News and Events
News and Events
New Mexico History Conference
Join us for our special three-part presentation, “Spreading the Word: Women’s Inspiring Stories along New Mexico’s Highways and Byways.”
International Women’s Day celebration
Celebrate International Women’s Day with the International Women’s Forum of New Mexico (IWF-NM), founders of the New Mexico Historic Women Marker Program.
In the News
Santa Fe Prep: Lisa Nordstrum’s Curriculum Celebrated at Women’s Day Event
On March 8, New Mexico History teacher Lisa Nordstrum participated in an event at the Capitol Rotunda honoring the contributions of New Mexican women throughout the state's long history. In recognition of International Women’s Day, the International Women’s Forum of...
Albuquerque Journal: New Mexico Highway Markers Celebrate Women’s History
SANTA FE – In 1912, Doña Dolores “Lola” Chávez de Armijo, state librarian of New Mexico, filed a lawsuit when Gov. William C. McDonald tried to remove her from office. McDonald claimed that women were unqualified to hold office according to the Constitution and laws...
Newsbreak: The Inspiring Women Who Shaped New Mexico
The Spring 2023 edition of El Palacio magazine is celebrating the women who have helped shape the state of New Mexico through the Historic Women Marker Program. This program, established by the International Women's Forum of New Mexico (IWF-NM), is dedicated to...
Daily Post: Recognizing Historical Figures in New Mexico
SANTA FE — The spring edition of El Palacio magazine highlights the New Mexico Historic Women Marker Program. Through roadside markers across the state, the program tells the stories of women who helped shape New Mexico including artists, activists, educators,...
New Mexico True Adventure Guide: Roadside Markers Honor Trailblazers in New Mexico History
Today, the highways and byways of New Mexico's 33 counties tell an inspiring story. Thanks to the New Mexico Historic Women Marker Program, log-hewn roadside markers throughout the state now celebrate the lives and accomplishments of more than 100 women-early...
New Mexico Magazine: Celebrating New Mexico’s Trailblazing Women
AN IDEA THAT FLOURISHED INTO AN INITIATIVE IN 2006, the New Mexico Historic Women Marker Program celebrates some of the many courageous women who helped shape the unique, multicultural history of New Mexico. Through roadside markers, curriculum, public outreach, and...
El-Palacio Magazine: Writing Ourselves Back Into the Story
The history and ongoing legacy of the New Mexico Historic Women Marker Program.
Enchantment Magazine: Recognizing Changemakers
Since 1935, New Mexico has recognized the history of our state by erecting brown, log-hewn roadside markers informing passersby of the people, geological features and historical events that have shaped the state.