Penitentes of So. Colorado and New Mexico, Ruben Archuleta
Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 2:00PM — 3:00PM
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.
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.