Culture Series: Driven by History: A Road Trip through our National Parks
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In 2016 during the centenary of the National Park Service, Dr. Jon Hunner, who has taught in the History Department at New Mexico State University since 1995, drove more than 20,000 miles to visit more than 100 National Park sites and museums. During this free Culture Series presentation, he will share his experiences and images of this journey. Jon has published several books, including most recently Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Cold War, and the Atomic West. He is also active in preserving nearby history and local heritage through his research and writing and by serving on many boards and committees in New Mexico, nationally, and internationally. In particular, he helped celebrate the centenary of New Mexico’s statehood in 2012. Before he became a historian, he hung art in museums, drove art around the country, waited tables, and in 1976, he juggled from Santa Fe to Albuquerque for the NM Arthritis Foundation.