globalization and Local Identities, hosted by UNM's International Studies Institute.


Steve Cormier

Steve Cormier

Music from the Ranch and Open Range

19 Nov 2016

NOVEMBER 19 * 3:00 PM

Farmington Museum * Farmington


Cowboy music has evolved from the open range and ranch employees who worked and rode after cattle during the late 19th and early to mid 20th century. These include songs written by ranch hands about horses, cattle and lost love. Others add death and the devil to the story. But all have in common the expression of what ranch and farm work was like during this time. Dr. Steve Cormier performs these, and also songs he has written, reflecting his years as a ranch and farm hand.


For more information, call Farmington Museum at (505)599-1174.


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Lovely, Dark, Deep Pulitzer Dialogue Discussion

19 Nov 2016

NOVEMBER 19 * 2:00 PM

South Broadway Library * Albuquerque


Join the discussion on Joyce Carol Oates' Pulitzer Prize nominated bookLovely, Dark, Deep at the South Broadway Library in Albuquerque. The discussion is part of the Pulitzer Dialogues, a five month reading and discussion series at six libraries across New Mexico. Learn more at Pulitzer Dialogues.


For more information about this discussion, contact the South Broadway Library at (505) 764-1742 or southbroadway@cabq.gov.

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Rosalia de Aragon presents HISPANIC NEW MEXICO WOMEN: 1528 - Present

12 Nov 2016

Baldwin Burr & Ernie Pyle

Baldwin Burr & Ernie Pyle

Baldwin Burr presents
ERNIE PYLE - Bringing the World to America's Doorstep

11 Nov 2016

NOVEMBER 11 * 5:30 pm

Raton Museum * Raton

FREE


Through his daily syndicated newspaper columns, Ernie Pyle documented characters and events he encountered as a roving reporter. Later, as a war correspondent during World War II, Ernie’s columns became a series of GI “letters home” that were greatly appreciated by the soldiers fighting and dying on the world’s battlefronts. Ernie often was able to describe events and conditions that would be censored in the GIs own letters. Ernie was killed by a sniper on Ie Shima Island, near Okinawa, on April 18, 1945. This performance by Baldwin Burr takes place during the last 45 minutes of Ernie’s life.


Deborah Blanche presents
O'KEEFE: Close Up and Faraway

11 Nov 2016

Bill Martin

Bill Martin

THE PILOT WITH THE MAGIC HAT

10 Nov 2016

NOVEMBER 10 * 6:00 PM

Octavia Fellin Public Library * Gallup

FREE


Bill Martin commanded an all-volunteer unit of helicopter gunships deep in the Mekong Delta in 1967 and 1968. He will explain his role in freeing 33 South Vietnamese POWs and his unusual part in the dramatic and hair-raising rescue of 200 orphans and eight nuns from the clutches of the Vietcong. Between firefights he popped into jungle villages to entertain families with magic, gaining friends and important intelligence information and leading the infuriated Vietcong to place a price on his head! Bill will demonstrate a rope escape that probably saved his life when two Vietcong soldiers tied his hands behind his back on a jungle trail. His will answer questions and offer insight into the tragic emotional struggles that still plague many Vietnam vets today.


Dr. Phil Bock

Dr. Phil Bock

Dr. Phil Bock presents
DEAN ROBB: FROM WALL STREET TO UNM

10 Nov 2016

NOVEMBER 10 * 7:00 PM

San Ysidro Church * Corrales

FREE


J. Donald Robb was an eminent Wall Street lawyer who in 1941 decided to abandon that career and come to UNM to follow his dream of composing musical works in many genres. He built the music department, founded the UNM Symphony, and planned the Center for the Arts. Robb spent many years traveling the Hispanic villages of the state, recording songs and rituals. The resulting archive of more than 3000 items is preserved at UNM where an annual composers symposium makes use of these materials for academic and creative purposes. Lecture presented by Dr. Phil Bock.


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The Migration Experience Film & Discussion Series
THE HARVEST/LA COSHECHA

9 Nov 2016

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Where you find (their) Earth

7 Nov 2016

November 7 * 5:30 PM

George Pearl Auditorium, UNM Main Campus * Albuquerque


Beverly Singer will discuss the growing expression of globalization and use New Mexico as a historically significant place for remembering. Dr. Singer is Associate Professor (Emerita) of the Department of Anthropology at UNM. She is Tewa and Diné from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. An award-winning documentary video producer, she is the author of Wiping the War Paint Off the Lens: Native American Film and Video (2001).


This program is part of the fall lecture series, Power of Place: Globalization and Local Identities, hosted by UNM's International Studies Institute.

