The information below are past events for your state.


W.P. Henderson Art US Court House Santa Fe, New Mexico

75th Celebration Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
4/2/08 Santa Fe New Mexican "How were Native Americansinvolved in the New Deal"

"Legacy of the New Deal"
3/30/08 Santa Fe New Mexican CCC men get together in Albuquerque for CCC

Voice of New Mexico 3/08 Kit Carson Electric Co-op REA about FDR restoring faith in economy for Americans

"Alternate Spaces" 2/26/09 Santa Fe, New Mexico
"Art in Unexpected Places" New Mexico Museum
W. Shuster, Frederico Vigil of Art
Don Beauregard, S. Simmons

National Park Service
in 10/5/05 Santa Fe, New Mexican
Jeopardy by Bush Administration

Santa Fe New Deal Artists:
12/10/08 Santa Fe Journal North
Paula and Eliseo Rodriguez

New Deal Film
"For a Better America" Santa Fe Lensic Theater 10/25/08 Santa Fe New Mexican

CCC Ceremony
Old Santa Fe Trail Building Santa Fe, New Mexico 3/30/03 Sunday Journal North
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pasatiempo Santa Fe Artists
Modernists in New Mexico Nov to May 2009 3/5/09 Santa Fe New Mexican
GOR Museum, N.D.

Truth or Consequences (yes, that is the name of the town!)
Last summer a CCC Worker Statue was placed at the Dam site at Elephant Butte Dam in southern NM thanks to the state’s Park system and our Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). The YCC is our current version of the CCC and a very proud group of young people – currently about 818 enrolled in projects around the state. The CCC didn’t build this dam but created the roads, trails, camp grounds and cabins that are still in use today. About 200 people came.

Santa Fe
Our second CCC Worker Statue was placed on the State Capitol grounds on Jan. 16th and what a happy bunch of 80-90 year old “boys” we had. Some even climbed up with their canes and hugged the statue. This was a goal that the CCC Roadrunner Chapter 141 based in Albuquerque has wanted for years but could never make happen. Many of the chapter members are now gone but the survivors were a happy lot and other CCC “boys” showed up from other parts of the state and were happy and proud to be honored in the State Capitol Rotunda. Following the formal program, we all moved outside to the west side of the Capitol where the statue faces across the street from the state’s memorial (an eternal flame) to veterans which, of course, all the C’s are also veterans of WWII. There was a passing of the shovel/responsibility ceremony from a CCC to a YCC which was meaningful. The “other C’s” were also happy to learn about the existence of a chapter that they were not aware of. Great Day for all!

AVarious successful activities were held in Santa Fe at the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Wheelwright Museum featuring the Native American New Deal artists around the country and New Mexico.

B.   January thru November—Traveling Photo Exhibit I

This collection of 82 color photographs of New Mexico New Deal public art are being exhibited around the state via a partnership between NNDPA and the NM Mainstreet program of the NM Economic Development Dept.  It opened in Silver City at the Silver City Museum in Dec. 2007 and will remain there until March 2.

Dec. 2007-March 2008 Opening Show—Silver City

Mar. 14--May 11—Artesia

May 22--July 25—Raton

Aug. 1 --Sept. 7—Tucumcari

Sept.19--Nov. 1—Portales

March 08 thru June 09----Traveling Photo Exhibit II

July 3-5 Quemado Community Celebration exhibit to be shown in the old New Deal 1934 jail

July thru Mid August—Alcalde: Coronado Monument

Traveling Photo Exhibit II

A second collection of 40 different photographs is being jointly presented by the NM Chapter and the NM Humanities Council. It will be shown in the following communities:

March1-April          Clayton—Hertzein Museum
May –June               Carlsbad--Museum
July 4th weekend    Quemado—New Deal Jail
July 7-31                 Alcalde—Onate Visitor Center
Aug—Sept.              Gallup---Library and UNM-Gallup campus
Oct.- Nov.                Las Cruces—NMSU
Dec.-Feb                  Taos—Taos Art Museum 2009
Mar.-Apr,                Clovis Community College
May-June                 Lincoln –Old Courthouse
July-Aug.                  Los Alamos

Interested sites in other communities can schedule these two exhibits for their sites for the future. Contact or call (505) 473-3985 or write P. O. Box 602, Santa Fe, NM 87504.

