Albuquerque Celebrates New Mexico's Centennial
Events focus on arts, culture and cuisine throughout 2012
The state of New Mexico, one of America’s youngest states, celebrates 100 years of statehood in 2012 with events and festivals all year long. In Albuquerque, a variety of events and festivals will honor the state’s landmark occasion.
During New Mexico’s Centennial celebration in 2012, Albuquerque events honor the rich history of our area (Albuquerque was founded in 1706) and the exciting prospects for the future. As Albuquerque’s mayor Richard J. Berry puts it, you can “experience a place where the modern city skyline is set against the backdrop of the ancient cultures of the Southwest.”
New Mexico Centennial Film Series - KiMo Theater. Mayor Richard J. Berry invites you to celebrate New Mexico's Centennial with the Film Series at the KiMo. Celebrate New Mexico's rich history in the film industry. All films screened where filmed in New Mexico. Concessions will be available.
New Mexico Centennial Living History & Speaker Series- KiMo Theater.
Mayor Richard J. Berry invites you to celebrate New Mexico's Centennial with the Speaker & Living History Series at the KiMo. Celebrate New Mexico’s Centennial by learning from New Mexico scholars, artists and historians about our rich culture and history.
Centennial Speaker Series-Albuquerque Special Collections Library
The Special Collections Library of Albuquerque is hosting the Centennial Speaker Series. Come and learn from New Mexico's top scholars and historians! The Special Collections Library of Albuquerque houses research collections on Albuquerque history and New Mexico history and culture. The 1925 Pueblo/Spanish Revival-style building is a registered Albuquerque landmark in the historic Huning-Highlands neighborhood.
100 Years of State & Federal Policy: Its Impact on Pueblo Nations - Exhibit, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. This historic exhibition examines 100 years of State and Federal policy (1912-2012) and its impact on Pueblo communities and personalizes our Pueblo Indian history by drawing connections between the human experience and those enacted policies.
Dinosaur Century - Exhibit, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. New Mexico is a place where important dinosaur discoveries are made. This exhibit will highlight some of the significant fossils found in New Mexico within the past 100 years that have previously only been seen by research scientists.
Albuquerque Celebrates 1912
- Exhibit, Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. This exhibition highlights artifacts and photographs relating some of the major events taking
place in Albuquerque around the time of New Mexico’s statehood. See a
47-Star federal flag from 1912. Contemplate documents, textiles, and
objects related to historic events that include presidential visits to
Albuquerque, the first aeroplane flights at the Territorial Fairgrounds,
and the ratification of the New Mexico State Constitution at the
Faces From Our Past, Facing the Future: Albuquerque and the Turn of the 20th Century
- Exhibit, Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. This exhibition features prints made from a collection of glass plate negatives.
Approximately 80 photographs will be on display along with original
packaging and more than 800 digital images of the collection. Many of
these individuals were citizens of Albuquerque when New Mexico became a
state in 1912.
A Century of High Flying: Science, Space and Sport
- Exhibit, Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. The exhibit celebrates 100 years of flight in New Mexico in relations to
tourism, top secret projects, stratospheric research, aerospace
medicine, and popular culture.
Download a PDF illustrating 100 Years of Statehood: Celebrate New Mexico 1912–2012.
For details on the complete New Mexico Centennial celebration, visit www.nmcentennial.org.
View all of the New Mexico Centennial Events in and around Albuquerque.