PUBLIC FORUM: Interactive Art on the Land

5 Nov 2016

NOVEMBER 5 * 7:30 pm

OUTPOST Performance Space * Albuquerque

FREE


516 ARTS, an arts and culture venue in Albuquerque, is celebrating 10 creative years by revisiting artists and subjects from past projects. Interactive Arts Projects on the Land is part of the Climate Change Speaker Series and includes photographer and muralist Chip Thomas, choreographer/dancer Lisa Nevada and new media artist Andrea Polli, who are doing temporary site projects in Albuquerque. The artists will discuss how they strive to engage people in their art forms in outdoor rural settings.


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Sunny Dooley

Sunny Dooley

Dinè (Navajo) Blessingway Stories

3 Nov 2016

November 3 * 2:00 PM

Eastern New Mexico University * Campus Union Building

Portales, NM

These Origins stories, in Navajo or English, present the worldview of the Diné people and their relationships with their surroundings. They are the social versions of the sacred chants. They are told only from October through about early March (first thunder). From March through October, a selection of other stories is available. Free, public program presented by Sunny Dooley.

Kenneth Seowtewa

Kenneth Seowtewa

Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de Zuni Murals

3 Nov 2016

November 3 * 6:00 PM

Octavia Fellin Public Library * 115 West Hill Avenue, Gallup, NM

FREE


The "Old Mission" of Zuni, listed on the state and national registries as one of the three oldest missions in New Mexico, dates back to 1629. The murals of Zuni deities were started in 1970 by Kenneth's father Alex Seowtewa, based on oral tradition of previous murals that were painted in fresco. Kenneth has been involved in the painting since 1977.


Kenneth Seowtewa is a cultural practitioner, artist-in-residence, author, and visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin.


For more information, call Octavia Fellin Public Library at (505)863-1291.

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The Migration Experience Free Film & Discussion Series: The Journey

3 Nov 2016

November 3 * 6:30 PM

African American Performing Arts Center * 310 San Pedro Dr NE Albuquerque, NM * (505) 603-0866

FREE


One filmmaker captures every step of a Syrian father’s seventeen-hundred-mile odyssey to exile in Europe, fraught with peril and punctuated by moments of extraordinary human kindness.


“The Journey” (Field of Vision Films, 2016) is the second in a series of four free films entitled “The Migration Experience.” All films are free and open to the public and followed by a discussion led by community scholars.

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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: louisnikki9@gmail.com

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The European Union: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

28 Oct 2016

Oct 28, 2016 * 3:00pm

Joe Jupille, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science and co-director of the Tocqueville Initiative, University of Colorado, Boulder.

This lecture is made possible by the European Union Commission and the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence

isi.unm.edu/isi-conferences-lectures/2016-fall-lecture-series/schedule.html »

Lesley Poling-Kempes

Lesley Poling-Kempes

Ladies of the Canyons

20 Oct 2016

October 20 * 1:00 PM


St. John's Methodist Church * 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM

Ladies of the Canyons is a lecture/slide show about remarkable women who left the security and comforts of genteel Victorian society and journeyed to the American Southwest in search of a wider view of themselves and their world. Educated, restless, and inquisitive, Natalie Curtis, Carol Stanley, Alice Klauber, and Mary Cabot Wheelwright each left behind the comforts and confines of upper-class American society to explore the land and cultures of the exotic Four Corners Indian Country. They came into the Southwest between 1900 and 1922 when the region’s indigenous people were undergoing cultural assault and intellectual scrutiny by the “civilized” world.

Each of these women became art and cultural preservationists years before these causes were recognized as American ideals. Their friends included Louisa Wade Wetherill, Alice Corbin Henderson, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Elsie Clews Parsons, Mary Austin, and Willa Cather.

Presented by Ms. Lesley Poling-Kempes.

Rosalia de Aragon as La Llorona

Rosalia de Aragon as La Llorona

La Llorona, The Wailing Woman

20 Oct 2016

October 20 * 7:00 PM


Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation * 116 Bridge St., Las Vegas, NM

This famous ghost from Spanish folklore is known throughout the world for her eerie, spine chilling cries as she searches for her loved ones. Early Spanish settlers knew of her.

Her story was ancient in European mythology, but in New Mexico it is said she lived next door, or an ancestor actually knew her.

Presented by Rosalia de Aragon.

The Migration Experience

The Migration Experience

Artful Life creative community collaboration

20 Oct 2016

All films are free and open to the public.

The Migration Experience is a free, four week film and discussion series focusing on the lived experience of immigrants and refugees.

Each acclaimed film is followed by a discussion led by scholars, including an immigrant or refugee from the region of the world represented in the film.