Dr. David Kammer and/or Kathryn Flynn are the accompanying speakers for the Exhibit II and could be available for future schedules also.

C.  New Mexico New Deal Maps—The NM Chapter of the NNDPA and the NM Humanities Council have developed a map of the state that highlights New Deal architecture, public art, schools, parks, and CCC original camp sites.  These will be distributed at events around the state.    

D. Other FDR Chautauqua Presentations—April

Historical Society of NM, NM Humanities Council and NM Chapter of NNDPA are working together to feature a series of FDR Chautauqua presentations by Richard Marold from Colorado Springs, Co. He is scheduled in the following communities in April:

April    5–Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (Co-sponsors- Palace of Governors and NM History Library)

April    8–1-2:30--OASIS Senior Learning Program—UNM Continuing Ed.Center—Albuquerque         

April    8–Evening 7pm  Union Hall AFL-CIO’s Fed. Of State County and Municipal Employees Union

April    10–Roswell—Roswell Museum and Art Center 7 p.m.

April    12–Las Cruces  NMSU History Museum

April    13–Gallup  UNM Branch 7 p.m.

April     25–Deming—Historical Society of NM Annual Conference — Chuck wagon Supper 7 p.m.

E.  Santa Fe- May 23, 5-7 Party for all NM New Deal artists and their descendents at Randall Davey Home also the National Audubon Society Center. New Deal 75th, Randall Davey’s 121st birthday and the 25th anniversary of the Audubon Society at Davey Home

F. Santa Fe—After July, The NNDPA New Mexico Chapter will work with the state’s Legislative Council Service to purchase and place a new CCC Worker Statue on the State Capitol grounds.

G. Albuquerque—August 23, 4:30-6:30 The London Frontier Theater Company from Magdalena will perform their play “The Luck of the Lost Wife Creek” from the New Deal era in New Mexico. This will be held at the Sandia Presbyterian Church’s Family Life Center.

H.  Restoration of Murals

Thanks to funding from the state legislature, the NM Chapter will have restoration of public art in process during the year at Highlands Ilfeld Auditorium Lobby (5 of 7 murals by Brooks Willis;  NMSU-Foster Hall (Biology Bldg.) entry area-four frescos by Olive Rush and Silver City-Grant County Courthouse- two murals by Theodore Van Soelen. 

Other NM Chapter activities in process--TBA:

1.Film Festival—“Grapes of Wrath”

“The Plow that Broke the Plains”

“The River”

And some NM archival films of the period.

I.  Musical Events—Three cultures folk festival TBA-Piano concert with music from two above films—Jacquelyn Helin, concert pianist Theater event—London Frontier Theater--TBA

Fireside Chats: Social gatherings focusing on various topics

                        a. John Gaw Meem—New Deal architectural genius

                        b. Hispanic Women of the New Deal

                        c. Train Ride to visit FDR’s Caboose and Barbeque

                        e.  New Book and Book signings---The New Deal – A 75th Celebration Kathryn A. Flynn, Author.  Gibbs Smith Publisher

Treasures on New Mexico Trails: Discover New Deal Art and Architecture (Updated)  Kathryn A. Flynn, Author

Other NM Chapter activities are being considered:

Film and musical events are being developed.


J.  Booksignings by NNDPA Executive Director, Kathryn Flynn’s new book The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Celebration July 5th and other dates and places. See more about this book at the front of the website and in the Book Section of this website.



Numerous events will be held in May all over the state sponsored by various groups honoring Historic Preservation Month which this year is featuring the New Deal. That state office will have its Kick Off Award Ceremony on May 2 at the Scottish Rite Temple. See their website for a complete list of Historic Preservation activities during the month of May.


A.  Truth or Consequences—Contact the following people about these coming events: Harriette Bolling 744-4761, Sherry Fletcher 898-8150

June—August---Television for T or C Public Access Channel will promote the 75th Anniversary ---Films done by High School and one done by Socorro and Sierra Counties Tourism Boards.

