New Mexico’s Centennial Celebration: 4 Ways to Enjoy New Mexico’s 100th Birthday

 On January 6th, 1912 New Mexico became the 47th state to enter into the United States of America!
Here are a few fun ways to learn more about our state and have some fun celebrating 100 years of New Mexico’s statehood history!

“From Apples to Stars: Farmington’s Bite at Statehood”

Farmington Museum & Gateway Park • 3041 East Main St. Farmington, NM 87401

Through Saturday August 4, 2012

8am to 5pm

Come see artifacts, images, and hear some oral history about little, old Farmington and its role in the development of New Mexico’s statehood and beyond. The exhibit reveals the histories of Farmington’s humble beginnings as an apple orchard, New Mexico’s role in WWI, the oil and gas industries that “put it on the map”, women’s fashion of the time, and the great flood of 1911.

“It’s All Symbolic: The State Symbols of New Mexico”

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum • 4100 Dripping Springs Rd Las Cruces, NM 88011

Through July 1, 2012

Monday- Saturday, 9am to 5pm • Sunday, 12pm to 5pm

Have you ever wondered why our state seal is an eagle with a snake in its mouth with the American eagle behind him? This exhibit is for those of you who really want to geek-out! The symbols of New Mexico often caused controversy throughout the United States and New Mexico it self. Go check it out!

“Centennial Summerfest- New Mexico’s Birthday Bash”

Albuquerque Downtown

June 16, 2012


Free Concert by Grammy award-winning band “Los Lobos”, and other musicians.  Enjoy food, drinks, kid’s activities, car shows, and much more!

“Get the Picture Contest!”

Do you have an eye for photography? Do you know this state like the back of your hand or want to know more about it? Do you want to win $10,000?!?! Register in the Get the Picture Centennial photo contest. You will have to travel the state to re-create 100 old photographs! Find more information by clicking here!