The series is one of several community-led development initiatives that emerged from the Stories of Route 66 arts engagement project.

www.artful-life.org/migration-film-series »

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National Endowment for The Humanities

20 Oct 2016

NEH Next Generation Humanities PhD Grant Recipients

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International Studies Institute Fall 2016 Lecture Series

17 Oct 2016

Lecture Schedule »

Edward Wallace as Estevan the Moor

Edward Wallace as Estevan the Moor

Estevan the Moor: Journey into the Unknown

14 Oct 2016

October 14 * 7:00 PM


San Juan College Little Theater * 4601 College Blvd., Farmington, NM
FREE

Estavan, a Moor and Spanish slave is given credit for being the first European to set foot in what is now the states of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. How he accomplished that feat is an almost unbelievable tale, filled with danger, adventure, and a date with Fate. Leaving Spain with his master and a company of 600 in 1527, he was stranded with three Spaniards in northern Mexico and began an adventure that included being captured and enslaved by Indians, wandering lost, being revered as a God, and meeting his fate at Zuni Pueblo. A remarkable story about a remarkable man.

Presented by Mr. Edward Wallace.

Diana Molina

Diana Molina

Seven String Barbed Wire Fence: The Many Faces of Latino Immigration in the U.S.

13 Oct 2016

October 13, 2016 * 5:00 PM


Magdalena Public Library

* 108 N Main St, Magdalena, NM


FREE
Seven String Barbed-Wire Fence aims to provide a balanced, informative account of the often emotionally-charged issue of Latino Immigration to the U.S. A polyphonic multimedia presentation gives a human face to the issue: different voices, independent and disunited are bound by the common theme of immigration. Photos, montages, three-dimensional installation examples, and a short video document the formidable barriers along the border environment and provide a comprehensive portrayal of the actors and arguments within the post-9/11 debate over policy reform.

This is a FREE program presented by Diana Molina.

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.

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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.

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Register Now for Hands On History Day Workshop

10 Sep 2016

We'll be hosting a National History Day Workshop in Farmington on September 10, and we want to see you there! Based on your input, we'll be exploring the 2017 theme, Taking a Stand in History, planning your year and doing fundraising, and taking a closer look at using primary sources and New Mexico archives. After lunch (provided), you're welcome to stay for hands-on exercises on developing websites and documentaries.

Click here to register for the Farmington workshop »

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Kay Kuhlmann as Dale Evans

Chautauqua - The Way You Ride the Trail

10 Sep 2016

Free public program at the Hubbard Museum of the American West in Ruidoso Downs, NM. 11:30 am - 1 pm.



Dale Evans appears as a Chautauqua character in "The Way You Ride the Trail." The stage portrait, presented by Kay Sebring-Roberts Kuhlmann of Ruidoso, takes its title from a line in "Happy Trails to You," the theme song Dale composed for her husband, Roy Rogers. The audience meets Dale at two stages in her life: as a film, television, and recording artist while raising a blended family of seven children; and as an inspirational author.

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Programme for the Fractured Faiths Symposium at the New Mexico History Museum

Fractured Faiths Symposium

9 Sep 2016

Free to the public!



Join us for dialogue between historians, anthropologists, art historians, musicians and genealogists on the history of Sephardic Jews, conversos and crypto-Jews' 600-year process of identity transformation, from the Golden Age of Spain to Mexico and New Mexico.



Friday September 9, 8:30 - 4 pm

David Graizbord (AZ Center for Judaic Studies, U-AZ)

Iberian Identity Crises and their Reverberations: 1391 and Beyond

Gretchen Starr-LeBeau (Principia College, IL)

Violence, Revitalization, Expulsion: Jewish Life in Late-Medieval Ibera

John Chuchiak (Missouri State University)

Water & Fire: The Inquisistion in New Spain and the Prosecution and Persecution of Accused Judaizers, 1570-1821

Emmanuel Ortega (University of Nevada Las Vegas)

The Reception of Autos-de-Fe in 18th C San Bartolome Otzolotepec: The Contextual Graphics of a Hegemonic Spectacle

Paul Duncan (Medical oncologist, Albuquerque)

A Genetic Link: Identifying a Sephardic Fingerprint



Saturday, September 10 9 am - 4 pm

Jose Esquibel (Independent scholar, Denver)

Out from the Shadow of Suspicion: The Identity of Juan de Onate's Jewish-Converso Lineage

Frances Levine (Missouri History Museum, St. Louis)

Dona Teresa's World: An Intimate View into the Palace

Ron Duncan Hart (Latin American & Iberian Institute, UNM)

The Twentieth Century Movement of Reclaiming Jewish Identity

Ofer Ben-Amots, Christina Martos & Debra Ayers

Lecture-recital: Ladino (Judeo Spanish language) Romanceros, Kantas & Coplas

Fractured Faiths at the New Mexico History Museum »

