Past Events

Come join us for the following events at the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House. For directions or contact info, please click here.

 Past Events:

HHA’s Annual Meeting:

Members and public are invited to the Annual Meeting of the Hubbell House Alliance. We will discuss the year’s accomplishments, our goals for the next year and our hopes for the future. Enjoy the opening of our newest Community Exhibit at 10:00 and then a short meeting will follow.

Ciboleros, Comancheros, and the People Back Home


The National Park Service is 100 years old this year and the party starts inAlbuquerque! The Hubbell House Alliance and Bernalillo County are pleased to announce their partnership with The National Trails Intermountain Region (NTIR)of the National Park Service in celebrating the opening of the Gutierrez-Hubbell House’s new exhibit by renowned Taos weaver, Juanita Lavadie, as an official centennial event featuring El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail. The exhibition, entitled “Ciboleros, Comancheros, and the People Back Home,” explores the semi-annual buffalo hunts of the Spanish and Mexican periods in New Mexico through weaving and colcha embroidery by the artist.

Backyard Farming Series:

The Holistic Garden and Gardener
November 7 from 9-11 a.m. at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House (6029 Isleta Blvd. SW)
How to consider your farm or garden in light of the larger landscape. Participants will share information about their own landscapes improvements and how backyard gardens play a role in wildlife habitat and the local environment from appropriate plant selection to water harvesting. This is also an opportunity to give feedback and present what you want the Backyard Farming Series to cover in 2016.

September 26, 9-11 a.m.  History of Sheep in New Mexico and a Changing Landscape with William Dunmire and Donald Chavez
Sheep, the symbol of Bernalillo County, were brought to New Mexico in the late 1500s by the Spaniards. These resilient animals have dramatically changed the culture and landscape throughout the state and continue to have a significant impact.

On SUNDAY AUGUST 2 at 2:00pm, UNM Lecturer Francisco Uviña will discuss the place and history of adobe architecture in the Southwest, with special attention to the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House (GHH) and his personal experience with it’s restoration.  A 6,500 square foot adobe hacienda, the GHH is symbolic of the Spanish Colonial and Anglo-American traditions and cultures prevalent during the Territorial Period, 1848-1912. It is one of the few remaining structures of its type in the Santa Fe/Albuquerque area and is a representation of Spanish-American and Anglo-American architecture, cultures, and traditions reminiscent of early New Mexico. The GHH was chosen in 2003 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of only twelve official Save America’s Treasures projects to be featured in Home and Garden Television’s new public affairs campaign “Restore America: A Salute to Preservation.”
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Join us SATURDAY JULY 18TH AT 10:30am for:
An Historical Presentation with Henrietta Martinez Christmas:
“Clemente Gutiérrez 1716-1785: Spaniard, Merchant and Just Plain Wealthy!”                       This Event is FREE and REFRESHMENTS will be served.

The Gutiérrez-Hubbell House has been featured in a full-length article in April’s issue of Local Flavor Magazine out of Santa Fe!! Thanks to everyone who made this happen! Our write-up begins on page 13, with a little intro on page 8.  You can peruse the online version here!

Past events:

  • Join us SUNDAY AUGUST 2ND AT 2:00pm for:
    Adobe Architecture and the Gutierrez Hubbell House”  presented by Francisco Uvina, Lecturer, UNM School of Architecture and Planning.  Francisco was the Technical Manager with Cornerstones during the GHHCC Restoration and Preservation Project and will give us stories about his experience and the Art of Adobe.



Join us SATURDAY JULY 18TH AT 10:30am for:
An Historical Presentation with Henrietta Martinez Christmas:
“Clemente Gutiérrez 1716-1785: Spaniard, Merchant and Just Plain Wealthy!”    Event is FREE and REFRESHMENTS will be served.
The Gutiérrez-Hubbell House has been featured in a full-length article in April’s issue of Local Flavor Magazine out of Santa Fe!! Thanks to everyone who made this happen! Our write-up begins on page 13, with a little intro on page 8.  You can peruse the online version here!

