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

New Mexico History Museum | Walking Tours Meet Your Docent at the Lincoln Avenue entrance to the New Mexico History Museum, outside in the covered area to the left of the blue doors. *Please note that one of the tour stops requires passing through metal detectors. 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM

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…

The Civil War in the Far West

ONLINE - April 6

Megan Kate Nelson  Author and Historian Most Americans believe that the Civil War took place only in the East—Gettysburg, Atlanta, Appomattox—and that the fight involved only the North and the South. Beginning in the summer of 1861, however, the U.S. and Confederate armies clashed with each other and with Indigenous peoples in New Mexico and…

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The Valles Caldera, Then, Now, and to Come

New Mexico History Museum | Walking Tours Meet Your Docent at the Lincoln Avenue entrance to the New Mexico History Museum, outside in the covered area to the left of the blue doors. *Please note that one of the tour stops requires passing through metal detectors. 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM

William DeBuys                                                                            Conservationist and Writer Don J. Usner                    …

The Santa Fe Trail: When Horatio Alger Met Paco

New Mexico History Museum | Walking Tours Meet Your Docent at the Lincoln Avenue entrance to the New Mexico History Museum, outside in the covered area to the left of the blue doors. *Please note that one of the tour stops requires passing through metal detectors. 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM

Thomas E. Chavez Director (Retired), New Mexico History Museum; Historian The Santa Fe Trail can be of interest on many levels; from tracing its ruts, reading the journals of those who traversed it, compiling receipts of the food they ate, focusing on biographies of individual travellers, and so on.  Yet, the Trail’s history has a…

Ghost Towns of the Southwest

Robert L. Spude, Ph.D. Regional Historian (retired), NPS Dr. Spude will take the audience on a tour of some of his favorite ghost towns around the Southwest and discuss their histories, legends and preservation.  The reality of the boom-and-bust economy of the territorial period and the resultant ghost towns highlights the shockingly transitory nature of…

The Apache Treaty of 1852

Jeffrey P. Shepherd, Ph.D. Professor of History, University of Texas El Paso This presentation focuses on the Apache Treaty of 1852, which is the only treaty negotiated solely with Apaches and ratified by Congress and the President.  Sandwiched between the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the U.S. - Mexico War in 1848, and the…

Palace Seen and Unseen: A Convergence of History and Archaeology

New Mexico History Museum | Walking Tours Meet Your Docent at the Lincoln Avenue entrance to the New Mexico History Museum, outside in the covered area to the left of the blue doors. *Please note that one of the tour stops requires passing through metal detectors. 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM

Stephen Post  Research Associate, New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies The talk will provide an overview of the Palace Seen and Unseen exhibit, which integrates documentary records with the material evidence uncovered by more than 100 years of archaeology at the Palace. Through this approach Co-curators, Stephen Post, Cordelia T. Snow, and Alicia Romero guide…

Santa Rita, New Mexico: Two Centuries of Copper Mining

Chris Huggard, Ph.D. Professor of History, Author Terrence  M. Humble Local Historian, Preservation Activist, Former Miner This presentation will offer a synopsis of two centuries of copper mining at Santa Rita, New Mexico. We will examine the “discovery” of the copper, the emergent mining techniques in the nineteenth century, and the most important era of…

Pueblo Indian Sovereignty

Rick Hendricks State Records Administrator, New Mexico Former New Mexico State Historian This talk will discuss the way in which Pueblo Indian have fought to preserve tribal sovereignty as it related to issues of land and water from the Spanish Colonial Period to the present day. Case studies of five pueblos will be examined, four…