Upcoming Events at the Chimayó Museum – Save the dates!

CCPA is planning some great events this summer and fall at the Chimayó Museum – Save the dates!

July 17 – Book reading and signing by local Living Treasure, AJ Martinez

Few have been the individuals from northern New Mexico’s 400-year-old Spanish-speaking villages who have taken the time to write down the significant events of their lives. Ascensión J. Martínez of Chimayó, is however a notable exception. Born in 1926 in the village of Chimayó, his life has spanned a period of momentous developments locally, nationally and in the world at large.
Within the pages of this book, Walk with Me to Chimayó, a Memoir by Ascensión J. Martínez of Chimayó, the author describes the Chimayó of his youth when the rest of the country had yet made few inroads into one of this nation’s oldest and most isolated agrarian societies. By “walking” the reader through his earliest memories of contributing to his family’s demanding life of self-sufficiency and later, his first tenuous steps into mainstream American society, Ascensión enables the reader to experience the subtle yet at times dramatically-changing cultural landscape of that period.
One of the book’s highlights is his account of the final days of World War II in the Philippine theater of war where he participated as a soldier and barely escaped with his life intact. The fact that he visited Hiroshima, Japan, soon after it was leveled to the ground by the atom bomb, has enabled him to write a poignant description of what he saw.

August 21 – “Preservation of Language and Culture” – a presentation by Mario Del Angel-Guevara, PhD Student in Hispanic Linguistics of University of New Mexico,

September 18 – Poetry Under the Cottonwoods – local poets reading their inspired poetry

October 16 – Apple Harvest Festival

… more details to come!


Jul 17 2022


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Chimayó Cultural Preservation AssociationP. O. Box 727Chimayó, New Mexico 87522


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