Monthly Speakers Program for the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of NM (Rental)
November 4, 2017
Join Dr. Joseph Sanchez for his presentation “Nuestra Herencia Cultural: The New Mexico Land Grant Connection in Perspective,” on November 4, 2017. “Between Two Rivers, The Atrisco Land Grant in Albuquerque History 1692-1968” will also be included in Dr. Sanchez’s presentation. The book will be available at the meeting for $35.
Dr. Joseph P. Sánchez retired from the National Park Service in 2014 after 35 years of service. During that time, he served as a National Park Service research historian and administrator, including a term as Superintendent of Petroglyph National Monument (2003-2014). His publications include studies on Spanish colonial and Mexican period Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Alaska. As an NPS historian, he directed congressionally mandated studies on the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the Camino Real de los Tejas, and Old Spanish Trail, which are designated National Historic Trails. Dr. Sanchez was inducted into the prestigious knighthood, Orden de Isabel la Católica by King don Juan Carlos of Spain In 2005. In 2010-11, the Secretary of the Interior and the Director of the National Park Service named him to serve as chair of the American Latino Heritage Theme Analysis Task Force to review how Latino themes can better supplement and/or be integrated into the narration of our national story.