Wednesday, October 08, 2008

New Mexico History Lectures

Since January 2004, the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library has held its monthly “BRAINPOWER and BROWN BAGS” lecture series. They are now offering audio recordings of these lectures on their website. The first three lectures are:

-- Nathan Augustus Monroe Dudley, 1825-1910: Rogue, Hero or Both? [Lincoln County War].
E. Donald Kaye, Historian, Santa Fe, Jul. 28, 2008.

-- New Light on Mesa Verde Archaeology.
David Noble, Historian, Santa Fe, Aug. 6, 2008

-- How to Misread a Western Poem [Bret Harte, Chinese immigration].
Gary Scharnhorst, Professor of English, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Sep. 15, 2008

Additional recordings will be added monthly. To listen to the “Brainpower and Brown Bags” recordings please visit the Palace of the Governor's website.

The next lunch lecture will be on Wednesday, October 15. Tessa Davidson will discuss "The Railroad's Impact on Land and Water Use in the Middle Rio Grande Valley, 1880-1930."

The lectures are free to the public and held in the library at 120 Washington Ave. Seating is limited.

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