Ned O'Malia

Ned O'Malia

Chautauqua: Our Muslim Neighbors

9 Sep 2016

Free public program at San Juan College's Little Theatre. 7 pm- 8:30 pm



Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the world; it may also be the most misunderstood. There are now more Muslims in America than Jews or Presbyterians. There are over 1,400 mosques in the United States. This illustrated lecture will review the Five Pillars of Islam and Mohammed the prophet of Islam. The growth of Islam in America will be traced through several Black National movements, especially Malcolm X and the Black Muslims. A rapid increase in Muslim population came with immigration reforms in 1964. These reforms ushered in a generation of educated, Americanized immigrant Muslims. Demographics, national population statistics, and political associations will be discussed. Islam in New Mexico is a special feature.

Jack Loeffler

Jack Loeffler

Thinking Like a Watershed

27 Aug 2016

Lesley Poling-Kempes

Lesley Poling-Kempes

The Harvey Girls & the Santa Fe Railway--Myth, Legend & History

21 Aug 2016

Lesley Poling-Kempes presents this program about the Santa Fe Railway and the Fred Harvey Company, who were responsible for the creation and promotion of the Mythic Southwest as a tourist destination. The Harvey Girls' role in the opening of the West has become legendary, their lives forever linked with the Grand Canyon, Santa Fe, and the exotic and elegant resorts built along the railroad in the early years of this century. In this slide show/lecture, learn how Fred Harvey and the Santa Fe Railway influenced the art and architecture of the Southwest, and how the Harvey Girls became synonymous with adventure and romance in the golden years of American railroad travel.



The program is free to the public, but regular park admission fees apply.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Pecos National Historical Park, NM-63, Pecos, NM 87552

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Avila to present on Chester Nez at Magdalena Public Library

7 Aug 2016

Join author Judith Avila for a lecture on late Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez (1921-2014), one of the original twenty-nine Navajo code talkers. During World War II, Nez and other Navajo marines helped to developed the unbroken code that aided U.S. forces in their fight against Japan. Avila co-authored Nez’s memoir, Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of World War II .

Location: Magdalena Public Library (Magdalena, NM)

Date: August 10, 2016

Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm

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Estes to present ME AND BILLY at the Kit Carson Home and Museum in Taos

6 Aug 2016

Join Ralph Estes as the "world's oldest living cowboy," who tells through story and song of his years as a cowboy and his friendship with Billy the Kid. Stories about Billy the Kid are generally exaggerated. This program addresses the legend-making process while presenting the story of Billy that is supported by historical evidence.

Location: Kit Carson Home and Museum (Taos, NM)

Date: August 13, 2016

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

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Wallace as ESTEVAN at Petroglyph National Monument

5 Aug 2016

Author Hampton Sides: A Realm Of Blood and Thunder: Kit Carson, Manifest Destiny's Unlikely Field Agent

1 Aug 2016

*Location: Ilfeld Auditorium

New Mexico Highlands University, University Ave, Las Vegas, NM

*Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016

*Time: 4 - 6 pm

*Author book signing to be held after the program

For more info contact: 505-426-3205

City Museum 505-426-3205

Email: lvhistoric@gmail.com

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De Aragón to present LA LLORONA at Capitán Public Library

27 Jul 2016

This famous ghost from Spanish folklore is known throughout the world for her eerie, spine chilling cries as she searches for her loved ones. Early Spanish settlers knew of her. Her story was ancient in European mythology, but in New Mexico it is said she lived next door, or an ancestor actually knew her. La Llorona’s cries are brought to life with the popular performance and songs of Rosalia de Aragón, a multi-talented native actor. Rosalia is from a family of accomplished visual and literary artists.

Location: Capitán Public Library

Date: August 5, 2016

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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Stephen Dixon as JAMES OHIO PATTIE at El Rancho de las Golondrinas

26 Jul 2016

Come along with Stephen Dixon as James Ohio Pattie, who encounters the native plants, animals and peoples of New Mexico. Endure the hardships and unforeseen dangers while traveling through the prairies, deserts, mountains and valleys. View the world through the wide eyes of a mountain man whose words paint pictures in the minds of those who huddle around his campfire. Feel the warmth of his fire as chills run down your spine as you travel back in time to 1824.

Location: El Rancho de Las Golondrinas, La Cienega, NM

Date: August 6, 2016

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

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¡Viva Chihuahua! Symbols of Survival in the Desert Landscape

25 Jul 2016

The Chihuahuan Desert straddles the border and covers more than 200,000 square miles that extend into parts of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. On the Mexican side, it covers the northern half of the state of Chihuahua, most of Coahuila, and parts of Durango, Zacatecas and Nuevo León. It is considered to be the most biologically diverse desert in the world as measured by the variety of species and endemic plants. The mean annual precipitation for the Chihuahuan Desert is 235 mm (9.3in). It's relevance and impact to the culture and traditions of its human inhabitants, beginning with the Native Americans, is intertwined with survival in a distinct landscape. For more information please contact the White Sands National Park at 575/479-6124.

