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Crosses of Iron: The Tragic Story of Dawson, New Mexico and Its Twin Mining Disasters

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Nick Pappas Journalist, Author In October 1913, 261 miners and two rescuers died when a massive explosion ripped through a mine operated by Phelps, Dodge & Co. in Dawson, N.M. Ten years later, a second blast claimed the lives of another 120 miners. Today, all that remains is a cemetery marked by a sea of…

Illusions of Empire: The Civil War and Reconstruction in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

ONLINE Only 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM, United States

Dr. William “Billy” Kiser Associate Professor of History, Department Chair, Texas A&M University—San Antonio   Click here for the presentation:  https://bit.ly/3uIjHVd   During the Civil War, Mexico's North overlapped with the U.S. Southwest in the context of diplomacy and military operations.  A disparate group of historical actors vied for power and control along the U.S.-Mexico…

Pablo Abeita: The life and Times of a Native Statesman of Isleta Pueblo, 1871-1940

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Rick Hendricks Former New Mexico State Historian Editor of the Vargas Project, University of New Mexico   Pablo Abeita of Isleta Pueblo was one of the most important Native leaders in the Southwest in his day. Abeita was an effective advocate for Isleta and other pueblos in New Mexico, testifying before Congress on several occasions.…

EnchantOrama’s Lenses: Photographs from the New Mexico Magazine Collection

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Hannah Abelbeck Curator of Photographs and Archival Collections New Mexico History Museum   The “EnchantOrama! New Mexico Magazine Turns 100” exhibition is currently on display at the New Mexico History Museum through February 16, 2024.   Collections Curator Hannah Abelbeck will discuss the EnchantOrama! exhibition and share a behind the scenes view into the Museum’s…

Blood in the Borderlands: The Rise and Fall of Charles Bent, 1829-1847

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David C. Beyreis Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences  Saint Mary’s School, Raleigh, North Carolina At the time of his violent death in 1847, Charles Bent was one of the most powerful men in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.  He first came to New Mexico in 1829 and rapidly became an economic powerbroker in the region.  Bent…

The First Atomic Bomb Test: The Trinity Test in New Mexico

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Janet Farrell Brodie Professor Emerita of US History at Claremont Graduate University On July 16, 1945, just weeks before the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that brought about the end of World War II, the United States exploded the world’s first atomic bomb at the Trinity testing site located in the remote Tularosa Valley…

Cultural Memory and Amateur Film: The Visual Legacy of the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

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 Alison Griffiths, Ph.D Distinguished Professor of Film and Media Studies at Baruch College, The City University of New York   This lecture is an ONLINE ONLY presentation, cosponsored by the New Mexico History Museum and the Friends of History in conjunction with the Museum's exhibit, Honoring Tradition and Innovation: 100-Years of Santa Fe's Indian Market,…

Marjorie F. Lambert: Museum of New Mexico’s Curator of Archaeology, 1936-1969

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Shelby Tisdale. Ph.D Retired Director, Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO Former Director, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe, NM In the first half of the twentieth century, the canyons and mesas of the Southwest beckoned and the burgeoning field of archaeology thrived. Among those who heeded the…

Encore Presentation: The Civil War in the Far West

The Friends of History are happy to offer an encore presentation of Megan Kate Nelson’s lecture, The Civil War in the Far West. Such productions  are being offered periodically by the Friends of History. They aim to complement original online presentations which we will continue to present in the months ahead.  We think you will…

Mining Camps of Cookes Peak

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Matt Barbour Deputy Director, New Mexico Historic Sites Research Associate, Office of Archaeological Studies New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs The mountain northeast of Deming, known as Cookes Peak, was once a flourishing industrial center. Miners in the late 1800s established three major camps in the area: Cook's Town, Hadley Town, and Jose Town. These…