“Mundos de Mestizaje”

The “Mundos de Mestizaje” fresco is open for public viewing on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-5pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque, NM. Considered one of the largest frescos in North America, this 4,000 square-foot mural...

Santa Inés Mission Mills Olio Nuovo

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation recently announced that you can now purchase special locally grown olive oil from the Santa Inés Mission! Olio Nuovo is the first press of the season. It is bottled unfiltered, immediately after crushing, and has an...

Edited Volume Wins Award

The 2017 edited volume New Mexico and the Pimería Alta, published by University Press of Colorado, recently was awarded the Arizona Literary Award (non-fiction category) by the Arizona Author’s Association. Edited by John G. Douglass and William M. Graves, this...

Finding Father Kino

Why pay $95 or more for the book Finding Father Kino when you can order it directly from SMRC (the publisher) for the special price of $20! This 1998 publication was written by Jorge Olvera H. and includes a foreword and afterword by Bernard (“Bunny”) L....

Preservation Efforts Underway for Mission Guevavi

Various National Park Service staff, professors, and retired park employees have come together to discuss alternative treatments for the oldest surviving above-ground adobes walls in Arizona – the ruin of the Jesuit-era Spanish colonial mission of Los Santos...

Tucson in the New York Times

Tucson was featured in the New York Times, noting it as the only city in the U.S. designated by UNESCO as the City of Gastronomy. The article, titled “Tucson Becomes an Unlikely Food Star” (by Kim Severson, 8/24/2016), described Tucson as “a muscular...

New Mexico Land Grant Database

The Center for Land Grant Studies has a New Mexico land grant database online at www.southwestbooks.org/grantscounty.htm. This preliminary listing of land grants by county provides basic information on each grant including primary source references and will continue...

In Search of a Lost Manuscript

Patti Bell, of Cortez, Colorado, is looking for a manuscript on Spanish armor and costume with over 400 pen-and-ink drawings by Aileen O’Bryan (other names: Mary Aileen O’Bryan, Aileen Obrian, Aileen Nusbaum). Aileen was married to Jesse Nusbaum,...