Los Alamos Historical Society Presents ‘New Mexico in World War II’ By State Historian Dr. Rick Hendricks

New Mexico State Historian Dr. Rick Hendricks. Courtesy photo


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New Mexico State Historian Rick Hendricks will speak on New Mexico in World War II, during the first lecture in the series at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Fuller Lodge.

The talk will explore the role of New Mexicans in the armed services during the conflict and will look at life on the home front during the war years. Some of the significant developments in New Mexico that occurred as a result of the war also will be discussed.

Hendricks, PhD, received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977 and his PhD from the University of New Mexico in 1985. He is a former editor of the Vargas Project at the University of New Mexico. After the conclusion of the Vargas Project, he worked at New Mexico State University, most notably on the Durango Microfilming Project. At NMSU, Hendricks also taught courses in colonial Latin America and Mexican history. He has written extensively on the history of the American Southwest and Mexico.

Los Alamos Historical Society lectures are typically presented at 7:30 p.m.on the second Tuesday of the month at Fuller Lodge. Visit http://losalamoshistory.org for more details.


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