Special Projects

View the Centennial website or Bowden website to learn more about New Mexico's history.

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Travel Through Time

Explore timelines through New Mexico's history such as the Spanish Colonial Period

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Explore New Mexico

Discover the history of communities and the people that lived there.

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New Mexico's Past

Browse photo albums of architecture and more.

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NM History in 10 Minutes!

State Historian Rob Martinez's new video series.

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New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board

The regrant program at the SRCA is for the purpose of strengthening and supporting records programs in New Mexico.

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New Mexico is a land of great human diversity. People from all walks of life and from all over the world have made New Mexico their home. Here you can search for well-known individuals like Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett or whole categories of folks like governors of New Mexico. You can even search by occupation, such as athletes, artists, folklorists, and spiritual leaders, to name just a few.

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The Land of Enchantment abounds in fascinating places. Five interactive maps allow you to explore many of these spots. We have created five maps around the following themes: Camino Real, which provides details about places and events along the highway from El Paso del Norte to Taos Pueblo; Communities, which focuses on settlements large and small throughout the state; Land Grants, which shows the location of land grants all over New Mexico and links to their histories; Literary Places, which explores the places were famous authors lived or wrote about; and Counties, which provides locations and histories of the state counties from their formation to the present day.

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We have divided New Mexico’s long history into five periods: Pre-Contact, Spanish Colonial, Mexican, US Territorial Period, and Statehood to the Present. Links from the timelines take you to more information about significant events in history such as a series of articles on the 1680 Pueblo Revolt.

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The New Mexico State Archives has more than a quarter of a million photographs in its collection. Look through the galleries to see examples of some of these images as well as flip books of some interesting documents in the archives. Also included in this section are numerous video and audio recordings depicting a wide variety of historical and cultural aspects of New Mexico, such as growing up in Cochiti Pueblo.

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Who We Are

NMHRAB Grants Administrator

Grants Administrator

Rob Martinez

State Historian

Rick Hendricks, Ph.D.

State Records Administrator

Video of the Month

Episode 7 – New Mexico History in 10 Minutes!