New Mexico History Museum

New Mexico History Museum The stories that made America's West come alive in New Mexico's newest museum.
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The stories that made America's West come alive in New Mexico's newest museum. HOURS Open Daily 10am-5pm from May through October Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm from November through April. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25th, January 1st, and Easter Sunday

This Mescalero Apache beaded hide awl case, ca. 1880, was used to store the bone awl. The awl was used as a tool to weav...
05/01/2020

This Mescalero Apache beaded hide awl case, ca. 1880, was used to store the bone awl. The awl was used as a tool to weave basketry, and or sew glass trade beads on hide. It was owned by the Southwest photographer, Ben Wittick, who used objects such as this one, as props in his studio where he photographed Native Americans in the late 19th century. Visit this artifact at the New Mexico History Museum’s exhibition Looking Back, when it reopens to the public and in the meantime, stay safe.

Thanks to KRQE News 13 for the story on our Quarantine Diaries collection.  The collection captures the COVID-19 pandemi...
05/01/2020
New Mexico museums ask public to help make a record of life during pandemic

Thanks to KRQE News 13 for the story on our Quarantine Diaries collection. The collection captures the COVID-19 pandemic through as many personal accounts as possible. For more information and to submit your entry, email [email protected].

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Working from home, while homeschooling your kids, you will always remember this time in history. Now two New Mexico museums want you to share your stories to help f…

Heritage Food Minute:Wild mustard's young leaves and yellow can be eaten raw in salads.Tender shoots with leaves can be ...
04/30/2020

Heritage Food Minute:
Wild mustard's young leaves and yellow can be eaten raw in salads.
Tender shoots with leaves can be cooked in boiling water, covered, for 20 minutes and mixed with other more bland greens.
From "Pueblo Indian Cookbook"

#nmsharedhistories #newmexicoculture #heritagefood

Lucien Maxwell house, Cimarron, New MexicoNegative Number 102576Palace of the Governors Photo Archives
04/30/2020

Lucien Maxwell house, Cimarron, New Mexico

Negative Number 102576
Palace of the Governors Photo Archives

04/30/2020

Join us for a special discussion with author and historian Drew Gomber regarding the myths and legends surrounding the life and times of Billy the Kid as part of the Museum of New Mexico History's 1st Wednesday Lecture Series.

04/28/2020
Voices of the Counterculture in the Southwest

Enjoy a preview of the virtual exhibit to the 2017 Voices of the Counterculture in the Southwest exhibit with curator Cathy Notarnicola and preparator Chris Albert. The full virtual exhibition will be available soon.

Today in historyOn April 28, 1881, Billy the Kid, staring down a date with the hangman two weeks hence, busts out of the...
04/28/2020

Today in history

On April 28, 1881, Billy the Kid, staring down a date with the hangman two weeks hence, busts out of the Lincoln County Courthouse by killing deputies J.W. Bell and Bob Olinger. Today the courthouse, pictured here around 1900, is the most popular stop at the state-owned Lincoln Historic Site.

Image:
Palace of the Governors Photo Archives # 104821

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Today in historyApril 27, 1900: “The management of the opera house has secured an entertainment for this evening that wi...
04/28/2020

Today in history

April 27, 1900: “The management of the opera house has secured an entertainment for this evening that will without a doubt pack the house. The entertainment will consist of an exhibition of the first genuine Edison cimeograph machine ever shown in the city. Every film as shown by this company is guaranteed to be as advertised. Although the cimeograph company have been showing throughout the west at regular prices, the acting manager will show them here at popular prices. The current will not be rung down before 8:30 o’clock.” —Santa Fe New Mexican

Photograph:
The first Otomouvie in Santa Fe, Santa Fe to California, on Water Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1905
Photographer: J.E. Quatsoe
Palace of the Governors Photo Archives # 011396

PS - Anyone have a photo of Motley's Opera House on Galisteo St?

