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2019 Summer Lecture Series

with Andy Gulliford

The Summer Lecture Series continues with Andy Gulliford returning to give a talk about, La Estrella del Pastor - Hispano Sheepherders from Colorado and New Mexico: Culture, Tradition, and Sheepscapes, on Wednesday, July 24th. The lectures take place in the Center's Lyceum Room #120 at 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

From his book The Woolly West, Dr. Andrew Gulliford will speak about poor Hispanic sheepherders pastores, and wealthy Hispanic sheepowning families or ricos who transformed the West by the grazing of thousands of sheep across New Mexico and Colorado. He will discuss the history of sheep grazing as well as describe a powerful love story between Aldo Leopold and Estella Luna Otero Bergere. Gulliford will discuss the brutal sheep and cattle wars and explain historical archaeology and the wide variety of sites related to sheep movements, sheep camps, cairns, aspen tree carvings, and lonely sheepherder lifeways in Colorado’s high country for summer grazing. He will show photographs, and discuss cultural traditions, sheep camp recipes, high country wild herbs, and stories of Hispano herders who have grazed and still graze U.S. National Forest and BLM lands. Questions and stories from the audience will be welcomed.

Gulliford received the National Individual Volunteer Award from the U.S. Forest Service. The Woolly West won the Colorado Book Award for History and the Wrangler Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction from the National Cowboy Museum & Heritage Center. Books will be available for sale. Dr. Gulliford is a professor of history and Environmental Studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango.

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2019 Summer Lecture Series

with Frank Graziano

The Center welcomes Frank Graziano. He'll present on Historic Churches of New Mexico: A Visual Tour, on Wednesday, August 7th. The year's series theme is Hispanidad!, dovetailing with our newly updated Treasures of the Southwest exhibit featuring items from our Hispanic collections. The lectures take place in the Center's Lyceum Room #120 at 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

In this illustrated talk Frank Graziano provides an overview of historic churches throughout New Mexico and surveys themes pertinent to the churches’ current situation. The talk is based on Frank’s research in villages, Indian pueblos, and archives for his new book, Historic Churches of New Mexico Today.

Frank Graziano’s books on religious cultures include THE MILLENNIAL NEW WORLD (1999), WOUNDS OF LOVE: THE MYSTICAL MARRIAGE OF ST. ROSE OF LIMA (2003), CULTURES OF DEVOTION: FOLK SAINTS OF SPANISH AMERICA (2007), MIRACULOUS IMAGES AND VOTIVE OFFERINGS IN MEXICO (2016), and HISTORIC CHURCHES OF NEW MEXICO TODAY (2019), all published by Oxford University Press.

Graziano is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays programs, the John Carter Brown Library, Duke University, and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, among many others. Between 1999 and 2016 he was John D. MacArthur Professor of Hispanic Studies at Connecticut College.

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2019 Summer Lecture Series

with Ruth Lambert

The Center wraps up the summer series with Ruth Lambert's Documentation of Three Hispano Cemeteries along the San Juan River, on Wednesday, August 21st. The year's series theme is Hispanidad!, dovetailing with our newly updated Treasures of the Southwest exhibit featuring items from our Hispanic collections.

The lectures take place in the Center's Lyceum Room #120 at 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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