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Mining Camps of Cookes Peak

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Matt Barbour Deputy Director, New Mexico Historic Sites Research Associate, Office of Archaeological Studies New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs The mountain northeast of Deming, known as Cookes Peak, was once a flourishing industrial center. Miners in the late 1800s established three major camps in the area: Cook's Town, Hadley Town, and Jose Town. These…

Revolts and Revolutions: Resistance Movements in NM History

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Rob Martinez New Mexico State Historian State Historian Rob Martinez discusses resistance movements in New Mexico through the ages. Learn about the causes and effects of New Mexicans taking action against oppressive leaders, symbols and institutions in New Mexico history. Rob Martinez is a native New Mexican born and raised in Albuquerque. A graduate of…

Deeply Honored: Two Heroes of the 442nd

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Fred Hagstrom Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art, Carleton College (MN) A presentation about the incarceration of people of Japanese descent during World War II.  It is based on two artist’s books: “Deeply Honored” and “Returning Home”. It covers the student relocation project, an initiative that allowed some students of college age to leave camp…

Santa Fe Trail: 200 Years Later

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Robert Nott  Journalist, Santa Fe New Mexican Gabriela Campos Photojournalist, Santa Fe New Mexican Robert Nott and Gabriela Campos travelled a significant part of the Santa Fe Trail last year reporting on, and photographing events and activities surrounding, the Trail’s Bicentennial Celebration.  It was in 1821 that the trail was opened by William Becknell as…

Adelina ‘Nina’ Otero Warren: Sufragista , Politician, Author

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Anna M. Nogar Professor of Hispanic Southwest Studies  Department of Spanish and Portuguese              University of New Mexico Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren became one of five women, and the first Hispanic American, depicted on a U.S. commemorative quarter in 2022. On the occasion of the release of this commemorative coin, Dr. Nogar will speak on Ms.…

Governor James Silas Calhoun and Early Territorial Politics in New Mexico

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Sherry Robinson Author and Journalist James Silas Calhoun, as New Mexico's first territorial governor, played a critical role in New Mexico's transition from Mexican to American possession. He worked hard to make Hispanic New Mexicans comfortable with their new status as American citizens. Calhoun was also New Mexico's first Indian Agent, responsible for all the tribes in…

Evolution: Converging Tradition and Innovation

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This ONLINE ONLY presentation aired on Wednesday, August 3, 2020 at 1200 Noon. Here is the link for the presentation:                https://youtu.be/eraUdIyQtkU   Virgil Ortiz  Artist, Cochiti Pueblo In this lecture, Cochiti artist, Virgil Ortiz takes us on a journey through the processes he uses to create his artwork.…

Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail in the American West

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Dr. Jeanne Abrams, Professor University of Denver Jews, particularly Jewish women, found unprecedented opportunity in the early American West.  Jewish women here took advantage of those opportunities well in advance of women in other areas of the country and took leading positions in social welfare, business, education, the professions, and politics while at the same…

Greetings and All That Sort of Thing: A Preview of the Baumann Archive

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Thomas Leech  Curator (Retired), Palace Press, New Mexico History Museum In October 2021,  more than 30 boxes of records documenting the life and times of artist Gustave Baumann arrived at The New Mexico History Museum. A bequest of the Ann Baumann Trust, it contains correspondence, print and sales records, handwritten notes, scrapbooks, color palettes, woodblocks, photographs…

Miguel Trujillo: New Mexico’s Unknown Civil Rights Hero

ONLINE - April 6

Gordon Bronitsky, PhD  Founder and President, IndigeNOW! When New Mexico became a state in 1912, its constitution denied Indians the right to vote.  In 1948, Miguel Trujillo, a WWII Marine veteran from Laguna, sued New Mexico and obtained the right to vote for Indians of the state.  This presentation tells his story. It encourages an…

The Wisdom Archive: Preserving and Celebrating the Traditions of New Mexico

Scott Andrews Founder, the Wisdom Archive   Since 2014 The Wisdom Archive has been producing video portraits of masters of traditional culture for a YouTube archive. Primarily focusing on the work of Northern New Mexican elders, the Archive now includes 51 short films.  Ranging from the traditional music of Antonia Apodaca and Cipriano Vigil, to…

Sam Adams: An African American Civil War Veteran and his New Mexican Life

Hannah Abelbeck Photo Archivist, Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, New Mexico History Museum This talk will dive deep into a set of photographs in Photo Archives collections which feature Samuel Adams, an African American Civil War veteran who later settled in New Mexico. The presentation will put Adams in context with his contemporaries and explore…