Lectures

The Friends sponsor a monthly lecture series from January through November.  Topics focus on New Mexico and southwestern culture, history, archaeology, geology and related subjects. 

November 19, 2017 – Lecture – OUTLAW GANGS: THE SCOURGE OF TERRITORIAL NEW MEXICO

Presented by Don Bullis  During New Mexico’s territorial period, 1850 to 1912, several criminal gangs roamed the sparsely-settled reaches of the mountains and deserts. New Mexico author and historian Don Bullis will talk about the most notorious of them. Some were rustlers, some train robbers, and yet others were simply thieves and ne’er-do-wells. At least … Continue reading

January 21, 2018 – Lecture – Taos Pueblo Pottery

Presented by Pam Lujan Hauer, a member of Taos Pueblo.  She studied pottery making at the Institute of American Indian Arts, and was also taught by her great-aunts Josephine Ortiz and Anita Lujan, who are highly regarded as traditional Indian pueblo potters. 2pm at the DeLavy House Continue reading

February 18, 2018 – Lecture – From Slave to Superstar: The Life of James Pierson Beckwourth

Presented by Ed Wallace.  An inspiring, entertaining, educational and historically accurate portrayal of one of our forgotten heroes.  2pm at the DeLavy House Continue reading

March 18, 2018 – Lecture – Estevanico the Moor

Presented by Dennis Herrick.   This program about Esteban will dispel the myths and deliberate deceptions that have belittled this sixteenth-century explorer’s accomplishments and attacked his character.  2pm at the DeLavy House Continue reading

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