Friends of History Lecture

    January 20, 2022 all-day America/Denver Timezone
    New Mexico

    A Friends of History Lecture with
    William DeBuys
    & Don J. Usner

    Wednesday December 1st at 12PM
    Online Event
    Friends of History Lecture is drawn from the new, revised and expanded edition of Valles Caldera, A New Vision for New Mexico’s National Preserve, by Don J. Usner and William DeBuys, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2021.
    Usner and deBuys will present a photo-talk on the Valles Caldera National Preserve highlighting the main events, political and ecological, of the first twenty years of the preserve and its prospect for the next twenty.
    Usner will show some of the photographs he captured for the revised and expanded edition of the book, which first appeared in 2006, including a selection documenting the effects of the Las Conchas and Thompson Ridge fires.
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    View of historic and contemporary buildings from the courtyard. Photo by Hannah Abelbeck

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