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NATIONAL HISTORY DAY NATIONAL CONTEST

the NHD in NM State Contest 2024 winners, with text: "Going to NHD Nationals!"

The National History Day (NHD) National Contest “is the culmination of the annual competition cycle and a celebration of student scholarship. After spending months on project research and preparation, and successfully competing at local and affiliate contests, student scholars are invited to…

ALL THE BEST TO OUTGOING BOARD MEMBER: JEFF PAPAS

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We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Jeff Pappas, who has been an invaluable member of the New Mexico Humanities Council board since 2020. Jeff brought his experience as the state’s historic preservation officer and joined the board during the challenging times of the COVID-19…

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY STATE CONTEST 2024 RECAP

the NHD in NM State Contest 2024 winners, with text: "Going to NHD Nationals!"

The 2024 National History Day (NHD) in New Mexico State competition concluded with overwhelming success last month, with 24 schools and 217 middle and high school students participating from across the state. This year’s theme, “Turning Points in History,” inspired a wide array of topics from…

MANITOS COMMUNITY MEMORY PROJECT: CONNECTING THROUGH MUSIC AND DANCE

Lone Piñon band members sitting at the end of the stage posing for a photo.

In March 2023, the community of Peñasco hosted a unique celebration of local culture and heritage, thanks to the support of the American Rescue Plan grant funds. The special event, which included both a dance workshop and a community concert, was organized by the New Mexico Humanities Council…

NEH AWARDS $120,000 TO PROJECTS IN N.M.

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In April, the the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $120,000 to two institutions and one organization to advance and support humanities initiatives in New Mexico:

SPOTLIGHT ON NATIONAL HISTORY DAY JUDGE

National History Day judge Kwesi Boafo

History Day judges play an important role in the success of our History Day program, serving not only as evaluators of student projects but also as mentors and educators who inspire the next generation of young historians. They are fundamental to the program, offering their time and knowledge to…

STAFF UPDATE: ANNOUNCING DEPARTURE

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STAFF UPDATE: ANNOUNCING DEPARTURE WHO: Former Chief Information Officer, Ellen DornanWHAT: Announcing DepartureWHERE: Albuquerque, N.M.WHEN: March 1, 2024CONTACT: Ellen Dornan, Ellen@QueenEllen.com SHARE: As we bid farewell to our Chief Information Officer Ellen Dornan, the words that come to mind are “impossible to replace.” Ellen, who joined the New Mexico Humanities Council as Program Officer in […]

BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 20TH

The Board of Directors will convene for an online meeting on April 20, 2024. Whether you’re looking to stay informed or connect with the community and leadership, you are welcome to attend. For those interested in attending, we kindly ask you to express your interest by contacting our Executive…

CULTURAL SITEs

The New Mexico Humanities Council (NMHC) is pleased to announce the Cultural SITEs (Scans for Interactive 3D Experience) project partnership that began in 2023 with Northrop Grumman’s Technology for Conservation (T4C). Cultural SITEs is a digital humanities initiative that preserves New Mexico’s…

UNITED WE STAND SPEAKERS AVAILABLE THROUGH AUGUST 31ST!

The “United We Stand” speakers are available to book through the end of August!

The National Endowment of the Humanities, in cooperation with the White House, launched the initiative “United We Stand: Connecting Through Culture” to stem the nationwide increase of domestic extremism and hate-motiva…