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We are proud to announce this upcoming event – – the South Valley’s own New Mexico Readers’ and Writers’ Festival at the GHHHCC this upcoming 20th of June!

Literary magic will occur June 20th  from 11 am to 2 pm at one of the oldest historical locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the South Valley’s own New Mexico Readers’ Festival! Ten – – count’ em — TEN New Mexico authors will gather at the lovingly restored Gutiérrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center at 6029 Isleta Boulevard SW.  Joining in is Melody Groves, stage coach author, Route 66 author Alen Carlson, Civil war author Kevin Getchell , mystery author Sue Houser, baseball author Rod Tafoya, fantasy author R.J Mirabal, comedy author Ronn Perea, several romance authors TBA, and more. Come visit us, be a part of this unique event, and take a tour. This event is free and all ages are welcome. For more information email us at

 ♦ “New Mexico under the Mexican Flag:” An historical talk by Dr. Joseph Sánchez, June 13th:




A free presentation by Dr. Joseph Sánchez. 11 am.  Free, all ages.


Dr. Joseph P. Sánchez is the former Superintendent of Petroglyph National Monument and the Director of the Spanish Colonial Research Center at the University of New Mexico. Among his published books are: Pecos: Gateway to the Pueblos and Plains, Joseph P. Sánchez and John Bezy, coeditors; All Trails Lead to Santa Fe: An Anthology Commemorating the 400th Anniversary Founding of Santa Fe, NM in 1610, co-edited with Editing and Publications History Committee for the Santa Fe 400th), and  From Mexico City to Santa Fe: A Historical Guide of Geographic Place Names along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Río Grande Books, 2011).

♦  Backyard Farming Series:




For more information on the Backyard Farming Series, please click here.


 ♦ “Faith and the Gutiérrez Family” to open to all May 15th at the GHHHCC:

Community Opening May 15th, Día de San Isidro Labrador!  Come by Friday from 6 to 8 pm and join in the fun as we celebrate with music, light refreshments, an interactive art activity, and a special opportunity to view the exhibit as the sun goes down on the South Valley.  The Community Opening is free – – all ages are encouraged to attend!  Small donations and donations of art supplies are welcomed and will go towards our community education mission!


San Ysidro/Isidro Retablo
San Isidro Retablo – C. Carrillo – New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors.


A bit about the creators of the exhibit:


Charles Carrillo has blended craft, conservation, and innovation throughout his career as a santero, a carver and painter of images of saints. The depiction of saints for religious purposes dates to the 18th century in Hispanic New Mexican communities. Carrillo started his creative journey in 1978 when he began researching the techniques, materials, and subject matter of the early santeros. Today he is recognized not only as the primary authority on this subject but also as the most accomplished artist practicing in this regional tradition.

An historical scholar and expert on Spanish colonial history, Felipe R. Mirabal compiled, edited and translated Novena Dedicada al Milagrosísimo Niño de Atocha and has collaborated with Dr. Carrillo and others on several other projects.  He has curated historical exhibits at El Rancho de las Golondrinas just south of Santa Fe.

Together they will produce a one-of-a-kind exhibition featuring photographs, some modern, some historic, of the confraternities/churches in which the Gutiérrez family held membership. For instance, the Gutiérrez family held charter membership in the 1760’s confraternity of Nuestra Señora de la Luz, an organization whose membership consisted mainly of individuals with origins tracing back to the north of Spain.  The confraternity was established in 1760’s under the guidance of Governor Marín de Valle and his wife, Maria Ignacia Martínez de Ugarte.  Carrillo will also exhibit 8-12 original retablos that are linked to the Gutiérrez family and to the community of Pajarito.


Portrait of NEA Heritage Fellow and Santero, Charles Carrillo. Photo by Tom Pich.