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Pueblo Pottery: A Chautauqua Presentation by Pam Lujan-Hauer

25 Jul 2016

Southwestern Pueblo pottery is an art-form with a long and rich tradition. A potter from the Taos Pueblo demonstrates her art and tells the story of pottery, from the history of clay as an art form and the origins of the earliest pottery, to the threats to traditional pottery.

Pam Lujan-Hauer learned pottery-making from her great-aunts. She exhibits and sells her work extensively, as well as teaching classes and demonstrating her work, and has won numerous awards.

Location: 110 W 7th St, Silver City, NM 88061

Date: 7/29/16

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am

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Featuring...Dine Folklore in Cultural Context by Sunny Dooley A Chautauqua Presentation to take place in Taos!

25 Jul 2016

This talk focuses on cultural items significant in maintaining Diné matrilineal teachings. They include the Navajo basket; the woman's traditional dress of moccasins, leggings, dress with sash belt, hair tie and hair brush; goat skins, grinding stones, rock brushes, clay pot, and so on. Can be presented separately or related with traditional stories above.

Location: Kit Carson Home and Museum, 113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571

Date: July 30, 2016

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

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Silver City Clay Festival

6 Jul 2016

The Silver City Summer Clay Festival is underway!

This Year's Theme is From Oaxaca to Santa Fe

Attend a gathering of artists, educators, entrepreneurs, families, youth, adventurers, and lifelong learners to explore clay in its many forms as well as its impact on our history, present, and future.

The fifth annual festival takes place July 23 - 31

Click on the link for more information

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Great Museums of the World: The Hermitage

1 Jul 2016

Dr. Marina Obortova, CFIS, AIA will take you on a visual tour of the Hermitge, one of the largest museums in the world, talk about the museums history and show you some of its treasures.

Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Location: Albuquerque Museum of Art & History

Click on the pdf icon for details to a lecture you don't want to miss...

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Steve Cormier to present "Music from the Ranch and the Open Range" in Silver City

30 Jun 2016

Cowboy singer and onetime ranch hand Dr. Steve Cormier will perform and discuss ranch songs at the Silver City Museum Annex on July 16th at 12pm . Largely written in the early and mid 20th century, these songs convey the experience of ranch and farm life. Cormier also performs songs he has written from his decade of work on ranches in Kansas and New Mexico. A NMHC Chautauqua Program presentation.


Sponsored by the Silver City Museum

575-538-5921

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Lucero Sachs lectures on Clyde Tingley at Petroglyph National Monument

30 Jun 2016

Join Lucinda Lucero Sachs for her talk, "Clyde Tingley - An Extraordinary Man" at the Petroglyph National Monument Visitors Center on July 16, 2016 at 6:30pm, a part of their Centennial Nights Chautauqua series. Lucero Sachs, a long recognized expert on both Clyde Tingley and the New Deal in New Mexico, details Tingley's rise from Mayor of Albuquerque to the Governor's office, where he steered millions of dollars to New Deal projects throughout Albuquerque and across New Mexico. A NMHC Chautauqua Program presentation.


Sponsored by Petroglyph National Monument, NPS

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Citizen Men in New Mexico: "Never Give Up: Minouri Yasui & the Fight for Justice" a documentary film-in-Progress Presentation by Holly Yasui

28 Apr 2016

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UNM--Maxwell Museum of Anthropology Presents: 20 Years in Art & Cermamics

26 Apr 2016

Who: Wan Liya, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of NM

What: 20 Years in Art & Ceramics

Where: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM *1 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131

When: Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm

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The Wonder of Nature: Rachel Carson

20 Apr 2016

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Spring Lecture Series 2016: Food and Festivity in the Middle Ages

19 Apr 2016

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Upcoming programs this month with Chautuauqua Speaker Diana Molina taking place in Farmington, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Gallup, and Albuquerque!

14 Apr 2016

She will be presenting a variety of topics that address our region, the geography, the natural features that unify our experience of place; that give shape to our unique identity, our collective character, unified but not homogenized. We hope you can attend one or more of these insightful programs.

