Eugenia Manderfield, ca. 1884-1891, by Dana B. Chase. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives 010268.
From Trail Riders to Bomb Builders with a Few Stops In-Between
SANTA FE – Experts on the Santa Fe Trail, women of the West, Clyde Tingley, “St. Kate’s” and the Manhattan Project will deliver lectures in the first half of the 2013 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series.
The annual series, organized by Tomas Jaehn of the museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, is free and open to the public (and, yes, you can bring a lunch.)
Each lecture begins at noon in the Meem Community Room; enter through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors. Seating is limited.
Gov. Clyde Tingley (right), 1935. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives 047793.
Wednesday, March 13: Joy Sperling on “Women’s Visual Narratives of New Mexico between the World Wars.”
Sperling, an art history professor at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, had a 2012 writer’s residency at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos.
Wednesday, April 17: Lucinda Sachs on “Clyde Tingley’s New Deal for New Mexico.”
Sachs, an Albuquerque writer and historian, is finishing a 2013 Sunstone Press book about Tingley. She has also written a novel,Believe in the Wind, plus two award-winning short stories.
The Brainpower& Brownbags Lecture Series is generously supported by the Herzstein Family Endowment Fund and the Plaza Café.
The New Mexico History Museum is the newest addition to a campus that includes the Palace of the Governors, the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States; Fray Angélico Chávez History Library; Palace of the Governors Photo Archives; the Press at the Palace of the Governors; and the Native American Artisans Program. Located at 113 Lincoln Ave., in Santa Fe, NM, it is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.