NHCC Children’s Bilingual Book Festival

All events at the NHCC through April 30, 2020 have been cancelled / postponed.
Please call the NHCC at 505-246-2261 for more information.

9 am to 5 pm

The Children’s Bilingual Book Festival takes place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in April of each year and features K-6 books in Spanish and English and Native Languages in English. There are author readings, a book fair, student storytelling, poetry performances, workshops for teachers and parents, and art and book-related activities for all ages, including teens. Join us!

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La Canoa – Rosebud: Population 7

All events at the NHCC through April 9, 2020 have been cancelled / postponed.
Please call the NHCC at 505-246-2261 for more information.

2pm – 4pm

Giving shape and form to the rich cultural heritage of family and homeland. Erlinda Gonzales Berry reads and discusses her coming-of-age collection of stories as the product of remembering, of giving shape and form to the rich cultural heritage bequeathed to her by her antepasados and beloved homeland. “As I attempt to shape the final stage of my journey on this planet, I feel the abiding presence of memory rather than intellect. In my waking hours and in my dreams those who came before me — my parents, my grandparents, my vecinos, the landscapes of my homeland, appear and reappear, leaving me with a deep need to insert them in the written record so they will continue to exist after my memory has vanished.”

This is a FREE event OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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Mapitzmitl Xiukwetzpaltin (PAZ) Presents Tonal Machiotl/Piedra del Sol/Aztec Calendar

All events at the NHCC through April 9, 2020 have been cancelled / postponed.
Please call the NHCC at 505-246-2261 for more information.

11 am

This is the third and last of a series of workshops about the Aztec calendar, covering a range of subject matter pertaining to this indigenous timekeeping device that was rediscovered in Mexico City in 1790. It is an explanation of the 260-day ceremonial year.

Free public event

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NHCC Library: Saturday Hours

The NHCC Library holds over 13,700 titles, with a concentration on the history and culture of the Hispanic/Latino world, as well over 700 children’s books, many of which are bilingual.

The NHCC Library also houses the Manuel y Lorenzita Lujan Genealogy Center, containing, among other items, the Archives of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. The library also provides access to Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest.

The NHCC Library is open:
Tuesdays – Fridays from 10am-5pm AND
the first Saturday of each month from 1pm-5pm.

Come see what the NHCC Library has to offer!

Mapitzmitl Xiukwetzpaltin (PAZ) Presents Tonal Machiotl/Piedra del Sol/Aztec Calendar

11 am

This is the first of a series of workshops about the Aztec calendar, covering a range of subject matter pertaining to this indigenous timekeeping device that was rediscovered in Mexico City in 1790. It is an overview of the calendar; participants will be shown the meaning of the calendar’s different concentric rings, which are used to chart solar, ceremonial, and Venutian years.

Free public event

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¡Mira! 20th Anniversary Kick Off Party and Open House!

2 – 5pm

NHCC History and Literary Arts Building, Roy E. Disney Performing Arts Building, and Visual Art Museum

Mark your calendars for the first Center-wide event dedicated to celebrating our 20th Anniversary! The event will feature a variety of activities and entertainment, inviting guests to enjoy an “open-house” experience of the campus and its multidisciplinary offerings.

Free, all-ages event.

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La Canoa – Past, Present, and Future: Mujeres Valerosas and the Hispanic Women’s Council

2 pm – 4 pm

The Hispanic Women’s Council (HWC) was formed in Albuquerque in 1988 to “promote, support, and create opportunities for Hispanic Women.” Local women came together to help each other  advance in their professions, increase the number of women participating in policy-making, and serve as role models for other women. Each woman in the HWC has her own story of success and accomplishment, and these have been captured in the book, Mujeres Valerosas, published by the HWC in 2000. Join us for readings from the book and discussion about the HWC.

This is a FREE event OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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NHCC Library: Saturday Hours

The NHCC Library holds over 13,700 titles, with a concentration on the history and culture of the Hispanic/Latino world, as well over 700 children’s books, many of which are bilingual.

The NHCC Library also houses the Manuel y Lorenzita Lujan Genealogy Center, containing, among other items, the Archives of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. The library also provides access to Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest.

The NHCC Library is open:
Tuesdays – Fridays from 10am-5pm AND
the first Saturday of each month from 1pm-5pm.

Come see what the NHCC Library has to offer!

La Canoa – Nina Otero-Warren: New Mexican 20th Century Mujerota

2 pm – 4 pm

In celebration of the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial, please join Dr. Anna Nogar as she explores the many facets of Nina Otero Warren. Early 20th century nuevomexicana Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren ran for national office as a Republican candidate to Congress from New Mexico in 1922, shortly after women gained the right to vote. An advocate of suffrage, Otero-Warren achieved political prominence for her promotion of Spanish/English education, and involvement in educational and health efforts supporting Indo-Hispano nuevomexicanos. Otero-Warren authored Old Spain in Our Southwest (1936), was superintendent of schools, and an educator, who supported herself and her extended family; in short, a nuevomexicana mujerota.

This is a FREE event OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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Mundos de Mestizaje

12 pm to 5 pm

A Vision of History through Fresco…

Mundos de Mestizaje by Frederico Vigil is a mural housed in the Torreón on the campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This monumental fresco depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history highlighting diverse cultural connections between people and places from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. The 4,000 square foot painting is one of the largest frescos in North America.

The digitized imagery of the painting ensures that this culturally significant work can be a sharing and learning experience for students and families anywhere. We invite you to explore the imagery, history and complexities of the Mundos de Mestizaje mural.

Discover on your own by clicking the link HERE.
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