#nmsharedhistories #newmexicoculture

"Priceless," a memoir by Robert K. Wittman, founder of the FBI’s Art Crime Team, is the first pick in our new book club ...
04/27/2020

"Priceless," a memoir by Robert K. Wittman, founder of the FBI’s Art Crime Team, is the first pick in our new book club series.

During his 20 year career, Wittman went undercover in cities around the world, including Santa Fe, to track down stolen art. antiques, and cultural heritage objects.

Read the book and then check out the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library page May 26-29 for discussions, author insights & more.

To celebrate National Library Week, nothing's better than a peek at this WPA mural by Quaker artist Olive Rush. Rush pai...
04/25/2020

To celebrate National Library Week, nothing's better than a peek at this WPA mural by Quaker artist Olive Rush.

Rush painted this fresco, titled “The Library Reaches the People,” in 1934 to celebrate the power of literacy and access to books. For years it was the entry to Santa Fe's public library, and it's still a part of our museum, in the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.

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View of Jemez Pueblo looking westPhotographer: Carlos VierraDate: 1915?Palace of the Governors Photo Archives  # 042055#...
04/25/2020

View of Jemez Pueblo looking west

Photographer: Carlos Vierra
Date: 1915?
Palace of the Governors Photo Archives # 042055

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What are you wearing these days?With social distancing in progress, most of us are working from home in our sweatpants o...
04/24/2020

What are you wearing these days?
With social distancing in progress, most of us are working from home in our sweatpants or other athleisure wear. Take a look at what a Victorian lady may have worn when at home during the day. This 1870s dress has a taffeta bodice and skirt ensemble lined with crinoline underneath to give it fullness. This dress is typical of the period with layers of ruffles, pleats and gathers.
History Collections NMHM 928.45

Heritage Food Minute:New Mexico's spring brings lots of tasty, and nutritious wild weeds. One of our regional favorites ...
04/23/2020

Heritage Food Minute:
New Mexico's spring brings lots of tasty, and nutritious wild weeds. One of our regional favorites is quelites. It sprouts almost anywhere, and its young leaves are the best. Cook it like spinach.

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Today in HistoryApril 22, 1970 was the first Earth Day, which helped kick start the modern environmental movement. Today...
04/22/2020

Today in History

April 22, 1970 was the first Earth Day, which helped kick start the modern environmental movement. Today is its 50th anniversary.

Photo:
Fifth-graders at Kearney Elementary School conduct a recycling drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1989
From the The Santa Fe New Mexican collection, Palace of the Governors Photo Archives # HP.2014.14.1226
#earthday #newmexicoculture #nmsharedhistories

Ilfeld's wool warehouse on Valencia Avenue, behind Ilfeld's main building, Las Vegas, New MexicoDate: 1904Palace of the ...
04/22/2020

Ilfeld's wool warehouse on Valencia Avenue, behind Ilfeld's main building, Las Vegas, New Mexico

Date: 1904
Palace of the Governors Photo Archives # 011987

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04/22/2020
New Mexico PBS "Moments in Time": The Estancia Press

The Estancia Press, one of our gems

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The heart of a small town in central New Mexico still beats through a turn of century Chandler and Price platen press. This press that once chronicled the li...

Today in history April 20, 1855: A soldier stationed at Socorro writes about an earthquake in his diary. It is not the f...
04/20/2020

Today in history

April 20, 1855: A soldier stationed at Socorro writes about an earthquake in his diary. It is not the first earthquake in New Mexico, but it may be the first recorded one.

Photo:
Stores, Socorro, New Mexico, undated (1880-1900?)
Palace of the Governors Photo Archives # 011435

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Tourists visiting Shiprock in Northwestern New MexicoCreator: New Mexico Tourism BureauDate: 1953From the New Mexico Mag...
04/19/2020

Tourists visiting Shiprock in Northwestern New Mexico

Creator: New Mexico Tourism Bureau
Date: 1953
From the New Mexico Magazine Collection, Palace of the Governors Photo Archives # HP.2007.20.710

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Today in historyTop of the Albuquerque Journal 100 years ago.Other headlines included "Colorado is in grip of blizzard,"...
04/19/2020

Today in history

Top of the Albuquerque Journal 100 years ago.

