New Mexico State University

Schedule of Events

04/04/2009 - Saturday

The Great Depression Road Show

Location: Branigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces, NM

9:00 am - Presentation on Depression era Quilting

9:30 am - 5:00 pm - Collection of Oral Histories about the 30's

10:00 am - 1930's Crafts and Games for Children

10:00 am - "Women's Clubs during the Depression"

11:00 am - Slaves, Sidekicks and Healers: Women's stories collected by the WPA

12:00 pm - Swing Dance Demo & Instruction

1:30 pm - 30's Show and Tell: Bring your own depression artifacts.

3:00 pm - Excerpts from Soul of a People Documentary followed by discussion led by Dr. Jon Hunner.


04/18/2009 - Saturday

New Mexico's Voices

Location: NMSU Branson Library, 4th Floor, Milton Gallery, Las Cruces, NM

4:00 pm - Local Oral Histories from the Writer's Project. Led by Dr. Jon Hunner


04/27/2009 - Monday

Presentation on New Mexico

Location: NMSU Branson Library, 4th Floor, Milton Gallery, Las Cruces, NM

4:30 pm - A Guide to a Colorful State. Led by Sylvia Ortiz & Mardi Mahaffy


05/04/2009 - Monday

Book discussion of The Surrounded by D'Arcy McNickle

Location: Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Las Cruces, NM

3:00 pm - Book discussion led by Dr. Sarah Hagelin.


05/16, 23 & 30/2009 - Saturdays

Film Series

Location: Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Las Cruces, NM

2:00 pm - Titles to be announced



10/21/2009 - Wednesday

Soul of a People Program

Location: NMSU's Creative Media Institute Theater, Las Cruces, NM

7:00 pm - Free and open to the public






Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story is a major documentary television program about the Federal Writers’ Project produced by Spark Media, Washington, D.C., and broadcast on the Smithsonian Channel HD.
Soul of a People programs in libraries are sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life.
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