Museum of Heritage & Arts

Calendar of Events

What's Happening in June?

Summer Crafts for Kids

Every Friday @10:30am

Each week museum staff will read a story and the kids will be able to do a hands on craft while surrounded by the history and culture of our area.

Call 505-352-7720 to sign up. (Space limited)

Movies Set in New Mexico

Every Friday @ 1:00pm


June 5, 2015 - "Georgia O'Keefe" : Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

June 12, 2015 - John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath" : A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel through New Mexico to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

June 19, 2015 - Rudolfo Anaya's "Bless Me Ultima" : A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.

June 26, 2015 - "Them!" : The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Tour

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Tour the austere yet beautiful reminders of this earliest contact between Pueblo Indians and Spanish Colonials: the ruins of three mission churches, at Quarai, Abó, and Gran Quivira and the partially excavated pueblo of Las Humanas or, as it is known today, the Gran Quivira pueblo.

$5.00 per person

Reservation required. Call 505-352-7720

More information: Salinas Pueblo Missions Tour

Movie: Salt of the Earth

Saturday, June 13, 2015 @ 1:00pm

Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses. In the end, the greatest victory for the workers and their families is the realization that prejudice and poor treatment are conditions that are not always imposed by outside forces.

More information: Empire Zinc Mine Strike

Watercolor Art of Charles "Bud" Edmondson will be on exhibit June 20 - July 4, 2015.

Grand Opening Saturday, June 20, 2015 @ 2:00pm

Mr. Edmondson placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Best of Show in our 2nd Annual Juried Art Show: "Getting Around New Mexico, Then & Now".

Bud has been an active part of the New Mexico art scene since moving here in 1994. His entire working career has been art related. He was a commercial illustrator for thirty five years. He owned his own studio and worked with clients such as World Book Encyclopedia, Motorola, and Sunbeam. Even while working as an illustrator Bud was active in the fine arts, showing his paintings in several Chicago and Wisconsin galleries and teaching night classes at Northeastern University. He decided 14 years ago to devote himself to full time painting and moved to New Mexico.

More information: Bud Edmondson

Fire Safety Day

Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 10:30am

Los Lunas Fire Department will be on site to teach children about Fire Safety.

Book Club: Pasó Por Aquí by Eugene Manlove Rhodes

Saturday, June 27, 2015 @ 2:00pm

Hosted by the Valencia County Historical Society

Taking his title, Pasó Por Aquí, from Juan de Oñate’s carving in the living rock of El Morro, New Mexico, Eugene Manlove Rhodes created his own memorial to the decent people of his world who had “passed this way” without fanfare.

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