Other headlines included "Colorado is in grip of blizzard," "Francisco Villa is said to be active," "Santa Fe Girl Gets Honorable Mention in Essay Contest," and "Tampa Idea of Wearing Denim Sweeps Country"

"Cañoncito Bridge. Oldest Bridge on the Santa Fe Trail. Built circa 1835. Apache Canyon, NM.Palace of the Governors Phot...
04/18/2020

"Cañoncito Bridge. Oldest Bridge on the Santa Fe Trail. Built circa 1835. Apache Canyon, NM.
Palace of the Governors Photo Archives # 000519

Jimmy Martinez’s nephew with lowrider car, New MexicoPhotographer: Annie SahlinDate: 1990Palace of the Governors Photo A...
04/17/2020

Jimmy Martinez’s nephew with lowrider car, New Mexico

Photographer: Annie Sahlin
Date: 1990
Palace of the Governors Photo Archives # HP.2013.12.17

04/17/2020
National Hispanic Cultural Center

Tune in tonight at 7 p.m. for the second in the "Our Fair New Mexico" concert series.

The second concert in the NM Department of Cultural Affairs “Our Fair New Mexico” virtual concert series features musician Otilio Ruiz, and is hosted by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Ruiz, who has been playing music since the age of 13, studied at the Music Conservatory in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, and is a former member of the international companies Tlen-Huicani, at the University of Veracruz, and Achille-Zavata, based in Paris.

Ruiz currently teaches at Albuquerque Public Schools and is the musical director of La Rondalla de Alburquerque. His family is working together to bring jarocho music from Veracruz, Mexico, to new generations.

Automobile on steps of state capitol, Santa Fe, New Mexico Photographer: Jesse NusbaumDate: 1913#newmexicoculturePalace ...
04/17/2020

Automobile on steps of state capitol, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Photographer: Jesse Nusbaum
Date: 1913

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Palace of the Governors Photo Archives # 061650

The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library at the New Mexico History Museum is an institutional successor of New Mexico's ...
04/16/2020

The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library at the New Mexico History Museum is an institutional successor of New Mexico's oldest library (1851).

A non-circulating, closed stack research facility, it preserves historical materials in many formats documenting the history of the state, the Southwest, and meso-America from pre-European contact to the present.

This sketch shows the library building when it built as the Women's Board of Trade library in 1906. The building is still on Washington Avenue, and it has undergone several significant renovations.

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library #newmexicoculture

Today in historyApril 15, 1880: Rail service starts between Albuquerque and Colorado. Image:Denver and Rio Grande Railro...
04/15/2020

Today in history

April 15, 1880: Rail service starts between Albuquerque and Colorado.

Image:
Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, Bridge 393A, ¼ mile west of Jacona siding between Otowi and Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1924 - 1926
Photographer: George Law
Palace of the Governors Photo Archives # 045171

PS - Yup, the 1880 connection was over the AT&SF route, but isn't this a great photo?

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"Custer's Crow Scouts" (White Man Runs Him, Goes Ahead, and Hairy Moccasin) on the bluffs along Little Bighorn River, Mo...
04/14/2020

"Custer's Crow Scouts" (White Man Runs Him, Goes Ahead, and Hairy Moccasin) on the bluffs along Little Bighorn River, Montana

Photographer: Edward S. Curtis
Date: 1907
Negative Number: 160453

Palace of the Governors Photo Archives has Edward S. Curtis nitrate negatives (yes, negatives!). This image is from a rarely published series of photos documenting a collaborative attempt to retrace Custer's actions during the Battle of Little Bighorn. You can see a few more from the set in this True West Magazine article.

https://truewestmagazine.com/custer-crows-curtis/

Senior year (?) school portraits from a yearbook or scrapbook owned by a Ruidoso area high school student, circa 1940-19...
04/14/2020

Senior year (?) school portraits from a yearbook or scrapbook owned by a Ruidoso area high school student, circa 1940-1941. These students were born in the 1920s!

