All posts in NM History & Heritage

  • Walnut Canyon Arizona
    Chaco Culture National Historical Park
    May 7, 2015, Comments Off on Chaco Culture National Historical Park

    There is a 20-miles stretch of Chaco Wash in the San Juan Basin that was a major center of Puebloan culture between AD 850 and 1250. There are nine major […]

  • Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
    January 22, 2015, Comments Off on Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

    Located on the grounds of the University of New Mexico, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology offers exhibits and programs relating to cultures around the world, with a special emphasis on […]

  • Pancho Villa State Park
    March 27, 2014, Comments Off on Pancho Villa State Park

    Located less than a mile from the border with Mexico, the exhibit hall and historic structures at Pancho Villa State Park capture the history of the Pancho Villa Raid and […]

  • Santo Domingo Pueblo
    February 2, 2014, Comments Off on Santo Domingo Pueblo

    In 1598, Santo Domingo Tribe was designated as the capitol for the 19 Pueblo Indian Tribes in the state of New Mexico. However, the Santo Domingo Pueblo has undergone many […]

  • Pinyon Pine
    New Mexico State Tree
    September 30, 2013, Comments Off on New Mexico State Tree

    The Pinyon Pine is the state tree of New Mexico. It was chosen by the New Mexico Federation of Women’s Club and adopted on March 16, 1949 — the same […]

  • Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village
    Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village
    March 19, 2013, Comments Off on Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village

    Located along the banks of the Animas River in New Mexico, in the town of Aztec, the Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village is a great way to capture the history […]

  • Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance
    New Mexico Fun Facts
    January 8, 2013, Comments Off on New Mexico Fun Facts

    New Mexico has a long history, first as a popular dwelling place for our Native American ancestors, then the Spanish, and finally settlers from the United States. Today, it is […]

  • Luminarias
    A New Mexico Christmas
    December 7, 2012, Comments Off on A New Mexico Christmas

    The diverse rituals and cultures that came together in New Mexico as the state was formed helped to create some wonderful and colorful holiday celebrations. Processions, luminarias, songs in both […]

  • New Mexico State Song
    November 21, 2012, Comments Off on New Mexico State Song

    The State Song of New Mexico, O, Fair New Mexico, was officially adopted in 1917. It was written by Elizabeth Garrett, the daughter of Pat Garrett, the man who killed […]

  • Pecos National Historical Park
    Pecos National Historical Park
    November 5, 2012, Comments Off on Pecos National Historical Park

    For thousands of years, people have called the area between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Great Plains home. Pecos National Historic Park encompasses 12,000 years of history, from […]

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