Join Us for Free Public Lectures and Events

The event listing below serves as documentation of the events associated with El Hilo de la Memoria when it was on display in 2010-2011. A number of the presentations were recorded and archived here. You can view them using the links to the left.

Exhibition Public Opening Activities, October 17, 2010

10 am – 5 pm
Exhibition open in the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Gallery, upper level, New Mexico History Museum.

1:30 – 3 pm
“Setting the Context of El Hilo de la Memoria: Cartography of the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro,”
lecture by Luis Laorden of Madrid, Spain.

3 – 5 pm
Member and public reception. Light refreshments sponsored by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico.

Additional Public Programming

Friday, October 22, 2010

6 pm
Tomás Lozano and ¡Viva la Pepa! in concert.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

2 pm
“Following the Paper Trail: The Daily Life of a Spanish Colonial Document,” lecture by Alfred E. Lemmon, director of the Williams Research Center at the Historic New Orleans Collection.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

2 pm
“Finding New Mexico in El Hilo de la Memoria,”
lecture by historian-linguist Jerry L. Gurule and folklorist Enrique la Madrid.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

2 pm
“Por el Amor de Papel: For the Love of Paper,”
a paper-making demonstration by Tom Leech, director of the Palace Press.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

2 pm
“An Afternoon with Pedro Menéndez,”
Chautauqua performance by actor Chaz Mena.

Friday, November 12, 2010

6 pm
“Scientists in New Spain: 18th-Century Expeditions,”
lecture by California historian Iris Engstrand.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

2 pm
“Murder, Martyrdom, and the Struggle for La Florida: Rethinking Spanish Florida’s Mission History, 1565 – 1606,”
lecture by Florida historian J. Michael Francis.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

2 pm
“Navio Quebrado: The Wreck of La Belle and the Failed French Colony in the Southwest,”
lecture by maritime archaeologist Eric Ray.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2 pm
“Instrumental Music from the Age of Discovery,”
performance by Greg Schneider.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2 pm
“Tejiendo el Hilo: Weaving the Threads of History,”
lecture by New Mexico State Historian Rick Hendricks.

Programs are free with Museum admission. Sundays are free to NM residents; children 16 & under always free.

For information: 505-476-5200

The Threads of Memory exhibition and programming are presented in New Mexico with special support from the Montezuma Ball, Palace Guard, College of Santa Fe, Heritage Hotels, Patricia & Leveo Sanchez, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association and the Program for Cultural Cooperation.