Museum of Heritage and Arts 

A Branch of the Los Lunas Public Library


March 7, 2020 - May 30, 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.


March 14, 2020                                                                                             9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Saints & Sinners Historic Church Tour

Join us as we tour three historic churches San Antonio de Los Lentes, San Agustin de Isleta, Our Lady of Guadalupe - Peralta and lunch at the Carlos Otero Traditional Hispanic Art Show & Matanza at the Peralta Church. Call to reserve your spot today 505-352-7720!!

March 21, 2020                                                                                                    2:00 - 4:00 PM

Comida Sabrosa: New Mexico Food

Irene Barraza Sanchez's book Comida Sabrosa: Home-Style Southwestern Cooking she co-authored with Gloria Sanchez Yund became an immediate bestseller when it was published in 1982 and is still popular today. Join Irene as she discusses how to make these traditional foods. Her book will be available for purchase for $20.

March 28, 2020                                                                                                    2:00 - 4:00 PM

Death Rituals of New Mexico: A History

New Mexico's harsh terrain, countless wars and epidemics were a challenging and fascinating environment for the many cultures and peoples who settled there. When tragedy struck, their faith and religious rituals allowed them to mourn, celebrate and commemorate their dead.

April 4, 2020                                                                                                         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.