The popular New Mexico history class at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will be offered again in 2014.
Anyone interested in registering for the class may choose between two offerings – Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4:30 from Jan. 15 to March 19, or Thursdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. from Jan. 16 to March 20.
The cost is $45 per person (there is a $10 discount for members of the museum’s Friends group). Space is limited to the first 32 people to sign up for each of the two classes, which fill up quickly each year. Registration and payment are required in advance (cash or check only, and checks should be made out to Friends of the NMFRHM).
The class is taught by retired New Mexico State University professor Dr. Jo Tice Bloom.
The format will be lecture/discussion with each week focusing on a different aspect of New Mexico history. Beginning with the early Indian settlements and trade, the talks will follow a chronological sequence into the 21st century. Spanish friars and Mexican land grants, water laws and new foods, roles of the military and women, Spanish and American conquest, and arts and literature will be among the many subjects covered. Each week, participants will receive a talk outline and a reading list of fiction and non-fiction.
There are no papers to write, no exams to take, just a relaxed time to share facts and ideas about New Mexico's vibrant history.
For more information, please call (575) 522-4100.