Join us for another installment of our Borderlands of Southern Colorado Lecture Series with Virginia Sanchez.
Stories about the escapades of and the murders committed by the Espinosas of Conejos have been published in books, aired on TV shows about western desperados, and posted on various websites. But these stories all tell the same version. Sánchez will introduce new historical documents and discuss the events that were happening in Conejos during Colorado’s early Territorial Period to provide an alternative explanation about a place and time when these murders occurred and why the Espinosas were violently hunted down.
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.