Pueblo Legacies

Partnering with the Petroglyph National Monument, this two day event will explore the Pueblo culture in the Rio Grande Valley.


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Oct 16, 2021 08:00 AM - Oct 17, 2021 05:00 PM


Open Space Visitor Center and Petroglyph National Park
6500 Coors Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


Partnering with the Petroglyph National Park, this two day event will explore the Pueblo culture in the Rio Grande Valley. 

Walking tours of Piedras Marcadas Canyon

Saturday, October 16, 2021,  10:00am - 12:00pm and Sunday, October 17, 2021, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Meet at Piedras Marcadas Canyon Parking area.

 Look at the location map here

National Parks Service
Join the Rangers from Petroglyph National Monument on a walking tour of Piedras Marcadas Canyon. Bring water and comfortable shoes.

About the hike: 

Trail Length: 1.5 miles round-trip on a unpaved trail. See up to 400 petroglyphs.
Degree of difficulty: easy to moderate
Amenities: None. No water, no restrooms.
Located off Golf Course Rd. at Jill Patricia Street, a 6 mile drive from the visitor center.

Limited parking facilities

Bosque Walk

Sunday, October 17, 2021 8:00am – 10:00am
Open Space Visitor Center

Presented by Bosque Wild! Volunteers
Take a walk along the Bosque Trail and explore the flora and fauna that lives along the Rio Grande.

Talk and tour of Pueblo Piedras Marcadas

Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm
Open Space Visitor Center

Space is limited. Call the Visitor Center (505) 768-4950 to register.

Presented by Archeologist Matthew Schmader
Learn about the enigmatic Piedras Marcadas Pueblo ruin, one of the most significant cultural sites in the middle Rio Grande Valley, and part of the Petroglyph National Monument.



Southwestern Indigenous Peoples: Their Culture, Their Languages, & Their Legacy

Sunday, October 17, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Open Space Visitor Center

Maximum 40 people. No Registration required.

Presented by Jon Ghahate, Museum Cultural educator, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Before New Mexico there was another story. Before the Spanish there was another story. Before the Pueblo people there were the ancestors. Every story has a beginning. That is the legacy of our ancestors and their predecessors. Legacy of NM’s Indigenous communities. Sharing that story is the way of perpetuating and taking ownership of who we are.


Traditional Medicinal Plants

Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:00pm
Open Space Visitor Center
Presented by Dara Saville, 
Founder and Instructor at Albuquerque Herbalism

Join Dara on a walk through the Visitor Center gardens and learn about traditional medicinal plants of New Mexico.

Space is limited
Please call the Visitor Center (505) 768-4950 to register.
image of logo from the Albuquerque Herbalism organization

Pottery demonstration and hands-on activity

Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Open Space Visitor Center

Presented by Stephanie Zuni, Potter, Isleta Pueblo

Open Space Visitor Center would like to welcome Stephanie Zuni. Ms. Zuni will be at the OSVC to demonstrate how she creates her pottery. You can also create your own pinch pot to take home. She will also have pieces of her work for sale.

About Stephanie Zuni
Attended Institute of American Indian Arts, SF NM, AA, BA in Museum Studies
Curated Isleta Pueblo's first Photographic exhibit: Time Exposures
Demonstrations/Presentations with Petroglyphs National Park
Third generation Potter from my mother's side
Pottery instructor for adults & students for the Pueblo of Isleta

 Born and raised at Isleta Pueblo. NM, presently residing at the pueblo




Christine Vasquez