fbpx

Our nation's history would not be complete without the story of Santa Fe​

Santa Fe / New Mexico History Blog

Santa Fe History

Four 4s for Santa Fe

New Mexico’s Zia Symbol The number four is significant for New Mexico starting with the state flag. In 1920 the self-taught artist, Velina Shije Herrera,

Read More »
Death in New Mexico

Capturing Native New Mexico

New Mexico’s early photographers faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles: the lack of readily available equipment and supplies, the length of time it took to get supplies

Read More »
Death in New Mexico

Mexico’s Day of the Dead

Today, November 2nd, is All Soul’s Day on the Catholic calendar and Dia de los Muertos in Mexico. The indigenous people of Mexico have always

Read More »
Death in New Mexico

New Mexico Symbolism & Death

The symbolic image of death for Hispanic New Mexico through the mid-19th century featured the wooden carvings of Doña Sebastiana. This allegorical icon of death

Read More »
World History

Felled by Bullets, Then Headless

An assassination that drew international attention in 1923 was that of Mexico’s Francisco “Pancho” Villa. A general in the Mexican Revolution, Villa’s infamy was legendary:

Read More »
Death in New Mexico

The Ghosts of New Mexico Women

La Llorona, the wailing woman, is an important part of New Mexico cultural folklore. The legend may have originated in 1520 with the Spanish conquest

Read More »