-April 15, at 7:00pm; Icons and Symbols of our Regional Heritage at the San Juan College, Little Theatre, Farmington, NM (505) 566-3430

-April 16, 3:00pm Seven String Barbed Wire Fence, Many Faces of Latino Immigration in the United States, Santa Fe Public Library; Santa Fe, NM (505) 955-6792

-April 17, 3:00pm Two presentations; Seven String Barbed Wire Fence, Many Faces of Latino Immigration in the United States, Los Alamos, Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos, NM (505) 662-8240

-April 19, at 6:00pm Icons and Symbols of our Regional Heritage, at the Octavia Fellin Public Library, Gallup, NM (505) 863-1291

-April 20, 7:00pm Rarámuri, The Foot Runners of the Sierra Madre, UNM Student Union Building, Alb, NM (505) 277-2331

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Upcoming programs this month with Chautuauqua Speaker Diana Molina taking place in Farmington, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Gallup, and Albuquerque!

14 Apr 2016

She will be presenting a variety of topics that address our region, the geography, the natural features that unify our experience of place; that give shape to our unique identity, our collective character, unified but not homogenized. We hope you can attend one or more of these insightful programs.

-April 15, at 7:00pm; Icons and Symbols of our Regional Heritage at the San Juan College, Little Theatre, Farmington, NM (505) 566-3430

-April 16, 3:00pm Seven String Barbed Wire Fence, Many Faces of Latino Immigration in the United States, Santa Fe Public Library; Santa Fe, NM (505) 955-6792

-April 17, 3:00pm Two presentations; Seven String Barbed Wire Fence, Many Faces of Latino Immigration in the United States, Los Alamos, Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos, NM (505) 662-8240

-April 19, at 6:00pm Icons and Symbols of our Regional Heritage, at the Octavia Fellin Public Library, Gallup, NM (505) 863-1291

-April 20, 7:00pm Rarámuri, The Foot Runners of the Sierra Madre, UNM Student Union Building, Alb, NM (505) 277-2331

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*Earth Fire & Life *Six Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics*

8 Apr 2016

Using Chinese ceramics made over thousands of years, the Maxwell Museum explores Chinese history and society and China's connections to New Mexico. "China Then and Now" includes a gallery exhibit--opening April 8 2016, an online exhibit, and public programs, all free of charge. Special lecture by Professor Lan Wu and Gallery Tour with David Phillips on April 23, 2016 at Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. Presented by the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM with the support of the New Mexico Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies.

For more information contact 505/277-4405 or visit:

https://maxwellmuseum.unm.edu »

Free workshops on feminist filmmaking and Finnish women filmmakers Link: //nmhum.org/pix/EIC2016.jpg
Free workshops on feminist filmmaking and Finnish women filmmakers
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Experiments in Cinema v11.4

5 Apr 2016

Experiments in Cinema v 11.4 »

NMHC'S Board of Directors Awards $54,095 for NM Audiences!

5 Apr 2016

Funding was made possible for the following programs in the February grant cycle:

*Women of the Mother Road: Route 66

*The Power of Place

*In the Heart of the Gila

*Fractured Faiths

*CLAY 2016: From Oaxaca to Santa Fe

*12th Annual Gila River Festival

*The Migration Experience

*Artists + Audience: The Aesthetic Interface

With the assistance of the NMHC, these programs are offered to the public free of charge or at a minimal entrance fee. These grants support and advance community, civic discussions, insight and core humanities missions.

Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page to find dates, times, and locations for these magnificent programs...

Dr. Lenka Bustikova, University of Arizona

Dr. Lenka Bustikova, University of Arizona

Dr. Lenka Bustikova Speaks on Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania

1 Apr 2016

Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania: Uneasy Neighborhood

April 1, 2016 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

UNM Continuing Education Conference Center

Between 1569 and 1795 Poland and Lithuania formed the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth which incorporated much of what is now Ukraine. Before 1918 both countries were part of the Russian empire and until 1991 part of the USSR. Historically, the Polish-Ukrainian-Lithuanian relationship has been tenuous. For all intents and purposes, one would expect these three countries to be at odds. Rather, current events put the Ukrainian-Polish relationship into the spotlight. Yet after Poland’s (and Lithuania’s) admission to the European Union, Ukraine has found new allies in its neighbors. Poland is probably the most vocal supporter of Ukrainian territorial integrity in Brussels. In her talk, Dr. Bustikova discusses how the current crisis transforms historical grievances and presents new challenges to the stability of Eastern Europe. For more information please call: 505/856-7277 or visit the website.

There is an entrance fee at the door, purchase your tickets in advance or pay what you can at the door. Students Free of charge.

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Indigenous Book Fair at UNM!!! Click on the link for more info...

1 Mar 2016

ifair.unm.edu/2016bookfest.html »

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Opening Reception for three Exhibitions at New Mexico Museum of Art

26 Feb 2016

New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League presents...

19 Feb 2016

a multimedia presentation commemorating...

