Sparks: Off-Beat New Mexico
Sparks talks are cozy gatherings in the SAR boardroom that have become member favorites for illuminating some of the quirkier aspects of New Mexico’s regional and historical character. And the fact that Sparks talks are in the afternoon (and free) may have something to do with their popularity. (One attendee said, “I think you discovered that late afternoon is a perfect time for the ‘cultivated senior member.’ I’m sure that’s why Sparks has been so successful!”)
Sparks talks take place in the boardroom of the School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia Street in Santa Fe. For more information call (505) 954-7203. Seating is limited—come early.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 3:00–4:00 pm, Free Barrio de Analco: Its Roots in New Spain and Role in Colonial Santa Fe William H. Wroth This talk will place Santa Fe’s Barrio de Analco in a larger cultural and historical context. It will deal with the origins of the first settlers of the barrio and its later transformation into a genízaro community.
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