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.
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This Month in New Mexico History
|January 19, 1847 - The first appointed territorial governor of New Mexico, Charles Bent, was murdered and scalped in front of his Taos home while his terrified family watched during the Taos Rebellion, a futile revolt against the new American rule.|
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