Museum of Heritage and Arts Closed to Public Until May 15, 2020 


The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts is pleased to announce a call for artists and emerging artists to join in on our museum’s online Facebook exhibit.

 We would still like to keep the museum alive even though we are closed due to this pandemic.  Having our museum and  Facebook friends join in on an exciting historical art event that pertains to COVID-19 Art,

It is something everyone can participate in from home.   Years from now we could look back at the Coronavirus art history made by our own Valencia County residents.   



Museum of Heritage and Arts Closed to Public Until April 6, 2020

For Immediate Release

Los Lunas Public Library and the Museum of Heritage & Arts Will Close to Public Monday, March 16, 2020

Los Lunas, March 16, 2020 – Effective immediately, in the interest of preserving public health and to help limit the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Los Lunas Public Library and it’s branch the Museum of Heritage & Arts will be closed to the public until Monday, April 6th, 2020. During this time, programs at both locations are cancelled.

The due date for all items that are due between Monday, March 16 and Monday, April 6 has been extended to Saturday, April 11, 2020. Holds that are ‘Ready for Pickup’ will continue to be held for you through the first week after we reopen.

We encourage you to utilize our digital services for E-books and E-audiobooks. To access please visit If you have questions on how to use please call (505)839-3850 and we will walk you through the process.

The Los Lunas Public Library staff will use as a reference question platform and will be answering questions at (505)839-3850.

Similarly, the Museum of Heritage & Arts staff will use as a reference question platform and will be answering questions at (505)352-7720.

Also, our creative and resourceful staff members are already exploring online programming opportunities such as storytelling, reading programs, gardening. gaming and more. Be sure to watch for these announcements on our webpages and

Don’t forget to like out Facebook pages at and for additional programming and information.

A Branch of the Los Lunas Public Library


Reopening April 7, 2020 

Wonder Women of the Rio Abajo: Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Rights

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. New Mexico ratified the 19th Amendment on February 21, 1920. The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts is commemorating this milestone with celebrations, lectures, workshops, readings, presentations and other events.


To be rescheduled                                                                                             2:00 - 4:00 PM

Women's Voting Rights by Roberta Scott

The Susan B. Anthony amendment was voted upon twice in the United States Senate before it was approved on June 4, 1919 and sent to the states for ratification. Once in 1884 and again on March 19, 1914, when it failed to secure the two-third vote, but secured a majority of one vote, the vote being 36 to 35.

April 18, 2020                                                                                                       2:00 - 4:30 PM

Local Herbs Along the Rio Grande Valley by Elena Ayala

Local Herbs Along the Rio Grande Valley by Elena Ayala For centuries their have been traditional healers or Curanderas along the Rio Grande utilizing herbs and traditional remedies to heal the wounded and sick. Join local Curandera Elena Ayala as she shares some of these traditional methods.

April 25, 2020                                                                                              9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn to Colcha

Sabanilla labrada, or wool-on-wool colcha embroidery work, was developed and made in New Mexico during the Spanish colonial period. Wool from black sheep were dyed using indigenous plants. Women would embroider primitive drawings of what they observed in their daily lives. Join Annette Turk & Julia Gomez as they teach you this traditional New Mexican art.

April 25, 2020                                                                                                      1:30 - 4:00 PM

Learn to Make Earrings

Learn how to make a pair of southwest earrings to take home!

May 2 , 2020                                                                                                         2:00 - 4:00 PM

La Nina Otero-Warren

Born into the families Luna and Otero of Valencia County, Nina moved to Santa Fe as a teenager. La Nina was superintendent of schools. She was also an organizer of Santa Fe Fiesta, Indian Market, and Spanish Colonial Arts. She worked to get New Mexico women the right to vote, then ran for U.S.