Moments In Time

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The New Mexico History Museum in collaboration with New Mexico PBS presents short history videos about New Mexico's unique and diverse history. Moments in Time offers audiences a glimpse into some of the fascinating people, events, and artifacts of New Mexico's history. And, audiences have the opportunity to see and learn about the museum's collection without leaving home.

When the Eastern ladies arrived in New Mexico via the great iron horse at the end of the 19th Century, they arrived with the latest fashions. Underneath it all what did they wear and how … Continue reading Fashioning New Mexico: Victorian Secrets

The heart of a small town in central New Mexico still beats through a turn of century Chandler and Price platen press. This press that once chronicled the life of Estancia New Mexico still functions … Continue reading The Estancia Press

The two Segesser hide paintings in the collection of the New Mexico History Museum provide an intriguing snapshot of colonial life in the American southwest. Painted in the early 1700’s, they tell a story of … Continue reading New Mexico’s Segesser Hide Paintings

Some of the great cultural treasures of America reside in the ancient churches of New Mexico and in the collection of the New Mexico History Museum. Created by santeros, the classical santero tradition of carving … Continue reading Tesoros de Devoción

Flagship of the American fleet, for over 30 years the USS New Mexico was the pride of the US Navy. Learn about the history of the “Queen” from her on board activities to dramatic accounts … Continue reading USS New Mexico BB40: The Drinan Diary

The only woman in New Mexico arrested by the Inquisition on the account of secretly being Jewish… Learn the fascinating story of Doña Teresa Aguilera y Roche, the wife of Santa Fe’s colonial governor Don … Continue reading In Her Own Voice – Doña Teresa Aguilera y Roche and Intrigue in the Palace of the Governors, 1659-1662

At the turn of the 20th Century, still a territory, New Mexicans wanted to prove their loyalty to the United States. They found their opportunity by joining Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders to fight in the … Continue reading Rough Riders

At the end of an arduous 6 month, 1600 mile trek northward to Spain’s new colonial capital of Santa Fe, Spanish colonists faced one last hurdle — the La Bajada Mesa. Noted archeologist Michael Marshall … Continue reading The Last Hurdle: El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

Members of the Buffalo Soldiers Society of New Mexico share insights into the history of the Buffalo soldiers and how they contributed to New Mexico achieving statehood in 1912. They tell us of the challenges … Continue reading Buffalo Soldiers in New Mexico

Buried in the New Mexico History Museum’s photographic archives is a unique and fascinating visual record of Santa Fe. What do these iconic images tell us about ourselves and how our cities evolve? Noted author … Continue reading Through the Lens – Imaging Santa Fe

It’s a part of New Mexican history that few are aware of and no one talked about at the time. According to the Department of Justice, from March 1942 to April 1946, the Santa Fe … Continue reading Remembering the Santa Fe Japanese Internment Camp

Your Obedient Servant, W. H. Bonney Seeking a pardon, W.H. Bonney a.k.a Billy the Kid wrote several letters to New Mexico’s Territorial Governor Lew Wallace. The letters open a window to one of the most … Continue reading Your Obedient Servant, W. H. Bonney

Built in 1610 New Mexico’s Palace of the Governors is one our nation’s most important landmarks. For centuries it has been the heartbeat of New Mexico and has rich stories to tell about our past … Continue reading The Palace of the Governors: A Witness to History

From the earliest colonial visions to detailed modern maps, it is fascinating to see how New Mexico has evolved through the centuries. Noted geographer Jerry L. Williams takes us on a journey through time telling … Continue reading Maps of New Mexico

On the 100th anniversary of New Mexico’s statehood it is fascinating to journey back to see what New Mexico was like a century ago. Filmmaking came here at the same time as Statehood. Early Hollywood … Continue reading 100 Years Ago: New Mexico’s Early Film History