From Palace of the Governors Photo Archives album HP.2016.9

#seniorphotochallenge #newmexicoculture

Help write history!  We're living a shared experience but each have a unique story and we'd like to include yours in our...
04/13/2020

Help write history! We're living a shared experience but each have a unique story and we'd like to include yours in our collection. Email [email protected] for more information.

Today in historyApril 13, 1993: Writer Wallace Stegner dies in Santa Fe.He wrote:“One cannot be pessimistic about the We...
04/13/2020

Today in history

April 13, 1993: Writer Wallace Stegner dies in Santa Fe.

He wrote:
“One cannot be pessimistic about the West. This is the native home of hope. When it fully learns that cooperation, not rugged individualism, is the quality that most characterizes and preserves it, then it will have achieved itself and outlived its origins. Then it has a chance to create a society to match its scenery.”
(from “The Sound of Mountain Water,” 1969)

More about Stegner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallace_Stegner

Image:
Santa Fe River, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1912?
Photographer: Jesse Nusbaum
Palace of the Governors Photo Archives # 061586

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Baby sits beside stuffed bunny, Easter holiday, Santa FeDate: 1951Negative Number: HP.2006.08.13From the Merrill Stacy C...
04/12/2020

Baby sits beside stuffed bunny, Easter holiday, Santa Fe

Date: 1951
Negative Number: HP.2006.08.13
From the Merrill Stacy Collection
Palace of the Governors Photo Archives

Beekeeper, Cimarron, New MexicoPhotographer: Edward A. TroutmanDate: 1909 - 1913Palace of the Governors Photo Archives #...
04/11/2020

Beekeeper, Cimarron, New Mexico

Photographer: Edward A. Troutman
Date: 1909 - 1913
Palace of the Governors Photo Archives # 149015

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04/10/2020
Museum of International Folk Art

Please tune in tonight at 7:00pm for the first performance of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series featuring New Mexico State Historian Rob Martinez playing from the gallery of the exhibition Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico at Museum of International Folk Art.

https://www.facebook.com/InternationalFolkArt/posts/10158552322870229

This is the first performance of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series featuring New Mexico State Historian Rob Martinez playing from the gallery of the exhibition Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico here at The Museum of International Folk Art.

Enjoy a night in with a concert from State Historian Rob Martinez.  Coming to you tonight at 7 p.m on the Museum of Inte...
04/10/2020

Enjoy a night in with a concert from State Historian Rob Martinez. Coming to you tonight at 7 p.m on the Museum of International Folk Art's page.

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with our state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, announces a series of virtual concerts – Our Fair New Mexico – featuring musicians living in New Mexico on Friday evenings, beginning April 10, 2020.

The first concert, brought to you by the Museum of International Folk Art, will feature New Mexico State Historian Rob Martinez. Please join us for a virtual concert here on our page premiering at 7:00pm. The video will remain on the page if you are not able to join us when it goes live.
Join us here: facebook.com/InternationalFolkArt/posts/10158552322870229

Born and raised in Albuquerque, Rob comes from a family with a deep history of New Mexican music. His father founded Los Reyes de Albuquerque, a mariachi/Nuevo Mexicano group that performed throughout the country. Rob’s brother Lorenzo is a nationally recognized folk/mariachi violinist who has performed with Rob at the Santa Fe Bandstand, Nuestra Musica at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, and ¡Globalquerque! at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

As the divisions of DCA continue to operate online during its temporary closures to the public, the Department is pleased to bring the musical sounds of the state directly to your home through social media.

Today in historyApril 10, 1930: Dolores Huerta is born Dolores Clara Fernández in Dawson, New Mexico. A labor leader and...
04/10/2020
Dolores Huerta: Each Of Us Has A Voice, How Can We Use It For Social Change?

Today in history

April 10, 1930: Dolores Huerta is born Dolores Clara Fernández in Dawson, New Mexico. A labor leader and civil rights activist, she helped found the United Farmworker's Union.

