Movers and Shakers in New Mexico History

“Movers and Shakers in New Mexico History: Colonial Era to Statehood”

Co-sponsored by the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society


The Historical Society of New Mexico

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque Auditorium

5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE 87109

1:00 – 1:15                  Welcome and Opening Remarks

                                    Nancy Owen Lewis, Linda Goff and Richard Melzer

1:15 – 2:15                  Panel Session: “The Role of Women”

  • “Spanish Colonial Women and the Law: Complaints, Lawsuits, and Criminal Behavior in Eighteenth Century New Mexico” Linda Tigges
  • “Jewish Women in New Mexico history: From Business Partners to Civic Leaders” Naomi Sandweiss
  • “Who Were Our Municipal Housekeepers?” Women’s Clubs in New Mexico Territory” Pat Farr

                                    Moderator:  Rick Hendricks, Ph.D. State Records Administrator

2:15 – 2:30                  BREAK

2:30 – 3:30                  Panel Session: “Arts and Culture”

  • “Crypto-Jewish Identity Through Poetry” Isabelle Sandoval, Ph.D.
  • “Leekya: Master Carver of Zuni Pueblo” Deborah Slaney
  • “A Brief History of Hispanic Music in New Mexico” Rob Martinez

Moderator: Linda Goff, Ph.D., President, NMJHS

3:35 – 4:35                  Panel Session: “Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development”

  • “Jewish Homes on the Range: The Extensive Involvement of Jews In New Mexico Ranching.” Dr. Noel Pugach
  • “From Stagecoaches to Railroads:  Commerce along the     Camino Real in the Mid-Nineteenth Century.” Robert Torrez
  • “A Mid Century Microcosm of Albuquerque’s Jewish Community in the post WW2 Era.” Harvey Buchalter

Moderator: Tomas Jaehn, Director Center for Southwest Research, UNM


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