DAY of REMEMBRANCE

the legacy of Japanese American Civil Rights

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 * 1:00 - 3:00pm

Special Collections Library

423 Central Ave. NE, Albq, NM * 505-848-1376

hosted by Mary Oishi

Interesting Pages of Recent Russia-U.S. History & The Current Status of Russia's Nuclear Program A lecture by Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker

19 Feb 2016

Dr. Hecker is Research Professor at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation. He will discuss how U.S. Russian relations have changed from the 90's to today's adversity.

During the difficult economic times and the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian weapon scientists worked to maintain the safety and security of their nuclear assets with much assistance from American nuclear scientists. He will discuss the nature of this unprecedented cooperation, how it flourished, diminished, and collapsed, as a result of the current political crisis in Ukraine and now in Syria. He will comment on how Russia views these threats and plans to combat them. And, provide options for Washington's response. Dr. Heckler will also briefly comment on North Korea's nuclear program and his interactions with their citizens and scientists.

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Pulitzer Prizes Gives Award to the NMHC for 2016 Centennial Campfires Initiative

4 Feb 2016

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Dust, Drought, & Dreams Gone Dry

20 Jan 2016

Click here for an unforgettable program featuring exhibits, projects, and discussion series at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts.

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Presenting...First Folio! The book that gave us Shakespeare!

20 Jan 2016

Click here to get detailed information about this Free program series!

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Presenting.... First Folio! The book that gave us Shakespeare!

20 Jan 2016

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From Cold War to Hot Peace? Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin and the 'Triangulation' of German Foreign Policy Dr. Joyce Mushaben, University of Missouri-St.Louis

19 Jan 2016

As Germany's first female, Eastern Chancellor, Angela Merkel took to the international stage like a moth to a flame. She quickly emerged as an effective mediator among three competing forces: the United States, the European Union and Russia. Her expertise in energy security, environmental sustainability, and climate change accorded her a distinctive voice in "high politics". Merkel presents herself as a critical friend of the US. Dr. Mushaben will present some short case studies illustrating Merkel's efforts to keep both superpowers engaged.

*Lecture free to students under 25 $15 AIA Members $20 Non-Members

Jan. 24, 2016 3-5pm

UNM Continuing Education Conference Center -1634 University Blvd. NE

From Cold War to Hot Peace: Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin and the 'Triangulation' of German Foreign Policy Dr. Joyce Mushaben, University of Missouri-St. Louis

19 Jan 2016

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New Mexico History Day 2016 Needs Judges!

8 Jan 2016

We are seeking public or professional historians, educators, graduate students, museum professionals and others with a love of history and a desire to help students nurture their passion for history. NMHC offers training to all judges prior to the contest. Lunch and refreshments will be served during the contests.

History Day is an exciting academic enrichment program that promotes the study of history. Young historians develop research papers, exhibits, documentaries, websites, and performances based on topics for this year's theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.

Register at http://svy.mk/1kSFEHc to join us on these upcoming dates:

  • The Southwest Regional contest will take place on February 25th at the Farm and Ranch Museum in Las Cruces. Judge training begins at 8:00 AM.
  • The Northwest Regional contest will take place on March 4th at San Juan College in Farmington. Judge training begins at 8:00 AM.
  • The Central Regional contest will take place on March 18th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Judge training begins at 8:00 A.M.
  • The New Mexico State Competition will take place on April 29th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Judge training begins at 8:00 A.M.

For more information, contact Ellen at (505) 633-7372 or email historyday@nmhum.org.

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NMHC'S Board of Directors Awards $78,363 for NM Audiences!

17 Dec 2015

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Acting Out: A Symposium on Indigenous Performance Art

3 Dec 2015

Free & Open to the Public

Symposium, Workshops & Video Screenings: December 3-4

Performance at the Lensic Performing Arts Center: 12/4/15 at 6 - 8 pm

For more info contact IAIA Museum 505.428.5907

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The Socorro Public Library is hosting Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian, a national reading and discussion program designed for veterans.

3 Nov 2015

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Imprisonment of Japanese in U.S. Prison Camps during World War II & Comparison of Camps in Wyoming and New Mexico by Sam Mihara

1 Nov 2015

Presentation includes: live speakers, video, panel discussion and a

Q&A session.

Hibben Auditorium, Maxwell Museum, University of New Mexico

7:30 pm Wednesday, November 18, 2015

For more information contact: louisnikki9@gmail.com

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word Friday-Sunday, October 2-4, 2015 Silver City, NM

29 Sep 2015

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word (SWFWW), which celebrates the power and beauty of the written word, embracing the rich diversity of Southwestern cultures, will feature over fifty writers who live and work in the southwest and will participate in discussions, workshops, lectures and panel discussions.

