Culture Series: Early Civilization and the National Parks in New Mexico
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Over the last several years, New Mexico State University History Professor Jon Hunner has traveled over 20,000 miles visiting our National Parks. In this presentation, he focuses on those parks that are in New Mexico, especially the pre-contact Native American units of the NPS.
Come join him in an exploration of the civilizations that existed before the 16th century, what happened upon contact with the Spanish, and How the NPS helps to preserve and interpret the rich history and heritage of New Mexico.
Admission is free for this program, which is a continuation of Dr. Hunner's well-received presentation at the Museum last November.
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.