Thursday, January 30, 2014


San Felipe de Neri, Alburquerque, NM. The original church was on the west side of the plaza, but deteriorated due to the common floodings of the Río Grande during the Spanish colonial, Mexican and early Territorial periods.  This newer church is late 1700s. Adobe construction. Italianate style altar - wood and other materials finished and painted to look like marble. Spires and towers in a gothic style. The cruciform is no longer visible from the exterior due to the later additions on the west and east sides, including Sister Blandina's convento.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Fray Angélico Library

At the New Mexico History Museum

Por Constancia/So that it may be validated: Family History in the Río Abajo

My new book is about to be published, and this is the photo my brother took of me for the back cover/jacket.  The title Por Constancia/So that it may be validated:  Family History in the Río Abajo is forthcoming by LPD Press/Río Grande Books, 2014.

Andrés Armijo photographed by Raymond L. Armijo at Center for Southwest Research, Zimmerman Library at the University of New Mexico in October 2013.

Lecture Series

Last Wednesday I presented at the New Mexico History Museum for the Brainpower & Brownbags series.  I encourage everyone to check these out! There is a series of lectures during lunchtime, and they are free to the public.  Five more presentations will be held this spring, leading into the summer.

http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/blog/?p=2457

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My presentation is posted here.