“First Wednesday” Lecture Series

Hear stories about the amazing diversity of people and events that make up New Mexico’s history.  On the first Wednesday of each month, a leading expert shares experiences and insights about some fascinating aspect of New Mexico’s past. 

 

Lectures take place in the Auditorium of the New Mexico History Museum, at noon on the first Wednesday of every month.  The Museum is located at 113 Lincoln Ave, one-half block north of the historic Santa Fe Plaza. 

           Lectures for November and December 2020

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

12:00 PM

 

Songs and Stories from Hispanic Culture

in New Mexico
                              

Jesus "Chuy" Martinez
Musician/Folklorist

This live performance will explore the corridos/ballads of New Mexico, and their historic, cultural and social influences.

Jesus "Chuy" Martinez is a musician and folklorist.  He is the co-founder of numerous community organizations.  He is also a grassroots founding member of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and for 23 years hosted and produced the "Lo Maduro de la Cultura" television program.  Chuy received a 1998 Human Rights Unsung Hero Award, a 1999 Bravo Artist of the Year Award, a 2009 Si Se Puede Cesar Chavez Award, a 2011 Community Service Award, a 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from Hilos Culturales, a 2016 Ohtli Award given by the Mexican Government for Cultural Services abroad, and a 2019  Corazon de Cultura Award from the Hispanic Heritage Committee.

View this live performance on facebook or youtube:

https://www.facebook.com/NewMexicoHistoryMuseum/videos

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/NMmuseum
 

To view the presentation, just click on your link of choice shortly before the Webinar begins -- 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, November 4. There will be an opportunity for written questions.  There will be a live question and answer session after the presentation.  Questions and comments for the speaker can be posted at any time during the presentation on either webpage chat box. 

 

The entire presentation with the Q&A session will be posted for viewing on both the Museum's Facebook and YouTube pages following the live presentation.

Wednesday December 2, 2020

12:00 PM

Recasting the Vote:  How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement 
                              

Cathleen D. Cahill
Associate Professor of History 
Penn State University 

Cathleen D. Cahill will tell the powerful stories of a multiracial group of activists who propelled the national suffrage movement toward a more inclusive vision of equal rights. Cahill reveals a new cast of heroines largely ignored in earlier suffrage histories: Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-Ša), Laura Cornelius Kellogg, Carrie Williams Clifford, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, and Adelina “Nina” Luna Otero-Warren. With these feminists of color in the foreground, Cahill will recast the suffrage movement as an unfinished struggle that extended beyond the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Cathleen D. Cahill is associate professor of history at Penn State University and the author of Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869–1933, winner of the 2011 Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award and finalist for the 2012 David J. Weber-Clements Prize, Western History Association.

View this lecture on facebook or youtube:

https://www.facebook.com/NewMexicoHistoryMuseum/videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/NMmuseum

A live Question & Answer Session  with the speaker will immediately follow the presentation.  Questions and comments for the speaker can be posted at any time during the presentation on either webpage chat box.

The entire presentation with the Q&A session will be posted for viewing on both the Museum's Facebook and YouTube pages following the live presentation.

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