Borderlands lecture event

Borderlands Lecture Series

Penitentes of So. Colorado and New Mexico, Ruben Archuleta

Ruben Archuleta gives a presentation about the Penitentes of southern Colorado and New Mexico. A retired chief of police with the Pueblo Police Department and an author and artist, Archuleta is the author of several books on Hispano culture including two about the Penitentes: Land of the Penitentes, Land of Tradition and Penitente Renaissance: Manifesting Hope. His books are based on his family's Penitente journals, interviews of Penitentes, and personal experiences. The Penitentes are a secretive society, and the numbers in the Brotherhood have dwindled in the last few decades. Despite these obstacles, Archuleta managed to collect interviews some would have thought impossible.

Refreshments provided. This event is partially funded by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.