“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. 

January- June 2020
January 8   
"Workshop of Democracy: Statehood and World War I in New Mexico"
David Holtby, Independent Scholar and Historian
February 5
"A Most Splendid Company: The Coronado Expedition in Global Perspective"
Richard Flint, Historian and Author
March 4
"Looking Back: Reflecting on the Collections of the New Mexico History Museum"
Alicia Romero, Curator, New Mexico History Museum
April 1
"Mulattos of Cochiti: Caste and Race in Spanish Colonial New Mexico"
Robert Martinez, New Mexico State Historian
May 6
"Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco, Governor Anza's Chief of Staff"
John Kessell, Professor Emeritus of History, University of New Mexico
June 3
"Lew Wallace and the Lincoln County War"
Timothy Roberts, Manager, Central Mountain Region, New Mexico Historic 
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