Happy birthday, Dolores!

As a lifelong activist, Dolores Huerta has learned how to use her voice to fight for social justice. She discusses the power that all of us have to demand justice and spark movements for change.

Man, probably German, with dog outside his dwelling, World War II detention camp, Fort Stanton, New MexicoPhotographer: ...
04/10/2020

Man, probably German, with dog outside his dwelling, World War II detention camp, Fort Stanton, New Mexico

Photographer: Reinhold Schreiber
Date: 1940-1945
Negative Number HP.2017.1.18
Palace of the Governors Photo Archives

#newmexicoculture Fort Stanton Historic Site

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A 96,000-square-foot addition to the venerable Palace of the Governors (the nation's oldest continuously occupied government building), the New Mexico History Museum sweeps across five centuries of stories that made the American West -- from early Native inhabitants to Spanish colonists, Santa Fe Trail riders, outlaws, the railroad, artists, scientists, hippies and more. Vibrant lectures, hands-on workshops and performances complement the museum experience. Films, computer interactives, artifacts, photos, maps, paintings and more tell the New Mexico story and provide a jumping-off point for your New Mexico adventures.

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This page is so great I know that you have several social media outlets but I would love if you also had an Instagram account. I am a middle school history teacher and so many young Mew Mexicans use this platform it would be a great way to bring history to them.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4UNPQMV7I The Buffalo Soldiers served all over New Mexico.....this 3 minute song honors their exploits.
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I hope this is okay to post here if not please delete and accept my apologies... I am unable to visit your museum as I live in Alaska but my cousin and I are working on our genealogy and trying to find information, personal stories and photos of our grandfather Frank Albert Forni and his parents. Thelma Brodie and her family. Here is what we know about them: Fred Forni born Ferdinando Forni In Italy came to Dawson New Mexico 12 days after marrying in Italy. He sail to American in April 29th 1905. He came to meet his cousin Luigi and work in the mines to save money to bring over his new bride. We know that he was robbed twice before having enough to send for her. His wife Born Elisa Deangeli went my Elisabeth Forni on all US documents we've found. She sailed to America on Oct. 20th, 1906 meeting her husband in Raton, New Mexico near Van Houten. Sometime after her arrival they bought land ( We've been told from another Italian man who told him the land would be great for growing grapes for wine but upon arrive he found this to be untrue) Never the less they settled and farmed in Carlsbad where I believe the family farm remains. Frank Albert Forni made a name for himself in Carlsbad. Frank was married to Thelma Brodie and they had 2 sons Jerry Forni who died and age 2 1/2 from Whooping Cough and Robert Forni born Sept. 28th 1939 (my dad) Thelma had lots of family in the area as well ( her parents Aron Brodie and Tennie Wilkie her siblings Anne, Clyde and Bonnie Brodie. Frank went to war. He was held as a POW by the Japanese, he survived the Bataan Death March and returned to New Mexico. He and Thelma divorced and she moved to California. Frank remained in New Mexico starting a new family with his 2nd wife Patsy. I'm told he was in constant poor health after the war until he passed in 1960 ( prior to my birth) Any help is greatly appreciated :)
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I'm making a pork pot roast tomorrow can somebody told me what seasonings to use I don't want it spicy just a regular pot roast
Carey's Hardware Store, Raton. No date but I guess early 1900s. My gt.gt aunts and their husbands worked in the store. After Mr & Mrs Carey died Mr Arkell continued to run the store until his death in 1934. My gt,gt aunts returned to England for a visit in 1933 and posed for this photo with my father. I have other early street views of Raton if you are interested.
War in the Pacific: ‘Jive’ band playing for sunbathing crew members on the quarterdeck of the US Navy battleship USS ‘New Mexico’ (BB-40). 1944 / Source USN photo
This is a picture of T. Harmon Parkhurst my great great uncle. As I was going through family pictures I found this and several others. I even found pictures of his studio in Sante Fe.
I need help identifying a carving. It was found in south/central New Mexico.