New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

Click Here: Tour Jemez Historic Site, Listen to a Discussion on Afro-Latinx Communities in the Americas, Learn About Albuquerque’s First Shopping Center, and More

March 24, 2021


Explore the latest online programming from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), bringing the state’s unique blend of cultures into your home through its museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions.

This week includes three outstanding programs:

Take a virtual ranger tour of Jemez Historic Site and discover the unique histories and cultures of the Jemez Valley. The online field trip includes stops at the historic site’s welcome center, remains of the ancient village of Giusewa, plaza, camposanto, and original mission church. There’s also an option to learn more from a staff member through voice and video calls. Younger viewers can download the Jemez Historic Site Junior Ranger activity book and complete it using the information found on the virtual tour.  

The latest episode of the podcast "La Hilacha: Words and Memories," produced by the History and Literary Arts program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, features a conversation with Drs. Sheryl Felecia Means and Eleuterio Santiago-Diaz, both of the University of New Mexico. Listen as they discuss Afro-Latinx communities in Latin American and the United States, and address Afro-Latinx literature, ethnic studies, race, identity, Black History Month, and other topics.

Did you know that the Nob Hill Business Center was the first shopping center in Albuquerque? Learn about this modern-style building and other structures across the state listed in the National Register of Historic Places through weekly posts on the Historic Preservation Division Facebook page.

Here are other interesting programs from across the Department:

•   The online exhibit “A Fiery Light: Will Shuster’s New Mexico” is now available for viewing on the New Mexico Museum of Art website. This exhibition celebrates the centennial anniversary of Shuster’s arrival in the Southwest, highlighting the artistic legacy he developed in Santa Fe and elsewhere across New Mexico.

•   Join the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center in the latest Quick Trip video for a paddle boat journey down the Rio Grande.

More information related to social media and online resources for each division of DCA, including photos, is available upon request.

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