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Celebrating New Mexico Statehood is a resource to help you explore our state's history and culture. Pick a topic from the icon bar below, or browse cultural heritage collections from twelve New Mexico museums and libraries. Online collections include photographs, documents, maps, posters, art, music and video. State history lesson plans for K-12 students are also posted online for teachers.


This website is an official project of the New Mexico State Centennial, and is funded by the University of New Mexico Libraries and the Center for Regional Studies.


Happy Birthday Rudolfo Anaya!

On Monday, October 30, the UNM English Department and the Center for Southwest Research collaborated in a festive celebration of Rudolfo Anaya’s 80th birthday. Scholars, family members, and friends gathered at the Waters Room in Zimmerman Library for an afternoon dedicated to honoring the great New Mexico author, whose work has founded the canon of Chicana/o literature, and who inspired generations of writers across the Southwest and beyond.

THATCamp Humanities and Technology Event January 14, 2017

New Mexico Humanities Council, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Mexico Technology Council, is planning a new THATCamp for January 14, 2017 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The Central New Mexico THATCamp will be convening from 10 am – 5 pm in the Domenici Education Building of the NHCC, then gathering for a mixer at Fatpipe ABQ, from 7 – 10 pm. are asking for a $25 registration fee, which can be submitted through PayPal or paid at the door with cash or check. This will cover lunch and a t-shirt.

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