Oct. 11 Sierra County Fair “Sheep to Shawl Booth at Sierra County Fair” Exhibit and sharing of story how New Deal supported the Sheep and Goat industry in Sierra County 4 p.m. School Art Projects, Booklets and Films on display at Dam Site Restaurant
Dedication of CCC Worker Statue planned at Dam Site Recreation Area (donations accepted)

WPA Anniversary Celebration: Arts, Artists and History 10-5 Call 505) 246-2261 for date info.

C. Elephant Butte Dam site—
CCC Worker Statue
Funds have been found to purchase and install a CCC Worker Statue at this location where the CCC and WPA worked. The local historical group is still seeking $2,000 for the transport of the statue from the foundry.

NM State Parks—This is also their 75th anniversary and a variety of activities at each of the parks is scheduled. They are also raffling off a diamond to commemorate their 75th anniversary.

Carlsbad Caverns –Conservation of New Deal murals by Will Shuster and restored to original home at the cavern’s visitor center. More details to be presented about activities at this location.

F. New Mexico State University—A self-guided campus tour brochure is being completed by two of the school’s librarians and will be in both English and Spanish. It will include the frescoes being restored by Albuquerque professional art conservator, Luis Neri-Zagal that are on the front of Foster Hall..

Talks about the campus’s New Deal history will be given by Dr. Jon Hunner and Dr. David the Public History Program at NMSU.

In October-November, the Library will curate an exhibit of

New Deal public art in Branson Library, 4th floor gallery.

A New Deal history exhibit is also in place at the school’s history museum.

Features events focusing on historic preservation around the state with emphasis this year on New Deal sites and activities.

Awards Ceremony—May 2

1.  State Parks 75TH anniversary events

2.  National Park (Carlsbad) and Monuments events

3.  Truth or Consequences Public Schools activities

4. Navajo Land has plans developing and will be announced

State: New Mexico Town: Albuquerque
Date of Event: September 16 - December 6, 2008
Contact Name: Joe Sabatini
Contact info: Special Collections Library, 423 Central Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505)848-1376
Type of event: Art, Politics and Public Works: New Mexico's New Deal The Special Collections Library celebrates the 75th anniversary of the New Deal with an exhibit of Public Works of Art Project examples presented to the library in 1934. We also display items documenting Albuquerque public works projects from our Works Progress Administration archive and contemporary 1930s political memorabilia from the Earl W. Grasser papers.

Santa Fe, NM   Feb. 27   New Deal Music Festival at the St.. Francis Auditorium in  downtown Santa Fe.  This will be a multicultural event featuring music  from the state’s ethnic cultures which was the main focus of New  Mexico’s WPA Federal Music Project. Tentative schedule includes two elementary school music classes will perform folk songs, dances and  drumming presentations, Cipriano Vigil sing Hispanic folk songs,  a Native American youth choir and a Native American drumming and singing group. Cowboy ballads sung by local Country Western performers and a classical pianist will perform the music from the WPA film, “The Plow That Broke the Plains.”

April 18-19   Hyde Park, Nat. Board and Advisor Retreat at the FDR Library and  Museum. Planning for the future will be the main focus. Motel accommodations can be made at the Golden Manor which is just across the street from the Library.

Charleston, SC  Jan. 16   11 am   Dedication of CCC Worker Statue  at Sullivan’s Island site of former CCC Camp.

Santa Fe, NM   Jan. 16   2 p.m.   Dedication of CCC Worker Statue at the State Capitol west side with reception to follow in the Capitol Rotunda.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2009 2:00 P.M.
NM STATE CAPITOL –Gather in the Rotunda and then proceed to the location of the new statue on the west side of the
Capitol grounds.

The New Mexico Chapter of the National New Deal Preservation Assoc. and the NM Legislative Council
Service invite you to join us in the dedication of this life-size bronze statue in commemoration of the vast accomplishments of over 55,000 young men who served in New Mexico’s Civilian Conservation Corps between 1933-42. Some of our CCC alumni will be present to help in this dedication. Please invite any others you know who may have some connection with the CCC via a living or deceased family member or a great interest in the New Deal treasures in this state and nation.

To RSVP or for more information, contact us at or call (505) 690-5845 or (505) 473-3985.

Please click the attached link to learn of W.P.A Music Project Concert. 796056.pdf

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