Celebrate New Mexico100 Years of Statehood
New Mexico, the “Land of Enchantment,” has one of the richesthistories in the nation. With its unique blend of ancient andrecent history, New Mexico is a place that captures the heart.In 2012, the partners of the New Mexico Centennial Coalition(NMCC) will observe the 100th anniversary of the State beingadmitted to the Union. On January6, 1912, New Mexico became the47th state, followed by Arizona justa few weeks later.During 2012, NMCC will celebratethe centennial of statehoodthrough a variety of events,speakers, publications, exhibits,
parades, and estas. Within our
three county metropolitan area(Bernalillo, Sandoval, and ValenciaCounty) there will be hundreds of opportunities to learn about the Land of Enchantment and the lifeof New Mexicans before and after statehood.What can you experience?Historic neighborhoods and buildings
Military and aviation history
Transportation - railroads, Route 66 and space travel
Cultural experiences of art, dance, drama, and music
New Mexico’s national forests, parks monuments and
open spaceHistory of the native people who lived here before the
Spaniards entered in the 1500sSpanish colonial history…and so much more!
New Mexico history has been produced from written andoral sources by many different ethnic, linguistic, religious,and cultural groups. Those groups have given New Mexico akaleidoscope for the senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.
This publication is meant to serve as a guide to activities inthe Albuquerque metropolitan area by listing events, websites and contact information for numerous small and largeorganizations and agencies that are featuring the Centennial.While every event could not be listed, this publication will beyour guide to the kinds of programs that might be of interest.There are activities every week of 2012, which will help NewMexicans and visitors of all ages understand and appreciateour Land of Enchantment.
New Mexico Centennial Coalition
47-Star ag, 1912 Linen, metal
Museum purchase,Courtesy of The AlbuquerqueMuseum of Art and History.