Please join Hannah Abelbeck, Photo Archivist, with the New Mexico History Museum, for an online talk featuring Sam Adams, an African American Civil War veteran who later settled in New Mexico, as part of our Friends of History lecture series.
The presentation will put Adams in context with his contemporaries and explores the difficulty of looking for information about minor and overlooked historical figures whose stories usually aren’t center stage.
Hannah Abelbeck is the Photo Archivist in the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives department at the New Mexico History Museum. She has a BA in English and Art History from the University of Kansas and an MA in English from Penn State University, and she’s worked with special collections archives at both universities. She researches Southwestern (especially New Mexican) photographers, documentary and vernacular photography, cultural movements, and histories of gender and sexuality. At NMHM, she is working on increasing digital access to the museum’s vast photo collections.
YouTube Link: https://friendsofhistorynm.org/event/sam-adams-an-african-american-civil-war-veteran-and-his-new-mexican-life/
Photo: Sam Adams, Civil War pensioner, and an unidentified boy, Pecos National Historic Park, New Mexico, 1915. Photograph by Jesse Nusbaum. Courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA), neg. no. 013498.
New Mexico residents admitted FREE the first Sunday of each month. Youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members are always free. We are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Come Explore our newest exhibit
Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia
Los Luceros Historic Site will extend its hours from sunrise to sunset on the first Sunday of each month. During this time, entrance into Los Luceros will be FREE for New Mexico residents and includes access to the site’s visitor center, historic buildings, trails, and picnic areas.
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) invites you to virtually join potter Robert Patricio (Acoma Pueblo) on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 10 am/MST for MIAC’s popular Native Pottery Demonstration series via Zoom.
Join us at the museum for our Family Mornings at Folk Art program featuring storytime, art activity, and explorations in the galleries. FREE Family Program!
National Leap into Science Week ~ Annual Celebration of Science and Literacy, February 21-27, 2022
Join us for an exciting collaborative all ages FREE family workshop between the Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Natural History and Science that explores Light and Shadow through the lens of science AND art! Drop-in any time between 1-3 pm and stay as long as you want.
Where: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Kiwanis Learning Garden
1801 Mountain Road, NW, Albuquerque, NM