The Speaker Series has served one of the museum’s major goals: education. These sessions are very informal, with a question and answer period, light refreshments, and a chance to interact with others regarding common interests.
The last event featured Sherry Fletcher, local educator and historian, who spoke on the significance of the State Historic Highway Markers.
The featured speaker at the Sierra County Historical Society Annual Banquet this year was Paul Harden, Electrical Engineer at the VLA and Socorro historian.
He presented an enlightening program on the Outlaws Along the Rio Grande. The audience responded sometimes with giggles and laughter, and other times with gasps of shock and horror.
Other program topics have included: local gems and minerals, early Hispanic farming methods, Apache history, Governor Tingley, genealogy, history of the space program in New Mexico, book reviews, the Healing Waters of Truth or Consequences Hot Springs, and a local favorite, 1940s healer Magnolia Ellis.