Brownbag Lectures at the Palace of the Governors (April 17-June 19)

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The Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series, 2013, Part 1
From Trail Riders to Bomb Builders with a Few Stops In-Between

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.

Mark your calendars. The schedule:

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.

Wednesday, May 15: Anna Cabrera on “Becoming St. Kate: St. Catherine Indian School and St. Katharine Drexel.” Cabrera is a doctoral student in anthropology at the University of New Mexico.

Wednesday, June 19: Toni Gibson and Sharon Snyder on “The Manhattan Project in Los Alamos: An Eyewitness Perspective.” Gibson, of Grosse Pointe, Mich., is the author of Los Alamos: 1944-1947 (Arcadia, 2005), and, with Snyder, co-author of Los Alamos and the Pajarito Plateau (Arcadia, 2011). Snyder, of Rio Rancho, also wrote At Home on the Slopes of Mountains: The Story of Peggy Pond Church (Los Alamos Historical Society, 2011).

The Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series is generously supported by the Herzstein Family Endowment Fund and the Plaza Café.

Phone number for publication: 505-476-5200

Images above: Eugenia Manderfield (left), ca. 1884-1891, by Dana B. Chase. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives 010268. Gov. Clyde Tingley (right), 1935. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives 047793.

Media contact: Kate Nelson, Marketing Manager
New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors
(505) 476-1141; (505) 554-5722 (cell)

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.