The Taos County Historical Society will present its annual Christmas Luncheon at noon Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in the Rio Grande Room at El Monte Sagrado on East Kit Carson Road.
The featured speaker is Larry Torres, UNM-Taos, Associate Professor of Foreign Language and Culture with a talk on “Christmas Customs in Northern New Mexico”.
Taos County Historical Society members and the public are invited to attend by completing luncheon reservations of $30 per person by the deadline of Nov. 25. Each reservation includes a choice of entree, dessert, tea or coffee on request and gratuity. Entree choices are grilled, seasoned chicken breast or vegetarian rolled lasagna.
For more information, reservation or payment contact Ernestina Cordova, President, at 575.770.0681
Larry Torres is a native of Arroyo Seco. He has been a professor of Spanish, Russian, French, English, Latin, Italian, Southwest Studies, Linguistics and Bilingual Education for the past 37 years. Torres is a writer whose work on New Mexico Hispanic culture has touched thousands by way of the Spanish page in the El Crepusculo section of The Taos News and by way of his English columns Aqui en Los Valles, In the Footsteps of the Hermit and Habla Usted Spamglish? His first 100 essays written in Spanish were compiled into the book released through El Crepusculo, Inc. in 1992, titled “Yo Seigo De Taosi.”
Recently he published the bilingual booklets “Los Cocos y La Coconas; the Bogey Creatures of the Hispanic Southwest” and “Los Matachines Desenmascarados”; an historical interpretation of the ancient dance-drama, “Las Cuatro Apariciones de Guadalupe”, “Las Posadas” and “Los Moros y Los Cristianos.” His collected works were released by University of New Mexico Press, titled “Six Nuevo Mexicano Folk Dramas for the Advent Season.”
The Taos County Historical Society is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization founded in 1952 and dedicated to the recording and preserving of the irreplaceable in Taos County.
Membership is open to anyone upon the payment of dues. For additional information on the programs, activities and history of Taos visit the Society’s website at www.taoscountyhistoricalsociety.org