Among the many authors at the festival, Denise Chávez, Felipe de Ortego y Gasca, Simon J. Ortiz, Nasario Garcia, Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie, Stella Pope Duarte, Rob Connoley, Daniel Chacon, and Elise Stuart will discuss how the land has inspired and influenced their writing in a series of moderated panel discussions and lectures.

For a schedule of events please visit their website.

Southwest Festival of the Written Word! »

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Fall 2015 Newsletter is Here!

22 Sep 2015

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11th Annual Gila River Festival, September 24 through 27

21 Sep 2015

One of the Southwest's premier nature festivals, the Gila River Festival attracts an audience of nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts eager to learn about and experience the Gila's natural wonders. A great program lined up for this year's festival. The keynote speaker is Godfrey Reggio, world renowned filmmaker and director Koyaanisqatsi and other films. He'll speak to not how we use technology, but how we have become technology. Please visit website for a complete listing of events.

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The New Mexico National Guard Bataan Military Museum presents 4-4-43 Friday, September 18, 2015 6:00 pm

15 Sep 2015

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The Red That Colored the World

9 Sep 2015

Sunday September 13, 2015

Red Poetry Slam 2-4PM

Spoken word with Hakim Bellamy, Lauren Camp, Miriam Sagan, Aaron M. Ambrose, Joan Logghe and Tara Trudell share works about the color red to express its cultural, spiritual and personal significance. FREE!

At the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM. Exhibition funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Come join the fun this weekend at El Rancho de las Golondrinas for Fiesta De Los Ninos or Children's Celebration!

27 Aug 2015

On Saturday, August 29 and Sunday August 30, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. El Rancho de las Golondrinas will host Fiesta De Los Ninos or Children’s Celebration. There will be crafts and demonstrations for children of all ages. For children 12 and under admission is free, otherwise it is $8. Events include making a miniature adobe house, learning to weave on a mini loom, washing clothes the old fashioned way on a washboard, shooting a bow and arrow and learning to tin stamp all while dressing up like a Spanish settler. In addition you can make your own rope and a trade bead necklace.

Other happenings include partaking in the sights and sounds of Baile Espanol de Santa Fe, taking a mule-drawn wagon ride, a magic show and many more. There will also be bread and peach cobbler served out of the adobe horno at noon just in time for lunch.

Costumed interpreters will be located all around the 200-acre ranch to enhance the experience as well and there will be artisians demonstrating traditional crafts including blacksmithing, carving, hide tanning, woodworking, baking, tinsmithing, milling, spinning, weaving and much more. El Rancho de las Golondrinas has been creating memories for over 300 years. The event is sponsored in part by NMHC and more information on the event can be found at

http://golondrinas.org »

Nice article featuring one of our grant supported programs in the Silver City Sun-News.

12 Aug 2015

Southwest Festival of the Written Word »

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Pioneering Space Shuttle Commander Shares His Story at the Albuquerque Museum.

4 Aug 2015

The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History »

Photos of East Las Vegas Mayor Alfredo Maes and West Las Vegas Mayor Robert Wester about 1954.

Photos of East Las Vegas Mayor Alfredo Maes and West Las Vegas Mayor Robert Wester about 1954.

Hands Across The Bridge: Public Forum On 1970 Las Vegas Consolidation

31 Jul 2015

Come and learn about the merger of Old Town (West Las Vegas) and New Town (East Las Vegas) on Sunday, August 2, at the Plaza Hotel Ballroom from 1:30-3:30 pm. Exploration of the processes, issues, and events leading to and following consolidations will be just a few of the topics that will be discussed. Panel members will give presentations followed by a panel and a Q&A with the audience. Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the historic event.

FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!!

For more information contact the City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection at (505) 454-1401.

Photo Courtesy of Jose M. Ulibarri. Mitzie Studio Collection.

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Article spotlight!

13 May 2015

We want to hear from you! What do you think?

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Want to write?

25 Mar 2015

Poetry Around the World is a monthly writing group that meets at the Tony Hillerman Library in Albuquerque! In this writing class they explore a different style of poetry from around the world each month.

The finer details: Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 4pm. This is free and open to the public. Designed for teenage and adult levels. For more information, please see the link below!

Poetry Around the World »

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Goal reached!

23 Mar 2015

Longtime Chautauqua program member and New Mexico cultural treasure Cipriano Vigil sought donations to bring music to underserved New Mexico schools with his handmade cigarbox guitars. We at the council received news that his project reached goal and will be able to be implemented!

Congratulations, Cipriano! Thank you for being a constant advocate for the humanities in New Mexico!

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17 Jan 2015

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15 Jan 2015

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