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
|September 21, 1595 - Don Juan de Oñate signs a contract in Mexico that entitles him to lead the colonization of New Mexico. Because of a series of bureaucratic and political maneuverings compounded by funding problems due to the delay, his expedition took several years to finally leave Mexico.|
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