Albuquerque Special Collection Library
423 Central NE
(On the corner of Central and Edith)
Saturday, January 21, 2012
10:30 AM – Noon
The Albuquerque Special Collections Library
The New Mexico Genealogical Society
Asking for the Inestimable Right: New Mexico’s State Government of 1850
During spring of 1850 New Mexicans organized a state government and petitioned the US Senate for admission. Calling the promises made by Polk and Kearny in 1846, New Mexico possessed a greater population than most previous territories granted statehood. National hurdles of slavery, anti-Catholicism, and racism doomed this first attempt at statehood in a complex drama that continued for another 62 years.
Tim Kimball is an independent researcher and Army-trained intelligence analyst and is literate in Spanish and German. Tim’s special interest is in archival research on occupation-era New Mexico and its application to a more complete record of the period. He has published several articles and given several presentations on his interpretations.
Join us in the newly renovated Botts Hall at the Albuquerque Special Collections Library on Central and Edith! This presentation is the first of the 2012 New Mexico Centennial Program. Come help us celebrate every third Saturday of the month, January through November, 2012. For more information about our programs, check out the New Mexico Genealogical Society’s website at http://www.nmgs.org/.
This program is free and open to the public.