Lecture on "Contested Space" and New Mexico Historic Sites at New Mexico History Museum April 3, Noon
Blazing Trails through New Mexico Historic Sites: Connecting State Heritage through Conversations on Contested Space”
A Friends of History First Wednesday presentation by
Patrick Moore, Director, New Mexico Historic Sites, NM Department of Cultural Affairs
Timothy Roberts, Manager, Central Mountain Region, New Mexico Historic Sites
Casa Grande, Los Luceros Historic Property. Courtesy of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
Noon, Wednesday, April 3, 2019
New Mexico History Museum Auditorium, Santa Fe. No charge.
Following a major reorganization in 2016, the Historic Sites Division embarked on an ambitious effort to redefine the interpretive vision of preserving and sharing New Mexico’s rich history to visitors while elevating the stories of the individual sites to new levels. This presentation will detail not only the new directions that Division Director Moore and his regional managers have brought to the sites, but also how perspectives on considering “contested space” shaped the conversations in telling New Mexico’s complicated past.
Patrick Moore, after graduating from New Mexico State University with BA and MA degrees in Political Science, History, and Public History, went on to earn a PhD from Arizona State University and began a career working on myriad projects that ranged from NASA to the United States Navy at Guantanamo Bay, all while teaching future history practitioners their craft. After 18 years directing the Public History program at the University of West Florida, Moore returned home to New Mexico in 2016 to assume leadership of the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Historic Sites Division.