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
|August 18, 1846 - Gen. Stephen W. Kearny and the Army of the West enter Santa Fe and officially conquer New Mexico relatively peacefully. He establishes an American-style government with the famous Kearny Code. Within days the Army departs to take control of California from Mexico.|
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