Professor Maria Montoya will offer a bird's-eye view of the southern Colorado landscape to talk about how the concept of "borderlands," or la frontera, has shaped the community in this region. Using examples from the Spanish entrada, the 19th-century fur trade, and the migration of workers to the Colorado Fuel & Iron industrial empire, she'll discuss the complex reasons why people have been drawn to this region and why they stay to make their homes.
The stories told in the Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibit are getting richer. Join authors, artists, scholars, and activists from around the country this fall for the Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series as they deepen discussions an complicate narratives on various Borderlands topics. All talks are free and open to the public.
This series is sponsored by Colorado State University-Pueblo. Talks at Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center are further sponsored by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.