♦ “Faith and the Gutiérrez Family” to open May 8th at the GHHHCC:

On May 8th, 2015 from  6:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m. we are proud to host our Opening Reception for our new exhibit, “Faith and the Gutiérrez Family,” by Dr. Charles Carrillo and Felipe Mirabal. 

Join us for a night of artisan-crafted food, sparkling non-alcoholic beverages, live music by the South Valley’s own Los Jaraneros del Norte and lively conversation.  We’ll be throwing open the doors of our newly-commissioned exhibit space to inaugurate our first-ever exhibit!  Come view original art by internationally recognized award-winning local santero Charles Carrillo, and a peruse a collection of historical documents curated by Felipe Mirabal, an expert on Spanish Colonial history.  

Our menu will include carefully-chosen foods which reflect New Mexico’s deep Hispano and Native roots, while our musical guests provide entertainment under the stars.  Spend an evening on the campus of one of New Mexico’s heritage treasures and celebrate with us here on the grounds of the GHHHCC, the principle jewel set in the historical crown of Albuquerque’s culture-rich South Valley.

In advance of the Opening Reception, we are releasing the menu for our special event.

Come and break bread with us! Ruminate over distinct flavors inspired by the rustic recipes of our New Mexico’s Spanish Colonial period.


Menu of aperitivos/hors d’oeuvres:

Dulce de membrillo (sweet quince paste) accompanied by fresh Manchego cheese

Rellenos de papa (stuffed potato balls)

Carne seca with a jalapeño-apple garnish

Delicate toast points topped with cream cheese

Carne adovada tarts


Petite biscochitos accompanied by fresh strawberries

Sparkling te de jamaica (hibiscus tea)

Strawberry-cucumber-infused spring water



♦ Book-Signing and Author Talk with Stephen Ausherman, author of Walking Albuquerque: 30 Tours of the Duke City.


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– Sunday April 26th at 2 pm.  Accomplished Albuquerque author speaks about Walking Albuquerque, which features a walking tour of Pajarito, our own neighborhood!

Stephen Ausherman is the author of two novels, a collection of travel essays, and both editions of the best-selling guidebook 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque. He also works with digital video and interactive media to explore and interpret outdoor spaces. He served as Artist-in-Residence for Bernheim Forest (Kentucky, 2012), Atelier Beeldend Vermogen (Germany, 2011), Cape Cod National Seashore (Massachusetts, 2010), Blue Sky Project (Illinois, 2008), and Cornucopia Art Center (Minnesota, 2007). He was the 2005 Writer-in-Residence for Bernheim Forest, Devils Tower National Monument, and Buffalo National River. He lives in Albuquerque.


♦ Spring Storm – Day of Service:

– Saturday April 11th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm: Hubbell House Alliance teams up with UNM student volunteers to engage in a day of service at the GHHHCC. Focus will be on creating a bright, clean, welcoming gift store/mercantile space. Sponsored by ASUNM Community Experience.

♦ Plow to Pantry Garden Series:

Join Ms. Teresa Valverde here at the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House and learn how to improve and preserve your garden harvest!  This two-part presentation will help you to create a plan of action for planting, harvesting, and preserving the abundance that springs from your garden.  Infused with heartwarming stories combining local traditions and homegrown culture, complete with demonstrations and tasting samples, you will be inspired to cultivate your own path towards successful harvesting!

Join us for Part I on March 7th from 9:00 am to 10:45 am here at the GHH to plan your garden with the intent to preserve.  We’ll be learning how to make thoughtful choices concerning plant selection and the resting of our soils/souls. 

Part II will take place on March 7th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm .  We will pull back the veil on food preservation and discuss easy techniques for drying, canning, and freezing.  Come share your stories – – your slip-ups and successes!  Equipment, time, and costs will be considered.


The Plow to Pantry series is made possible by the Hubbell House Alliance and is free of charge. 


The Hubbell House Alliance is a registered non-profit now supported by the editors at Whofish.  Check out our event listings on their site, as well as our outreach page on